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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.