Here's my interview on fitness and nutrition on Animal Voices with Brendan Brazier, Dr. Mark Occhipinti and Chef Chloe Coscarelli. Chloe talks about her winning Cupcake Wars on the Food Network with her amazing vegan cupcakes!http://www.mediafire.com/file/afksqj3222p1z2z/20101005_vegan_fitness.mp3
Added by Rob Moore on October 30, 2010 at 5:43am —
I have been vegan for about 10 months now, but still over weight. It's the sweets! I eat too much and I eat too much sugar! Bottom line, I know what I am doing wrong. I even know what I should be doing, but I can't seem to do it. I have a treadclimber in my bedroom, but do I use it? NO! I want to start and maintain a daily regimen of exercising and win the sugar and over eating food war. Hopefully I can do it here with Vega's help.
Added by Carol Miller on October 28, 2010 at 11:14pm —
Here's a post I wrote about the benefits of protein. Recommended Vega Whole Food Optimizer:…
Added by Stefan Pinto on October 27, 2010 at 12:14pm —
With the Vancouver weather getting gray and cold, it seemed like a great opportunity to make something that reminded me of sunny Mexico. Jicama is a sweet root that looks a bit like a turnip but who's flavour has best been described as a cross between a potato and an apple. It isn't as starchy as a potato so works really well raw as you don't get that floury, gritty texture you do from raw potatoes.
Here's my recipe:… Continue
Added by Kim Foreman on October 27, 2010 at 10:19am —
Added by Jill on October 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
A problem that is frustrating me.
Im 50 years old 103Kg and 19% body fat (measured by 3-pt skinfold and York eqn).
I train heavy with weights x3/wk and do aerobics -12/wk.
According to "scientific" equations I should be consuming over 3000cal to maintain weight.
My friends, who weigh slightly less, and train about the same, consume between 3500-4000cal/day.
My maintenance calories are extremely low and it was nearly impossible to lose weight.
I decided to… Continue
Added by Aleck H Alexopoulos on October 27, 2010 at 5:15am —
I'm Jenny and have been been aware of Brendan for a little while and am now preparing to take the Vegan plunge.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for me!
I do crossfit training about 5 days a week so I'm active but am nervous about how this drastic change in diet will affect my daily life. I just graduated a very stressful post-grad program and am trying to get as healthy as can be! (Being in really great shape is also key in my line of… Continue
Added by Jennifer McDowell on October 26, 2010 at 7:42pm —
Having experimented with 100% RAW for two months two years ago, I am revisiting this lifestyle now that I have moved to North Vancouver. While not 100% at present, I'm about 90% RAW with the occasional lovely vegan curry to help with these soggy, dreary gray days.
I went to hear John Robbins speak at the Taste of Health Gala in Vancouver Saturday night. (Also, stopped by the Vega booth during the show - great samples!)
For anyone who doesn't… Continue
Added by Kim Foreman on October 26, 2010 at 11:24am —
Is bare better?
If you read magazines like Runners World, you might be inclined to think so. Barefoot running, or at least the idea of running with minimal support, has gained bucket-loads of media attention, with claims of better foot stability, and enhanced muscle development, this movement has inspired a die-hard following, and in practice, more and more… Continue
Added by dr | stephanie on October 26, 2010 at 8:15am —
Added by Jill on October 25, 2010 at 11:00am —
spent yesterday and and today between tarrytown and NYC. Diet was off a bit but overall not that bad.
friday - lunch - ceasar salad, mexican timbales (seitan, black beans,
Guacamole, sauteed kale), Chocolate mousse pie (tofu, no refined sugar
but delish!) Never ended up eating dinner. Walked around the jack o
latern blaze and the horseman's hallow. Lots of field, gravel, dirt,
unstable walking. My heel hurt last night and today. That's not a good
sign that… Continue
Added by MaryStella on October 23, 2010 at 6:01pm —
10.22.10 - probably only doing one wod today and tomorrow as I am headed
to nyc and then upstate a bit to Tarrytown. Going to see the blaze and
to a haunted house in Sleepy Hollow. Going to the NYC vegetarian
200 pull buoy
100yd swim 10 sec rest
75yd swim 20 sec rest
50yd swim 30 sec rest
25yds swim 40 sec rest
200 kick with fins on board 1 min… Continue
Added by MaryStella on October 22, 2010 at 8:13am —
This fantastic creation by our web guru, Lee Ann is perfect to cozy up with on a chilly fall day… Who would have thought that a healthy alternative to regular sugar packed hot chocolate would be as simple as combining these two ingredients?… Continue
Added by Jill on October 21, 2010 at 6:00am —
A delicious, healthful smoothie for all you pumpkin pie lovers out there! It has the distinct taste of your mother's pumpkin pie thanks to the cinnamon and pumpkin puree - but with less calories and much more… Continue
Added by Jill on October 21, 2010 at 6:00am —
It’s already been a month since we announced our prize winning photo entries from the Where Will Your Smoothie Take You contest. By now, our winners are mixing smoothies in shiny new Blendtec blenders, shaking up their year’s supply of Shake & Go, and styling in Vega’s sustainable clothing line, Greenware...… Continue
Added by Jill on October 19, 2010 at 11:00am —
This June 2010, I found myself having to suddenly "retire" because my job went to another state. I have a small pension, and consider myself lucky to have one. The last few months of work, found me "packing on the pounds" from stress. So, 4 months later, I find the best part of not having to work, is being able to go to the gym more often, and walk whenever the mood strikes and eat more mindfully and peacefully..thus I have lost 7 pounds… Continue
Added by Julie Davis on October 17, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I've known about Vega for a couple of years and have purchased it before. Loved it. However, I bought both of Branden's Books, Thrive, and it changed EVERYTHING! I am a 310lb overweight, 38 yr old man who is really tired of being a 310lb, 38 yr old man. It really impressed me that Hugh Jackman supported Thrive. I am going vegan and using Thrive Vegan Nutrition as my guide for starting a whole new lifestyle. I'll keep you posted.
Added by Dennis Branch on October 15, 2010 at 7:49pm —
Our amazing ambassadors continue to wow us with their passion, achievement, and dedication. Every month, I share updates from Vega’s impressive ambassador team.
Read the latest from Vega Ambassador, Mark Trevis.
Mark is a certified reflexologist with specific training… Continue
Added by Vega Krystal on October 15, 2010 at 12:30pm —
It is the time of year when apples make their grand reappearance. While they are always readily available throughout the entire year, there is certainly an apple craze that occurs from September through December. Our taste buds become a bit more desperate for apple pies, apple strudels, apple crisp and apple custard but with desperate cravings comes growing waistlines and that is no good. So, how do we enjoy apple treats without apple chub? Here is a simple recipe that is low fat, gluten free,… Continue
Added by Kate Pallardy on October 13, 2010 at 9:43am —
As a Personal Trainer I see way too many people who watch "The Biggest Loser" or "The Last 10 Pounds" or "X-Weighted" and think that to be fit they have to go through so much pain and suffering. I am so tired of these irresponsible shows sending a message to an increasingly growing obese audience that to be fit means humiliation and ridiculous exercise routines (like pushing huge tires around or attaching a bosu ball to your leg and hauling it around). It's all… Continue
Added by Michelle Brezinski on October 12, 2010 at 1:57pm —