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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. It’s an easy-to-follow diet that will help you understand why some foods create nutritional stress and how other foods can help eliminate it, giving you a lean body, sharp mind and everlasting energy. Paperbackpages. Published May 29th by Penguin first published March 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Thrive Dietplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 21, Katie rated it it was ok. This book describes how a vegan diet can indeed fuel someone to do something as intense as the Ironman and other intense physical feats.
He just kept hawking his protein powder, for sale in health stores! That turned me off. Plus, he came off as very “science-ish” to me–in other words, I’m n This book describes how a vegan diet can indeed fuel someone to do something as intense as the Ironman and other intense physical feats.
Plus, he came off as very “science-ish” to me–in other words, I’m not sure I was convinced of the statistics and data and other scientific statements he was pulling out of his hat. I just wasn’t sold on the science of it, although my gut tells me the gist of everything he was saying is correct. Also, this book is full of recipes, so be aware of that if you’re expecting more of a typical non-fiction narrative.
It’s about half narrative and half recipes and meal plans. May 10, Sebastien rated it liked it. Brendan Brazier claimed on Twitter that he is not a scientist, and that his Thrive Diet formula is just what worked for him. Kind of hard to take it too seriously after knowing that. He is not a nutritionist or a scientist; he is a vegan athlete. If you are considering a plant-based or mostly plant-based diet while working out, this book will still benefit you.
There is a lot of helpful information. One complaint I do have is that about two-thirds of the ingredients he lists are unavailable where Brendan Brazier claimed on Twitter that he is not a scientist, and that his Thrive Diet formula is just what worked for him. One complaint I do have is that about two-thirds of the ingredients he lists are unavailable where I live or within a thousand kilometres of where I live.
Hemp oil, pumpkin seed oil, etc. A lot of it is overly expensive or just inaccessible to most people. I would have liked an alternative batch of ingredients that might have worked out similarly or “second-best” ingredients for those of us who can’t afford his lifestyle or who live in the heart of Colombia.
I also find his “fatlogic” claim that using up more calories than one consumes does not necessarily make them lose weight more than dubious. I’m pretty sure simple math and science have already proved him wrong on that one.
Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier
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 originally 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.
Someone suggested I get this book because Brazier is a vegan triathlete. This sounded like an oxymoron to me, so I was intrigued. Better than when I was semi-vegetarian. Jan 23, Angela rated it really liked it. My thoughtful and supportive meat eating husband picked-up this book for me knowing that I’d like to balance out my vegetarian diet with some healthy proteins and oils. He thought that I would appreciate the well thought out and easy to understand vegan program.
I read the book and went -mostly raw- vegan overnight. I feel healthier and less sluggish. It’s strict – but, so far worth it. Feb 12, Xavier Shay added it Shelves: Search vimeo for “Brendan Brazier” and watch his 45min series – it’s pretty much the same as this book excellent.
Eating all the bread at restaurants before the meal totally resonates with me – that was the hook that got me in. Recipes and meal plan are really good but I haven’t tried anywhere near as many as I’d like. May 25, Kevin rated it it was ok. While I generally like the theory Brazier presents, and I think he has a wealth of knowledge based on his own experiences of high intensity training on a whole food diet, this book is very poorly written.
The book presents a whole theory of health, but offers no scientific evidence for any of the nutritional ideas. Ultimately, I think this is a shame because I believe Brazier is right on. I would like to see his perspective as legitimate, but I think this shoddy piece of writing does not help hi While I generally like the theory Brazier presents, and Brendna think he has a wealth of knowledge based on his own experiences of high intensity training on a whole food diet, this book is very poorly written.
I would like to see his perspective as legitimate, but I think this shoddy piece of writing does not help his cause. A very palatable approach and argument for veganism.
Rather than beating you over the head with how evil you are what you should not eat, Brazier emphasizes how thriive vegan diet is the least stressful and the most conducive to performing optimally as an athlete or healthlete. Some great ideas and easy take-aways, staples, and some easy recipes that I will be making. Still, as another reviewer wrote, some of the recipes are borderline “crazypants” at least compared to a typical North American diet.
View all 3 comments. Jan 28, Britt rated it it was amazing. This was a great book thrife vegan nutrition for athletes.
Brazier includes useful and practical information as well as a number of recipes for food to fuel workouts and recovery.
Mar 12, Greg Bruce rated it really brazifr it. Will give any vegan all the goods for eating healthy and any ammo needed to debate naysayers on the vegan diet.
Brazier guides you through the murky world of nutrition and fitness with an expert hand. He proposes a simple question: Braaier setting out a clean road-map and an accessible scientific rationale, the answer surely is yes.
Thinking of going vegan? Or running a shit ton or a singular Iron man Race?
This book will aid you nrendan your endeavors. Did not resonate with me. Skimmed it, but plan to return to the exercise chapter to reread it thribe thoroughly. Jan 19, Andrea rated it really liked it. I read this book in order to find some healthy vegetarian recipes to support building muscle. And I did find recipes that seem appropriate for my purposes.
I’m looking forward to trying some of the sport drinks, smoothies, pancakes, and recovery pudding.
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I’ll probably substitute cocoa powder for carob powder in many of these recipes. I’m not terribly thrilled with the hemp protein powder, either, but this is probably just a personal quirk: I’m trying to eat a mainly whole-foods diet these days.
Thrife does seem to be difficult to achieve what’s commonly considered adequate protein for building muscle without some kind of protein powder or meat, however, so I guess I can’t be too critical of the hemp. 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 other athletes.
It does provide some ideas which may be worth experimenting with, however. Sep 21, Jayme rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The kind of book that makes you feel like your diet is incredibly shitty, even if it isn’t.
Brazier’s diet is so intense, healthy, crazy, delicious, brxzier your diet just doesn’t stand a chance. So for the brenndan being it’s inspired me to work on eating more raw foods, cutting back or maybe even cutting out the coffee, refined sugars and carbohydrates, etc.
I don’t buy everything in Brazier’s book though. He subscribes heavily to the thtive alkaline food theory, and I’m not sold on that one at all. But, even though I hesitate with that nrazier, I have to admit that eating the foods that fall into the alkaline forming category, will do nothing but make me healthier. The back third of this book is all recipes and a twelve week meal plan. He even includes recipes for healthy energy bars and sports drinks and gels.
All things I’m really interested in making for myself since it doesn’t take a genius to notice that most of the sports stuff on the market, is pretty damn close to being junk food. Feb 24, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: I like it but I’m concerned by the lack of footnotes. I’d like to know where he’s getting the information from. Also, I’m a bit concerned by statements such as “oats contain gluten” when they are simply not true. Oats are often brejdan by gluten, being processed in the same facilities, but they do not themselves contain gluten.