The Thrive Diet: The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for Life (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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The Thrive Diet is a long-term eating plan that will help you develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy, whether youíre a professional athlete or simply looking to boost your physical and mental health. One of the few professional athletes on an entirely plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance athlete.Brazier clearly describes why itís easier for the body to utilize nutrient-rich foods in their natural state than refined, processed foods and how to choose nutritionally-efficient, stress-busting whole foods to maximize energy and health. And because plant-based foods are more environmentally friendly to produce, youíll also help the planet while improving your personal health.The Thrive Diet features a 12-week whole foods meal plan, over 100 easy-to-make recipes with raw food options that are free of dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, refined sugar, including exercise-specific recipes for pre-workout snacks, energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foods, and an easy-to-follow exercise plan that compliments the Thrive Diet program. With The Thrive Diet, you can lower body fat and increase muscle tone; diminish visible signs of aging; increase energy and mental clarity; sleep better and more restfully; experience better moods; build a stronger immune system; lower cholesterol; and eliminate junk-food cravings.
  

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Interesting recipes and I think solid advice. - Goodreads
It was well-written and included interesting recipes. - Goodreads
The majority of the recipes have been delicious. - Goodreads
Will read more of his writing. - Goodreads
He provides recipes to get you started. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jessica Goates - Goodreads

LOVED this book. However, I can only give it four stars because I don't like his justification of caffeine. He only uses "pure" sources (ie green tea), however I still don't agree with him. One of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tristesse - Goodreads

There is a lot of good ideas in this book. Interesting recipes and I think solid advice. He could site his references better though which would give him more credibility. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Reduce Stress to Increase Vitality
9
Understanding the Thrive Diet
33
The Thrive Diet for a Healthy Environment
92
Exercise for Lifelong Health
100
Staple Foods for the Thrive Diet
130
Meal Plans for the Thrive Diet
161
Recipes for the Thrive Diet
200
Appendix
273
Resources
290
Subject Index
303
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About the author (2007)

Brendan Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of VEGA, an award-winning whole food plant-based nutritional product line thatís available in natural and health food outlets. The 2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, he is a renowned speaker and sought-after presenter throughout North America. Brazier testified in 2006 before the United States Congress about the significant social and economic benefits that can be achieved by improving personal health through better diet. In 2007 he was named one of The 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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