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Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life Paperback – December 23, 2008
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"I am forever grateful 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 (from the foreword)
"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, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Brendan Brazier's Thrive 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
"Thrive is a must read."
--T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., bestselling author of the The China Study
"Quite simply, Thrive is the most comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle program we've ever seen."
--The G Living Network
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I'm an athlete (runner) and I've never felt better, had lower body fat, and had better endurance than while following Thrive.
Thrive is an absolutely useful guide on improving physical performance with a carefully designed vegan diet.
What I love about the book is that it goes way beyond typical vegan information that you're likely to encounter in other books, like those by McDougall, Fuhrman, Barnard and other vegan others, as those are written for an audience with health and weight problems.
Thrive is really about an optimal diet for optimal performance, but it contains more than simple nutritional information. Brendan has lots of tips and tricks I would never have even thought of, on how to gain a competitive edge while staying healthy.
The recipes in the book are unusual, but not in a bad way. If you are tired of rice and beans, minestrone soup, bean dishes and oatmeal with bananas, you'll love the recipes in this book that emphasize "Superfoods," without recommending a ton of useless supplements.
Don't pay attention to the few people who gave this book bad review, especially the blasé reviewer who claims that he doesn't learn anything new from diet books. I'm certain that even if you've read a lot of books on the vegan diet, you'll find something interesting and immediately usable in Thrive.
I am training for a triathlon, and simply cannot believe how much more quickly my body recovers from strenuous exercise now that I am following Brendan's recommendations for what to eat before I work out, while I'm doing it, and after the fact.
A bit of advice to all you animal product consumers: Even you will LOVE the sport drinks, puddings, and smoothies. Try them -- your body will thank you!
He delves into some environmental essays that are interesting but not really a part of the main point about health, nonetheless it's easy to breeze through that if that isn't your thing,
Beyond just describing why his eating practice is good for you the book includes all the resources, recipes and preparation to implement the diet he describes. So more than education you can get up from the chair and Lau ch into it!