Combining the winning elements of proven training approaches, motivational stories, and innovative recipes, No Meat Athlete is a unique guidebook, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer for the beginner, every day, and serious athlete who wants to live a meatless lifestyle.
Author, popular blogger, and 100-mile ultramarathoner Matt Frazier will show you that there are many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including:
Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed
Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts
Improved energy levels to help with not just athletic performance but your day-to-day life
Reduced impact on the planet
Whatever your motivation for choosing a meat-free lifestyle, this book will take you through everything you need to know to apply your lifestyle to your training. Frazier provides practical advice and tips on how to transition to a plant-based diet while getting all the nutrition you need – using the power of habit to make those changes last – and offers up menu plans for high performance, endurance, and recovery.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, Matt delivers a training manual of his own design for runners of all abilities and ambitions. The manual provides training plans for common race distances and shows runners to create healthy habits, improve performance, and avoid injuries. No Meat Athlete will take you from the start to finish line, giving you encouraging tips, tricks, and advice along the way.
About the Author
No Meat Athlete was founded in 2009 by Matt Frazier, at about the same time he went vegetarian. Six months later, Matt qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:59 at the Wineglass Marathon, over 100 minutes faster than his first marathon time seven years prior.
Since then, Matt has run several 50-mile ultramarathons and in 2013 ran his first 100-miler at Burning River in Ohio.
When he’s not running, cooking, or blogging, Matt enjoys martial arts, reading, gambling, music, and brewing beer. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, two children, and two rescued dogs.
“Considering No Meat Athlete is about eating a plant-based diet and running distances most people don’t even like to drive, Matt Frazier presents the tools and information he shares in a way that is downright approachable, leaving his readers energized with a sense of possibility.” – Brendan Brazier, Ultramarathon champion, professional Ironman triathlete, and author of Thrive
“Matt Frazier takes all the guesswork out of maximizing your health the plant-based way with his bulletproof primer No Meat Athlete. Whether you are an elite marathoner or a weekend warrior, this clear, concise, and no-nonsense book is your one-stop roadmap to creating and maintaining a sustainable plant-based lifestyle. All hail the running carrot!” – Rich Roll, plant-based ultra-distance athlete and author of Finding Ultra
“If you were not feeling inspired or empowered before reading this book, you certainly will after. No Meat Athlete is the plant-based fuel that will keep you running strong!” – Terry Walters, author of Clean Food and Clean Start
“Well-organized, very accessible, and a joy to read. This book gives you the real how and why of healthy living with real-life applications and even actual training plans and easy recipes – Frazier nailed it with this book.” – Sid Garza-Hillman, author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto
“. . . an excellent resource for the new or experienced athlete. If you are looking for an outstanding guide to improving your health and fitness, No Meat Athlete is the book for you.” – Robert Cheeke, author of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
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