These days we hear a lot about the benefits of intermittent fasting for longevity, weight loss, and general health. But what does intermittent fasting actually look like? It turns out, there’s no one way to do it. So in today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Pamela Fergusson, a plant-based dietitian and returning NMA Radio […]
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 consisted 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 talked about it with Sanjay Rawal, the filmmaker behind 3100: Run and Become. He shared more about the race as well as about the training and mental strength it takes to get through this kind of event.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few months of working with Giacomo and Dani on the new Plant-Based Body Transformation 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.
Here are just a few of the topics we covered:
- The importance of nutrition on muscle gain.
- The exact macronutrient ratios you should hit to gain muscle and burn fat.
- How to count macronutrients (without going crazy).
- Is the plant-based diet a disadvantage when it comes to gaining muscle?
- How strength training fits into the fat burning equation.
- Dani’s previous life as a professional hula hooper.
Are you ready to run your first 50K ultramarathon? There’s a lot to consider…
Figuring out how to train and fuel, finding time for the added mileage, and staying motivated on your long runs, just to name a few.
But for Stephen Dunne, an avid NMA Radio listener and community member, all the extra effort was worth it when he crossed the finish line and achieved his goal.
After hearing about Stephen’s journey from road marathons to his first trail ultra, we asked him to be a guest on the show. Listen to this week’s episode to learn first hand what it’s like (and what it takes) to train for and execute a 50K ultramarathon, and why this is just the beginning for Stephen (and it could be for you as well).
If you’re anything like me, strength training feels super intimidating.
For starters, you have to know what exercises to do that enhance your other activities (like running, cycling, etc.). Then there’s the question of how to do these exercises correctly to avoid causing an injury.
Plus, for me anyway, there’s the fear of looking silly at the gym next to guys with loads of experience and the muscles that come with it.
That’s why for the longest time, I just avoided strength training all together… to my own detriment. Because as soon as I started doing just 10-15 minutes at home regularly, I saw almost immediate results both with my appearance and my running performance.
In today’s episode, Matt and I share their very different approaches to strength training (he likes the gym, I don’t), and the first steps you can take to get started.
Want to know how Matt and I really eat?
For the most part, it comes down to a simple formula. The grain, green, and bean. But what that looks like in practice may surprise you.
In today’s episode, we go in-depth into why a grain, green, and bean makes for a simple and healthy meal, and share ideas on how to avoid the trap of the boring veggie bowl.
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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 practising Kaizen when it comes to our health (and life).
Listen to the episode below, and check out his new book, The Greenprint here.
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A few days ago we asked readers of the blog to submit their marathon-related questions. The responses came pouring in, and ranged from injury prevention and timing to what foods to eat and how to stay motivated.
In today’s episode, Matt and I tackle many of your questions in hopes that it will serve as the boost you need to set your marathon goal.
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I owe a lot of my health — and now my parents’ — to Ocean and John Robbins.
Ten years ago, I decided to try a plant-based diet. I was inspired, believe it or not, by a Tony Robbins seminar, and it turns out that Tony’s nutrition philosophy was heavily influenced in the mid-1980’s by John Robbins’ Diet for a New America.
Nowadays, John and his son, Ocean, put on the Food Revolution Summit every year, in which they interview 20 to 30 of the top minds in the health and nutrition world. They’re incredible at distilling broad, sometimes complicated topics into succinct, motivating advice, which is what makes the summit so appealing every year.
Matt first met Hannah and Derek, who you likely know from Hannah’s YouTube channel High Carb Hannah, at the roulette table on the vegan cruise, and they immediately hit it off.
(Having spent many hours with Matt at a roulette table before, I can say that them getting past his unique betting strategy to the point where you actually want to talk to the guy is a miracle. 😉
The three of them hit it off mostly, it seems, because Hannah and Derek like to have fun… An approach to life that has not only helped grow her YouTube channel to over 650,000 subscribers, but has shaped the way they think of food and diets.
In today’s episode, Matt sits down with both of them to discuss weight loss, the vegan YouTube scene, and why a fruitarian approach to weight loss was replaced with a starch-based diet.
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