Combining the winning elements of proven training approaches, motivational stories, and innovative recipes, No Meat Athlete is a unique guidebook, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer for the beginner, every day, and serious athlete who wants to live a meatless lifestyle. Author and popular blogger, Matt Frazier, will show you that there are many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including: - Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed - Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts - Improved energy levels to help with not just athletic performance but your day-to-day life - Reduced impact on the planet Whatever your motivation for choosing a meat-free lifestyle, this book will take you through everything you need to know to apply your lifestyle to your training. Matt Frazier provides practical advice and tips on how to transition to a plant-based diet while getting all the nutrition you need; uses the power of habit to make those changes last; and offers up menu plans for high performance, endurance, and recovery. Once you've mastered the basics, Matt delivers a training manual of his own design for runners of all abilities and ambitions. The manual provides training plans for common race distances and shows runners how to create healthy habits, improve performance, and avoid injuries. No Meat Athlete will take you from the start to finish line, giving you encouraging tips, tricks, and advice along the way.
About the Author
Athlete and competitive runner, MATT FRAZIER runs several marathons and 50-mile ultramarathons each year. He is the author of the hugely popular blog, No Meat Athlete, which attracts 170,000 unique visitors a month. His newsletter has 20,000 subscribers, and his Facebook page has received 23,000 "Likes." He has self-published marathon and half-marathon training eBooks, and is featured regularly in running magazines, websites, and books, including Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier. He lives in Asheville, NC.
"If you've been waiting for the inspiration to turn your life around (by changing what you eat), here it is. It might not make the industrial food complex happy, but you'll be glad you did." - Seth Godin, author of "The Icarus Deception" "Matt lays down a foundation for thinking about and moving in an important direction. His guidance feels safe and challenging. His wisdom and insight comes not a moment too soon." - Sean Astin, actor"Matt Frazier has done us all a great service by answering many of the questions asked when athletes are either curious or doubtful about changing to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Matt's the guy to listen to." - Danny Dreyer, co-author of ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiMarathon"From basic nutrition to cross-training to what to eat for breakfast, everything you need to know to be a happy, healthy, and active vegan is here, no matter what size or shape you are!" - Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week and Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook"As a runner who began competing in the days of the traditional steak training meal, I welcome this book's enlightening confirmation of my own experience: Athletes who pass on the meat can perform at the highest level and still enjoy their meals to the max. The human future will depend on a far more plant-based diet, and top athletes are showing just how rewarding that will be." - Ed Ayres, founder, Running Times magazine, and author of The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance"No Meat Athlete will not only power your strength and endurance, it will give you an extra edge in every aspect of your life." - Neal Barnard, M.D., author of Power Foods for the Brain"Matt Frazier is a rising star in the world of vegan athletes. Covering the mechanics of diet and training as well as the transformative nature of a whole foods-, plant-based diet, he demonstrates that a body running on plants is probably the one ahead of you at the finish line!" - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The Vegan Table and The Joy of Vegan Baking"Anyone can become a No Meat Athlete, and Matt Frazier provides the roadmap to wellness and performance no matter where the journey takes you." - Scott Jurek, world-renowned Ultramarathon champion and author of Eat and Run
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 18.4 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1