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No Meat Athlete Radio

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 531 episodes, 4 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes
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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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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: Study Links Restrictive Diets to Poor Mental Health

Friday, May 17th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: PCRM offers $1.5 million for Oscar Mayer, new Tofurky products coming Picky Palates Linked to Poor Mental Health ( Babe Ruth Diet: Meals Fit for a Legend () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/17/202453 minutes
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Large Review of 50 Studies Links Plant-Based Diets to Longer Life

Thursday, May 16th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: GOOD Meat 3 is the first lab-grown meat sold at retail, Walmart's new plant-based products in Bettergoods line Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer and Death, Large Review Finds ( Scientists Debunk Claims Dogs 'Healthiest' on Vegan Diet ( New Research Increases Confidence in the Benefits of Vegan Diets for Dogs () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/16/202448 minutes, 13 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Is Lab-Grown Meat's PR Problem an Opportunity for Plant-Based Brands?

Wednesday, May 15th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Avocado shortage coming, olive oil in beer cans, orcas attack another ship Lab-Grown Meat's PR Problem Offers and Opportunity for Plant-Based Products ( Are Almonds Unethical? The Truth About Their Bad Rep () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/15/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Vegan Family Sends Scathing Note to Neighbor for Hosting BBQ

Tuesday, May 14th. In this episode we talk about: Doug goes camping and eats a lot of vegan meat Weather report: Vegan-friendly cars, Beyond Meat reports eighth straight down quarter, Alabama bans cultivated meat Vegan Family Sends Scatching Note to Neighbour for Hosting BBQ ( 'Carnivore MD' Says Carnivore Diet Negatively Impacted His Health () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/14/202455 minutes, 22 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Large New Study Links Meat, Dairy, Ultra-Processed Food to Increased Mortality Risk

Tuesday, May 7th. In this episode we talk about: Matt tries new Beyond Burger formulation Weather report: Met Gala features plant-based foods, air protein in dog treats, Italy bans puppy yoga Long-Term Study Links Ultra-Processed Meat, Dairy to Higher Mortality Risk ( Actual study () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/10/202435 minutes, 16 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: 5 Carnivore Diet Myths... Busted?

Tuesday, May 7th. In this episode we talk about: Get your free Plantapalooza VIP Ticket (https://lovecomplement.com) Weather report: Daiya dry powder mac 'n' cheese, 60% of food at the Paris Olympics will be vegetarian Top Carnivore Myths Debunked () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/9/202456 minutes, 8 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Impossible Foods Targets Meat Eaters with New Ad

Tuesday, May 7th. In this episode we talk about: Doug is sick Plantapalooza VIP Ticket (https://lovecomplement.com) Weather report: Parisian baker faces pushback over vegan croissants, THIS launches plant-based chicken thighs with seaweed skin, Lidl Belgium reduces price of plant-based meats to match regular meat Impossible Foods' Americana Ads Address the Meat Problem — with More Meat ( Equinox Launches $40,000 Membership to Help You Live Longer (https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/06/equinox-launches-40000-optimize-membership.html) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/8/202454 minutes, 10 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Danica Patrick Thinks Vegetables are Carcinogenic?

Thursday, May 2nd. In this episode we talk about: Bourbon chick'n Weather report: Danica Patrick says being vegan made her unhealthy, Ron DeSantis bans cultivated meat in Florida, UCLA protesters want vegan food, Trump says 'vay-gan', JUST Egg breakfast burritos Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/2/202445 minutes, 56 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Fact-Checking the Media Reports that Vegan Food is Less Healthy than Meat

Wednesday, May 1st. In this episode we talk about: Doug's updates Weather report: Impossible chicken products are finally in Whole Foods Market, actor Martin Freeman stops being vegetarian Is Vegan Food Really Worse for You than Meat? (https://plantbasednews.org/news/science/is-vegan-food-worse-than-meat-a-factcheck-of-media-coverage/) The 8 Best Vegan Cookbooks for 2024 (https://plantbasednews.org/culture/review/best-vegan-cookbooks/)  Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
5/1/202447 minutes
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Cheese Scandal as Vegan Cheese Wins Competition Only to Be DQ'd

Tuesday, April 30th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Another achaelogical study challenges the Paleo myth, current and former smokers lower emphysema risk with plant-based diet, Oreos + Sour Patch Kids collab F*ck Oatly () A Vegan Cheese Beat Dairy in a Big Competition. Then the Plot Curdled. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2024/04/27/vegan-cheese-good-food-awards-climax/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/30/202447 minutes, 16 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Warning Labels for Plant-Based Meat and Dairy?

Wednesday, April 23rd. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Veganuary introduces 'Chicken-Free Week'  Calls for Plant-Based Alternatives to Be Labeled With Warning Signs ( Jeremy Clarkson Has Exposed the Lie at the Heart of Veganism () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/25/202455 minutes, 21 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Are Plant-Based Meats Low in Protein?

Tuesday, April 23rd. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Starbucks in Korea starts selling plant-based pork burrito, new study shows vegan dogs are healthy, dairy-oatmilk combination gets backlash Are Plant-Based Meats Low in Protein? ( 6 Types of Diners Who Avoid Plant-Based Meat Dishes (https://theconversation.com/what-kind-of-diner-are-you-6-types-of-diners-who-avoid-plant-based-meat-dishes-226234) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/24/202451 minutes, 19 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Impossible Foods Buys a Cattle Ranch!?

Tuesday, April 23rd. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Impossible announces Impossible Ranch, Hydrox to sue Oreo manufacturer, new Pepsi flavors for summer  Plant-Based Meat Sales Continue to Decline as Consumers Demand Lower Prices and Higher Quality ( Eating More Plant-Based Meats Could Save the Planet, You Say? Nah, We're Good () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/23/202447 minutes, 31 seconds
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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: Vegan Woman Wins Croatian Weightlifting Championship, What is Flotation Therapy and Does it Work?

Friday, April 19th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Vegan woman wins Croatian National Weightlifting Championship, A-Rod loses 30 pounds after reducing red meat How Flotation Therapy May Help Your Mental Health () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/19/202448 minutes, 41 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: 8 Over- and Underrated Health Foods

Thursday, April 18th. In this episode we talk about: What do we think about oil and wearing shoes indoors? Wheaties Protein ingredients list Weather report: EAT-LANCET diet decreases heart failure risk, General Mills will reduce dairy emissions by 40% by 2030 8 Most Overrated and Underrated Health Foods, Nutritionist Says (https://bestlifeonline.com/overrated-underrated-health-foods/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/18/202453 minutes, 6 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: 3 Mental Blocks that Stop People From Going Vegan

Wednesday, April 17th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Air protein factory launch, Yo Egg creates first vegan whole egg, new Wheaties Protein has 21-22g of protein Three Mental Blocks that Stop You from 'Going Vegan' — From a Psychologist () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/17/202441 minutes
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Plant-Based Morning Show: 15 Underrated Plant-Based Toppings for Veggie Burgers

Tuesday, April 16th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Heinz and Mattel partner for 'Barbiecue' sauce, raw food influencer arrested after death of one-month old son  Vegan Woman Tricked Into Eating Meat By Boyfriend's Family, Makes Sure They Regret It ( 15 Underrated Plant-Based Toppings for Your Veggie Burger (https://www.tastingtable.com/1562428/plant-based-toppings-veggie-burger/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/17/202446 minutes, 33 seconds
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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: Study Finds Plant-Based Meats Less Healthy than Real Meat?

Friday, April 12th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Man completes run across Africa, Sokito moves away from kangaroo leather for soccer boots Are Walking Pads Worth It? Why I'm Never Leaving My Desk Treadmill ( Vegan Impossible Burgers Increase Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease ( Study Challenges Health Claims of Plant-Based Meat Substitutes () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/12/202446 minutes, 50 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: What is 'Oatzempic' and Why Are People Drinking It?

Thursday, April 11th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: France suspends ban on meaty names for plant-based products, Lunchables found to contain high levels of lead, cadmium, and sodium People are Drinking 'Oatzempic' to Lose Weight ( Why People Have Coca-Cola for Breakfast, and What Alt Dairy Can Learn () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/11/202446 minutes, 48 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Fruit that Isn't Vegan, Where Did It Go Wrong for Oat Milk?

Wedneday, April 10th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Customers stretching their meat budgets due to inflation, pantomime under fire for song that makes fun of vegans When Fruit Isn't Vegan ( Where Did It All Go So Wrong Oat Milk? () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/10/202447 minutes, 16 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Big Food Jumps on the Anti-Diet Movement

Tuesday, April 9th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Joey Carbstrong occupies slaughterhouse, scientists grow vegan leather shoe in lab As Obesity Rises, Big Food and Dietitians Push 'Anti-Diet' Advice () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/9/202451 minutes, 4 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: PlantYou's Carleigh Bodrug Co-hosts with Matt to Talk About Her New Book, 'Scrappy Cooking'!

Thursday, April 4th. In this episode we talk about: Carleigh Bodrug co-hosts! Weather report: Travis Kelce tried a vegan diet but only lasted a week, PETA calls on retailers to boycott Thai coconut milk after monkey abuse investigation, Vow approved to sell lab-grown quail in Singapore Carleigh's new book, Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/5/202438 minutes, 18 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: The 2024 Veggie Awards!

Wednesday, April 3rd. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Manslaughter trial for 'vegan' tiramisu death, congress members ask Biden for more plant-based options in federal facilities The Anxious Generation (https://jonathanhaidt.com/anxious-generation/) Is Social Media Really Behind an Epidemic of Mental Illness? ( The 2024 Veggie Award Winners (https://vegnews.com/2024/4/2024-veggie-award-winners) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/3/202453 minutes, 1 second
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Piers Morgan Hates New 'Christspiracy' Documentary

Tuesday, April 2nd. In this episode we talk about: Matt goes to Disney World, Doug does a brick workout Weather report: New Beyond Crumbles, two new Oatly parnetships, are vegan scones 'woke'? 'Vegan food is expensive, if she wants it she can buy it herself' ( Piers Morgan Fumes at 'Offensive' Claims Jesus Christ Had a 'Plant-Based' Vegetarian Diet (https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1883901/piers-morgan-fumes-offensive-vegan-vegetarian-jesus-claims-uncensored) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
4/2/202448 minutes, 57 seconds
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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: The Best Fitness Gifts in 2024

Friday, March 29th. In this episode we talk about: Isabelle's new Garmin, is too much data a bad thing? Weather report: Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years and might have a hard time staying vegan in prison, 95% of Starbucks shareholders vote to keep plant-milk upcharge, NotMayo in squeeze bottles is coming to grocery stores The Best Fitness Gifts in 2024 (https://variety.com/2024/shopping/news/best-fitness-gifts-1235791837/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/29/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Avoid These 5 Poisonous P's, Says Longevity Expert Dr. Valter Longo

Thursday, March 28th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Vegan Sam-Bankman Fried to be sentenced today, Aldi denies rumors that its store-brand bacon is lab-grown To Live Past 100, Mangia a Lot Less ( Longevity Experts Says Avoid Eating the 'Poisonous 5 Ps' (https://bestlifeonline.com/poisonous-5-ps-news/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/28/202445 minutes, 45 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Meatable's Lab-Grown Pork Goes from Cell to Sausage in Just 4 Days

Wednesday, March 27th. In this episode we talk about: Doug goes to the gym in the morning now Weather report: Meatable's lab-grown pork goes from cell to sausage in just 4 days, 'Oppenheimer' star goes vegan TikTok is Warning People Off of Oat Milk Because It's 'High-Glycemic' ( The Unlikely Health Benefits of Coffee (https://vegnews.com/vegan-health-wellness/health-benefits-coffee) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/27/202453 minutes, 46 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Wait, Impossible Burgers Aren't Vegan!?

Tuesday, March 26th. In this episode we talk about: Isabelle co-hosts show with her baby! Weather report: New Slutty Vegan location opens in NYC, "forever chemicals" found in 81% of American plastic sandwich bags Is the Impossible Burger Vegan? The Debate Explained ( Netflix Plant-Based Documentary Timeline (https://vegnews.com/vegan-news/netflix-driving-plant-based-shift-timeline) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/26/202440 minutes
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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: Study Examines How Cannabis Affects Your Running Experience

Friday, March 22nd. In this episode we talk about: Barkley Marathons in progress, Harvey Lewis drops Weather report: Nvidia partners with health company to make AI nurses, 'Dear Abby' question about vegan wife, Doordash experimenting with drones Study: Cannabis Can Make Workouts More Fun, But It's No Performance-Enhancer () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/22/202447 minutes, 5 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: The Most Innovative New Vegan Foods from Expo West 2024

Thursday, March 21st. In this episode we talk about: Doug uses candles instead of lights after dark Weather report: Peet's Coffee puts adds vegan breakfast burrito to spring menu, new "sweet protein" approved by FDA The Most Innovative Plant-Based Foods from Expo West 2024 () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/22/202438 minutes, 43 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Save $9,000 Per Year by Going Green?

Wednesday, March 20th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Ikea 'Plant Dogs' are only 70 cents, new meta-analysis links UPF to lots of bad health outcomes The Rise of Veganism In South Korea () I Saved $9,000 Last Year By Going Green. Here's How. () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/20/202454 minutes, 42 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: New Research Says 16:8 Intermittent Fasting Comes with 91% Increase in Heart Disease Death

Tuesday, March 19th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Oatly partners with Barry's fitness centers, Meatly unveils world's first can of cat food from lab-grown chicken, research says intermittent fasting, Bezos Centers for Sustainable Protein announced Vegan Brands are Channeling Banksy with Radical, Political Marketing () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/19/202455 minutes, 12 seconds
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Plant-Based Afternoon Show: Matt, Doug, and Isabelle on 7 Vegan St. Patrick's Day Recipes and More

Thursday, March 14th. In this episode we talk about: Isabelle's goal 50-miler, is it easier to run a 50K and 50 miler in consecutive days or a 100-miler? Weather report: Spanish 'Semana Sin Carne' next week, Revo foods announces 3D-printed vegan octopus tentacles Harvard Doctor Says Animal Products are Essential for Mental Health — In Blow to Veganism () Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with These 7 Hearty Irish Recipes () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/15/202439 minutes, 9 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Impossible Foods Rebrands to Red Packaging to Appeal to Meat-Eaters

Thursday, March 14th. In this episode we talk about: Pi Day, memory tricks Weather report: Two new vegan mac 'n' cheese brands coming to Canada, Del Monte makes smaller pineapple to reduce waste With New Red Packaging, Impossible Foods is Leaning into the 'Carnivorous Cravability of Meat' ( 8 Ultra-Processed Foods that are Actually Good for You, Nutritionist Says (https://www.eatthis.com/healthy-ultra-processed-foods/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/14/202447 minutes, 46 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Terrible Vegan Airline Meal, Woman Asks 'Am I the A-Hole' for Not Cooking Separate Vegan Meals

Wednesday, March 13th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: 65% of Germans support lab-grown meat On Her Long-Haul Flight, This Woman Was Astounded to Discover her 'Vegan' Meal () Woman Asks 'Am I the A-Hole' for Not Accomodating Vegan Sister at Family Dinners ( Dairy is Worse than Coca-Cola, Says Leading Longevity Expert (https://plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/coca-cola-healthier-dairy/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/14/202442 minutes, 30 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Matt Won't Praise Doug for His New Wellness Plan, Chipotle Founder's New Robot-Run Vegan Restaurant

Tuesday, March 12th. In this episode we talk about: Doug's new wellness plan Weather report: 13-year old arrested at PETA protest of plant-milk upcharge, new Eat Differently ads Chipotle Creator's Vegan-Robot Kernel is 3 Awful Trends in One ( Inside the Chipotle Founder's New Robot-Powered Vegan Restaurant () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/13/202444 minutes, 34 seconds
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No Meat Athlete Radio: Do Plant-Based Meats Have Any Role In a Healthy Diet?

We all know plant meats aren't whole foods. But do they have any redeeming health value, or are they purely vegan junk food? Are they healthier than regular meat would be? How often should we eat them, and should we rely on them as a protein source? Co-hosts Matt Frazier and Isabelle Caputo dive into these questions and more in the big plant-based meat episode of NMA Radio!
3/11/202442 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Much Protein Should You Eat to Add Muscle?

For years, plant-based eaters have downplayed the importance of focusing on protein, claiming to get plenty without trying. But recently, as longevity researchers have highlighted the importance of lean muscle as we age, protein has become more deserving of our attention. Matt Tullman has managed to gain more than 15 pounds of muscle in the past six months, primarily by eating more plant-based protein, and of course, shifting his energies from running to lifting weights. In this episode, we dive into the details of his approach, including the important question of whether — in terms of convenience and health — the long-term tradeoff of eating more food to build more muscle is worth it.
3/8/202433 minutes, 52 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: New Daiya Ad Features Real Beef Cheeseburgers, Says It's "100% Plant-Based, Even if You're Not"

Thursday, March 7th. In this episode we talk about: Matt still reading a book a week Weather report: Oatly launches oat yogurt in Germany, plant-based diet doesn't affect hip fracture risk, new plant-based options at Coors Field Vegan Nightmare: Plant-Based Daiya Brand Touts Real Beef Cheeseburgers in New Ad (https://www.adweek.com/creativity/vegan-nightmare-plant-based-daiya-brand-touts-real-beef-cheeseburgers-in-new-ad/#) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/7/202448 minutes, 13 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Oscar Mayer Plant-Based Hot Dogs and Sausages Coming, Vegan Doughnuts Scandal

Wednesday, March 6th. In this episode we talk about: Is it better to sleep 6 hours straight or two 4-hour blocks? Weather report: Oscar Mayer to offer plant-based NotHotDogs and NotSausages, study finds Quorn lowers bad cholesterol when swapped for meat Baker's 'Vegan' Doughnuts Were Actually From Dunkin' Donuts, Grocer Says ( Fact, Fad, and Hyperbole: What's the Deal with Ultra-Processed Foods? (https://www.fooddive.com/news/fact-fad-and-hyperbole-whats-the-deal-with-ultra-processed-foods/709222/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram (and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/6/202445 minutes, 3 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Are Vegetarians Being Squeezed Out?

Thursday, February 29th. In this episode we talk about: Doug's running update Weather report: Burger King Germany makes plant-based items cheaper than meat versions, GOOD Meat temporarily pauses production in Asia, Abbot's in southeastern US Publix stores, Tesco reports second wave of interest in plant-based items Vegan Wants to Sue Neighbour for Polluting Air After Cooking Meat on BBQ ( Are Vegetarians Being Squeezed Out? () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
3/5/202448 minutes, 27 seconds
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No Meat Athlete Radio: When Is a Big Goal Worth It (and When is It Not)?

