Let’s say you are highly involved in sports, but you are a Paleo vegan and are worried about getting the right nutrition. Don’t worry. You can get all the nutrition you need while still living your vegetarian lifestyle and participating in sports. You are not required to make sacrifices in your diet just because you don’t want to eat meat. In fact, you might actually find that a vegetarian diet is extremely conducive to allowing you to participate in sports because the nutrition you will find in vegetables, fruits, and grains will actually give you more energy.
The first thing you need to remember is that you must eat before a workout so that your body can begin to process the food and give you the nutritional requirements you need to sustain a heavy workout and be able to have enough energy to participate in the sports that you like to do. That means that vegetarians must get a lot of carbohydrates before they play sports and then let the nutrition that is contained in those carb loaded foods work for you.
You will also need to eat a good Paleo vegetarian meal after you are done participating in sports so that you can replenish the nutrition that is naturally lost through sweat during your workout. However, you will want to avoid carbs as much as possible in this meal since carbs can easily be converted into fat and actually negate all of the benefits you have just given yourself.