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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've had a few professional athletes on NMA Radio before - soccer players, runners, bodybuilders - but this sport is new to the show: Disc golf.
Today's guest, Eagle McMahon, 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.
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.
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'?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's Q&A time! This time we opened questions up to our Instagram followers, and they didn't hold back.
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.
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.