Vegan Racecar Driver Andy Lally's Plant-Based Diet Profiled in GQ
In a recent feature in GQ, vegan racecar driver Andy Lally’s diet was profiled as part of a series focused on “what athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best.” The article chronicles Lally’s various achievements, including him being a “five-time winner of the Rolex 24, a 24-hour race at Daytona, Rookie of the Year at the NASCAR Spring Cup, and three-time Grand Am class champion.”
After six years of being a vegetarian, the article notes that Lally became vegan in 2010 and that “it just takes a tiny bit of education.” He elaborated more on the reasons behind his plant-based lifestyle, stating:
“I respect all life and if I have the option to stay just as healthy and just as strong, if not stronger, by not torturing or enslaving or causing pain for other living things, I’m for it. With so many apps and trackers now and so many companies getting on board with making tasty and healthy vegan good, there’s not a good argument not to be.”
According to GQ, Lally noticed “dramatic improvements in his trainings” as a result of being vegan, which includes “running a personal best 10K.” Stating that he isn’t necessarily interested in veggie burgers that taste “like meat substitute,” Lally outlined his daily meals, with a veggie burger and avocado for breakfast, a veggie bowl with beans, tempeh and rice for lunch, whole grain pasta with vegetables for dinner, pistachios as a snack, and cookie-dough almond ice cream for dessert. Sounds delicious (and full of protein) to me!
To read the entire feature, visit this link. Leilani Münter, another vegan racecar driver who was recently banned from SeaWorld, will be driving the first vegan-powered racecar during the ARCA race in Daytona, Florida on February 18.
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