Synopses & Reviews
The thrive diet is a long-term eating plan to help all athletes (professional or not) develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy. As one of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor.
Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Featuring a 12-week meal plan, over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food optionsincluding recipes for energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foodsand a complementary exercise plan, The Thrive Diet is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance” (Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).
Dave Zabriskie, professional cyclist, Tour De France stage winner, and record holder of the fastest time trial in Tour De France history
“Thrive is an eye-opening and a life-changing book. It should replace bibles in hotels.”
The highly original plant-based diet and lifestyle plan for achieving maximum health, physical strength, and mental dexterity, developed by a top professional Ironman triathlete.
About the Author
Brendan Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of VEGA, an award-winning whole food plant-based nutritional product line that’s available in natural and health food outlets. The 2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, he is a renowned speaker and sought-after presenter throughout North America. Brazier testified in 2006 before the United States Congress about the significant social and economic benefits that can be achieved by improving personal health through better diet. In 2007 he was named one of The 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.