The thrive diet is a long-term eating plan to help all athletes (professional or not) develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy. As one of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor.
Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Featuring a 12-week meal plan, over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food options--including recipes for energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foods--and a complementary exercise plan, "The Thrive Diet" is "an authoritative guide to outstanding performance" (Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine).
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I loved the simple meal plans and have enjoyed cooking with different ingredients. Whilst I'm not 100 percent vegan I now eat the majority of my meals this way and feel the difference in my health. Highly recommended.
Dave Zabriskie, professional cyclist, Tour De France stage winner, and record holder of the fastest time trial in Tour De France history "Thrive is an eye-opening and a life-changing book. It should replace bibles in hotels."
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd December 2008
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1