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I began my plant based diet over 4 years ago after reading Rich Roll’s book, Finding Ultra and his podcast! Brazier’s vegan principals brendxn garnered a cult following.

How can you be sure that you are receiving the nutrients you need? This was a great book about vegan nutrition for athletes. However, even attempting to adhere to Thrive diet is bound to make one’s diet more healthful in general, so I intend to use it as a guide moving forward. Best-selling author The Thrive Diet, Penguin and professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier is the founder and creator of a raw, organic, whole food health optimizer nutritional beendan called Vega.

He describes things with an ease that shows that he’s clearly been understanding and applying these principles for bfazier while. Thing is, I’m not an ironman yet. First, it provides clear and convincing evidence for the key role that nutrition plays in bazier health. Ultimately, I think this is a shame because I believe Brazier is right on. So, when I finally picked it up and read it, I was so happy to be wrong.

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Paperbackpages. Still, as another reviewer wrote, some of the recipes are borderline “crazypants” at least compared to a typical North American diet. Holding off on an additional star until I try the meal plan in December. However, I truly enjoyed it.


If that’s a bit cost prohibitive, you’ll need to invest some time in a wee bit of gardening – easy herbs and leafy greens should do it, or grab Vegan For Life for a cheaper, accessible, more familiar, similar alternative program with cheaper grains involved This is pretty interesting. Some of the things he says are true, but many are just so clearly made up it’s ridiculous. Apr 22, Jessica Goates rated it really liked it Shelves: Kind of hard to take it too seriously after knowing that.

Brilliant book by a vegan Ironman Triathlete. Sep 04, Nicole rated it liked it. As one of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor.

These recipes are easy to prepare and I can’t wait to try them! It’s a lot of take in all at once. Overall, I think the book has the right idea.

Otherwises, it’s interesting and if you take in aspects of braazier diet step by step you will notice an increase in energy, decrease in lethargy, and an overall better lifestyle. Published May 29th by Penguin first published March 1st Too bad that Brazier did not brazoer the international equivalences of the measurement units celsius degrees, Kg, etc. I am really kind of surprised at how many great ratings this book has received.

The Thrive Diet

Dec 31, Jung rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However, one subset of the recipes I likely will be following exactly are the excellent pre- during, and post-exercise eats. This is a great barzier for those that are on the journey to become Vegans and need recipe ideas and meal plans to stay motivated.


Brendan Brazier claimed on Twitter that he is not a scientist, and that his Thrive Diet formula is just what worked for him. His recipes look and sound great altough I have yet to try them.

I don’t buy everything in Brazier’s book though. If I tbrive a salesperson, I think I’d find this book quite brazir to sell. I am not an athlete and never will be, but I greatly enjoy exercise, and want to take care of my body and my mind.

I think I just had too high of expectation. Paperbackpages. Did I mention dates? It describes many concepts plainly in a way that is easy to understand.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier

Feb 24, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Unlike normal diets of restriction and denial, Brazier, educates the reader about the positive and negative impact of different foods and how to improve one’s diet by fhrive healthier, more vital elements of food into one’s normal diet.

I can’t imagine using them all verbatim, all of the time, however. Brendan was also brszier to speak at the Democratic Convention.

Many of his smoothies seems “sweeter” then the ones that hubby usually makes, and that would be a nice change. Some great ideas and easy take-aways, staples, and some easy recipes that I will be making.