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No Meat Athlete Radio

Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Pamela Fergusson, Dan Buettner, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.

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Dr. McDougall and the Healthiest Diet on the Planet

Today we chat with Dr. John McDougall, one of the biggest advocates for the plant-based diet, on his new book The Healthiest Diet on the Planet. But of course we don't stop with his book. Dr. McDougall's shares his take on why we might be getting too many micro-nutrients, how to adapt his diet as an athlete, and even why the paleo diet may be sexist.


20 Oct 2016

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Weight Loss and Ideal Eating Habits with Ray Cronise

1hr 30mins

20 Dec 2013

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Why Animal Protein is Killing Us with Garth Davis M.D.

Questions about protein have to be the most common for vegans. Where do you get it? Am I getting enough? Should I take protein supplements?In today's episode, we sit down with Dr. Garth Davis, author of the new book Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It. His unique take on protein helps to address those common questions, and the answers may just surprise you.


27 Nov 2015

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Building Muscle and Losing Fat on a Vegan Diet with Marcella Torres and Derek Tresize

If you don't think you can build muscle on a whole-foods, plant-based diet, just take a look at Marcella Torres and Derek Tresize. In today's episode we chat with Derek and Marcella on what vegans need to know about muscle gain, plus their resistance training philosophy, which has helped countless people get stronger, lose weight, and stay injury-free.


8 Feb 2018

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The Key to Losing Weight the Healthy Way

After this year's vegan cruise, my wife Erin set a goal. By the next cruise she would get back to her pre-baby weight and rock a bikini. Over the past few months Erin has not only lost 18 pounds, but reclaimed her passion for fitness in the process.


8 Jun 2015

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Chef AJ and the Secret to Losing Weight

A few weeks ago I shared an interview with my wife Erin on her recent success with . That episode was the most downloaded release in No Meat Athlete Radio history, and the feedback and questions about the program have been pouring in. So to help answer those questions, and dive deeper into the philosophies behind the program, I asked Chef AJ herself to join me for an interview.During this episode you not only get to witness firsthand Chef AJ's fiery personality, but we discuss what it means to eat left of the red line, why eliminating oil isn't the extreme step most people think, and exactly how Erin lost all that baby weight.

1hr 6mins

22 Jun 2015

Rank #6

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The Best Resources for New Vegans

Today we kick off part 1 of a 2-part resources guide! First up, resources for new vegans.In today's episode co-host Doug and I share our favorite documentaries, podcasts, books, websites, and more, all geared towards new vegetarians or vegans.


17 Sep 2015

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The Best Way to Go Vegan (and Make It Last)

10+ years after going vegetarian and ultimately vegan, what have we learned, and how would we have done it differently? In today's episode, we share our transition stories, and the new advice we'd give to someone interested in going vegan.

1hr 22mins

9 May 2019

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Supplements for Vegans: What Do We Need?

Do vegans need supplements to stay healthy? What nutrients do whole plant-based foods actually lack? There's a lot of controversy surrounding those questions, and the answer isn't always simple. In today's episode, Matt sits down with Matt Tullman -- an author and entrepreneur who has set a goal for a third of the population to go plant-based by 2030 -- to break it all down.


9 Mar 2017

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10 Vegan Foods We Couldn't Live Without

Everyone has their staples ... the foods or meals they turn to week after week. In today's episode Doug and Matt discuss their top 10 favorite vegan food staples. The foods they just couldn't live without. And somehow hummus didn't make the list.


4 Aug 2016

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What We Eat on a Typical Day

Ever wonder what we eat on a typical day? In today's episode, we break down exactly how we structure our meals to make sure we get everything we need to fuel our workouts, families, and adventures.

1hr 6mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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The Paleo vs Vegan Debate

Should we keep fighting or start focusing on the similarities?


27 Jan 2015

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How to Lose Weight on a Plant-Based Diet

Is it easy to lose weight on a vegan diet? It all depends... In today's episode, Julia and Doug discuss how to structure your plant-based diet with weight loss in mind, and a few secret tricks for cutting down the calories.


30 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Ray Cronise on Water Fasting and 'Our Broken Plate'

Today we're bringing back Ray Cronise, a good friend, and the guy behind some of the most interesting nutrition related research out there. We'll chat about his recent water fast, and the research behind his new book 'Our Broken Plate', which happens to be blowing up Kickstarter as we speak.

1hr 25mins

12 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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Our 12 Favorite Quick and Simple Plant-Based Meals

Healthy eating doesn't have to equal hours in the kitchen every day. In fact, Matt and I rely on just a few simple recipes for most of our weeknight meals. They're quick, easy, and completely adaptable to what you have in the fridge. In today's episode we share our twelve favorite plant-based weeknight recipes.


26 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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How to Lose 5 Pounds Without Changing Your Whole Life

Doug wants to lose five pounds, without crash diets, and keep it off. The question is, how? He runs almost daily, eats a plant-based diet, and is generally a pretty healthy dude. So he poses the question to Matt and together they formulate a plan. In today's episode the two discuss how to lose those final few pounds without completely disrupting your life or eating habits.


4 May 2017

Rank #16

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Staple Foods in the Vegan Athlete's Pantry

Today it's all about the staples.For a new vegan, it's easy to find cookbooks and that guide you through dinners, but what about a simple bowl of cereal, toast, or cup of tea? With an increasingly large number of vegan substitutes available, it can feel overwhelming choosing the right vegan substitutes. Never mind knowing if your favorite bread or pasta is actually 100% plant-based.Inspired by a listener question, co-host Doug and I dig deep into our pantries and refrigerators, and discuss the most common staples you'll find in our vegan kitchens.


20 Aug 2015

Rank #17

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The Foods Worth Eating Every Single Day

Top health foods worth eating and how to make sure you actually do it.


22 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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Rethinking Morning Routines

There's no shortage of morning routine recommendations on the internet ... including an older episode of . And it typically goes something like this: Do what I do and you'll be more productive, creative, and cool. But that's not how self improvement works. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to habits, nor is there one for morning routines. Today Matt and I share our new take on the , and the habits and structures we think work (and why other approaches might not).


9 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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10 Food Rules for Eating Healthy Without Stress

Want to be a healthy eater? It's not as complicated as you might think. In today's episode we share our ten food rules for how to eat in a sustainable, healthy way... without the additional stress. SPOILER: Counting calories or nutrients isn't one of them.


3 Aug 2017

Rank #20