Most of us would agree that the way to get motivated to make small changes is to have a big vision... but is that big goal always worth the time and effort it'll take to get there? Whether it's running a race or learning a foreign language or a musical instrument, does the end goal itself have to be worth it, or is the process itself — the discipline, the progress, and what it all makes of you — worth it on its own? In this episode, Matt Frazier, Isabelle Caputo, and Doug Hay draw on their personal experiences to explore these questions and more.
3/4/202451 minutes, 21 seconds
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Do You Need a Digital Declutter? 3 Steps to Making it Happen

It's easy to take for granted just how much we've allowed digital media to creep into our lives over the past two decades — to the point that we've lost much of what it used to mean to be human. Add to the constant dopamine hits we get from our screens the ones we get from our food and our drugs (even just caffeine), and soon enough, our entire days are frittered away in search of the next fix, be it a bite of junk food or a few minutes doom-scrolling through Instagram. But within reach there's a way to take back your life, at least when it comes to digital distraction. It's the 30-day digital declutter described by Cal Newport in his book Digital Minimalism, and in this episode of the Outlier Health Podcast, Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman break down the steps and the rules of implementing this life-changing process in your own life.
3/1/202450 minutes, 7 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Oldest Living Americans' Diet Habits, Matt Thinks He'll Live to 250

Thursday, February 29th. In this episode we talk about: Has ChatGPT been a disappointment? Weather report: SBF is still vegan despite terrible prison food,  I'm a Vegan Who Worked at Trader Joe's Here are 8 High-Quality Items I Can't Believe I Found There (https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-vegan-used-trader-joes-165127385.html) 2nd Oldest Woman in U.S. Shares Longevity Secrets ( Inside the Oldest Living American's Diet () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/29/202444 minutes, 50 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: France Bans All Meaty-Sounding Names for Plant-Based Products

Wednesday, February 28th. In this episode we talk about: Matt finally uses tofu skins Weather report: PETA will use geo-fencing to target Starbucks execs with anti-upcharge ad, Wendy's to implement surge pricing, people are mad at Kellogg's for suggesting we eat cereal for dinner, lab-grown coffee is coming Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/28/202449 minutes, 42 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Carnivore Diet King Admits Long-Term Risks are Unknown

Tuesday, February 27th. In this episode we talk about: What prevents mainstreamers from considering plant-based diet? Weather report: 'I Could Never Go Vegan' Documetary, Breyer's launches ice cream with animal-free whey  Health Warning Issued for Vegan Cheese as Government Urged to Act () The 'King' of Carnivore Diet Admits He Doesn't Know the Long-Term Effects (https://plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/carnivore-diet-long-term-effects/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/27/202450 minutes, 57 seconds
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No Meat Athlete Radio: How to Eat Healthily When You Don't Have the Time

In this episode the four of us discuss ways to eat healthy (and not just sort of healthy, but really healthy) when life gets so busy that just getting a meal on the table feels like a win.  We also followup on Matt and Matt's previous episode's alcohol conversation, with Isabelle and Doug weighing in with two new takes on whether or not a small amount of alcohol has a place in a healthy lifestyle.
2/26/202448 minutes, 21 seconds
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Does Alcohol Have Any Place in a Healthy Lifestyle?

In this episode of the Outlier Health Podcast, Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman dig into the controversial topic of alcohol. During the 1990's, red wine (consumed in moderate amounts) gained the reputation of being beneficial for heart health. But that research has largely been debunked, and in 2024, it's accepted by most people that alcohol of any kind isn't good for us. And yet when we look at the longest-lived, happiest cultures in the world (like the Blue Zones cultures), we see that moderate alcohol use is a part of many of their lives. So what's the deal? Is it just correlation? Or is responsible alcohol consumption actually beneficial — or at least, not harmful — in the quest for a long, happy life?
2/23/202442 minutes, 56 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Exercise & Diet Secrets from a Longevity Doctor

Thursday, February 22nd. In this episode we talk about: Matt and Doug want new segment ideas for the show Weather report: Bill Gates invests in plant-based animal fat company, F1 driver Fernando Alonso goes plant-based and improves physical test results, Pokeworks adds vegan tuna, Matt and Doug are excited about cell-cultivated fish 63-Year-Old Longevity Doctor Reveals Diet and Exercise Secrets to Stay Young () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/23/202447 minutes, 5 seconds
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Matt Makes Vegan Bacon, Beyond Meat Announces New Healthier Ingredients, Healthy Plant-Based Diet Lessens Inflammation in Pro Soccer Players

Wednesday, February 21st. In this episode we talk about: Matt's king oyster mushroom bacon Weather report: Healthier Beyond Meat announced, plant-based diet cuts sleep apnea risk by 19%, Meati lays off 13% of workforce A Plant-Based Diet and Its Relationship with Oxidative Biomarkers in Footballers () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/21/202443 minutes, 52 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Is the 'Third Wave' of Vegan Cheese Upon Us?

Tuesday, February 20th. In this episode we talk about: Doug tries kava on his weekend getaway Weather report: Smashburger adds jackfruit burger but bun isn't vegan, Korean vegan tour launches, BK includes Impossible Whopper in new app promo, new documentary Pignorant Could the 'Third Wave' of Vegan Cheese Move Flexitarians Off Dairy? () Culture War Trolls Add to UK Vegan Restaurants' Struggles (https://www.theguardian.com/food/2024/feb/17/we-block-10-people-a-day-culture-war-trolls-add-to-uk-vegan-restaurants-struggles) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/20/202452 minutes
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No Meat Athlete Radio: The Least You Can Do to Avoid Getting Sick

We talk about habits for long-term health and fitness all the time, but what about avoiding sickness in the short-term? As four busy parents, we've all got our own favorite techniques, some wackier than others. In this episode we mix science and pseudoscience and share everything we believe is important for keeping ourselves and our families healthy. 
2/16/202445 minutes, 44 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: The Media Says Veganism Is Dead, Are They Right?

Thursday, February 15th. In this episode we talk about: Doug's solo getaway this weekend Weather report: Pamela Anderson doesn't wear makeup anymore and has acquired a skincare company, New Culture gets GRAS recognition from FDA for new precision-fermented casein, red packaging makes omnivores more likely to enjoy plant-based meat Kids Can Join the Vegan Scouts () 'Veganism is Dead': Say the Media Outlets — Does the Data Agree? () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/15/202449 minutes, 52 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Should We Stop Calling Plant-Based Meat 'Ultra-Processed'?

Wednesday, February 14th. In this episode we talk about: Weather report: Lab-grown meat off the menu at the two restaurants that once served it, Revo plant-based salmon lawsuit, more vegan restaurants adding meat to the menu Stop Using 'Misleading' Ultra-Processed Label, Says New Report ( 54% of Europeans Avoid Plant-Based Meat Because It's Ultra-Processed (https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/ultra-processed-foods-survey-plant-based-meat-health/) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/14/202450 minutes, 14 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Vegan Erectile Function Talk + Which Vegan Documentaries Mattered the Most?

Tuesday, February 13th. In this episode we talk about: Matt enrolls in sleep improvement program Weather report: Vegan diet linked to better urinary and sexual health in prostrate cancer patients, cell-cultivated cocoa and coffee coming, MELT cheese debut Cowspiracy is the 'Most Effective' Vegan Documentary, Poll Finds () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/13/202451 minutes, 16 seconds
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No Meat Athlete Radio: The Perfect Morning Routine?

For the first time, in this episode all four of the Outlier Health Podcast team get together to discuss that most minutiae-laden of topics... the morning routine! We talk about what exactly each of us does every morning to best prepare for a productive, fulfilling day... and then discuss whether morning routines actually help at all. Are they truly the key to success influencers make them out to be? Or would we be better off just doing something that makes us happy in the mornings? 
2/12/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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To Optimize or Not to Optimize When it Comes to Health?

Optimize your nutrition, optimize your fitness, optimize your sleep. Optimizing is the new hacking, but somehow more sophisticated. But lost in the world of high-tech solutions for squeezing the most out of your time and your life is the very human need to actually live. When you're busy counting macros, it's easy to forget that meals are meant to be enjoyed, and when you're hooked up to a heart monitor and a Strava account, you're definitely not doing the same kind of running our ancestors did.  In this episode of the Outlier Health Podcast, Matt and Matt explore optimization culture and ask the questions: Is all this optimization worth the enjoyment it costs us? And does it really help with health at all?
2/9/202440 minutes, 20 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Your Plant-Based Meat Could Soon Have Animal Fat

Thursday, February 8th. In this episode we talk about: Matt can't stop watching TonyPinDC clips Weather report: Impossible Foods partners with US Army, OK State Superindendent responds to PETA letter by eating burger Things Labelled "Vegan" Still Might Contain Animal Products ( Your Plant-Based Meat Could Soon Have Animal Fat ()  Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/9/202450 minutes, 57 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Sid Garza-Hillman Joins the Show to Talk about His New Book, 'Ultrarunning for Normal People'

Wednesday, February 7th. In this episode we talk about: Sid Garza-Hillman joins the show Sid's new book: Weather Report: Two new plant-based pepperoni offerings, cultivated meat will be halal under specific conditions, Pret a Manger to close vegan/vegetarian locations Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/8/202439 minutes, 36 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Vegan Restaurant Owner Deals with Negative Reviews After Adding Meat, The Most Frustrating Things About Being Vegan (According to Vegans)

Tuesday, February 6th. In this episode we talk about: Doug chooses 20-miler over 5K Weather Report: Nomas Gastrobar owner dealing with negative reviews, Steakholder Foods makes deal to scale 3D-printed steak The Most Frustrating Things About Being Vegan, According to Vegans (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-most-frustrating-things-about-being-vegan-according-to-vegans_l_65ba99a9e4b01c5c3a397f3d) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/6/202454 minutes, 25 seconds
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No Meat Athlete Radio: How to Rescue Your Failed Resolution

We're officially into February, meaning we're past all of the dates by which people say most resolutions fail. But not to worry, Matt Frazier and Isabelle Caputo are here to help you save yours! We talk about massive action versus small steps, the power of a 30-day challenge (instead of a year), and whether simply "visioning" your goal might be enough, even without all the planning that many gurus recommend you do.
2/5/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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Update: NMA Radio is Becoming the Outlier Health Podcast (With 5 New Shows Each Week)

Big changes ahead! The No Meat Athlete Radio feed is changing its name to the Outlier Health Podcast, with lots of brand new content being published each week. Every week you'll still hear one new episode of No Meat Athlete Radio, along with three episodes of the Plant-Based Morning Show (with Matt Frazier and Doug Hay), and an episode of the all-new Outlier Health Podcast (featuring Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman). The tentantive schedule for this feed: Monday: No Meat Athlete Radio Tuesday-Thursday: The Plant-Based Morning Show Friday: The Outlier Health Podcast Most shows will also run live at , where you can join the conversation and watch the live video recording. We're excited about these changes, and we hope you will be too!
2/5/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sleep Hacks: 15 Tricks We've Tried and How They Work (or Don't)

One Matt likes to optimize. The other one just wants to sleep through the night. Together, they've tried more sleep hacks than just about anybody.  Mouth-taping, lettuce tea, and blue-light blockers are just the start. In this episode of the Outlier Health Podcast, Matt Tullman and Matt Frazier dive into the crazy world of sleep improvement: sleep hygiene, sleep conditioning, and some solutions we guarantee you haven't thought of.
2/2/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: Vegan Restaurants Add Meat Back to Menus In Order to Survive

Wednesday, January 31st. In this episode we talk about: Doug's plan to have more fun Weather report: Robot-run Kernel restaurant opens soon, Meat the Mushroom earns Shark Tank funding, US Senators introduce bill to keep cultivated meat off school menus, luxury vegan chocolates in Academy Awards gift bags Vegan restaurant adds meat to its menu ( Could Putting Meat on the Menu Save the Vegan Fast Food Sector? () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
2/1/202446 minutes, 21 seconds
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Plant-Based Morning Show: The 15 'Healthiest' Vegan Fast Food Orders You Can Make

Tuesday, January 30th. In this episode we talk about: Doug's ski trip and crash Weather report: Tash Peterson thanks counter-protesters, Just Mayo back in Whole Foods 15 Healthiest Vegan Fast-Food Orders, According to Dietitians () Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on  or on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow , , and for more.
1/31/202448 minutes, 38 seconds
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Introducing Isabelle Caputo: Ultramarathons and What it Takes to Prioritize Fitness as a Busy Parent

In this episode, Matt and Matt chat with Isabelle Caputo, Director of Team & Customer Experience at Complement and longtime NMA Radio listener... and now our new co-host! We talk to Isabelle about her running history and her ultramarthon goals, and how she manages to do it all with young children and a busy life. We get into how we all prioritize exercise as we age and our families grow, along with our favorite habit tricks for keeping it going.
1/30/202451 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ultra-Processed Food: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Is It Really the Reason We're So Unhealthy?

In this episode of the new Outlier Health Podcast, Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman dive into the media's favorite new term for attacking plant-based meats: ultra-processed food, or UPF. But if ultra-processed foods are the main problem with modern diets, does this mean foods that are just processed (not ultra) — kitchen staples like oil, sugar, and refinded flour — are better than we thought?  We break down four categories of food processing, the latest research on the health ramifications of ultra-processed foods, and what this research means for everyone seeking a healthy, sometimes-but-not-all-the-time relationship with UPF.
1/24/202446 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ridiculous Morning Routines, Health Technology Obsessions, and How the World Started Trusting Influencers for Health Advice Instead of Doctors, with Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman

We’ve kept it quiet so far, but it’s time to spill the beans: Complement co-founders Matt Frazier and Matt Tullman are working on a book together, and we’re starting a podcast to share the process and the ideas in the book. In this “soft launch” episode, we look at how the health advice influencers give online is so drastically different from the advice doctors used to give us, and how it got to be that way. We talk about some crazy morning routines and the “optimization” mindset towards health that, even if it works, makes it very hard to be happy at the same time.
1/19/202435 minutes, 1 second
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NMA Chats: Combating Extremism with Positivity on Social Media with Maddie Saliba

Carnivore, vegan, keto — the discourse on social media around nutrition thrives on misinformation and extreme takes.  Not only is that unhelpful to those of us looking for solid nutrition advice, but it can be dangerous for many people, especially teenagers.  In this episode of No Meat Athlete Radio, Matt Tullman interviews Maddie Saliba, who gets hundreds of thousands of views through positivity, not clickbait. 
1/12/202446 minutes, 12 seconds
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NMA Chats: From Hitting Rock Bottom to Helping Others Live Their Best Lives with Adam Sud

For much of his life, Adam Sud considered every new day worse than the previous. It wasn't until he hit rock bottom and entered rehab did he begin to have a different outlook on life. Today Adam is a behavioral wellness & nutrition expert, international speaker, and the founder and CEO of Plant Based for Positive Change, where he uses plant-based nutrition, mindfulness practices, and wellness to transform lives.  In today's episode, Adam shares his powerful story and leaves you with takeaways you'll be thinking about for weeks. 
12/19/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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Plantapalooza Longevity: Food Waste and Meal Planning with Carleigh Bodrug of PlantYou

Did you know that nearly 40% of all food is wasted in America?   That comes to 119 billion pounds of food, which equates to nearly 130 billion meals.   All wasted.   Here's the good news:   You can make a difference... and get healthier in the process.   How?   For insight, we turn to Carleigh Bodrug. If you don't know Carliegh, she's a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the plant-based recipe site, PlantYou.   Carleigh has amassed a following of millions of plant-forward eaters by focusing on simple, nutritional recipes.   In today's interview with Carleigh, she dives into her "scrappy cooking" philosophy that is good for both you and the planet.
10/31/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Plantapalooza Longevity: Sustainable Weight Loss Strategies for Long-Term Health with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

This interview is part of the Plantaplaooza Longevity Festival. To get all the interviews and learn more, go to https://lovecomplement.com Calories are usually the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to weight management. But calories don't tell the whole story. Cyrus Khambatta, founder of Mastering Diabetes and Mastering Weight Loss challenges you to think about metabolic health before anything else.   Good metabolic health is associated with reduced risks of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer, and it plays a crucial role in weight management. In this interview, Cyrus talks about breakthroughs in metabolic health, and how it impacts your lifespan and weight management. Plus, the truth about carbohydrates and his secret to losing weight without even trying. 
10/27/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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NMA Chats: Thriving Through Adversity with Kris Carr

Few things will upend your world like a cancer diagnosis... especially in your 30s. But for Kris Carr, it was the beginning of a new life.   Kris Carr is a wellness activist, New York Times best-selling author, and cancer "thriver." In today's episode Matt Tullman talks to Kris about thriving through adversity, mindset, and how you can reclaim your health. 
9/8/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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NMA Chats: How to Live the Blue Zones Way with Dan Buettner

What does it really take to extend your healthspan? NYT bestselling author Dan Buettner walks us through the diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices of the planet's longest living communities.  In today's episode, Matt Tullman asks Dan about a longevity diet, wine and long-term health, the problem with our exercise culture, and more. Plus, a day in the life of Dan Buettner — how he puts his research into action. 
8/30/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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NMA Chats: Dr Bjørn Ekeberg on the Healing Powers of Light

Can you recharge your body with light? In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with NMA Chats: Dr Bjørn Ekeberg on the science of light and how near infrared light therapy might be the key to faster recovery. 
7/26/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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NMA Chats: The Surprising Truth about Plant Protein with Brenda Davis, RD

Brenda Davis is a pioneer in the plant-based community, affectionately labeled the "godmother" of plant-based dietitians. Yet all these years later, she's still being asked the age-old question: Where do you get your protein?  In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with Brenda to discuss her new book, Plant-Powered Protein, where she finally puts this question to rest. 
7/19/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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NMA Chats: Growth in Discomfort with Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Molly Patrick knows discomfort. Between addiction and life circumstances, she has dealt with her fair share of lows. But once she allowed herself to "feel her feelings," eveverything changed. Now Molly uses her platform at Clean Food Dirty Girl to change lives through food, mindfulness, and habits. In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with Molly to walk through her journey and share the tools and strategies she has found most impactiful. 
7/14/202351 minutes, 51 seconds
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NMA Chats: Nisha Vora of Rainbow Plant Life on Mastering Vegan Cooking at Home

Lawyer turned vegan food vlogger? Nisha Vora's journey to creating the massively popular Rainbow Plant Life YouTube channel and community is unconventional, but it comes from a single mission:  To do good in the world and help people live their best lives.  In today's episode, Nisha shares more about her journey and how you can become a master cook in your home kitchen. 
6/22/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Decluttering Your Digital Life and Reclaiming Leisure

