Olympic Medalist Dan Bibby Adopts Vegan Diet - Plant Based News
Dan Bibby went plant-based after learning about the environmental impact of meat The star adopted a plant-based diet more than three years ago - Media Credit: Twitter

Olympic Medalist Dan Bibby Adopts Vegan Diet After Discovering Environmental Impact Of Meat

'I stopped eating meat and I was in the exact same shape. I was leaner but I was just as strong. It didn't impact my strength in the gym or my speed on the pitch'

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Olympic silver medalist Dan Bibby says he adopted a plant-based diet after discovering the environmental impact of meat

In a recent interview, the rugby player says he ditched animal products more than three years ago after becoming a Father. 

He says being a parent made him ask: “Am I giving them the best chance for their future?” 

Bibby also says he’s tried to educate his fellow players on why they should reduce their meat consumption.

‘I was leaner but just as strong’

Speaking to the TelegraphBibby said: “Having one less steak a week won’t affect your performance…

 “I think people were a little bit worried that if they didn’t get enough protein, it would affect their performance…

“I stopped eating meat and I was in the exact same shape – I was leaner but I was just as strong. It didn’t impact my strength in the gym or my speed on the pitch. Or, my ability to recover.”

Environmental impact of meat

The meat industry regularly comes under fire due to its environmental impact. 

Animal agriculture accounts for at least 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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