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An early pioneer in revolutionizing the way food as fuel is being understood. He provides recipes to get you started. I had other “lightbulb” moments when reading this book, such as the explanation of cravings kind of like, “why has no one explained it that way before?!

Some of the minor variations between this diet and the brndan doctor’s books ought to fill a few gaps for you.

And, if I were to be that sales person, I could easily stand by how the Thrive Diet helps to “get us healthy at the core” with all that it aims to do as detailed on p. Sep 21, Jayme rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He also has some new books out that delve deeper into the diet, and the other about “Thrive Fitness”.

On the one hand, yes! This book is a discussion of nutrition and fitness, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read on this subject. Jun 22, Nital Jethalal rated it it was amazing. Especially as he never claims to be a scientist or dietician or in any way have any nutritional or medical knowledge. But his secret for athletic success didn’t seem that new to me. thive

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Whilst I can imagine this being a primer for some I do think the message is easier after having read a little about nutrition before launching into this book. By going to the original trive – not the highly processed foods – we can revitalize our bodies to be at their best, whether you are going to run marathons or simply do 30 minutes on the elliptical.


The quicker nutrients are extracted from the food, the sooner the food can be eliminated—a key factor in optimal health. Medium chain triglyercides, which are oxidised more readily than longer chain saturated fats, are indeed found found in coconut oil. There’ve been a few failures but that could be due to my error for sure.

He helped create the Wolverine diet, which Jackman stuck to whenever he wanted to get ripped. His wonderfully inventive vegan recipes give us food that is both nutritious and inviting. I really do love that they give you whole food alternatives to sports drinks and other chemical-laden athlete goo, though.

So even if you aren’t an athlete, there’s still lots to take away from this book. I went to see the author of this book speak at Central Market a few weeks ago and found his insights on being a vegan professional triathlete to be rather interesting. There are a lot of times where he sounds like he is simply repackaging Dr. My desire for sugar and salt is waning.

That turned me off. And that’s not all. Otherwises, it’s interesting and if you take in aspects of the diet step by step you will notice an increase in energy, decrease in lethargy, and an overall better lifestyle.

I was back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, and rounded up in the end. Jun 30, Hanako rated it did not like thive Shelves: Like every single detail with pie charts and graphs.

Interestingly, there’s info in this book that directly conflicts with the info in “Wheat Belly”, the last nutrition book I read as to what’s a grain, what’s a seed and what has gluten in it. He is thrivee a nutritionist or a scientist; he is a vegan athlete.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Specifically, it outlines how a nutrient-dense, whole foods nutrition plan, i. Or running a brendaan ton or a singular Iron man Race? Which makes absolutely no sense.


May 07, Meg rated it really liked it. Hoping to find a book that unlocks more of the science.

Thrive Foods also features nutritionally complete, easy-to-make recipes that utilize the power of super- foods such as maca, chia, hemp, and chlorella, and that avoid common allergens, such as wheat, yeast, gluten, brxzier, dairy, and corn.

Apr 20, Steve Bradshaw rated it really liked it. Aug 10, Stephen Antczak rated it liked it Shelves: I was looking for information that would apply to weightlifting and was somewhat disappointing by his limited view of an “athlete.

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. Bdendan than when I was semi-vegetarian.

The Thrive Diet

How can you be sure that you are receiving the nutrients you need? I finished the race feeling wonderful and energetic thanks to a variety of homemade bars and drinks based on his recipes. I cannot say enough great things about this book. I think this is my most fave of all my vegan bbrendan that are really designed for athlete’s. The final part of the book provides a detailed week meal-by-meal plan and the recipes for each of these meals.

With recipes from celebrated chefs Tal Ronnen, Chad Sarno, and others and award-winning restaurants such as Millennium and Candle 79the healthy and delicious dishes include: Many whole plant foods have enzymes that facilitate quick and efficient digestion.

It’s not one to just sit down and read straight though – more of a reference I’d say!