What is technology doing to your brains, and how does that impact your leisure time? In today's episode, Matt and Doug talk digital decluttering, exploring new hobbies, and how to reclaim your free time. 
6/16/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases Through a Plant-Based Diet with Dr. Joel Kahn, MD

Even one of the world's leading heart doctors understands that no one is perfect.  Including him.  Diet, fitness, lifestyle... there has to be room for flexibility.  So according to Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, it comes down to making decisions that offer the best bang for their buck.  Allowing for flexibility because life requires it, and focusing our efforts on the lifestyle choices that make a real difference in longevity and well-being.  For the last interview in the 2023 Plantapalooza series, we talk to Dr. Kahn about the approach he implements with countless patients and in his own life.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/30/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Thriving as a Plant-Based Athlete with Matt Frazier

It's now clear:    You can succeed as an athlete while eating a plant-based diet.    From endurance runners to professional football players, athletes across disciplines are going vegan and breaking records.    But does thriving as a plant-based athlete require certain considerations or care?    For example, does plant protein help build and repair muscle the same way animal protein does?    And what about calories and creatine?    In today's interview with Matt Frazier, NY Times bestselling author of The Plant-Based Athlete and founder of No Meat Athlete, we don't dwell on the question of if it's possible...    Matt cuts straight to what you need to know about how to thrive as a plant-based athlete.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/29/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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Plantapalooza: The Science of Metabolic Nutrition with Nicolette Richer

When you hear someone say they have a healthy metabolism, they're usually referring to one thing:  Burning calories.  But metabolic health is about so much more than how quickly we burn through food.  It's about energy, cell function, and eliminating waste.  And it leads to healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and nutrient absorption.  So how do we nurture a healthy metabolism?  Today's interview is with Nicolette Richer, a Regenerative Medicine educator who specializes in metabolic health.  She outlines a clear diet and lifestyle blueprint for a thriving metabolism.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/28/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Age-Defying Nutrition Secrets to Help You Look and Feel Your Best with Brian Vaszily

The largest organ in your body? Your skin.  And yet, how much do you know about what you're feeding it?  Today we're taking a departure from just talking about what to put in your body to share a guide for how to approach what you put on your body.  Brian Vaszily, founder of The Art of Anti-Aging, shares the disturbing reality of most skin care products, and how to build a routine that helps heal and preserve healthy skin as you age.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/27/202355 minutes, 22 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Whole Food Plant-Based Eating — Building an Diet that Matches Your Lifestyle with Jill & Jeffrey Dalton

Does eating a healthier, whole-food plant-based diet feel out of reach?    You could follow the typical advice repeated across the internet...    Spend your Sunday meal prepping.  Use this cookbook or that meal planner (often filled with unfamiliar ingredients).  Buy new kitchen gadgets like a pressure cooker or air fryer.    For some people, those tips might be useful.    But when you're busy with work or school, juggling meals for a family, or unconfident in the kitchen, scheduling additional time for prep and complicated recipes can feel like an insurmountable burden.    That's the way it felt for Jill and Jeffrey Dalton when they first started eating a plant-based diet.    Neither of them enjoyed cooking, and most of the foods they tried to cook were foreign.    So they put together a strategy that has made their meals not only healthy, but fun, quick, and easily repeatable.    And now each week they share their meals with hundreds of thousands of people through the Whole Food Plant-Based Cooking Show.    Today we sit down with Jill and Jeffrey, who share their journey to whole food plant-based cooking, and how the method they used to transform their diet.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/26/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Sustainable Weight Loss with Kiki Nelson

Here's a shocking stat:     It's estimated that the global weight loss industry — built around crash diets, liquid meal replacements, and appetite suppression — was worth over $220 billion in 2021.    And it's only growing year over year.    And yet, studies show that the vast majority of dieters (anywhere from 37-97%, depending on the study) consider it a failure.    Either they never lost the weight to begin with or gain it back as soon as they go off their diet.     There has to be a better way...   And according to Kiki Nelson, a bestselling author and founder of Plantiful Kiki, there is.    It's sustainable (so you don't regain the weight), flexible (no crazy crash diets), and does a whole lot more for your health than just helping you shed a few pounds.    As part of today's Headliner event, Kiki walks us through how she lost over 70 pounds on a bountiful plant-based diet, and what she has learned from year's of coaching others to do the same.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/25/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Diversifying Your Gut Microbiome Through a Plant-Based Diet with Married to Health

Few parts of your body impact your health as much as your gut.  A healthy gut microbiome can boost your energy, elevate your immunity, and increase your longevity.  An unhealthy gut does the opposite... creating a lot of bloating and digestive discomfort in the process.  But what exactly is a gut microbiome, and how does a plant-centered diet impact it?  That's what we dive into with Dahlia Marin, RDN, LD, CGN and James Marin, RD, two of the world's leading plant-based gut health specialists and the founders of Married to Health.  For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/24/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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Plantapalooza: Overcoming the Greatest Challenges to Your Health with Ocean Robbins

We need a food revolution.  In the United States, we spend 19% of our entire Gross Domestic Product on healthcare — 80% of which is treating the symptoms of chronic disease.  Chronic diseases that are directly fueled by diet and lifestyle.  As Ocean Robbins, a bestselling author and co-founder of , puts it:  Our healthcare system isn't helping people get better, we're just trying to manage an ongoing breakdown.  But there's some good news:  A recent study published in Plus Medicine found that switching from a typical diet to an optimal plant-centered diet — even as late as the age of 60 — could add eight more healthy years of life.  And if you start sooner you can add even more.  In this first Plantapalooza Headliner discussion, Ocean outlines his approach to helping people make that life-changing transformation.  An approach that has helped millions of people set off their individual food revolutions. For additional resources, visit   And this week only, save up to 50% sitewide! 
5/24/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fasting, Fitness, and the Longevity Diet by Valter Longo

What's the key to longevity? According to Valter Longo and his bestselling book, The Longevity Diet, it's a combination of fitness and a mostly plant-based diet. That in itself isn't groundbreaking by any means, but what is unique about Longo's approach is the regular fasting element.  In today's episode, Matt and Doug walk through the tenets of Longo's philosophy, and Matt shares his recent experience completing a 5-day Prolon fast. 
5/18/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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Does the Slow-Carb Diet Work for Vegans, Coffee Wars, 6 Plant-Based Taco Recipes and What Doug Thinks of Them

Did you know we have another podcast? It's called the Plant-Based Morning Show, and we go live every weekday to discuss the latest in plant-based news and headlines.  A lot has changed since we last shared an episode of the PBMS here, so we thought it would be fun to catch you up to speed with an episode from last week!  In this episode we talk about: Doug's alcohol plan going forward after his 21-day dry challenge Listener question: the Slow-Carb Diet Weather report: Slutty Vegan expanding to Dallas, Quorn partnership, Everything Legendary burgers in even more stores, U.S. smoking hits all-time low 6 Plant-Based Taco Recipes that Are Actually Good for You (Everyday Health) Tune in live every weekday at 11am to watch on YouTube or on Instagram (@plantbasedmorningshow and @nomeatathlete_official), or watch on Twitter or Twitch! Follow @plantbasedmorningshow, @realmattfrazier, and @itsdoughay for more.
5/4/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Fitness Plan for Longevity from Peter Attia's Outlive

Peter Attia's new New York Times bestselling book, Outlive, outlines a very audacious fitness plan for longevity. In today's episode, Matt Frazier and Doug Hay break down the plan and methodology and debate the pros and cons of such a time-consuming routine.  Is this the ticket to living a long, active life? Or is it an unrealistic goal that will leave more people discouraged than motivated?  For Matt and Doug, the answer is clear. 
5/2/202358 minutes, 35 seconds
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NMA Chats: Healing Your Body with Superfoods with Michael Kuech

We all know junk foods have a negative impact on your health. But how much can superfoods do the opposite?  In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with Michael Kuech, co-founder of YourSuper and author of the new book Your Super Life: 100+ Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes Made with Nature's Most Powerful Superfoods In the episode they discuss how superfoods transformed Michael's health and life, growing a business, and simple steps for improving your health. 
4/14/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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Has our training turned lame, or is this the secret to sustainability?

NMA Radio is back! In this first episode of 2023, Matt and Doug dissect their current approach to training, and ask themselves...  Does this mean we're getting lame, or is this a better way to train? 
3/30/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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The 2022 Vegan Athlete Holiday Gift Guide

Are you scrambling to find a last-minute gift for the vegan athlete in your life? Don't worry, we have you covered. In today's episode, Matt and Doug scour the internet for the best gift ideas, share the 2022 gifting trends that keep popping up, and provide their definitive guide to the best gifts of the year (or at least some good ideas).
12/9/202248 minutes, 42 seconds
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Serving Over 8 Billion Plant-Based Meals, How Paul Rodney Turner Helps Feed the World

Few people can say they've had a larger impact on the world than Paul Rodney Turner, a former monk turned founder of Food for Life Global. Food for Life has served over 8 billion plant-based meals around the world, and the number grows by the day. In today's episode, Matt Tullman speaks with Paul about his outlook on the world, and why he's chosen to focus on vegan food as a way of helping people in need.
11/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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NMA Chats: Dr. Taylor Sittler on the Metabolic Health Crisis, Broken Healthcare Systems, and The Best Thing You can Do For Your Health

Today we talk to Dr. Taylor Sittler, a physician who specializes in metabolic health. In the episode we cover the impact of processed foods, why our healthcare system is broken, the four biggest levers your can pull for better health, and more.
11/4/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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We Answer Your Vegan Fitness Questions

Training, travel, habits, lunches, and workout fuel... Matt and Doug cover it all in today's Asks Us Anything style episode. Plus, Matt's hot takes on Halloween decorations!
10/20/202259 minutes
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[Morning Show] Matt's Foster Puppies Cause a Huge Mess, Beyond Meat to Lay off One-Fifth of Employees, New Starbucks Vegan Items, Half of Plant-Based Eaters Don't Eat Healthily

This week we're publishing the Plant-Based Morning Show's daily episodes on the No Meat Athlete Radio feed, so that you can get a taste for what the daily, live format is like. Friday, October 14th — In today's episode, we talk about: Matt's foster puppies cause a huge mess (Fortune) (NY Post) (VegNews) (NY Post) (heart.org) (Food Ingredients First) (News Medical)   The Plant-Based Morning Show is presented by . Tune in live on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter every weekday at 11am Eastern! Follow and for more.
10/14/202246 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Morning Show] Which States are the Most Vegan-Friendly, Beyond Popcorn Chicken, Busting Soy Myths, and Why "Bivalvegans" Think It's Okay to Eat Certain Shellfish

This week we're publishing the Plant-Based Morning Show's daily episodes on the No Meat Athlete Radio feed, so that you can get a taste for what the daily, live format is like. Thursday, October 13th — In today's episode, we talk about: (Vegan Review)  (The Beet)  (Yahoo Finance)  (Webwire)  (Vegan Calm)   The Plant-Based Morning Show is presented by . Tune in live on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter every weekday at 11am Eastern! Follow and for more.
10/13/202239 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Morning Show] Texas Pete Lawsuit, Kellogg's Is Making Vegan Chick'n & Eggo Waffles, Veganuary Participants Don't Actually Buy Less Meat

This week we're publishing the Plant-Based Morning Show's daily episodes on the No Meat Athlete Radio feed, so that you can get a taste for what the daily, live format is like. Tuesday, October 11th — In today's episode, we talk about: More details about PlantBuilt winners (New York Post) (Totally Vegan Buzz) (Food Navigator) Doug's Amazon infomercial appearance   The Plant-Based Morning Show is presented by . Tune in live on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter every weekday at 11am Eastern! Follow and for more.
10/12/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Morning Show] Doug Finally Tries Smoked Paprika, Matt Gets Foster Puppies, Top Vegan Fiber Foods, and the Plant-Based Diet's Identity Crisis as the Alt-Meat Market Struggles

This week we're publishing the Plant-Based Morning Show's daily episodes on the No Meat Athlete Radio feed, so that you can get a taste for what the daily, live format is like. If you like it, be sure to subscribe whereever you listen to podcasts! In today's episode, we talk about: PlantBuilt's success at Mr. America competition (VegNews) (Green Queen)  (Food Navigator) (The Spinoff)   The Plant-Based Morning Show is presented by . Tune in live on Instagram ( and ), or watch on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter every weekday at 11am Eastern! Follow and for more.
10/11/202254 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is the Plant-Based Meat Bubble Bursting?

Over the past several years, there has been a lot of hype and money around the plant-based meat industry. But is that bubble about to burst? Some industry leaders think so. In Today's episode, Matt and Doug are back to share their take on the future of the plant-based meat industry, and what this downturn means for the vegan movement.
10/7/202247 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Started a New Podcast: The Plant-Based Morning Show

It's official, Matt and Doug have started a new podcast. To celebrate, we're sharing an episode where we debate whether we're losing the plants in plant-based diets (and other fun news).  
9/23/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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NMA Chats: Author Doug Evans on Eating Living Foods and the Power of Sprouts

In today's Episode, Doug Evans, author of The Sprout Book, sits down with Matt Tullman about his "living foods" approach to nutrition, how sprouts can transform your health, and how to get started. 
9/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Vegan Meat: How much is too much?

We talk a LOT about new plant-based meats, cheeses, and other treats. But while the growth of this industry is exciting, when does regular consumption of these products begin to negatively impact your health?  In today's episode, Matt and Doug look at a recent study that compares a whole food plant-based diet with a processed vegan diet, looking for an answer. 
9/8/202243 minutes, 56 seconds
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NMA Chats: Fiona Oakes on Using Sport to Advocate for Animals

Fiona Oakes is an accomplished marathon runner and ultrarunner, but it was never the sport that motivated her. From her first race, Fiona was on a mission to raise awareness of animal cruelty and promote the vegan diet. In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Fiona about her drive and challenges, and why she chose running as a way to spread her message.
9/2/202256 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rethinking Self Improvement: Is a "Good Enough Life" Good Enough?

Are we improving ourselves to death? That's the question Matt and Doug asked themselves in 2018. And four years later, their thinking has changed. In today's episode, Matt and Doug revisit the self-improvement topic and debate whether they think good enough is in fact good enough.
8/26/202245 minutes, 15 seconds
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NMA Chats: Becoming the Best with Vegan Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist, Meagan Duhamel

Meagan Duhamel needs no introduction. As an Olympic figure skater, we watched her earn Silver in 2014 and Gold in 2018. But how well do you know her story? In today's episode, Matt Tullman speaks with Meagan about her drive from childhood, her quest to become the best in the world, and how Meagan's vegan diet has impacted her longevity in the sport.
8/18/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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[Live] Vegan Meat Controversy, Multi-Day Runs, and Jeffrey Binney

Matt and Doug are back live on Twitter, joined this time by everyone's favorite ultrarunner and comedian, Jeffrey Binney. They discuss the Impossible Meat controversy, surviving the 120-mile Trans Rockies Run, pickleball, and more.
8/12/202247 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Live on Twitter Space] Healthy, Stress-Free Summer Eating

How do you structure and plan your diet to keep it stress-free? In today's episode, Matt and Doug go live on Twitter Space to walk through nine healthy eating rules, how they fit into their lives, and why they might need some adjustments. Want to join us live? The next Twitter Space will be recorded Tuesday, August 9th at 10:30 Eastern. Follow @NoMeatAthlete and @RockCreekRunner to join.
8/4/20221 hour, 55 seconds
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Does your morning routine actually matter?

All the gurus love to talk about morning routines. Routines to make you more productive. Routines to make you happier. Routines to get you into the best shape of your life. But do morning routines matter, and should a structured routine be your goal? In today's episode, Matt and Doug try to answer that question.
7/21/202252 minutes, 3 seconds
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NMA Chats: How Vegan Nutritionist Fritz Horstmann Coaches People to the Best Fitness of Their Life

What does it take to get in the best health and fitness of your life? In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with vegan nutritionist Fritz Horstmann on how to optimize your diet and lifestyle to reach your health goals.
7/14/202248 minutes, 53 seconds
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We're Going Streaking

Run streaking, that is. In today's episode, Matt and Doug discuss the pros and cons of habit streaks, their experience with 50+ day streaks, and how they can transform the way you train, eat, and thrive.
7/7/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Health Habits We Struggle With the Most

Is there a health habit that you just can't seem to tackle? One that you know you struggle with, but can never seem to resolve?  That happens to all of us. In today's episode, Matt and Doug share their most challenging habits, and discuss ways that they could tackle them once and for all.
6/30/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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Healthy Habits on Vacation (Don't be Like Doug)

It is officially the first week of summer and like so many others, Matt and Doug are taking vacations. In today's episode, they share tips for maintaining healthy fitness and nutrition habits while on vacation, and share a warning for anyone listening. 
6/23/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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NMA Chats: Fiber Fueled Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

In a special live edition of NMA Chats, Matt Tullman sits down with NYT Bestselling Author, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, to discuss gluten, low histidine diet for migraines, the connection between food and mood, and more.
6/16/202250 minutes, 5 seconds
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Chef AJ on Caloric Density, Her New Book, and the Healthy Way to Lose Weight

Having been vegan for 45 years, transformed her own life, and helped hundreds of thousands of people transform theirs, there are few people who understand the plant-based diet and weight loss better than Chef AJ. Today Matt Frazier has the privilege of bringing Chef AJ back onto the podcast to discuss her weight loss philosophy, updated book, and a healthy approach to weight loss.
6/9/202259 minutes, 19 seconds
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Monitoring Your Hydration for Performance with Meridith Cass

We've all been told to drink plenty and drink often when working out, but what role does hydration really play in performance? And is there more to it than just chugging water? In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Meridith Cass, the CEO of Nix Biosensors about how to properly hydrate for optimal athletic results. 
6/2/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is getting paid to exercise the future of fitness?

From Kim Kardashian to the NYT bestseller list, there's a lot to talk about in today's episode. But what Matt and Doug are most excited about discussing is a new NFT project called STEPN, which pays you to exercise. Is this the future of fitness or a terrible idea that will quickly fizzle out?
5/27/202255 minutes, 41 seconds
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7 Things Vegan Athletes Do (That We Stopped Doing)

Follow the path of just about every vegan athlete and they all have a few things in common. But for Matt and Doug, some of those "typical" vegan athlete habits or trends have fallen off. In today's episode, they share what they've stopped doing as vegan athletes, and why. Can you relate?
5/19/202249 minutes, 47 seconds
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Can you hit your macronutrient goals on a vegan diet?

