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

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Penguin Canada, 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 you’re 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 it’s 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, you’ll 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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User Review  - weeta - LibraryThing

Read this in search of "better stuff to put in my belly to not tank on 11 miles of bike commute a day" after seeing his latest recipe book which has a delicious bunch of greens on the front. I should ... Read full review

very informative

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This book has a lot of very valuable information for any body looking for in depth information on eating a healthy plant based diet and helps to guide you as an athlete as well! Love it and would recommend to all my friends! Read full review

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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 that’s 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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