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However, I wanted to learn more of what to eat regarding training.

He 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 porduct called Vega. Interestingly, there’s info in this book that directly conflicts with the info in “Wheat Belly”, the last nutrition book I read as beendan what’s a grain, what’s a seed and what has gluten in it. I loved the brencan meal plan and many great recipes are included.

For some of the population, the fat and protein is higher than necessary – if you have a history of SAD eating or chronic disease or heart disease this diet might be too rich for your recovery And really, you basically need a food processor for everything, so hope u like cleanup, because I sure do.

A lot of it is overly expensive or just inaccessible to most people. Preview — Thrive by Brendan Brazier.


As a practical intro to whole foods diet the principles are basically the same I read everywhere. They are not Gatorade or “power” bars packed with synthetic ingredients that the body cannot even use Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I don’t quite brendsn with the addition of caffeine or his own Vega protein powderbut like the recipes that make up half the book.

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However, I can only give it four stars because I don’t like his justification of caffeine. The non-recipe part of the book, where Brazier describes his diet, is interesting, but wasn’t terribly useful to me because the main evidence for his diet seems to be his personal experience–and his personal experience seems to be so different from that of many htrive athletes.

Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Brazier guides you through the murky world of nutrition and fitness with an expert hand.

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

I read most of the running text. He modeled his products after the meals and snacks he made himself everyday, which were the key to his success as a professional vegan Ironman triathlete. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, many of the recipes are time consuming, expensive, and require special kitchen tools all of which I have, but most people do not.

I am currently training for my first half marathon and would like to increase performance and muscle production without resorting to unhealthy, processed foods. I know what he is saying thive true based on my own extensive research on plant based diets, but others will not.


He recommends a vegan diet including sprouted grains and legumes, as well as heavy supplementation with hemp and other proteins. It’s n This book has been incredibly useful to me.

Trust me, I looked at those too. You’re not going to miss the meat. This was discovered by NASA when the space agency was looking at ways to sustain astronauts for space travel.

However, I truly enjoyed it. Anyway, I would, despite the 3 stars, recommend this book to anyone interested in veganism, especially vis-a-vis athleticism. The book is good for a vegan who is looking for a diet they can use during high intensity competition.

The Thrive Diet

It desc Let me start by saying, I am not vegan, nor do I want to be vegan. Jul 12, VBergen rated it really liked it Shelves: I beendan purchased this book because I was training for my first half marathon and was worried that my semi-vegetarian diet wasn’t going to cut it.

Also, I’m a bit concerned by statements such as “oats contain gluten” when they are simply not brazierr. Videos About This Book.