This episode starts with a simple question: What do plant-based athletes eat? Sounds straightforward enough... But when you dig deeper, the question is really about macronutrients, weight loss, weight gain, and how to power your performance on plants. Today Matt and Doug address those topics while sharing their favorite go-to meals and recipes.
5/12/202252 minutes, 1 second
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(Replay) The Healing Power of Yoga (and How You Can Get Started) with Katie Hay

Yoga's popularity has boomed over the past several years, but for many, it's still too intimidating to actually try. In today's episode, we bring back one of our most listened to episodes, where Doug chats with his wife Katie, a certified Yoga Therapist and 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, about how yoga can transform your life and how to get started. Doug asks the many questions he had before his first class, and Katie shares how yoga can be a transformative and healing practice for all athletes.
5/5/202258 minutes
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Do vegan athletes recover faster or get injured more?

Vegan athletes love to talk about how quickly they recover, and non-vegan athletes are quick to point out vegans who are constantly injured. Can both be true? In today's episode, Matt and Doug talk about eating a plant-based diet for recovery and injury prevention, plus they answer a listener's question about her upcoming Ragnar race. Episode Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Feals CBD. Feals is a better way to feel better. For 50% off of your first offer plus free shipping go to https://feals.com/nomeat.
4/21/202251 minutes, 45 seconds
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VR, Fitness Habits, and Matt's New Pull-Up Bar

Doug takes his first trip to the metaverse, starts a new exercise streak, and denies science. Matt goes all-in on his new pull-up bar. Today's episode is a clear reminder health and fitness habits can be a lot of fun. (And when they are, they're a lot more likely to stick.)  Shouout to today's sponsor, Trade Coffee. Get fresh roasted and ethically sourced beans from America's best independent roasters. Right now Trade Coffee is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to https://drinktrade.com/nomeat.
4/14/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Questions New Vegan Athletes Have (But Are Too Afraid to Ask), Part 1

Have a question about fueling, protein, or energy products? You're not alone! In today's episode, Matt and Doug begin working through the 11 most common questions about being a vegan athlete, starting with three big ones.   Thank you to today's sponsor, Code. Coda is a new kind of document that brings words, data, and teams together. It comes with a set of building blocks that anyone can combine to create a doc as powerful as an app. To have your team join free and get started working together, go to Coda.io/nomeat and sign up today.
4/7/20221 hour, 23 seconds
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NMA Chats: Dr. Monica Aggarwal on Inflammation, Chronic Illness, and Finding Balance

Dr. Monica Aggarwal is a board-certified cardiologist, author, and athlete with rheumatoid arthritis. She's also a strong advocate for diet over drugs. In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Dr. Aggarwal about inflammation triggers, the importance of taking care of your stress levels, and her newly updated book, Body on Fire.
4/1/202259 minutes, 43 seconds
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Training Not Going to Plan? Here's What to Do

A missed long run, a nagging injury, or your time trials not going to plan... Training setbacks happen to all of us. In today's episode, Matt gives us an update on his training (spoiler, there's a setback), and Doug shares his strategy for how to readjust when training doesn't go your way.
3/29/202254 minutes, 34 seconds
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NMA Chats: Anna Pippus on Animal Rights Law, Supporting Community, and Managing Your Plant-Based Kitchen

Anna Pippus, known for her recipes at Easy Animal Free, didn't start as a chef or cook, but instead as a lawyer, working on animal and human rights. It wasn't until people began asking what they could do to support her efforts that she began documenting her recipes. In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Anna about the state of animal agriculture, her philosophy behind food, and how to manage a plant-based kitchen with a family.
3/17/202251 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Improve Your Running Form (And Do Habit Environments Matter?)

After years of running, is still possible to improve your running form? In this episode, we discuss how Matt has gone back to the basics to injury-proof his form. Plus, Doug's fragile habits, habit environments, and what to do when everything goes south.
3/10/202248 minutes, 40 seconds
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The 17 Weirdest Vegan Things We Do, Updated

Back in 2012, Matt wrote a blog post about the weird things he does as a vegan. And it went viral. Now, 10 years later, we revisit that list, update some of the items, and share several new "weird" things we find ourselves doing (which we're sure you'll be able to relate to).
3/3/202254 minutes, 15 seconds
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Should you stop listening to podcasts?

We love podcasts. We love audiobooks. We even love the news (well, Doug does, anyway). But when does it become too much? In today's episode, Doug shares a personal story of reaching his input breaking point, and why he and Matt believe more time spent thinking is critical for long-term health and well-being.
2/25/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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NMA Chats: Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Eating for Longevity

So you eat plants... Is that enough? In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with bestselling author and leading plant-based doctor, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, on how to optimize your diet for longevity. 
2/17/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is running fewer miles a better way to train?

Matt is once again training for an ultramarathon, only this time, he's taking a new approach. Inspired by the CrossFit Endurance principles and motivation for general strength and fitness, Matt is ditching the long slow miles for more intensity. But will it work out? In today's episode, Matt and Doug discuss the pros and cons of CrossFit Endurance, and how this approach could work for you.
2/10/20221 hour, 28 seconds
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Practical, Low Waste, Plant-Based Cooking with @PlantYou's Carleigh Bodrug

Carleigh Bodrug, better known as @PlantYou, has grown a massive following on Instagram because of her practical, easy-to-follow plant-based recipes. In today's episode, Matt and Doug chat with Carleigh about her low food waste philosophy, why these recipes are so successful, and her new cookbook.
2/3/202245 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 Things We're Trying to Help Us Live Longer

We all want to live longer, but what simple actions can you take each day that may make a difference? In today's episode, Doug and Matt share some of their recent attempts to improve their meaning, mindfulness, sleep, and fitness for longevity.
1/28/202256 minutes, 6 seconds
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NMA Chats: The Next Frontier of Plant-Based Foods with Brian Kateman

How do we help people eat more plant-based foods? In today's episode of NMA Radio, Matt Tullman chats with documentarian Brian Kateman on how to "meat" people in the middle. Huge thank you to today's sponsors: GREEN CHEF: Green Chef’s vegan recipes are high in plant proteins and wholesome sides. Go to GreenChef.com/nomeat130 and use code nomeat130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping! FABULOUS: Fabulous is the habit-changing app that gives you the tools and skills you need to help you break free of negative habits and build new healthy ones that stick! Get 25% off Fabulous Premium by going to thefab.co/nomeat
1/20/20221 hour, 13 seconds
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Doug's 1000 Hour Outdoor Challenge (and OtherThings)

The neverending intro? In this episode, Matt and Doug tackle a wide range of topics, from KFC's new vegan nuggets to self-help books and how Doug plans to get his family outside for 1,000 hours.
1/14/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rediscover Your Fitness in 2022, Part 2

Did you set a New Year's resolution? You're not alone. In fact, an estimated 50% of Americans set health goals on January 1st. But of those goal-setters, 80% fail by February 1st! After failing the past few years himself, Matt took a different approach for 2021... and everything clicked. In this 2-part series, Matt and Doug break down 7 steps to successfully establishing, building, and achieving your goals, so that you can rediscover your health and fitness in 2022.  Thanks to today's sponsors: Thrive Market: Thrive Market is an online membership-based market, on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Join today at trivemarket.com/nomeat to get 40% off your first order and a FREE gift! Ten Thousand: Makers of high-quality, super comfortable training shorts. Ten Thousand is offering NMA Radio listeners 15% off your first purchase at tenthousand.cc with code NOMEAT
1/6/202255 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rediscover Your Fitness in 2022, Part 1

Setting a New Year's resolution? You're not alone. In fact, an estimated 50% of Americans set health goals on January 1st. But of those goal-setters, 80% fail by February 1st! After failing the past few years himself, Matt took a different approach for 2021... and everything clicked. In this 2-part series, Matt and Doug break down 7 steps to successfully establishing, building, and achieving your goals, so that you can rediscover your health and fitness in 2022. 
12/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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NMA Chats: The Power Behind Plants with Olympic Rubgy Player Abby Gustaitis

While professional plant-based athletes are becoming more common, they're still most often found in endurance sports like running, cycling, or soccer. But today, we hear from Olympian Abby Gustaitis, a professional athlete competing at the pinnacle of a sport that combines endurance with power and pure strength. Huge thank you to today's episode sponsors:  GREEN CHEF: Green Chef’s vegan and vegetarian recipes are high in plant proteins and rich in omega 3s. Go to www.GreenChef and use code nomeat10 to get 10 Free Meals including free shipping! ROUBXE: Where learning the core techniques and knowledge behind plant-based cooking empowers people and athletes to live a sustainable, well-fueled (and delicious) plant-based lifestyle. Visit  to learn more about their plant-based programs.
12/9/202151 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to Think Differently About Goals This Year

As you approach the new year, it's only natural to think about your health and fitness goals. But would you have more success if you approached them differently?  In today's episode, Matt and Doug share a few lessons from the last few years of goal setting, and how they're thinking about resolutions for 2022. Huge thank you to today's episode sponsors:  TEN THOUSAND: Makers of high-quality, super comfortable training shorts. Ten Thousand is offering NMA Radio listeners 15% off your first purchase. Go to ten thousand.cc and enter code NOMEAT to receive 15% off. ROUBXE: Where learning the core techniques and knowledge behind plant-based cooking empowers people and athletes to live a sustainable, well-fueled (and delicious) plant-based lifestyle. Visit  to learn more about their plant-based programs. EVERLYWELL: Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home Food Sensitivity, Metabolism, Sleep & Stress, Thyroid, and other lab tests at nomeat
12/2/202145 minutes, 11 seconds
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NMA Chats: Eat, Move, and Rest Your Way to Foundational Health

What are the three fundamental aspects of health? According to Erin and Dusty Stanczyks, it's eating, moving, and resting. In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with the health coaches and YouTube stars helping hundreds of thousands of people transform their lives.
11/25/202156 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Increase Your Happiness

What is happiness, and how can you experience more of it? In today's episode, Doug and Matt share their thoughts on pleasure, long-term goals and meaning, kids, and intentional vs. forced suffering, and how each relates to happiness. Plus, they share a few things they're doing to try to live a happier, more fulfilled life. SPONSOR SHOUTOUTS: This episode is brought to you by Rouxbe, where learning the core techniques and knowledge behind plant-based cooking empowers people and athletes to live a sustainable, well-fueled (and delicious) plant-based lifestyle. Visit https://rouxbe.com/nomeatathlete/ to learn more about their plant-based programs. This episode is also brought to you by Everlywell. Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home Food Sensitivity, Metabolism, Sleep & Stress, Thyroid, and other lab tests at everlywell.com/nomeat
11/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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NMA Chats: Type One Determination with Lauren Plunkett, RDN

In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lauren Plunkett, about the power of a plant-based diet, her personal journey with Type 1 Diabetes, and her new book, Type One Determination. Thank you to today's sponsors: MyFitnessPal: Get three free months of a premium membership at nomeat.myfitnesspal.com with promo code NOMEAT. Manly Bands: To get 25% off your Manly Band now through Cyber Monday, go to manlybands.com/NOMEAT or use promo code NOMEAT.
11/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Our Successful Health Habits of 2021

With the completion of Doug's first race since February of 2020, life, habits, and health have come full circle. In today's episode, Matt and Doug share the mindset and habit shifts that have stuck with them over the past year, and how they'll shape the future.
11/4/202150 minutes, 42 seconds
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NMA Chats: How a Plant-Based Diet Fuels Professinal Hocky Player Jacquie Pierri

Growing up playing hockey on a boy's team, Jackquie Pierri has never been one to shy away from chasing her goals, even if others try to stand in her way. In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Jackie about how — despite initial pushback — she has proven to her team and community that you can thrive as a plant-based professional hockey player.
10/29/202150 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mastering Your Blood Sugar with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH

As type 1 diabetics, Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro have an immediate understanding of how foods impact blood sugar levels. And what they've discovered through their own experiences and studies has led them to dedicate their lives to helping people master blood sugar for optimal health. In today's episode, Matt and Doug chat with Robby and Cyrus as they break down exactly what athletes, health nuts, and pre-diabetics should understand about the relationship between food and blood sugar for short-term gains and long-term health. They share their stoplight approach to foods, post-workout meals, commonly misunderstood foods, and more.
10/21/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brain Health and Cognitive Decline Prevention with Dr. Dean Sherzai

If there's one thing most of us fear, it's cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. So what can we do to prevent it? In today's episode, Matt Tullman speaks to Dr. Dean Sherzai, a behavioral neuroscientist, on the lifestyle changes you can make to support long-term brain health and help prevent chronic cognitive issues.
10/14/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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Going Vegan for Beginners with Pamela Fergusson, RD, PhD

If you had a blueprint for going vegan, what would it look like? In today's episode, Matt and Doug chat with Pamela Fergusson, RD, PhD, about everything from amino acids and visible protein, to whether the vegan diet is truly as healthy as people claim.
10/7/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rewriting the Medical School Curriculum with Muzammil Ahmad

What role does nutrition play in medical school? For 4th year medical student, Muzammil Ahmad, not enough. In today's episode, Doug chats with Muzammil about his mission to correct some of the outdated information taught about the plant-based diet in medical school, and highlight nutrition as a critical prevention tool.
10/1/202144 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are Plant Milks Good for You?

In today's episode, Matt and Doug address a recent article published in the NY Times about plant milks... are they good for you? Are they a reasonable substitute for cow's milk (and do we even WANT a substitute for cow's milk)? Plus, our favorite plant milks, and why.
9/23/202152 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Plantiful Kiki Found Weight Loss Success with a High-Carb, Plant-Based Diet

Can you lose with and eat a high carbohydrate diet? After struggling to find a weight loss program that worked for her, Plantiful Kiki tried something completely different... and it worked! In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Kiki about her and her family are thriving with a high-carb, plant-based diet.
9/16/202136 minutes
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How to Tap Into Unexpected Motivation

Ask Matt and Doug how their fitness is going, and they'll say it's better than it has been in a long time. Why? Because they're trying new things. In today's episode, Matt and Doug share updates on their training, what's working, and how you can see better results.
9/9/202155 minutes, 2 seconds
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Filmmaker and Comedian Jeffrey Binney on Being Dumb Enough Not to Quit

You have to be smart enough to start, but dumb enough not to quit. That was the advice that motivated Jeffrey Binney, the filmmaker behind the hilarious and inspiring Once is Enough film, to chase his outrageous goal. In today's episode, Jeffrey sits down with Matt and Doug to discuss motivation, failure, and why sometimes the only way to see success is to ignore everything your body and mind are telling you.
9/3/202158 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Miyoko Schinner Brought Artisanal Cuisine to Veganism

These days, Miyoko Schinner's plant-based cheese products can be found in just about any grocery store. But of course, it hasn't always been that way. Miyoko's journey started out of a desire to bring color, craft, and creativity to the bland, uninspired vegan cooking of the time. In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with Miyoko, who shares her stories, lessons, and vision for the future of veganism.
8/26/202155 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dreena Burton and 25 Years of Plant-Based Cooking

What has Dreena Burton learned from 25 years of plant-based cooking? In today's episode, Matt and Doug chat with cookbook author Dreena Burton about how she approaches new recipes, why she tries to avoid plant meats, and what's different about her new book, Dreena's Kind Kitchen.
8/19/202152 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Talk About Your Vegan Diet Without Being Awkward

How do you talk to friends, family, or strangers about your vegan diet without sounding pushy or awkward? In today's episode, Matt and Doug share their long-game approach, and why they believe it works.
8/12/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Designing Your Environment for Health and Happiness

How much does your environment — where you live, who you interact with, what you have access to — impact your health and happiness? In today's episode, Matt and Doug share a few larger environmental shifts, plus small adjustments with a big impact.
8/5/202145 minutes, 31 seconds
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What's Next for the Vegan Movement?

In a post Game Changers, post The Plant-Based Athlete, post Impossible Whopper world... what's next for the vegan movement? In today's episode, Matt and Doug make a few predictions of how the movement will change (and the challenges we'll face) over the next several years.
7/29/202142 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mental Minimalism with Carly Taylor

In today's NMA Chats, Matt sits down with vegan and mental health activist, Carly Taylor, to discuss the challenges of social media and a pull towards "mental minimalism."
7/22/202141 minutes, 31 seconds
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Committing to Deep Work (and How it Pertains to Fitness & Nutrition)

Inspired by Cal Newport's book Deep Work, Matt and Doug discuss how they use deep work strategies for improved productivity, and how the philosophy can be applied to fitness and nutrition.
7/16/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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NMA Chats: Understanding Your Gut Microbiome with James Marin, RD, EN and Dahlia Marin, RDN of Married to Health

In today's episode, Matt sits down with James Marin, RD, EN and Dahlia Marin, RDN of Married to Health to break down the long-term implications of gut health.
7/8/202151 minutes
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What to Expect When Training for a Marathon or Ultramarathon

Thinking of running your first marathon or ultramarathon this year? In today's episode, Matt and Doug break down everything you should consider when planning your training.
7/1/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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The New York Times Best Seller List and What it Means to Pick Yourself

Matt's goal of the past 10 years came true this week, as The Plant-Based Athlete hit #4 on The New York Times Best Seller List. In today's episode, Matt shares that experience, what it means for the community, and how it all started with the simple act of "picking yourself."
6/25/202150 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is a plant-based diet actually better for athletes?

