Sydney Leroux discusses vegetarian diet while on the U.S. women's soccer team
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Eats, Sports, Vegetarian
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First off, congratulations to the U.S. women’s soccer team on their win against Canada advancing them to the finals where they will play Japan. Secondly, let’s talk about soccer player Sydney Leroux and how she’s the only vegetarian on the team.

On SportsIllustrated.com, Leroux discusses the difficulties of maintaining a veg diet while on the road and in London, “It’s not easy, because sometimes we’re at places where the food isn’t great in the first place.

“It’s good when we’re in the U.S. because I have a separate meal set up for me. Here [in London] it’s a little more difficult. I’ve learned to figure out things and make little meals for myself.”

The 22-year-old turned vegetarian three years ago because of her love for animals, especially for her own dog. She is a proud owner to Boss, a Chihuahua, who she proudly displays through photos on her Twitter page. Boss even has his own Twitter account!

While at the Olympics, Leroux has found a way to eat regularly and maintain her diet with beans and protein shakes. Reluctantly, she has also been eating eggs.

Leroux is proud of her dietary choices and makes sure everyone knows it. On her Twitter page, her bio includes the description “vegetarian diva.” Maybe she can even influence some of her team members to say goodbye to meat and fish.

Good luck to Leroux and the entire U.S. women’s soccer team at the finals!

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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