Thrive Fitness: Mental And Physical Strength For Life Paperback – International Edition, December 23, 2008
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“…an average reader with any level of nutritional and fitness background would easily understand and incorporate Thrive Fitness into their lifestyle…Thrive Fitness provides a great holistic view on health.” - J. Kevin Masters, Impact magazine
“Brendan Brazier knows how to eat and train for wicked performance…In his latest book, Thrive Fitness…the B.C.-based athlete goes further, sharing a wealth of fitness information designed to get you into top shape.” - The Calgary Herald
“I am forever grateful to this book and to Brendan . . .I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning, and what’s more, I am following [these] recipes, and loving them.” - Hugh Jackman, Actor
“During my fifteen years in the strength and conditioning industry I’ve read just about every nutrition book that’s come down the pike. Not too many of them, however, has had the lasting impact that Thrive has. Because of what I learned from Brendan I have completely revamped my own nutritional program and in my mid thirties, I’m feeling and performing better than ever. More importantly, I’ve started using his recommendations with all of my high level athletes and they are setting new personal bests and recovering faster than ever before. I can’t say enough good things about Thrive and honestly believe that every athlete, trainer or coach owes it to themselves to read it.” - Jason Ferruggia, Chief Training Adviser to Men’s Fitness Magazine, author of Fit to Fight
“The Thrive Diet is a life changing book!” - Jon Hinds, former LA Clippers strength training coach and advisor to MLB and NFL teams
“The Thrive Diet is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance, not just in top-level athletics, but in day-to-day life.” - Neal D. Barnard M.D., President, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
“Brendan Brazier’s Thrive Diet will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and enable you to live longer, live healthier and thrive.” - Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Health
“The Thrive Diet is a must read.” - T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, author of the bestselling The China Study
“Quite possibly the most life-changing book you'll ever read. For maximizing fitness and vitality, The Thrive Diet has no equal.” - Erik Marcus, publisher of Vegan.com
“Filled with powerful information that will forever change the way you address life’s daily speed bumps. You owe it to yourself to listen carefully to Brazier’s advice for controlling the negative stresses of 21st Century living.” - Joseph Connelly, founder and publisher, VegNews Magazine
“Brazier’s Thrive Diet is one of the most accessible and easily incorporated guides to plant-based health.” - Alive Magazine
“The Thrive Diet [is] complete with recipes that will get you through race season, or life in general, with flying colours.” - The Ottawa Citizen
“The Thrive Diet is packed with invaluable information that can assist anyone at any level.” - Bruny Surin, Olympic gold medalist (4 x 100 meter relay, Atlanta 1996), third-fastest human ever
“Quite simply, The Thrive Diet is the most comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle program we’ve ever seen.” - The G Living Network
About the Author
- Publisher : Penguin Canada (December 23, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0143168819
- ISBN-13 : 978-0143168812
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
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The section on incorporating vegan-athlete friendly foods into your diet was informative, albeit neither well-referenced nor entirely practical. It would be to both the author and the reader's benefit had the former been more specific about how he knows, for instance, that "maca helps lower cortisol levels, which will improve sleep quality." There should be a numbered citation to go along with this and other such statements, not just a list of references at the back of the book. Another flaw with this book is the fascination with exotic foods/ingredients and Vega-brand products. Although I have yet to read it, other readers suggest that "Thrive Diet," offers a better discussion of how to utilize more commonplace grocery fare for the rest of us who want to enjoy similar performance results.
What I wanted from this book was dietary advice on how to better operate a high-caloric lifestyle on vegan fuel, so to speak. This book, although somewhat informative, fell short.
I wanted to improve my exercise routine (which is tricky as I have a slow thyroid-too much stress and I burn out quickly) so I picked up Thrive Fitness too. I loved it - there is some repeated information from the first book but that's ok. There's a lot of new information that is eye opening.
In my opinion, Thrive Fitness covers topics that made all the difference in how I set out to eat and exercise for optimal health. I had been making so many mistakes and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting the results I wanted (like not eating prior to exercise, or drinking only coffee, eating too heavy directly following a workout, and warming up for too long, etc. Thrive Fitness helped me to realize where I needed to make changes.
I found the recipes to be easy to prepare, good to eat and leave me feeling terrific.
I recommend this book to anyone with an earnest desire to improve the way they live their life. I loved Thrive Fitness and you will too!
From the nutrition standpoint, the book has changed the way my wife and I eat. Although we are not vegans or vegetarians, our meals are plant based with occaisonal animal products included, rather than the other way around. We have enjoyed his shakes,which we have numerous times throughout the week, energy bars, hemp milk, pancakes, and salads. We also like his preworkout and shake mixes. Although I have not adopted his fitness program completely, that portion of the book is very interesting and I have incorporated some of it into my workouts. His personal story of wanting to be a pro triathlete early on and then experimenting with workouts and nutrition to maximize his talents, I found to be very interesting. I like all of his books and think that this is the one to read to get advice on training programs, and his latest is better for all the recipes. Bottom line is that my wife and I have more energy, feel better, are healthier, and enjoy a wider variety foods now because of his books.
Top reviews from other countries
I recommend it for those starting out in the vegan sports world and those who are further along in their discovery of the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Everything from ordering to delivery to contents of the book was great and what I have learnt from the book is even better.