We talk a lot about anecdotal evidence for why we believe the plant-based diet is better... but what does the science say? In today's episode, Matt and Doug break down two new studies to see what they say about the benefits of a plant-based diet on performance (and what they don't say).
6/17/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Get Back Into a Fitness Routine

Ready to gain fitness after a long stretch off? After months of trying new techniques, Matt and Doug have learned a few lessons. Here's what's working (and what isn't) as they work towards maintaining long-term fitness.
6/10/20211 hour, 52 seconds
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The Imposter Syndrome, the Perils of Ego, and How We've Fought Back

Just about everyone deals with imposter syndrome at one time or another. And we've all experienced the frustration that results from comparing ourselves to others. As speakers, authors, and social media personalities, Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke have experienced both the imposter syndrome and the challenges of ego, so much so that they've each had to take some pretty dramatic steps to cope and keep going. In this episode, Matt and Robert open up and share their stories of how each suffered and eventually found ways to overcome these two destructive forces.
6/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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NMA Chats: The Role of Nutrition for Primary Care Doctors with Dr. Scott Harrington, DO

For your Primary Care doctor, when should nutrition become part of their guidance? In today's episode, Matt Tullman chats with Dr. Scott Harrington of Vegan Primary Care about how he helps patients achieve optimal health.
5/31/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Eat Healthy When You Really Don't Have Time

Matt and Doug have gone through a lot of life changes recently, all of which have resulted in less time in the kitchen. Here's a fresh look at how to tackle healthy eating habits when time isn't on your side.
5/27/202149 minutes, 4 seconds
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Matt's Warrior Diet

Matt is testing out a new diet and seeing immediate results... In today's episode, he explains the Warrior Diet and how diet challenges can have a lasting impact on your health. Plus, Doug's social media update and the movie list to end all movie lists.
5/20/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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NMA Chats: On Being a Vegan Activist in the Black Community with Jasmine C. Leyva

Today we sit down with Jasmine C. Leyva, a filmmaker, actress, and activist on a mission to spread the benefits of a plant-based diet to the black community.
5/13/202143 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Closer Look at "The Plant-Based Athlete" by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke

In their new book, The Plant-Based Athlete, Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke share how the world's top performers achieve optimal results on a vegan diet. In today's episode, they break down the biggest takeaways from the book and how you can apply them to your fitness goals and lifestyle. | About the book: The Plant-Based Athlete is the only research-based guide for connecting a plant-based diet with long-term strength, endurance, and peak athletic performance — featuring interviews with professional athletes who’ve made the switch from meat to plants. The Plant-Based Athlete offers a persuasive body of evidence for adopting a plant-based lifestyle to achieve endurance, flexibility, sport, training, or lifting goals. Featuring more than 60 recipes, insights from famous plant-based athletes, and explosive scientific research, it is the ultimate invitation for joining the growing community of athletes (from elites to weekend warriors) who use plants to power their workouts and their every day. Here are just a few athletes interviewed for The Plant-Based Athlete, whose stories of physical transformation began when they discovered the power of plants: SCOTT JUREK, ultrarunner, 7-time Western States 100 Champion MEAGAN DUHAMEL, 2-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist, figure skating DARCY GAECHTER, the first and only woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea RICH ROLL, ultra-distance triathlete DAVID CARTER, NFL defensive end JAMES WILKS, UFC champion fighter, mixed martial artist VANESSA ESPINOZA, 3-time Colorado Golden Glove State champion DOTSIE BAUSCH, Olympic silver-medalist in track cycling RIP ESSELSTYN, professional triathlete and world record holder in swimming
5/7/202146 minutes, 2 seconds
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Can a Plant-Based Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

How much of an impact can your diet have on preventing or reversing type 2 diabetes? In today's episode, we sit down with Jose and Diana of Reversing 2TD to find out.
4/29/202147 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Edgy Veg on Building a Vegan Business and Dominating the Kitchen

With hundreds of thousands of followers and countless viral videos, Candice Hutchings' unique style has had a massive impact on vegan cooking, activism, and lifestyle. In today's episode, we chat with The Edgy Veg about the growth of her business and how to gain confidence in the kitchen.
4/22/202145 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Be Happy with Sid Garza-Hillman

Need a no-nonsense approach to living a happier life? For author and nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman, it boils down to these 6 simple truths.
4/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Robert Cheeke Gained 100 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

Few people have been better ambassadors to the plant-based movement than Robert Cheeke. A legendary vegan bodybuilder and spokesperson for the movement, Robert has accomplished a lot. In today's episode, he talks about motivation, longevity, and how he gained more than 100 pounds (of mostly muscle) on a plant-based diet.
4/8/202155 minutes, 38 seconds
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Doug's Social Media Challenge

Think you can give up social media for 30 days? Doug's going to give it a try and wants you to join in. Here's a breakdown of why and how Doug is taking on a 30-day no social media challenge.
4/1/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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NMA Chats: Eating a Cheap Lazy Vegan Diet with Rose Lee

Are you a cheap lazy vegan? In today's episode, we chat with YouTuber and Instagrammer Rose Lee about how to thrive on an inexpensive plant-based diet.
3/25/202142 minutes, 52 seconds
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Workout Nutrition Q&A

We asked for workout nutrition questions, and you delivered! In today's episode, Izzy and Doug share insights into how they fuel everything from a weekday run to an Ironman.
3/18/202148 minutes, 43 seconds
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Are minimalist exercise routines the key to long-term fitness success?

Workouts look a lot different these days for Matt and Doug, but the results are very positive. Here's a look at how they're approaching fitness, and what it could mean for their long-term success.
3/11/202156 minutes, 1 second
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What's the deal with fiber? (And why you probably need more of it.)

Fiber... the nutrient nobody likes to talk about. But did you know fiber is one of the most important nutrients for your long and short-term health, and that you're probably not getting enough? In today's episode, we sit down with Dr. Pamela Fergusson, RD, PhD to get the dish on fiber.
2/25/202149 minutes, 23 seconds
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6 Race-Day Lessons from 16 Years of Ultramarathon and Triathlon Training

So you're gearing up for a big race now? Here are 6 critical lessons we've learned from years of ultramarathon and triathlon training and racing.
2/18/202138 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Raise Healthy Vegan Kids with the Plant-Based Juniors

Anytime you do something "unconventional" with your kids, it can cause anxiety, and raising a plant-based child is no exception. In today's episode, we interview Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Whitney English and Alex Caspero of the Plant-Based Juniors on taking a complete approach to your kid's nutrition.
2/11/20211 hour, 1 minute
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When Being Vegan Isn't Enough to Make You Healthy

Is the vegan diet a magic cure-all? In today's episode, Matt shares his recent blood test results, and what it means for his diet and lifestyle choices.
2/4/202149 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dr. T. Colin Campbell on the Future of Nutrition

Matt sits down with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a key figure in the plant-based movement, to talk about how he sees the future of nutrition progressing. Dr. Campbell shares his take on plant-based meats, nutrition in politics, and a whole lot more.
1/28/202155 minutes, 11 seconds
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Eating for Balance: An Introduction to Ayurveda with Clare Michalik

Does the food you eat change your energy and balance? In today's episode, Doug chats with certified Ayurvedic practitioner Clare Michalik about the basics of Ayurveda and how to eat in a way that provides balance. Plus, what's the deal with kitchari?
1/21/202145 minutes, 51 seconds
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9 Habits for Happiness and Longevity

Looking for a healthy habits framework? In today's episode, we dive into the Power 9 habits from the Blue Zones, and share how we're personally approaching each one.
1/14/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Structure Your Training

Say you're training for a half or full marathon, triathlon, or ultramarathon... what does that training look like? In today's episode, Doug and Izzy discuss periodization training, and how to split your training cycle into distinct blocks.
1/7/202145 minutes, 46 seconds
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How 2020 Shaped Our New Year's Resolutions

2020 has changed everything, including how we look at resolutions. In today's episode, Matt and Doug talk about what they're doing differently in 2021, and how that might lead to greater happiness.
12/30/20201 hour, 31 seconds
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4 Common Nutrition Mistakes Plant-Based Athletes Can Easily Avoid

Struggling to nail your workout nutrition? It could be because of one of these four common mistakes. The good news is they are easy to avoid.
12/17/202038 minutes, 45 seconds
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Our 2020 Plant-Based Holiday Gift Guide

The annual holiday gift guide is always one of my favorite — and most talked about — episodes of the year, and the 2020 edition just dropped in your favorite podcast feed! This year, Matt and I share our top 7 gift ideas of the year, plus a bonus (listener requested) idea for the new vegan in your life.
11/27/202048 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nourishing Plant-Based Families with Reshma Shah and Brenda Davis

Ensuring the health of your child is the number one concern for any parent, and when they're following a plant-based diet, it's only natural to have questions. In today's episode, we interview Reshma Shah, MD, MPH and Brenda Davis, RD on raising a healthy, well-nourished plant-based family.
11/19/202045 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Soy Bad for You?

We've all heard the rumors that too much soy is bad for you. But why? In today's episode we dive into the topic of soy, review the latest studies, and land on a definitive answer as to whether soy is a healthy food or one to be avoided.
11/12/202037 minutes, 33 seconds
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Become a Master Vegan Chef in Your Own Kitchen, with Chef Mark Reinfeld

Tips and hacks for cooking like a master vegan chef at home, with guest Mark Reinfeld.
10/30/202046 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Go Vegan

Want to go vegan but don't know where to start? In today's episode, Doug and Matt breakdown the steps they recommend you take when transitioning to a plant-based diet.
10/22/202039 minutes, 19 seconds
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What do Vegans Eat?

It's the basic question that a lot of non-vegans have. And if we're being honest, before going vegan, we too were unsure which foods were actually plant-based and which weren't. In today's episode, we break it down in the most simple of terms.
10/15/202033 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Gut Connection: Exploring Your Gut Microbiome with Dr. B, the Gut Health MD

How is your gut connected to your overall health? ... In just about every way possible. In today's episode, Olympian Julia Murray of 80/20 Plants interviews Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, the Gut Health Doctor, about how nurturing your gut microbiome is key to longterm health.
10/8/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Rewind] 15 Tools We Use Every Single Day to Simplify Our Lives

We like to keep it simple when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and habits. Here are the 15 tools we use almost every single day that help us achieve that goal.
9/30/202039 minutes, 41 seconds
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Becoming a Friendly Vegan with Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto

What does it mean to be a "friendly" vegan? It starts by being friendly to yourself and others, and it could be the best way to grow our community. In today's episode Doug chats with Michelle Cehn of World of Vegan and Toni Okamoto of Plant-Based on a Budget about their new book, The Friendly Vegan Cookbook.
9/24/202040 minutes, 23 seconds
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Addiction, Weight Loss, and Retraining Your Brain with Susan Peirce Thompson of Brightline Eating

Can a plant-based diet change your life? It did Susan Peirce Thompson. In today's episode, Matt Tullman sits down with Susan to talk about addiction, food, and the power of the plant-based diet.
9/17/202051 minutes, 28 seconds
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Your Vegan Grocery Shopping Guide

Need a better strategy for grocery shopping? In today's episode Matt and Doug share how they approach the grocery store, plus a list of pantry and fridge essentials that always make the list.
9/11/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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Introducing Plant Bites: A Better, Healthier Way to Fuel Your Workouts

Looking for a whole-food plant-based workout nutrition solution? We just created one... and it's delicious.
9/3/202045 minutes, 29 seconds
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How the Plant-Based Diet Changed Eric Adams' Life, Inside and Out

In today's episode, we share the incredible story of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, and how going vegan changed his life inside and out.
8/27/202049 minutes, 11 seconds
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Plant-Based Workout Nutrition 101

When it comes to workout fuel, what should you actually eat before, during, and after a workout? And does it change depending on the sport or activity? In today's episode, Matt and Doug break down fueling for your next soccer match, lifting session, or marathon.
8/20/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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A Deep Dive Into Plant-Based Nutrition for Athletes with Julieanna Hever

Want to learn more about plant-based nutrition? Hear from one of the leading experts, Julieanna Hever. In today's episode, Matt Tullman and Julieanna dive into general health, fasting, and nutrition for athletes.
8/13/202052 minutes, 42 seconds
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Small Steps Towards Productivity at Home with Sid Garza-Hillman

Struggling to stay productive working from home? We can help... through simple, tiny steps. In this week's episode, Sid Garza-Hillman returns to discuss habits, productivity, and what you can do to win the day.
8/6/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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13 Easy Meals We're Eating Now

When it comes to cooking, we find that a little structure goes a long way. Here's how we approach our vegan meals, and what we're whipping up in the kitchen right now.
7/30/202048 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Conversation with America's Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn

How does a plant-based diet impact your cardiovascular health? What about oil and wine? In today's episode, we sit down with America's Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Joel Kahn to find out.
7/23/202057 minutes, 37 seconds
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Yoga for Stress Relief with Katie Hay

These are stressful times. Yoga, mindfulness, and breathing can help. In today's episode, Doug's wife Katie joins us to talk about how to use all three for stress relief.
7/16/202043 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is Walking the New Running?

Matt and Doug have both gotten into... walking. Will going on long walks replace running as their favorite form of exercise? In today's episode, they discuss the benefits and why it has become a daily activity.
7/9/202038 minutes, 13 seconds
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Matt's Most Successful New Year's Resolution Ever (July Check-in)

New Year's resolutions are notoriously unsuccessful, but this year feels different. Halfway through the year, Matt has found his most successful resolution yet. What did he do and what is he changing for the second half of the year? Listen to find out.
7/2/202051 minutes, 34 seconds
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What We're Into Right Now

Want to know what fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle concepts and products we're into right now? Here's what is getting us excited at the moment.
6/25/202044 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Habits We're Tackling This Summer

With summer's official start date just a few days away, we're looking at our habits. What's good, what's bad, and what we want to focus on in the coming months.
6/18/202050 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fueling for Performance (And Why We Went Vegan)

In today's episode, Matt and Julia discuss how optimizing their training fuel was a driver behind going vegan. Here's how (and why) they did it.
6/11/202041 minutes, 12 seconds
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Helping Your Parents, College, and Running Blues: A Big Q&A Episode

In this week's episode, Doug and Matt T. answer listener questions around helping your parents go vegan, eating well in college, post-race blues, and a lot more.
6/4/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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What We Eat in a Day (Plant-Based Meal Structure)

"But what do you actually eat throughout the day?" In today's episode, Doug and Julia share a typical day's worth of food, plus the structure they use to keep things easy and fun.
5/28/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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10 Simple Vegan Lunch Ideas

What the heck do vegans eat for lunch? In today's episode, we share our favorite easy lunches, perfect for on the go, at the office, or when working from home.
5/21/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Fuel Your Workouts and Races with Whole Foods

Can you be just as successful fueling your workouts and races with whole foods instead of energy products? That's what we discuss in this week's episode, with Izzy Fischer, a plant-based competitive triathlete who has been on a mission to find a whole food replacement for processed energy products.
5/14/202047 minutes, 20 seconds
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7 Ideas for Staying Positive When Every Day is the Same

Got a case of the COVID blues? Life can start to feel like you're on repeat when every day is structured the same. In today's episode, we share our ideas for how to stay positive, productive, and motivated when stuck at home.
5/7/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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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.
4/30/202037 minutes, 41 seconds
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How We're Sustaining a Workout Routine While Stuck at Home

With races canceled, gyms and trails closed, and most people working from home, it can be tough to maintain a workout routine you're excited about. In today's episode, Doug, Matt, and Julia share how they've been trying to stay fit, and the lessons they've learned in the process.
4/23/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Casual Guide to Going Plant-Based

Is now the right time to transition to a vegan diet? We believe it might actually be a perfect time. In today's episode, Julia outlines the steps she recommends you take when making the switch.
4/16/202045 minutes, 24 seconds
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Digital Minimalism: Is it Right for You?

Right now as we're all working, socializing, and entertaining ourselves through screens, is it a good idea to reduce our digital consumption? And if so, how do we do it?
4/9/202045 minutes, 24 seconds
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Julia Murray on Transitioning From Olympic Skier to Plant-Based Nutritionist

By now you've probably heard Julia Murray on the show a time or two, but do you know her story? In today's episode, she gives us an inside look at life as a competitive ski racer and Olympian, and why she retired from racing to become a plant-based holistic nutritionist. Plus, Julia shares the one thing she wishes she had known about nutrition when she was racing.
4/2/202040 minutes, 30 seconds
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How We're Maintaining a Healthy Plant-Based Diet with Limited Food Options

With limited access to fresh fruits and veggies, many of us are forced to get creative with our non-perishable pantry staples. In today's episode, Doug, Julia, and Matt T. share how they're maintaining a healthy, well-balanced vegan diet while also avoiding grocery stores as much as possible.
3/26/202050 minutes, 9 seconds
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How We're Making the Most of Our Time Stuck at Home

For most of us, everything changed in the last week. We're now distancing ourselves inside our own homes, working remotely with kids in the house, and avoiding places like the gym. Here's what we're doing to attempt to stay positive, and who knows... maybe come out of this thing healthier, stronger, and more motivated than ever before.
3/20/202044 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Bike Crash that Changed My Life

Have you ever had a split-second decision change your life forever? That's what happened to Matt Tullman, when he crashed his bike and ended up in the hospital. In today's episode, Matt shares his story and the new perspective he has on life, love, and happiness.
3/12/202046 minutes, 1 second
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When to Give Up on Your Goal

The Plan: Burn the boats. Make a plan and stick to it, and crush your big goal. The Reality: Life gets in the way. Training falls apart, and the plan goes out the window. What does that mean for your big goal? Do you toe the line anyway and give it your best? Or do you give up and focus on something else? When is giving up the right thing to do? In today's episode, Doug shares news about an upcoming race, and the decision process he went through in deciding whether or not to toe the line.
3/5/202031 minutes, 10 seconds
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Plant-Based Parenting 101

There's a lot to consider when raising a vegan kid... and a lot of people who want to share their opinions. Today, Doug, Matt, and the other NMA Matt talk about how to raise a healthy kid on a plant-based diet without worrying you might screw them up (at least not from their diet, anyway).
2/27/202043 minutes, 17 seconds
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Vegan #VanLife and the Freedom of Living in the Back of Your Car

See people living the #VanLife on YouTube or Instagram and get jealous? In today's episode we bring on new NMA team member Chris to share what living out of the back of his van, as a vegan in Alaska, is really like. The good, the bad, and the poopy.
2/20/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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Our Favorite Running Workouts to Help You Build Strength and Endurance

When it comes to stronger running, variety is everything. Easy, hard, fast, slow, it's all part of proper training. In today's episode we go over our favorite running workouts and how best to incorporate them into your training.
2/13/202050 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Our New Year's Resolutions Stuck This Year

We're now over a month into 2020 and well past the typical "fail" date of most New Year's Resolutions. So how are ours holding up? In today's episode, we revisit our resolutions and share the unexpected twists they've produced.
2/6/202047 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tales From a Vegan Digital Nomad

The digital nomad lifestyle is the dream of college graduates and wanderlusters everywhere. Just imagine living out of two duffle bags, traveling to a new city every few months, and working from wherever the internet can find you... But what if you're vegan? And what happens when you get so tired of wearing the same shirt you've been wearing for weeks? This week, we ask these questions and learn so much more with Michael Palm, one of NMA's newest team members and a vegan digital nomad currently exploring Central and South America. Listen to this episode to hear about finding amazing vegan food no matter where you are -- and find out what happened to Michael's nut allergies in the middle of a jungle in Mexico.
1/30/202047 minutes, 8 seconds
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Our Favorite Habits from 300 Episodes of NMA Radio

300 episodes! That's a lot of talking, listening, and learning. Today we share 24 of our favorite habits and lessons from 300 discussions and interviews on No Meat Athlete Radio.
1/24/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Eat More Whole Foods This Year

Doug's family made a resolution to eat more whole foods in 2020. In today's episode, we discuss the common processed problem areas, and easy whole-food replacements.
1/16/202027 minutes, 44 seconds
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16 Impactful 2020 Resolutions So Easy You Could Start Them Today

It's never too late to start a new habit or resolution. No matter whether you skipped resolutions this New Year's or already fear failure, these easy, micro resolutions will give you a boost of confidence and health throughout 2020 and beyond. Thanks to our new sponsor Ned! Use code "NOMEAT" for 15% off your order and free shipping: www.helloned.com/nomeat
1/9/202045 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Plant-Strong Diet with Engine 2's Rip and Jane Esselstyn

Long-time friends of NMA, Rip and Jane Esselstyn, know a thing or two about cooking healthy meals people actually want to eat. They've written best-selling books and designed an entire diet philosophy, the Engine 2 Diet, around the subject. So when they publish a new cookbook, The Engine 2 Cookbook, we want to hear about it. In today's episode, Matt speaks with Rip and Jane about the new book, oil-free cooking, and how to make healthy eating choices stick.
12/19/201955 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Big Holiday Extravaganza of 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right, it's the holiday extravaganza on No Meat Athlete Radio. This week, Matt and I share holiday-themed tips including our favorite recipes, how and why to be the chill vegan at your holiday party, and how to be less of a chilled vegan while running in the winter -- and which Christmas movie Matt is looking forward to in 2019.
12/12/201948 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Shared Grill Controversy: When is a Vegan Burger Not Vegan?

