The Thrive Diet [Brendan Brazier] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. reduce body fat * diminish visible signs of aging * boost energy and. A review of Brendan Brazier’s Vega Smoothie Infusion and a quick intro to his book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide for Optimal Performance in Sports and. A review of Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, by Brendan Brazier, on a blog by a vegetarian marathoner.

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An early pioneer in revolutionizing the way food as fuel is being understood. Aug 03, Jason rated it really liked it. Videos About This Book.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier

Diets are things that you go on and off; this plan is a way of life. I am giving myself credit for reading this even though I didn’t read every single word. I was transitioning to veganism in the middle of training for a marathon and, honestly, I doubt I could have done it without this book.

Jul 26, Amy rated it it was amazing. Brendan has a plethora A foundational book for any health-seeking individual who wants to maximise and sustain good sports performance, conditioning and health. Brendan Brazier is an Iron Man champion and an authority on nutrition for athletes.

I really do love that they give you whole food alternatives to sports drinks and other chemical-laden athlete goo, though. Return to Book Page. I’ve definitely learned some new ideas.

The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier

Unfortunately, although he includes a list of references, he doesn’t provide direct citations for his assertions. If you could combine the best of Thrive with the best of T Colin Campbell’s work, eg. I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep.

I am currently training for my first half marathon and would like to increase performance and muscle production without resorting to unhealthy, processed foods. I don’t quite agree with the addition of caffeine or his own Vega protein powderbut like the recipes that make up half the book. Jun 30, Hanako rated it did not like it Shelves: Thing brsndan, I’m not an ironman yet.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The kind of book that makes you feel like your diet is incredibly shitty, even if it isn’t. I feel that this book really shows a viable way to do this for the long-term. This book describes how a vegan diet can indeed fuel someone to thrivee something as intense as the Ironman and other intense physical feats.

Okay, okay, I was going to be nice for a moment. Brazier focuses solely on the importance of whole food sources, and even highlights the importance of raw foods in the daily diet.

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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Keep it unprocessed, veer toward raw. I just wasn’t sold on the science of it, although my gut tells me the gist of everything he was saying is correct. I like the workout specific section, that really is his area of expertise and is fantastic help when you start incorporating exercise into your whole foods lifestyle.

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 brendah heart of Colombia.

The Thrive Diet

I will likely be going mostly vegan now exceptions may include humanely-made eggs or wild coldwater fish. Ever notice how you’ll get sick after a serious stressful time at work or life? Brilliant book brendsn a vegan Ironman Triathlete. Books by Brendan Brazier. Also, I’m a bit concerned by statements such as “oats contain gluten” when they are simply not true.

The back third of this book is all recipes and a twelve week meal plan. If I was a salesperson, I think I’d find this book quite easy to sell. I can’t imagine using them all verbatim, all of the time, however. I think I’m looking for evidence that this brasier of diet as above is the right way to go as opposed vrendan the low-carb, high-protein variation my nutritionist advocates and this book didn’t really provide any evidence.

If you are less active, you can simply trim a few fat calories off Thrive-style recipes for a great wholefood style as well. It has a lot of brenadn recipes. Whether you’re a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitness will help you sculpt strong, lean muscles; enhance the quality of your sleep; reduce body fat; minimize your risk of disease; increase energy; sharpen mental clarity; cut sugar cravings; and prevent sports injuries.


The thrive diet and recipes themselves 2nd part of book are vegan many raw vegan.

Eat a nutrient-rich, varied vegan diet. He thought that I would appreciate the well thought out and easy to understand vegan program. Asides from that, this book is pretty wonderful. 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 nrendan diet, this book is very poorly written.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

Brenadn is simply one athlete’s experience with eating healthy, whole foods and fueling his body with the best possible nutrients. This diet is packed with more micronutrients than most which may improve your health a great deal. Good summary of the evils of grains, dairy and caffeine but often a little light on science although the references at the back are pretty solid—just not woven into the text.

Brazier clearly describes the benefits brenan 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.

Skimmed it, but plan to return to the exercise chapter to reread it more thoroughly. From which foods are anti-inflammatory to inflammatory, acidic, alkaline to the how-to’s and the benefits of sprouting, soaking, there is a lot of useful material for an active individual to consider putting into practice.

A good read, and some amazing grain-free pizza and energy bar recipes. Brazier clearly describes the benefits o 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.