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Plant-Based Living Made Simple & Sustainable

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#70: Easy Plant Based Meal Planning 

Let’s face it. Life gets busy and cooking at home can be tough. Meal planning takes work. But those who’ve mastered it know it’s the key to saving money, eating healthier and feeling their best. To help you get started, we will break down steps to create a customizable healthy plant based meal plan you…

17 Mar 2018

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#74: Are You Addicted to Sugar and Junk Food? Eight simple ways to overcome sugar cravings and replace unhealthy processed carbs with nourishing plant-based foods

This is a common struggle and in fact, most vegans, as well as vegetarians, are actually more “pastatarians” or “carbotarians.” They replace meat, seafood, and dairy products with bread, starches, processed carbohydrates and meat-substitutes, all of which are high in sugar and very acidic.  We promise to give you practical advice on how to break…

25 Feb 2019

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#73: How To Smoothly Transition To A Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  – Hippocrates So much has happened in recent years to expand the plant-based movement, and for Nikki and I, it has been very exciting to watch things unfold. An article by Food Revolution pointed out that the number of vegans in the U.S. has increased…

9 Feb 2019

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#65: The Benefits of Cardio and Weight Loss

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. It’s the thing that keeps you alive! Ignoring it is the worst thing you could do! Now don’t get me wrong, cardio can be super boring which is honestly why I used to hate doing it along with a lot of other people I knew in…

11 Feb 2018

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#77: Self-Care: 10 Simple Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself

Self-Care has become a trend and buzzword lately – which is great! We are happy more people are becoming aware of the value in attending to their personal needs! However, maybe you hear (or read) the word self-care and think “I WISH!”, the idea of a bath, a spa day or just curling up with…

24 May 2019

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#80: What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet?

In this episode, we are going to answer a question that keeps coming our way on a regular basis these days – What are your thoughts on the plant-based keto diet? The ketogenic diet has become one of the most popular diet approaches in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to fitness gurus claiming that…

13 Nov 2019

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#78: Best Plant-Based Protein Sources, Meat Substitutes and Protein Powders

LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE   Hello and thank you for tuning in!  In this episode of the AV Show we are going to answer some of the common questions we receive about protein in a plant-based diet. You will learn how easy it could be for a plant-based eater to meet recommendations for protein, […]

18 Oct 2019

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#75: Ten Ways to Stick To Your Plant-Based Diet In a Meat-Eating Household

Today we are going to tackle a question that comes up time and time again on this blog, when we speak at events, hold classes, workshops, in our Facebook community, and among our AV Coaching members. “What can I do when my family refuses to eat plant-based? I can barely prep & cook one meal…

25 Mar 2019

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#72: How To Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice with Glenn Livingston Ph.D.

Glenn Livingston from NeverBingeAgain.com is on the show today, and he will share with us secrets for gaining the power to permanently overcome unhealthy food behaviours. Both his professional and personal journey is quite interesting and also inspiring. As a trained psychologist Dr Livingston was disillusioned by the way traditional psychology deals with overweight and/or food obsessed individuals.…

16 Aug 2018

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#79: The Game Changers Movie Review

Hello Friend!  Thanks for checking out our latest podcast episode.  In this episode of the AV Show, Nikki and Zuzana give their opinion on the latest plant-based film The Game Changers. Without going into too much detail and giving the film away Nikki & Zuzana discuss the storyline of Game Changers, parts that they really…

30 Oct 2019

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#69: Practical Tips to Declutter your home – one room at a time

Did you know your home is like a mirror reflecting your emotional state? Yep, you read it right – and clutter is a sure telltale sign of inner struggle. Where am I going with this? Why do we create clutter? Often it’s in an attempt to try to fill some void inside us. So how…

10 Mar 2018

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#67: Stay Motivated & Achieve Your Health And Fitness Goals

We can either learn to embrace it or use all our energy and force to fight against it. Why? Why do we resist…change…resist control…resist acceptance? All of these things that can actually help propel us forward yet we often push back. When you start to realize that it takes just as much effort to…

18 Feb 2018

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#81: How To Break Free From Diets & Build A Healthy A Relationship With Food

I had the honours of sitting down with Cara Carin Cifelli and we talked about how we can take a holistic approach to our wellbeing. All of us humans are gifted with “four bodies” the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. However, our society disproportionately focuses on the physical body – size, appearance, and what…

9 Dec 2019

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#66: How to break the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting

“According to a Boston Medical Center study, 45 million Americans go on a diet each year.“ If you are like most people, at some point in your life you will decide to go on a diet to either improve the way you look, feel or perform. Maybe this idea gets sparked by a new…

17 Feb 2018

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#82: Healthy & Easy Plant-Based Food Swaps

We are loving the fact that veganism has finally gone mainstream!  We began our plant-based journey back in 1996 when the word “vegan” was mostly idolized by hippies and animal activists. Fast forward to 2020, and with more than 57 million #vegan posts on Instagram, it’s safe to say that this lifestyle is no longer…

1 Feb 2020

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