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Combining proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer, No Meat Athlete is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle.
Veganism, already a top food trend and diet, is taking off in the sports world. The lifestyle has been adopted by Olympians, body builders, and boxers, as well as top athletes in the NBA and NFL. Hollywood is on board, too. James Cameron (director of Avatar and Titanic) has produced a film on the topic called The Gamechangers, which follows vegan athletes, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Olympian Kendrick James Farris, and surfer Tia Blanco.In No Meat Athlete, author, blogger, and hundred-mile ultramarathoner Matt Frazier will show you the many benefits to embracing a plant-based athletic lifestyle, including:
- Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed
- Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts
- Improved energy levels to help not only athletic performance, but your daily life
- Reduced impact on the planet
In this revised and updated edition, you'll also find new recipes, advice, and an all-new 12-week strength training plan designed to improve your overall fitness. Section I of the book provides practical advice for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, while ensuring you are getting all the nutrition you need. In Section II, Matt delivers training manuals of his own design for runners of all ability levels and ambitions, including tips for creating healthy habits, improving performance, and avoiding injuries.
No Meat Athlete is your road map to top-notch performance, the plant-based way!
From the Publisher
How to Use This Book
I’ve divided the book into two sections that can each stand on its own and be read in the order you choose.
Section I: Plant-Based Nutrition for Athletes
We’ll talk about the transition to a plant-based diet, nitty-gritty nutrition information and planning and cooking meals that will get you the nutrients and calories you need.
Section II: Running on Plants
Section II outlines getting started as a runner; we’ll get into advanced training concepts, including a natural, plant-based strategy,and training programs for 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances.
How to Create a Habit That Lasts in Six Steps:
Pick only One small, positive habit.
Come up with a plan.
Do the habit immediately after the trigger for four to six weeks.
Build in positive feedback.
Test, adjust, repeat immediately
Yield: 8 Servings
Don’t underestimate this dish as a super nutritious, super easy complement to nearly any meal. Green peas are eaten like vegetables, but are a legume and high in fiber, protein, and phytochemicals. Red cabbage is uniquely high in two phytochemical categories: polyphenols and glucosinolates. I like this dish because these ingredients have a long shelf-life. Add the ingredients to a medium-size pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover. Cook for about 14 minutes or until the water is gone. Turn off the heat, mix thoroughly, and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
177 Calories; 3 g Fat (13% calories from fat); 7 g Protein; 33 g Carbohydrate; 4 g Dietary Fiber; 0 mg Cholesterol; 32 mg Sodium.
2 cups (346 g) uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 1/2 cups (825 ml) water or broth
1 cup (130 g) frozen peas
1 cup (90 g) red cabbage, diced
Salt, to taste