Protein! There is always so much talk about fitness and which sources of protein are ideal to sustain an active body. Wrong information can spread like a rumor gone wild, and to be honest, we need to do our research before we accept anything as factual. The premise is that you need animal proteins in your diet to grow and flourish into a healthy adult. Not so! Brendan Brazier is a former Ironman and endurance athlete, author, advocate of a vegan diet, and creator of the Vega line of food products and supplements. Brendan has proved beyond criticism that a vegan diet can take you to any fitness goal in his new book Thrive Fitness, The Program for Peak Mental & Physical Strength Fueled by Clean, Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes.
- The Decline of Our Well-Being
- The 4 Components of Vitality
- Sharpening Your Focus
- Preventing and Reversing Disease
- Performance- Building Exercise
- Fuel For Fitness
- 33 Thrive Performance Recipes
- Questions & Answers
Thrive Fitness covers all the information you will need to get yourself into shape using a plant based diet. His easy system will allow you to navigate each area without stress, strain or starvation. The book offers a step-by-step plan for stretching and exercising with included photos. You’ll be helped as well to identify your weak areas and shown how to strengthen them.
Eating the right foods is crucial to fueling your body. There are a lot of people who do not know how to create a vegan meal or recipes. The recipe section starts off with foods that are deemed superfoods. They are the ingredients that will balance, nourish, build, strengthen and satisfy your body. Each recipe has symbols that share its attributes, like antioxidant high, rich in iron, has calcium, essential fats, electrolytes, phytonutrients, alkaline-forming, and whether it’s made from all raw ingredients.
Whether you’re a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitness will help you sculpt strong, lean muscles, reduce body fat, prevent disease and injuries, increase energy, cut sugar cravings, and sharpen mental clarity.
What I like about his book is that it gets to the point. There are no fluffy words, just hard facts that will get you results.