Pamela Fergusson lives in Toronto, where she runs a nutrition consulting practice as a registered dietitian and nutrition PhD. And that’s as normal as Pamela’s story gets.
She’s an ultramarathoner — sometimes running, but sometimes speed walking (different from power walking, as she explains in our interview). And this past summer, she did her own unsupported, self-styled iron-distance triathlon … no clocks, no crowds, just 140.6 miles to cover in a day, by herself.
Pamela has four children who eat like she does and have their own busy lives … but Pamela’s family chooses not to own a car.
Oh, and now and then, she pulls her kids out of school for a month to homeschool them in other countries.
When it’s so easy to let important things slide until it feels like you’re just getting by, Pamela seems to be so on top of everything. How does she find the time?
That’s what I wondered when I met her this summer in Toronto at a meetup of our No Meat Athlete group there, and it’s why I’m thrilled to have her as my guest on this episode of No Meat Athlete Radio.
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- Pamela’s advice on plant-based meal planning
- Potential deficiencies in a plant-based diet … and how protein isn’t one of them
- How to help your kids love eating healthy and being vegan
- The Zen of speed walking
- The joy of owning no car
- Pamela’s experiences with homeschooling her children in foreign countries
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Links from the show:
- Dr Pamela RD (Pamela’s nutrition consulting site)
- 21 Kid-Friendly Ideas and Recipes to Help Them Love Vegan Foods