When we heard the news of a recent lawsuit against Burger King over the Impossible Whopper, we had to ask ourselves: Do we care if our plant-based burger is grilled on the same grill as a meat burger? Do the animals care? And what might our answers to those questions mean for the vegan community and movement? This week, Matt and I consider these questions in this bite-size episode.
12/5/201928 minutes, 37 seconds
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The 2019 No Meat Athlete Holiday Gift Guide

The annual holiday gift guide has arrived! And I'm happy to report we mix it up this year. The guide focuses on our theme of #WellnessOverThings, with creative gift ideas for yourself or loved ones that will improve your health, happiness, and fitness.
11/29/201947 minutes, 57 seconds
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What to Do When You Can't Get Yourself to Eat Healthily

Tired of failing to establish healthy eating habits? In today's episode, we share the five steps we recommend to anyone struggling to eat healthily, go vegan, or make a big health change.
11/14/201957 minutes, 31 seconds
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Becoming a Joyful Vegan with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

What does it mean to become (and stay) a Joyful Vegan? In today's episode, we sit down with bestselling author and friend of NMA, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, to talk about her new book and the ten stages of becoming a Joyful Vegan.
11/7/201958 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lessons From a First Ultramarathon DNF

Doug set out to run 67 miles, but didn't finish. In today's episode we learn happened, what would he do differently next time, and how he's moving forward.
10/31/201944 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pro Plant-Based Disc Golfer Eagle McMahon on Touring, Strength, and Staying Positive Under Pressure

We've had a few professional athletes on before - soccer players, runners, bodybuilders - but this sport is new to the show: Disc golf. Today's guest, is one of the best disc golfers in the world, having won many of the most important tournaments and brought new attention and life to the sport. And it just so happen he's a plant-based athlete, fan of No Meat Athlete Radio, and one of Doug's favorite athletes to follow. So when we finally connected, we immediately invited him to be on the show. In today's episode, Doug sits down with Eagle to talk life as a professional touring vegan athlete, fueling for tournaments, the growth of disc golf, and how to handle the pressure from the biggest stages in your sport.
10/24/201957 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why it Took Matt 7 Years to Qualify for Boston, and How You Can Do it Quicker

It took Matt 7 years and 6 marathons to qualify for Boston. What took so long? And more importantly, the lessons he learned for how to do it quicker.
10/17/201947 minutes, 7 seconds
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Should You 'Burn the Boats' Ahead of Your Next Goal?

Today's episode topic comes from a reader email. She was afraid to announce to the world that she wants to run a marathon, for fear of embarrasment if she fails.  Is this timmid, quiet approach the right one as you set a big goal? Or should you go all in and 'burn the boats'?
10/10/201945 minutes, 15 seconds
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15 Tools We Use Every Single Day to Simplify Our Lives

We like to keep it simple when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and habits. Here are the 15 tools we use almost every single day that help us achieve that goal.
10/6/201939 minutes, 46 seconds
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Another Big Q&A Episode (With Live Questions!)

We're back with another big Q&A episode, this time take live questions from a big NMA Radio fan. We cover everything from marathon tapering and trail running, to the creation of NMA and which vegan foods we can't eat often enough.
9/26/201951 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is the 2-Day Rule Your Key to Successful Habits?

Everyone talks about the importance of consistency when it comes to health and fitness habits, but what does consistency really look like? And what happens when you miss a day? In today's episode, we talk about a go-to rule for staying on track, and when it should be applied.
9/12/201949 minutes, 15 seconds
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8 Things That Are Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals

We've all had the big health, fitness, or life goals that no matter what, keep being left unfinished. Maybe you've been trying for years, or maybe you haven't yet started, even though can't shake the idea from your mind. In today's episode we discuss what might be keeping you from acheiving your health goals, and how to make sure you succeed next time.
9/5/201939 minutes, 35 seconds
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Your First Marathon: 9 Things We Did Wrong

It's safe to say that neither of us had a dream first marathon. Goal times were not met, and we both walked it in the last several miles. As we look back on those experiences, we can't help but think about what we would have done differently. In today's episode, we share our mistakes, and the advice we'd give ourselves (or anyone else) before a first marathon.
8/29/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are Hacks Ever Healthy?

We live in a world that likes convenience. If we can hack together a plan that takes half as long, even if it doesn't produce the same results, that's often considered a win. But what about when it comes to your health? Who wins in a convenience vs. quality debate?
8/22/201945 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is the Plant-Based Meat Movement Bad for Veganism?

Seemingly overnight, plant-based meats are showing up in restaurants everywhere. From your local burger joint serving the Beyond Burger, to Burger King now carrying an Impossible Whopper nationwide. So we've got to ask, is this a good or bad thing for the vegan movement?
8/15/201949 minutes, 18 seconds
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A New Summer Motivation Challenge

The garden is popping, festivals are frequent, and even Matt can be seen floating down the river. It's officially summer. In today's episode, we share the motivation behind Matt's new running routine, plus challenge each other and you to a new Summer Motivation Challenge.
7/11/201942 minutes, 31 seconds
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Robbie Balenger and Running Across America on a Vegan Diet

Robbie Balenger just ran across America in 75 days... and he did it on a 100% plant-based diet, getting the majority of his calories from smoothies. In today's episode, we sit down with Robbie to talk about the logistics of such a challenge, along with the highs, lows, and life lessons that came with it.
7/4/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Essential Strategies to Help You Survive Your First 100-Miler

We've talked a lot about how to train for your first 50K ultramarathon, but what about jumping from the 50K to the 100 mile distance? Unsurprisingly, there's a lot to learn when going from 31 miles to triple digits. In today's episode, Doug shares the important long run, training, nutrition, and technique strategies to make sure you avoid unnecessary issues come race day. If you're thinking about running a 100-mile ultramarathon, start here.
6/27/201949 minutes, 6 seconds
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Our Strategies for Raising Active Plant-Based Kids

We all want to raise healthy, active children, and sometimes, that can feel really difficult. While they both still have a lot to learn, here are Matt and Doug's strategies for getting their three kids (collectively) to eat a plant-based diet, stay active, and develop a healthy mindset.
6/20/201953 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ask Us Anything: Oil, 50K Fueling, Vegan Desserts, and More

It's Q&A time! This time we opened questions up to our Instagram followers, and they didn't hold back.
6/13/201955 minutes, 16 seconds
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10 Healthy Habits That Aren't Fitness and Nutrition

We talk a lot about how fitness and nutrition can make you healthier and live longer, but what about other habits that do the same thing? In today's episode, Matt and I talk about our 10 favorite non-fitness, non-nutrition habits that will make you healthier and happier, and potentially change your life.
6/6/201948 minutes, 10 seconds
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10 Effortless Ways to Eat Just a Little Bit Better

While the potential benefits from a massive health or nutrition shift is huge, it takes a lot of effort and willpower to be successful. That's why in today's episode we're focused on small nutrition changes. Changes that should feel nearly effortless, but still pack enough health benefit to make them worthwhile.
5/23/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Look Back at 10 Years of No Meat Athlete

This week we're celebrating 10 years of No Meat Athlete by looking back at the history of this podcast, and sharing updates on five of the most popular episodes. Join us for a hilarious trip down memory lane.
5/17/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.
5/9/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Find More time to Cook, Train, and Be Happy

After last week's episode, we got an email asking a pretty common question... "How do you guys have time to train and eat the way you do?" The answer is a bit more complicated than you'd think, and isn't the result of time-saving hacks or quick tips. Instead, for us it's all about perspective.
5/2/201959 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why Run 100 Miles: Doug's Hellbender 100 Recap (2019)

When someone hears you've run a 100 mile ultramarathon, one of the first questions is always, "Why?" In today's episode, we explore Doug's Why, along with a full recap of his recent Hellbender 100 mile ultra.
4/25/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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4 Reasons Your Ultramarathon is Closer than You Think [Rewind]

Want to run an ultramarathon, but don't think you're ready? In today's episode, Matt and Doug address the 4 big hangups runners have when it comes to training for an ultramarathon, including: fitness, time, trail running, and whether or not they have it in them. Your ultramarathon goal might just be closer than you think!
4/18/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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Intermittent Fasting 101 with Dr. Pamela Fergusson

Interested in intermittent fasting? In today's episode, we sit down with plant-based dietitian Dr. Pamela Fergusson, who walks us through everything you need to know to get started, stay healthy, and make the practice last.
4/11/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 3100 Mile Foot Race with Sanjay Rawal

What if I were to tell you that there was a 3,100 mile foot race.  What if I then told you that the entire thing consisting of nothing but loops around a half mile NYC block. You'd think I was crazy, right? Well guess what, the race exists. And yes, there are dozens of people that run it each year. It's called the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler, and in today's episode, we asked Sanjay Rawal, the filmmaker behind the new film about the race, to share more about the training and mental strength it takes to get through this kind of event.
4/4/201959 minutes, 44 seconds
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How You Should Eat in Order to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat with Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months of working with Giacomo and Dani on the new program, it's this: To gain muscle and burn fat, workouts and strength training are just a small piece of the puzzle. The much larger -- and often overlooked -- piece is nutrition. Or more specifically, how to manage macronutrients for your specific body type and goals. See, Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor know this well. They're 15-plus-year vegans, champion bodybuilders, and they’ve literally helped thousands of clients transform their bodies by building muscle and shedding fat on a plant-based diet. And today, we brought them on the podcast to talk about doing just that.
3/29/201958 minutes, 58 seconds
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Running Your First 50K Ultramarathon

Think you're ready to run your first 50K ultramarathon? Today we sit down with NMA Radio listener, Stephen Dunne, to talk about his journey from road marathons to trail ultramarathons, and all the lessons he learned along the way.
3/21/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Get Started with Strength Training

Want to put on a little muscle on a plant-based diet, but don't know where to start? In today's episode, Matt and Doug share their very different approaches to strength training, and the first steps you should take.
3/7/201958 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Simplest Healthy Meal You Should Add to Your Diet Today

Want to know how we really eat? For the most part, it comes down to a simple formula which can act as the framework for every single meal.
2/28/201949 minutes, 6 seconds
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Marco Borges and the 22 Laws for a Healthy Body and Mind

Marco Borges has worked as a health coach to celebrities like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira, and today, to you. He sits down with us to talk about his nutrition philosophy, intermittent fasting, and why we should be practicing Kaizen when it comes to our health (and life).
2/21/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Your Marathon Questions, Answered

A few days ago we asked readers of the blog to submit their marathon related questions. We got a ton of responses, and answer several in today's episode.
2/15/201955 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ocean Robbins on Superfoods, Sustainability, and the 31-Day Food Revolution

In today's episode, author Ocean Robbins shares his thoughts on foods worth eating every day, the single most important action you can take for your health today, and how to successfully transition to a plant-based diet.
2/5/201953 minutes, 29 seconds
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High Carb Hannah on a Starch Based Diet and How She Lost 70 Pounds

In today's episode Matt sits down with YouTube star High Carb Hannah and her husband Derek to discuss weight loss, the vegan YouTube scene, and a why fruitarianism didn't work for them.
1/30/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 25 seconds
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Run a Race this Year: Developing Your Ideal Training Plan

Want to run a big race this year? In today's episode, Doug shares his philosophy on how to develop the perfect training schedule for your goals, whether they're 3, 6, or 12 months away.
1/17/20191 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Matt's Quest for Deeper Sleep

After tracking his sleep and discovering what appeared to be inadequate deep sleep, Matt began experimenting with different ways to catch better Zzz's. 
1/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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The New Year's Episode

In our last episode of 2018 we talk about the new year, goals, and why how we feel about failure. Plus Matt shares his 2019 book list.
12/31/201853 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

It's easy to hate on New Year's resolutions. After all, they almost always fail. But what if they didn't have to? What if we really could use January 1st as a chance to do something big?  
12/14/201853 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Massive Holiday Extravaganza of 2018

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas when all through No Meat Athlete, Matt and Doug were up giggling, 'til the vegan cooking was complete. Ok, enough of that... Each year this ends up being one of my favorite episodes to record -- our big vegan holiday extravaganza, where we share the official unofficial NMA gift list, our goals and focuses for the new year, and what we'll be cooking come Christmas morning. Happy holidays!
12/6/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Sneak Peek at This Year's Holiday Extravaganza (and the NMA Holiday Gift Guide)

Each year, one of my favorite episodes is the Holiday Extravaganza, so this year, we decided to get started a little early with a sneak peek at the official NMA gift guide (plus a few fitness lessons from 2018).
11/23/201826 minutes, 44 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of No Meat Athlete

Let's take a little walk down memory lane and explore the history of No Meat Athlete and how it -- and the community -- has changed over the years.
11/14/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Inadequacies of Running

I think it's safe to say that both of us have primarily identified as runners over the past several years, but when it comes to fitness and health, where does running fall short?
11/8/20181 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Are Hobbies Dead?

With the rise of social media, hustle incomes, and free education and promotion, are hobbies for the sake of enjoyment... dead?
11/2/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Couch Potato to Triathlete: The Life-Changing Power of Someone Who Believes in You with Susan Lacke

Have you ever taken a life-changing smoke break? NMA's own Susan Lacke has, when her old boss, Carlos, convinced her to start working out with him. Twenty months later, she was running her first Ironman triathlon, writing for NMA, and launching a new career. And it was Carlos's never-wavering support that she believes made it all possible.
10/25/201840 minutes, 29 seconds
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Is There Really No Safe Level of Alcohol?

You've probably seen the recent headlines like, "No Amount of Alcohol is Safe" or "Why Any Levels of Alcohol is Bad for You." They've been popping up a lot recently, in part because it's a drastic shift from the conventional thinking that a small amount of wine each day could actually be good for you. In today's episode we take a look at the recent studies, and examine what they mean for our health (and our drinking habits).
10/18/201846 minutes, 24 seconds
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When is it Okay to Quit a "Healthy" Habit?

Sometimes, no matter how much you want a habit to work, it just doesn't. You can't get it to stick. Does that mean you should just give up and quit trying all together?
10/5/201853 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Eating Simply Worked for Doug

What do you do when you're at a wedding with little for vegans to eat? You spend the weekend eating simply. Here's how it turned out for Doug, and what he took away from the experience.   
9/27/201847 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Only 4 Rules for Healthy Eating with Sid Garza-Hillman

We sit down with Sid Garza-Hillman, nutritionist and author of Approaching the Natural, to talk about his four rules for healthy eating. And yes, there are only four!
9/20/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Matt's Most Important Food Lesson

Some may call it wacky, others... simple. In today's episode we discuss the most important food lesson Matt has learned from nearly a decade of No Meat Athlete.
9/13/201852 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Episode with No Name

Unintentionally, this episode ended up a bit different. You'll just have to listen to find out why...
9/6/201846 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Nutrition Q&A Episode

It's time for another big Q&A episode, where we answer listener submitted questions. In this week's edition, we focus on nutrition related questions, ranging from eating for recovery to the value of plant-based meats.
8/30/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Back to School Reset Episode

Summer is nearing an end, which means now is the perfect time for a health reset. In today's episode, we share our goals for the next few months, and how we'll refocus on food, fitness, and good habits.
8/23/201854 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Anxiety Episode

In today's episode we get personal, sharing our experiences and advice on dealing with pre-race and general anxiety. Get ready... this one goes deep.
8/16/201849 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rewind: Mindful Cooking, Flavors, and Keeping Food Simple with the Buddhist Chef

How does a classically trained French chef turn into one of the most popular vegan recipe developers on Facebook? Ask Jean-Philippe Cyr, The Buddhist Chef. He’s made a name for himself not by whipping up thousands of mediocre recipes, but by creating carefully crafted, reliable meals, and doing so in a mindful way. We frequently share Jean-Philippe’s recipes in the Academy newsletter, so when we had the chance to bring him on the podcast to discuss his food philosophy, it was a no-brainer. In today’s episode, Jean-Philippe Cyr shares his take on maximizing flavors, mindfulness, and why it’s important to keep recipes simple in order to grow this community.
8/6/201856 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Fresh Look at Habits and Goals

Have we been approaching new healthy habits all wrong?
7/26/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Doug and Matt's Time Tips

Your no hacks guide to creating more time for your healthy habits and lifestyle.
7/20/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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How We Feed Our Kids

As adult vegans, we face certain challenges when traveling, at restaurants, or when we're outside our normal routines. But we always end up figuring it out. But what does it look like when kids are involved? They're pickier, and the last thing we want to do is feed them junk just to get by. In today's episode we explore how we feed our kids, both at home and when traveling.
7/10/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Our Advice for People Ready to Go Vegan

Think you're ready to go vegan? Here's the advice we wish someone had told us before we went plant-based.
6/28/201844 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.
6/21/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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Season 3 of No Meat Athlete Radio

After a short break, we're back with a new season of NMA Radio. And I've got to say, we're pretty darn stoked. Here's a rundown of everything you've missed over the past few weeks, and what to expect over the next several months from the new (and improved) NMA Radio.
6/14/201847 minutes, 55 seconds
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Doug's Garden, Matt's Soccer Channel, and Announcing a 4-Week Break (Back June 14th)

Doug's Garden, Matt's Soccer Channel, and Announcing a 4-Week Break (Back June 14th)
5/17/201812 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Healing Power of Yoga (and How You Can Get Started) with Katie Hay

