US Soccer Legend Jillian Loyden Pledges To Ditch Dairy

The recently retired goalkeeper who played for the United States women's soccer team is sharing her progress on social media
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Jillian Loyden in action in 2009 

Jillian Loyden in action in 2009 

Former United States women's soccer team goalkeeper Jillian Loyden has pledged to ditch dairy under a new initiative.

The 10-day Ditch Dairy Challenge was created by Switch4Good, a performance-based organization led by Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist Dotsie Bausch.

Plant-based athletes and other advocates are supporting the challenge by asking their friends or followers to take part. Loyden, who retired from international soccer in October 2014, signed up after being challenged to take part by player Heather Mitts - three times Olympic Gold Medalist and former Women's National Team soccer player.

Going dairy-free

According to Switch4Good, those who give it a go, will 'feel amazing'. The organization adds: "Ditching dairy can reduce inflammation, abolish bloat and digestive distress, increase athletic performance, and improve your health overall."

Those taking part are asked to document their journey on Instagram using #DitchDairyChallenge. Loyden has taken to the platform to show her progress, sharing a meal on Stories.

Switch4Good will offer challengees support and information throughout the challenge. After completing the 10 days, followers should tag five of their friends to try it, offering support and sending Switch4Good's Ditch Dairy Guide.

You can find out more about the Ditch Dairy Challenge here