We all want to Thrive in our lives, don’t we? It’s kinda hard to live at our highest potential if we’re having a hard time getting out of bed, eh?
Over the last decade, I’ve worked hard to make sure I’m as energized as I can be. That’s why I was thrilled when I first met (we actually met at John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods’ ranch). Brendan’s a professional Ironman triathlete and is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based.
And no meat. No dairy. No refined foods. Nothing but plants.
I’ll repeat: Brendan only eats plant-based foods and he’s a professional athlete in what must be THE most grueling sport out there. (For those curious souls, an Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride and wrapped up with a 26.2 mile marathon. The best athletes in the world do it in under 9 hours. Brendan’s among that group.)
“He does THAT and he only eats plants, you say?!?”
“But where does he get his protein?!?!”
From plants. Tragically, plants don’t have quite the same marketing spend as the meat and dairy industries so you don’t hear quite as much about their nutritional value but we’ll take a look at how to best THRIVE on the food nature intended us to eat in this Note on Brendan’s great book, .
Brendan’s a big fan of “Reducing Stress to Increase Vitality” (that’s Chapter 1 ), so let’s start there!