Yoga's popularity has boomed over the past several years, but for many, it's still too intimidating to actually try. In today's episode, Doug chats with his wife Katie, a certified Yoga Therapist and 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, about how yoga can transform your life and how to get started. Doug asks the many questions he had before his first class, and Katie shares how yoga can be a transformative and healing practice for all athletes.
5/10/201855 minutes, 56 seconds
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Doug's 33-Hour 100-Mile Ultramarathon Report

What's it like to run a mountainous 100-mile ultramarathon? How about one that takes you 33 hours to complete? In today's episode, Doug shares his report from the Hellbender 100, and why he almost didn't make it to the finish.
4/27/201852 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Free-Time Formula with Jeff Sanders

Life... it's stressful. Work, kids, school, training, dishes, they all pile up draining you of energy and time, until suddenly, you no longer have any free-time to yourself. Now, there are a lot of productivity gurus and self-help personalities pushing life-hacks and cheats to save 15 minutes here or free up a little time there, but rarely do they solve any of the lasting struggles overwhelming your day. Jeff Sanders, a good friend of NMA, has a different approach. You may remember Jeff from previous episodes of the podcast. He's the host of the 5AM Miracle, and has helped both Matt and I work on creating more productive, healthier morning routines. Today we're bringing him back on, not to focus on mornings, but instead to help us understand how to identify and uproot the real causes of the procrastination and stress in our lives, and how to free up time to do what we love. And to do that through the functional, real-life strategies -- not hacks -- outlined in his new book, The Free-Time Formula.
4/16/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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Eating Right Doesn't Have to be Stressful

Stressed out by your plant-based diet, and unsure how you'll keep it going or if you're getting all the right nutrients? Trust me, we've been there too. So in today's episode, we share our thoughts on why diets end up becoming so stressful, and a simple approach to getting everything you need without a complicated meal plan.
4/6/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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The 'Get Unstuck' Episode

Feeling stuck with your fitness or nutrition? We know the feeling... In today's episode we discuss what it means for your health when you're "stuck," and whether getting unstuck should even be your focus.
3/29/20181 hour, 5 minutes
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The (Sixth) Big Q&A Episode

You've got questions, we've got answers. In this Q&A episode, Matt and Doug cover everything from B12 absorption to shoe size, training speed, and the health benefits of peanuts.
3/16/201859 minutes, 9 seconds
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4 Reasons Your Ultramarathon is Closer than You Think

Want to run an ultramarathon, but don't think you're ready? In today's episode, Matt and Doug address the 4 big hangups runners have when it comes to training for an ultramarathon, including: fitness, time, trail running, and whether or not they have it in them. That ultramarathon goal might just be closer than you think!
3/8/20181 hour, 41 seconds
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8 Running "Rules" You Can Safely Ignore (Rewind)

Runners, new and experienced, have all heard certain "rules." Hard and fast advice on how to train, recover, and experience the sport. But we here at NMA Radio don't think all of those rules are beneficial. In today's episode we call out some of the running advice we've all heard (maybe even shared), and flip it on it's head.
3/2/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Overnutrition and Why We Should Stop Defending the Adequacy of Vegan Diets, with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise

People talk a lot about making sure you get all the nutrients you need on a plant-based diet, but what if we're looking at it all wrong? What if the bigger concern for everyone, not just vegans, is overnutrition?  In today's episode we chat with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise, authors of Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiot's Guide) on their approach to eating healthy for the long-haul.
2/15/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.
2/8/201846 minutes, 51 seconds
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Are We Improving Ourselves too Much?

It's no secret that we like self improvement strategies here at NMA Radio. We like to set big goals and create habits that help with performance, productivity, and effectiveness. But at what price? After reading a recent article in the New Yorker, and following it up with a few not-so-hip-on self improvement books, Matt has found himself in a place where he's no longer sure if focusing on self improvement is a good thing. Let's discuss...
1/25/201853 minutes, 1 second
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Supplements for Vegans: What Do We Need? (Rewind)

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.
1/18/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Plant-Strong Diet with Engine 2's Rip and Jane Esselstyn

Long-time friends of NMA, Rip and Jane Esselstyn, know a thing or two about cooking healthy meals people actually want to eat. They've written best-selling books and designed an entire diet philosophy, the Engine 2 Diet, around the subject. So when they publish a new cookbook, The Engine 2 Cookbook, we want to hear about it. In today's episode, Matt speaks with Rip and Jane about the new book, oil-free cooking, and how to make healthy eating choices stick.
1/10/201854 minutes, 34 seconds
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The 5 Big Keys to Habit Change

When it comes to habit change, there are five keys to being successful. Keys – or rules – that when not followed, are often the reasons why most people fail to make new health and fitness habits work. In today's episode, we share a clip from an Academy seminar, outlining those keys to creating habits that stick, and provide real life examples from my own successes (and failures) to help you put these rules into action.
1/4/201850 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Big Holiday Extravaganza of 2017

One of my favorite episodes each year is our big, epic, vegan holiday extravaganza, where Matt and I discuss our wish lists and favorite seasonal films, and share what we plan to cook and drink over the holidays.  Here's and . This year, things are a little different. With Matt's family traveling to Spain for the holiday, the conversation shifted towards traditions, travel, and dealing with family expectations. But don't you worry, Matt still shares his (ridiculous, if you ask me) Christmas movie list. So light up the fire, pour yourself a Christmas beer, and enjoy this year's holiday celebration.
12/14/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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Vegan TV Chef Jason Wrobel on Eating for Longevity and Finding Inspiration in the Kitchen (Rewind)

I know this might not be a popular thing to say, but ever since going vegan I've lost all inspiration and excitement for cooking. Celebrity TV chef Jason Wrobel doesn't have that problem. In today's episode we discuss how to stay motivated and inspired in the kitchen, and what we need to know about eating for longevity.
12/7/201749 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to be Happier - Lessons from the Blue Zones with Dan Buettner

What makes people truly happy? Dan Buettner, author of the Blue Zones and new book Blue Zones of Happiness, studied the world's happiest places to find the lessons we can all apply to live happier (and healthier) lives.
11/30/201749 minutes, 32 seconds
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Plant-Based Muscle with Robert Cheeke and Vanessa Espinoza

Don't think you can gain muscle on a plant-based diet? Think again. In today's episode, Robert Cheeke and Vanessa Espinoza share how they've had success as vegan bodybuilders.
11/24/20171 hour, 41 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chi Running with Danny Dreyer

What do you get when you cross running with tai chi? Chi Running, of course.  In today's episode, we chat with Danny Dreyer, founder of the Chi Running training philosophy, about how your running form, mind, and breath all play a role in your running performance.
11/16/20171 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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The Life-Changing Power of Someone Who Believes in You with Susan Lacke

Have you ever taken a life-changing smoke break? NMA's own Susan Lacke has, when her old boss, Carlos, convinced her to start working out with him. Twenty months later, she was running her first Ironman triathlon, writing for NMA, and launching a new career. And it was Carlos's never-wavering support that she believes made it all possible. In today's episode, we speak with Susan about that epic friendship, her new book, and the power of supporting someone through their goals.
11/9/201731 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Guilt Free Running Slump (Rewind)

Every runner goes through slumps. Life gets busy, the weather gets hot (or cold), and whatever “running mojo” looks like to you, you’ve lost it. I’m no different, and I’m in the midst of a slump now: the training I had planned for a fall marathon never really got off the ground, and my running for the past few months has been next to non-existent. But something is different this time. This time, I don’t feel guilty about it. Somehow (meditation, maybe?) I’m at peace with the slump. I’m not beating myself up for letting the marathon goal slip away. I can see this for what it is, without judgement, and in a strange way I feel free — with a newfound excitement about other types of training. As it turns out, co-host Doug is dealing with a running slump of his own. Except he’s one week away from a 50K, and his training looks a lot different from mine. In today’s episode, we talk about our slumps and how we’re embracing the lack of motivation instead of fighting it. If you’ve been in a slump recently, or you’re in one right now, this one is for you.
10/26/201739 minutes, 13 seconds
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Motivation, Creating More Free Time, and Overcoming Stress with Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders' ability to rise early, stay motivated, and get stuff done has long been an inspiration to Matt and Doug. In today's episode, Jeff shares how his productivity philosophy has changed over the years, and the major life shift he made after stress landed him in the hospital.
10/19/201752 minutes
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Vegan LA Galaxy Player Baggio Husidic (Rewind)

From mid-pack runners to professional triathletes, we've had the opportunity to share a lot of stories and advice from vegan athletes on this podcast. But today's interview is a first. I'm excited to share my conversation with vegan midfielder for the LA Galaxy, Baggio Husidic, about his diet, training, and how going plant-based is making him a better athlete.
10/12/201753 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mindful Cooking, Flavors, and Keeping Food Simple with the Buddhist Chef

How does a classically trained French chef turn into one of the most popular vegan recipe developers on Facebook? In today's episode, Jean-Philippe Cyr, known to most as The Buddhist Chef, shares his take on maximizing flavors, mindfulness, and why it's important to keep recipes simple if we want to grow this community.  
10/5/201748 minutes, 38 seconds
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200 Episodes: Looking Back and at What's to Come

Over 200 episodes! Can you believe it?! Today we look back at the most popular episodes of all time, and share a little insight about what's to come in the next 100. We laugh. We cry. We party like there's no tomorrow (eh, I wouldn't go that far...). Enjoy.
9/28/201757 minutes, 6 seconds
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Small Steps, Cold Showers, and Conscious Parenting with Sid Garza-Hillman

Thumb through just about any parenting book and nearly every chapter will focus on the child. But that's the wrong approach, according to Sid Garza-Hillman. Sid believes that building a thriving, healthy family starts with a thriving, healthy parent. In today's episode, we sit down with Sid to discuss his brand new book Raising Healthy Parents, and why a vegan nutritionist felt called to write a parenting book. Oh, and because it's Sid, we also talk about cold showers. Love that guy.
9/21/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Will Clean Meat Impact the Vegan Movement?

Between the current advances in plant-based meat alternatives and innovations taking place in the "clean meat" industry, the food landscape as we know it could change dramatically over the next several years. How will these changes impact our understanding of what meat is, and will that effect the vegan movement? We sit down with Jackson Long and Aaron Stuber of the Thought For Food Podcast to discuss.
9/14/201757 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are Vegan Documentaries Good for the Movement?

Over the past few years our Netflix feeds have seen several high-profile documentaries designed to push the vegan movement. They promote health, environmental, and animal rights benefits in a way books or articles simply can't. But these documentaries have also sparked blow-back both online and off. So it begs the question: Are vegan documentaries good for the movement? We try to answer that question in today's episode.
9/7/201751 minutes, 11 seconds
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17 Things We Wish We Knew Before Running Our First Ultramarathons

Thinking about running your first ultramarathon? You won't regret it, we promise. But... There are a few things you should probably know first. Actually there are 17 things. Here they are.
8/31/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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10 Mindset Rules to Stay Motivated and Get Results

If there were certain philosophies to approaching life, work, and happiness that helped you the most, what would they be? In today's episode, Matt and I address the ten rules we follow (or attempt to follow) to stay motivated and get the results we want.
8/24/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Matt's Dad on How Going Plant-Based at Age 63 Has Drastically Improved His Health (Rewind)

Just a few years ago, Matt's father Tim would have never considered going plant-based. Then, after dealing with health issue after health issue, he heard a talk by Dr. Fuhrman on how diet can reverse heart disease. And it has completely changed his life. At the age of 63, Tim has gone plant-based and drastically improved his health. In today's episode, we sit down with Matt's father to talk about his transformation and diet changes.
8/17/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Our Favorite Running Hacks (Rewind)

Ever wish running was just a little bit easier? We do too. So this week, we're revisiting one of the most popular episodes ever on NMA Radio to discuss running hacks... or the little tricks we use to remove a few of the biggest obstacles from our running routines. You still have to put in the work, but these will help make your running routine stronger.
8/10/201744 minutes, 29 seconds
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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.
8/3/201751 minutes, 8 seconds
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8 Running "Rules" You Can Safely Ignore

Runners, new and experienced, have all heard certain "rules." Hard and fast advice on how to train, recover, and experience the sport. But we here at NMA Radio don't think all of those rules are beneficial. In today's episode we call out some of the running advice we've all heard (maybe even shared), and flip it on it's head.
7/28/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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The (Fifth) Big Q&A Episode

And we're back with another of the infamous NMA Radio Q&A episodes, where we take listener questions and do our best to answer them. Sometimes more successfully than others... In this episode we tackle marathon nutrition, meat substitutes, how to go vegan, running hills, sugar, and oh so much more.
7/20/20171 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Raising Vegan Children (featuring Matt's Kids)

Vegan kids say the darnedest things, don't they? Today's episode is all about raising vegan children, and to do so, we brought on Matt's wife Erin and his two kids. You're in for a treat.
7/13/201749 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Go From Zero to 5K

Want to become a runner, but don't have a clue where to start? In today's episode, Matt and Doug run (see what I did there?) back to the basics on how to get off the couch and start training for your first 5K.
7/6/201759 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Relaxation Episode

Just relax. Sounds way easier than it actually is, doesn't it? In today's episode Matt and Doug discuss how they like to relax, and why some relaxation techniques might not be good for you in the long run.
6/29/201745 minutes, 55 seconds
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Should You Care What Other People Think? with Robert Cheeke

When it comes to what you eat, how often you run, or what your gym routine looks like, should you care what other people think? That's the topic of today's discussion with vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke. Plus putting yourself out there, committing to something big, and Amy's burritos.
6/22/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Julie Piatt on Demystifying Vegan Cheese

When most people think of plant-based cheese, delicious and homemade don't normally come to mind. Julie Piatt is on a mission to change that with her new book 'This Cheese is Nuts.' In today's episode with sit down with Julie to discuss the book, and how making craft vegan cheese at home is more approachable than you'd think.
6/15/201747 minutes, 58 seconds
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Special Live Q&A Episode

Today, we bring you something special -- a live recording of a recent Pulse Q&A webinar, featuring fitness and running asked live at the event. If you like No Meat Athlete Radio, you'll totally dig this Q&A.
6/8/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is it Possible to be 100% Vegan?

It all started with a Facebook comment, where a non-vegan proudly proclaimed, "it's impossible to be 100% vegan." Is it? It got us thinking ... In today's episode we discuss the definition of vegan, how realistic it is to follow a 100% vegan lifestyle, and whether or not it's even that important.
5/25/201758 minutes, 38 seconds
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The No Meat Athlete Cookbook Release Week Episode

It was a big week for hosts Matt and Doug. Doug ran a 100K ultramarathon, and Matt released his second book, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. In today's episode we discuss the ups and downs for both, and the surprising sell-out success of the new cookbook.
5/18/201739 minutes, 59 seconds
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YumUniverse's Heather Crosby on Finding a Balance Between Healthy & Convenient

Heather Crosby, founder and author of YumUniverise, is set to release her brand new cookbook Pantry to Plate next week, which specializes in formulas and blueprints instead of strict recipes. In today's episode, we sit down to Heather to discuss practical, plant-based cooking and how to find balance between healthy and convenient.
5/11/201741 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.
5/4/201741 minutes, 25 seconds
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Doug's Mendocino Coast 50K Recap (with Vegan Burritos!)

Did you know there's an all vegan ultramarathon along the coastline of Northern California, directed by friend of NMA Radio Sid Garza-Hillman? Well there is, and Doug ran it last week. In today's episode we chat with Doug about the Mendocino Coast 50K race, what he learned after going in with little training, and why the post-race burrito bar alone was worth the trip.
4/27/201747 minutes, 39 seconds
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27 Books that will Change Your Life

Over the past few years, we’ve talked a lot about our favorite fitness, nutrition, and mindset resources – how-to guides, tutorials, and blueprints. What we haven’t done, however, is share our favorite non-resource books under those same categories. Books that will inspire you to take action, but ones you can still listen to as an audiobook or enjoy them on the beach. Here are our 27 favorite books ... which may just change your life.
4/20/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Moderation: Sensible or Slippery Slope? with Pamela Fergusson, RD PhD

When making a big life change, especially around healthy eating, is it better to go all in or leave room for moderation? That's the topic of today's podcast with Pamela Fergusson, RD PhD, who shares her advice on things like cheat days and relaxed nutritional rules.
4/6/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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Healthy, Practical, Plant-Based Meal Planning with NMA Cookbook Co-Author Stepfanie Romine

It's no secret that meal planning can feel a bit intimidating. It sounds like a lot of work, and if you're new to the plant-based diet and don't have libraries of go-to meals, it can get monotonous. But once you start doing it, meal planning will save massive amounts of time and energy throughout the week, and provide a blueprint for creative, delicious meals. In today's episode we chat with Stepfanie Romine, co-author of the brand new No Meat Athlete Cookbook, about meal planning tricks for the vegan athlete, and how you can get started today.
3/30/201751 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gambling, Rum, and the Vegan Cruise 2017 Recap

We're not usually one for recaps, but when you get back from a week on an all vegan cruise, with some of the biggest names in the community, there are more than a few stories to share ...
3/23/201754 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Non-Running-Geek's Guide to Running Form (Rewind)

There's the geek's approach to running form, which dissects each and every element of form using words no one understands, and then there's the non-geek's approach to running form. This is a guide for non-geeks, and we hope you enjoy.
3/16/201739 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
3/9/201755 minutes, 3 seconds
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The State of the Vegan Movement (And What We Can Do Better)

The state of the vegan movement is ... As we recorded today's episode, how I completed that sentence began to vary. In my opinion, there's little doubt that veganism is becoming more mainstream and going plant-based gets easier by the day. But does that mean the movement is strong? In today's episode, Matt and I depart from our typical health and nutrition banter to discuss where veganism is right now as a movement. We're not approaching this topic from a place of authority -- neither of us can claim to be anywhere near authorities on the subject -- but instead as two dudes in the middle of it. We rave about all the new vegan options and foods, but also attempt to challenge each other on how we can do better as a community. Oh, and I make a terrible analogy using kale, so there's that too. Here's what we talk about in this episode: The state of the vegan movement is ... Is veganism more popular, or are diets in general more widely accepted? How to talk to someone on the Paleo diet The pros and cons of meat-like meat alternatives What we can do better as a movement
3/2/201753 minutes, 59 seconds
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The (Fifth) Big Q&A Episode

More questions, more answers. In this episode of Ask Matt and Doug, we cover running and triathlon nutrition, supplements, B12, alkalized water, weight loss, and oh so much more.
2/24/201752 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Not to Be the Punchline of the Vegan-at-a-Dinner-Party Joke (Rewind)

This Thursday we have another Throwback Rewind of one of our most popular episodes. NMA Radio co-host Doug recently attended a bachelor party, where while discussing meals for the weekend, it became clear that one of the guys wasn’t comfortable with Doug’s being a vegan.      "We’re all having meat. What are you going to eat, Doug? Carrots?" We’ve all been in this situations like this. It’s that moment at a restaurant, party, or dinner when all of a sudden people realize you’re vegan or vegetarian, and don’t know how to react. Before you can even say a word, someone gets defensive or pokes fun of your diet.  So what do you do? Usually, we react in one of two ways. Either:      1) You use it as an opportunity to make a point, defend your diet choice, and maybe even convince a few people, or     2)You brush it off and keep the mood light, in an attempt to make veganism appear as normal as possible.  I’m not saying either of these better than the other; I respect both choices. But I know the one that I choose, almost every single time.  In today’s episode, we discuss these two approaches, and how Doug and I handle the uncomfortable situations at parties, with family, and while out to dinner. We also share the rest of Doug’s story, and how by the end of the weekend, he got that same guy to take interest in the vegan diet.
2/16/201755 minutes, 5 seconds
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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).
2/9/201750 minutes, 36 seconds
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Make Time for Yourself (And Make Yourself Happy)

Matt is a wanna-be chess nerd. That's right, when Matt isn't working on No Meat Athlete, hanging with his family, cooking, or going to the gym, he's geeking out on chess.com tutorials. And that's probably exactly what he should be doing. It's easy to get so caught up in work, family, and other obligations that you never make time for yourself, and when you don't make time to do things that bring you joy, it's hard to bring joy into the other things you do. In today's episode, Matt and I discuss the importance of hobbies, what makes for a good hobby, and why we think they're so important.
2/2/201753 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.
1/26/201738 minutes, 58 seconds
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Matt's Tony Robbins Experience

When I hear the name Tony Robbins, I think of a giant dude, dancing crowds, and walking on coals. And I think of Matt, who for as long as I can remember has been singing his praises. After all, it was a Tony Robbins event that inspired Matt to go vegetarian and start this blog (which has gone on to became his business and my employer). But even after and hearing the stories, I'm still not convinced Tony does anything more than put on a show. In today's episode, just a few weeks after Matt and his wife Erin returned from a 6-day Tony Robbins experience, we hash that out. Can a Tony Robbins event help you become your best self, or is it nothing more than a scam?
1/19/201745 minutes, 54 seconds
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Is It Ever Okay to Not Do Your Best?

