The Thrive Diet Paperback – 29 May 2008
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"The Thrive Diet" has revolutionized the way I go about fueling my body and helped push me to a higher level of performance and workout recovery. There s no other resource like it out there. - Mac Danzig, Ultimate Fighter 6 Champion The Thrive Diet is a life changing book! - - Jon Hinds, former LA Clippers strength training coach and advisor to MLB and NFL teams The Thrive Diet is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance, not just in top-level athletics, but in day-to-day life. - - Neal D. Barnard M.D., President, Physician s Committee for Responsible Medicine Brendan Brazier s Thrive Diet will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and enable you to live longer, live healthier and thrive. - - Joel Fuhrman, M.D., bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Health The Thrive Diet is a must read. - T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, author of the bestselling The China Study Quite possibly the most life-changing book you'll ever read. For maximizing fitness and vitality, The Thrive Diet has no equal. - Erik Marcus, publisher of Vegan.com Filled with powerful information that will forever change the way you address life s daily speed bumps. You owe it to yourself to listen carefully to Brazier s advice for controlling the negative stresses of 21st Century living. - - Joseph Connelly, founder and publisher, VegNews magazine Brazier s Thrive Diet is one of the most accessible and easily incorporated guides to plant-based health. - Alive magazine The Thrive Diet [is] complete with recipes that will get you through race season, or life in general, with flying colours. - The Ottawa Citizen The Thrive Diet is packed with invaluable information that can assist anyone at any level. - - Bruny Surin, Olympic gold medalist (4 x 100 meter relay, Atlanta 1996), third-fastest human ever Quite simply, The Thrive Diet is the most comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle program we ve ever seen. - The G Living Network The Thrive Diet [is] complete with recipes that will get you through race season, or life in general, with flying colours. - The Ottawa Citizen"
About the Author
Brendan Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete, the 2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, a bestselling author on performance nutrition and the creator of an award-winning meal replacement and energy bar formula called Vega.
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Since reading T.Colin. Campbell's The China Study, I've been searching high and low for recipes and ideas on how to adapt to a whole foods, plant based diet. I found Brendan Brazier's book advertised on the Colin Campbell web site and despite not being an athlete myself, decided it would surely have some recipe ideas I could use too.
The information in the first third of the book is extremely valuable, and forgive the pun, easily digestible. Brazier explains the concept of nutritional stress, how we place our metabolism under constant stress not only by eating unhealthy foods, but by NOT eating ENOUGH natural, unprocessed foods with high nutritional value. Brazier sums it up as "the absence of healthy food in the diet is a form of stress". Since physical activity -particularly high stress sports or exercise- also stresses the body, we need to be more careful of how we replenish the muscles and cells, even after ordinary day to day activity, since mental and emotional stress also play their role in depleting the body of nutrition, vitality and energy.Read more ›
Despite - or because of? - not being a nutritionist, he critically deconstructs many commonly held beliefs about what we all 'normally' eat and replaces it with what actually works in terms of performance and nutrition.
He comes at it from the perspective of a (high achieving) athlete, but I find his prescription for a mainly raw, whole food eating programme (let's lose the word 'diet') also fits with my own environmental and ethical world view.
Most of all, it makes you feel great - I've felt clear headed, energetic, and lost weight without actually trying to.
Yes, there are some new ingredients and different ways of putting together meals (lots of seed oils for omegas, for example), and you have to get organised to do the prep. But in the last three months as I've been gradually getting more and more into it, I've been less stressed, more satisfied by my food, and noticed significantly more balanced moods, especially during my premenstrual phase (food as medicine, and it works).
It'll make you look differently at food and what it does to your body.
I tried to be vegan a couple of years ago and just found it confusing. I tried to "copy" usual meals and sub stuff in to replace it. Yes i did have a copy of becoming vegan I was never really confident of quantities and what to do. This book has answered all my questions and brought it together. Now I KNOW I'm eating really well, very healthy and I really enjoy my food. Took a while to get into figuring out the prep but it's getting easier. Best is that I feel good - as in really good. My kids are ok getting into it too. What more can I say?
If you're interested in changing for the better - this is a great start. Go for it.
Thank-you Brendan for taking the time to write this all up and share it. Great work.
It's a good introduction to raw, as it includes some cooked transition recipes for those who want to cut out wheat, sugar and processed food without being 100% raw
I have started making vegan pancakes from buckwheat and hemp flour and really enjoy these. I have been trying to be high raw but find life without bread pretty miserable; I have had pancakes every day and haven't missed bread for a couple of weeks.
There are good ideas for energy bars and some more filling types of foods if you feel, like me, you cannot live on salad alone!
The information on protein and nutrition in general was very helpful.
I am using this way of eating to combat chonic fatigue and it seems to be having a positive effect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Changing my eating habits of late to more of a plant food based diet although I do still eat a bit of meat but more fish. Not a complete convert yet but getting there! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the most powerful, informative, intelligent books I've ever read. If you care about yourself you must read and follow this bright young man's lead.Published 7 months ago by Min
After reading other books of Brendan's I bought this one. I found it informative and useful. I would like to see some pictures and maybe some step by step guide specifically for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cranberry
Very important for athletes who are anxious about energy and recovery. This is the secret. I am an amateur enthusiast and use this method for endurance sport holidays. Read morePublished 20 months ago by RabbitLemon
Well written clear and informative . A book advocating a plant based diet and approach to health and fitness, includes not only the how and the why but includes recipes to help you... Read morePublished 22 months ago by penfal