"If you're not going to do it right, don't do it at all." That's the code Matt and I both try to live by most of the time. But throughout December, with Matt sick and me "functioning" on new-dad sleep, our healthy habits ... well let's just say they haven't been on point. In today's episode we discuss when -- if ever -- it's okay to not do your best, and when it's better to simply let a habit, hobby, or routine go completely.
1/12/201753 minutes, 22 seconds
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New Year's Resolutions, the Bigger Picture

We're back (kind of)! After a few weeks off for travel and babies, we're kicking off the new year with a chat between Doug and Sid Garza-Hillman on new year's resolutions. Do they work? Should you go all in? Today's episode takes a look at the bigger picture behind your 2017 goals.  
1/5/201735 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Big Holiday Episode of 2016

With Thanksgiving behind us, it can only mean one thing ... Time for another holiday extravaganza! In this week's episode Matt and Doug talk holidays, babies, wine, and what they'd do during the holidays if stranded on a desert island. (Also, there are a few big announcements in today's episode, so don't skip it!)
11/25/201656 minutes, 42 seconds
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15 Rules to Live By (Update and Replay)

After a long weekend at the Remedy Food Festival, Matt has lost his voice. To help save his voice (and your ears) from further damage, we decided to revisit on of our favorite episodes ... the 15 rules we live by. When it comes to food and fitness habits, I don’t think rules are a good thing. Guidelines, sure, but without a little wiggle room, it’s too easy to throw up your hands and give in when your willpower runs dry. But when it comes to living a meaningful life — and ensuring that my system for managing it works — I find it’s actually easier to be less flexible … and to follow a set of real, actual rules. In today’s episode, we share the 15 rules we live by, the firm boundaries that help us live the lives we want and find balance and happiness. They might not all be for you, but I hope you’ll find a nugget or two to add to your own set of rules for living.
11/17/201658 minutes, 52 seconds
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Examine.com's Kamal Patel on Which (if Any) Supplements Vegan Athletes Should Consider

There are few resources available that so actively strive to be as unbiased as Examine.com, and it's for that reason that we frequently reference the site when looking for information on a specific health topic. In today's episode, we chat with Examine.com's Kamal Patel on if and when vegan athletes should consider taking supplements.
11/3/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Matt's Dad on How Going Plant-Based at Age 63 Has Drastically Improved His Health

Just a few years ago, Matt's father Tim would have never considered going plant-based. Then, after dealing with health issue after health issue, he heard a talk by Dr. Fuhrman on how diet can reverse heart disease. And it has completely changed his life. At the age of 63, Tim has gone plant-based and drastically improved his health. In today's episode, we sit down with Matt's father to talk about his transformation and diet changes.
10/27/201656 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.
10/20/201658 minutes, 16 seconds
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What to Do When You Can't Stay Motivated

We've talked a lot about motivation over the past 163 episodes ... how to find it, how to keep it, and what to do when you have it. But what do you do when you just can't stay motivated? When even after all the tricks and accountability, you simply don't have the motivation to run, eat healthy, or do whatever habit you're trying to maintain? That's what we discuss in today's episode. And a quick SPOILER: We might not land on what you're expecting.
10/13/201630 minutes, 51 seconds
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Robert Cheeke on Staying Motivated, Changing Course, and Embracing Imperfection

There have only been a few people we've invited back on No Meat Athlete Radio for a second episode, so to ask vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke on for a third, you know it has to be for a good reason. In this episode we talk to Robert about how his views on nutrition and lifestyle have changed over the years, how he's embracing his imperfections, and his new book.
10/6/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. Pamela Fergusson on Practical Vegan Nutrition, Speedwalking Ultramarathons, and Living Intentionally

Dr. Pamela Fergusson is a vegan Registered Dietitian with PhD in nutrition And she speedwalks ultramarathons? Yeah, that's too cool not to bring up. In today's episode we chat with Dr. Fergusson on practical plant-based nutrition, speedwalking, and living with intention.
9/29/20161 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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Summer Running Camp, Part 5: Race Day Walk-Through

I hate to say it, but summer is officially over ... and with the end of summer comes the end of the NMA Summer Running Camp. But I have good news! This episode tops off the whole summer camp experience with a race day walk-through. Everything you'll want to know (and more) about what to expect on race day.
9/22/201657 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Not to Suck at Cooking

Matt is now 20% of his way through the Rouxbe plant-based cooking school, and fired up on cooking like he hasn't been in years. In this week's episode we tackle how to get started with cooking, the essential kitchen gear we recommend, and tips Matt has learned through his new classes.
9/15/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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What We Wish We Knew In College (About Food, Exercise, and Life)

For students, early September means one thing: The end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. I have fond memories of the first day back to school, especially in college. Nerves were high, but so was the excitement of new classes, roommates, experiences, and friends. And I think I speak for both Matt and I when I say that we had a lot of fun during our college days ... and that we made many stupid mistakes. In today's episode we think back to those mistakes, and share the fitness, nutrition and life lessons or advice we wish we'd known in college. Here’s what we talk about in this episode: Brown rice ... not fried rice Why a terrible marathon was Matt's best decision ever The books we wish we'd read in college Looking outside the box The life lessons we wish someone told us
9/8/201653 minutes, 3 seconds
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Summer Running Camp, Part 4: Advanced Marathon Training and Racing with Coach Jason Fitzgerald

Most of the information and advice we've shared during the first three weeks of running camp has been geared towards beginners. This week, that changes. We've invited Jason Fitzgerald, running coach and founder of StrengthRunning.com, to discuss advanced marathon training, marathon specific workouts, and how to take your racing to a new level.
9/2/201653 minutes, 48 seconds
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Summer Running Camp, Part 3: How to Prevent Running Injuries

And we're back with our third week of Summer Running Camp. We covered consistency and running form in the first two weeks, and in this episode Matt and I tackle injury prevention. We dive into warm-ups, strength training, recovery, and oh so much more. So slap on that sunscreen and we'll see you by the lake...
8/25/201655 minutes, 38 seconds
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From the Vault: Our Daily Rituals for Health and Well-Being

We're digging deep into the vault once again while Matt is off traveling along the west coast, and this time we reach back to one of our very first habit related episodes. In today's replay, we talk about our daily rituals or habits for healthy living. From routines to foods, this is what we do on a daily basis.
8/18/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds
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From the Vault: Why Running Shoe Design Matters with Altra Running Founder Golden Harper

With us both traveling this week, we're reaching back into the vault for a replay of one of our favorite episodes. In this interview with Golden Harper of Altra, we discuss injuries, shoes, and how he created a company from an idea.
8/11/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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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.
8/4/201629 minutes, 13 seconds
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Summer Running Camp, Part 2: Running Form

Get your lake gear ready, it's time for week two of Summer Running Camp! This episode we break down proper running form, from your head to your feet.
7/28/201635 minutes, 12 seconds
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How We Use Summer for Motivation and Reset

Summer time means warm weather, fresh veggies, and vacations. And for Doug and Matt, it also means a mid-year reset. In today's episode they discuss the power of this season, and how to use it to set new health, fitness, and nutrition goals to round out the year.
7/14/201637 minutes, 12 seconds
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The (Fourth) Big Q&A Episode

And we're back this week with one of our favorite series, your listener questions! This time we answer questions on long bike ride nutrition, blood pressure, protein, and "knoxing". Don't know about knoxing? You'll just have to listen to find out...
6/30/201659 minutes, 29 seconds
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Summer Running Camp, Part 1: Building Consistency

I hope you packed your bags, because we're headed to summer camp! No Meat Athlete's Summer Running Camp, that is. Today's episode is the first of a new series we'll share throughout the summer on the fundamentals of running. First up, building and establishing a consistent running routine.
6/23/201635 minutes, 27 seconds
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Vegan TV Chef Jason Wrobel on Eating for Longevity and Finding Inspiration in the Kitchen

I know this might not be a popular thing to say, but ever since going vegan I've lost all inspiration and excitement for cooking. Celebrity TV chef Jason Wrobel doesn't have that problem. In today's episode we discuss how to stay motivated and inspired in the kitchen, and what we need to know about eating for longevity.
6/16/201640 minutes, 40 seconds
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Aaron Alexander on Optimal Movement, Standing vs. Sitting, and Making the World Your Gym

We're run, we lift weights, we do yoga, but what if instead of putting all those movements into boxes, we instead looked at moving better as a whole? In today's episode we chat with Aaron Alexander, host of the Align Podcast and expert in movement, about how we can better integrate movement into our daily lives.
6/9/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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4 Factors in a Successful 100-Mile Ultramarathon

Doug just completed his 3rd 100-mile ultramarathon, and this time more things went right than wrong. In today's episode Matt and Doug discuss the changes he made going in to this race, and how they contributed to a successful ultramarathon.
6/2/201634 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jasmin Singer on Food Addiction, the 80s, and How She Lost 100 Pounds

Jasmin Singer, co-host of the Our Hen House podcast and author of Always Too Much and Never Enough, shares her story through food addition and weight loss. A vegan activist for years, Jasmin remained addicted to food and overweight until the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead sparked a change. A change that would eventually lead to losing 100 pounds. In today's episode we sit down with Jasmin to share her transformation and why she feels so betrayed by the food industry.
5/26/201646 minutes, 21 seconds
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To Race or Not to Race?

That is the question ... that we're discussing today. Today's topic came from a listener who asked if it's better to have race goals or run simply for the joy of running. As you might expect, Doug and I have different viewpoints on this one.
5/19/201630 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Life-Changing Habit to Start Today

It's rare that I call anything life-changing, especially when it requires me to clean out my closets. But today's episode is all about a new habit we have both adopted that truly does have the power to be life changing. Dare I call it magical?
5/12/201636 minutes, 28 seconds
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Nicole Antoinette Interviews Matt Frazier

Sometimes you have to flip things around, so today we're rebroadcasting an interview with Matt Frazier from Nicole Antoinette's podcast, Real Talk Radio. In this episode they cover goal setting, failures and adjustments, and transitioning to a vegan diet.
5/5/20161 hour, 55 minutes, 30 seconds
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Our Start-to-Finish Guide to Marathon Training

We've covered general training advice, running nutrition, and ultramarathons, but somehow we skipped the episode that guides you through your first marathon training. Good news ... that oversight gets resolved today! In today's episode, we cover everything you need to know to start training for your first marathon: From how to pick your marathon, to training and nutrition advice, and exactly what to do on race day.
4/28/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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The (Third) Big Q&A Episode

And we're at it again, answering listener questions with yet another massive Q&A episode. This time tackling running injuries, the ketogenic diet, vegan pregnancy, and oh so much more.  
4/20/201652 minutes, 50 seconds
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Part 3: Stress-Free Healthy Eating with Author and Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman

If you eat the healthiest diet in the world, but it stresses you out to plan, prepare, and eat it ... is it really that healthy? Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman doesn't think so, and he's back on NMA Radio to follow up his last interview, one of our most downloaded episodes ever. In this episode, the final of a three-part series, Sid and Matt talk about how junk food hijacks your brain, their thoughts on oil, and small steps to incredible health.
4/16/201630 minutes, 29 seconds
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Part 2: Stress-Free Healthy Eating with Author and Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman

If you eat the healthiest diet in the world, but it stresses you out to plan, prepare, and eat it ... is it really that healthy? Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman doesn't think so, and he's back on NMA Radio to follow up his last interview, one of our most downloaded episodes ever. In part two of this three part series, Sid and Matt talk about what they eat in a typical day, and why variety in diet may not be as important as most people think.
4/14/201628 minutes, 45 seconds
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Part 1: Stress-Free Healthy Eating with Author and Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman

If you eat the healthiest diet in the world, but it stresses you out to plan, prepare, and eat it ... is it really that healthy? Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman doesn't think so, and he's back on NMA Radio to follow up his last interview, one of our most downloaded episodes ever. In this episode, the first of a three-part series, Sid and Matt bust some myths about healthy eating and lay the foundation for a simpler approach to health.
4/14/201642 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Maintain Your Healthy Habits When You're Traveling

While on a recent trip to Florida, my family's healthy eating habits were put to the test, and I learned a few things about how to keep them up. In today's episode, Doug and I discuss those lessons, and how to maintain your healthy habits, even when your routine has changed.
4/7/201641 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 Health and Fitness Goals to Avoid?

Is there a right way and a wrong way to set a health or fitness goal? After reading a recent article on health goals, Matt and I decided we had to weigh in.
3/31/201632 minutes, 4 seconds
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Things We Wish Vegans Did Even More

A few weeks ago we published an episode called "Things We Wish Vegans Didn't Do," where we shared the aspects of this community we're not all that fond of. Well today we're flipping the conversation, and talking about the things we love about the vegan community, and wish happened more often.
3/24/201635 minutes, 58 seconds
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More on How to Start Your Movement

A few months ago we published episode called "How to Start Your Movement." In it, Doug and I shared lessons and advice we've learned from spreading our messages through a blog and podcast. Today's episode is a follow-up to that one, where we share the stories of Leanne Hilgart of Vaute Couture and Andy Levitt of The Purple Carrot. Two growing vegan companies with a lot to offer this community.
3/17/201648 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Making That Change May Be Easier Than You Think

I once thought running a marathon, cooking without oil, and going vegan would all be impossible. Now, of course, I know that all three of those -- and a ton of other changes I've made -- are not nearly as hard as I thought. Sometimes a change can feel so radical that we're too afraid to commit. In today's episode, Doug and I discuss that challenge, and why most big changes end up not feeling all that big once you make them. Heads up: There was something wrong with Doug's mic. We apologize for the sound quality, and will have it resolved before the next episode.
3/14/201628 minutes, 54 seconds
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Things We Wish Vegans Didn't Do

We're vegan. We love vegans. We promote veganism. But that doesn't mean we have to love everything vegans do! In today's episode, Doug and I take a few digs at our fellow plant-based animal lovers, and share the things we wish vegans didn't do. Or at least did less of ...
3/10/201651 minutes, 55 seconds
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The (Second) Big Q&A Episode

We're back with a second big Q&A episode, answering several of the best questions we're received from the past few months. Questions covering breathing, weight gain, energy levels, and so much more. Join us for this fun episode, and you just might hear your question answered!
3/3/201646 minutes, 34 seconds
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One Year, No Beer?

Throughout the month of February, I'm doing something I've never been able to get myself to do before ... I've gone all month (so far) without a sip of alcohol. It's not that I think I have a drinking problem, but my nightly ritual of drinking a single beer has become a tough habit to break. With the help of the program, I decided to give it a shot. Today we bring on One Year No Beer co-founder Andy Ramage, to talk about why he started the program, how alcohol has become such a big part of socializing, and how you can change the way you interact with alcohol.
2/25/201642 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cowspiracy Directors Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn on Environmentalism's Hypocrisy

We talk a lot about the health benefits and ethical side of veganism, but rarely touch on arguably one of the most important: The environmental benefits. At least Doug likes to tell me it's one of the most important... In today's episode Doug and I chat with the directors of the hit documentary Cowspiracy, and explore why many environmentalists ignore the negative impact the meat and dairy industries have on our planet.
2/18/201630 minutes, 13 seconds
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15 Rules to Live By

As children, rules feel restrictive and no fun, but as adults, they can guide our days and help us become the person we strive to be. In today's episode, Doug and I share the 15 rules that shape our lives. They're not nutrition or running focused, but instead general rules that touch all aspects of our lives.
2/11/201649 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dreena Burton on How to Cook Vegan for Kids

Getting kids to eat healthy is hard enough. Trying to raise them on a plant-based diet? That can feel impossible for many vegan parents. In today's episode, I sit down with Dreena Burton, author of the cookbook Plant-Powered Families, to discuss healthy family eating, the optimal diet for children, and how to get your kids to eat their greens.
2/4/201638 minutes, 24 seconds
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7 Popular Food Trends and How They Can Help Vegan Athletes

These days food trends come and go quicker than most of us know they existed, but some stick around for good reason. In today's episode Doug and I explore 7 popular food trends, whether or not they get our stamp of approval, and how they can help you as a vegan athlete. Yes, even the non-vegan trends!
1/28/201638 minutes, 59 seconds
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Russell Simmons on The Happy Vegan, His New Book

Russell Simmons, co-founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam, also happens to be an outspoken vegan activist, and the author of the new book The Happy Vegan.  Eager to hear more about his story and the new book, we asked him on for today's episode, and it did not disappoint. We talk veganism, meditation, yoga, and exactly what it means to be a Happy Vegan.