Brown Vegan (fitness & nutrition)

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

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In this episode, I chat with Melana about:

  • Melana’s journey to veganism and marathon training.

  • How to keep food and life simple as a vegan.

  • How Melana was able to finally ditch her allergy and asthma medication once she went vegan.

  • Being a black ethical vegan.

  • How Melania maintains a social life while running two businesses and working a corporate job.

  • How to let go of being a “perfect” vegan and learn to embrace the journey instead.

  • The ups and down of juicing cleansing.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

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As a life coach, Nory helps millennial women who feel stuck get out of their heads, overcome their fears, and get to know themselves.

We chat about:

  • Her own struggle with depression and how she was able to overcome it.

  • Strategies on how we can all heal from tragedy and manifest the life we want.

  • How to be intentional with social media.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

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In this episode, I chat with Chef Zu about:

  • Chef Zu’s gradual transition to a plant-based lifestyle

  • Vegan meal planning and how to get confident in the kitchen

  • How to veganize your favorite dishes

  • The connection between gut health and mental health

  • Why veganism is culturally & historically relevant to black folks.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

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We chat about:

  • How Shauna changed her relationship with food and was able to overcome binging & purging and depression.


  • Specific strategies Shauna used to build community, post consistent quality content, and grow her Instagram following to over 16k in 10 months.

  • A breakdown on how to use tags, engagement, and analytics to grow your following.

  • Instagram Etiquette: Why you should STOP tagging personal pages that have nothing to do with your content and never add people to group messages without permission.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

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After getting so many comments last year about why I never do solo episodes anymore, I finally did a Q&A sharing some of my vegan and business experiences.⁣⁣⁣
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Some of the questions I answered:⁣⁣⁣
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*My favorite vegan cheese brands⁣⁣⁣
*Tips on how to get kids to go vegan⁣⁣⁣
*How I edit my podcast⁣⁣⁣
*When is a good time to start a YouTube channel (if you have a food business)?⁣⁣⁣
*How & why I started a vegan journey⁣⁣⁣
*Does it bother me that my family isn’t vegan?⁣⁣⁣
*How to find a vegan community? ⁣⁣⁣
*How I avoid going down the vegan rabbit hole of too much research? #rawvegan#veganketo #drsebi⁣⁣⁣

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

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Dr. Bobby Price is a certified plant-based nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and Doctor of Pharmacy. He has extensive clinical experience in the hospital setting, one on one patient contact in community pharmacy, and health care regulatory experience with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

After personally experiencing the healing powers of a plant-based lifestyle seven years ago, Dr. Price was inspired to adopt a more holistic approach to healing others. Since that time he has traveled the world studying with herbalists, shamans, and spiritual gurus learning the magical art of healing the mind, body, and soul. Now instead of filling synthetic prescriptions, Dr. Price uses plant-based foods, herbal medicine, and holistic techniques to help others restore their well-being.

We chat about:

  • Dr. Price’s transition from an S.A.D diet to a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

  • Myths and solutions for vitamin deficiencies such as B12, vitamin D, protein & iron.

  • Natural treatments for common ailments, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, and stomach pain.

  • Dr. Price’s own meal planning process and where and how he shops.

  • Why you should ignore food advertising (on the front) and flip products over and look at ingredients instead.

  • The benefits of herbal detoxing, his detox program, and what results you can expect.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

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In this episode, I chat with Trudy of the Geneus Life about:

  • How Trudy’s eating has evolved since she started her vegan journey.

  • Why and how she uses herbs to heal herself naturally.

  • Why you don’t need a million followers to be a social media influencer.

  • How she and her partner Jet were able to triple their income working with brands in less than a year.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

We chat about:

  • Why Grace started her vegan journey after seeing so many young people plagued by lifestyle diseases.

  • The ups and downs of being vegan while deployed with the military in various parts of the world.

  • Tips on how to make running a part of your wellness journey

  • Being vegan in social situations and while dating

  • Grace’s practical approach to intermittent fasting

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

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It was amazing to have @officialgreymusic on the show to share his vegan journey.

We chat about:

  • Grey’s start in music and how he was able to stay encouraged even when he wasn’t how/when his brand would grow.

  • His favorite Thanksgiving dishes and how he is still able to enjoy Thanksgiving as someone who loved meat.

  • Grey’s annual vegan Thanksgiving dinner and how he plans to expand it in 2019

  • How his activism has evolved from mostly animal ethics to food justice for black folks

  • How he plans to raise his daughter vegan

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

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I had a great time chatting with Kimberly Barnes about vegan life with FLAVOR. 

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What she didn’t expect to happen when she started her plant-based journey.

  • How to stock your pantry for easy cooking and experimenting

  • How to meal plan and simple meal prep tips

  • How to make pulled jackfruit that is actually worth eating (lol)

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

 It was great to finally have Queenie on the show!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How a vegan lifestyle has changed her life for the better

  • Practical tips on how to do a successful 21-day juice cleanse & the spiritual benefits

  • Why she is celibate, even though she’s been in a relationship for over two years

  • Her journey to self-love

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Xav of Plant-Based Brotha about:

  • Why he started his plant-based journey back in the early 2000s (he was only 12!)
  • How Xav is able to stay plant-based with a busy work schedule.
  • Some of Xav’s favorite meals (he loves to cook & entertain).
  • Why he’s plant-based and NOT vegan
  • How Xav is able to stay satisfied with plant-based eating (no starving over here!).
  • Xav shares tips on how black men can start their own plant-based journey.

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Letitia is a certified holistic health coach, and it was so nice to chat with her about her journey to wellness.

We chat about: 

  • Being a social vegan

  • What’s holding black women back from going vegan and what we can do about it.

  • Does animal rights have a place in black veganism?

  • How to be vegan and keep your curves

  • How to stay on track as vegan and the importance of being clear about your why.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Dr. Ruby Thomas is a board-certified pediatrician in Atlanta, GA. It was great to have her on the show to share practical vegan tips for families. There are so many people who have pushback from family and friends about whether or not veganism is safe for kids.

In this podcast, we chat about:

  • Why it’s okay for kids to be vegan

  • How to get small children and teenagers on board

  • Her family’s easy go-to meals

  • Being a social vegan with kids (school parties & family events)

  • How she made vegan formula right at home for her children and store-bought options that are available.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

  • Start.

  • Don’t overthink it.

  • Do the best you can every.single. day.
  • Get clear on your why and make it happen!

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

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We chat about:

  • How to be vegan on the go without eating out at restaurants.
  • An example of a full day of meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert.
  • How Jackie was able to start her business with blogging on Tumblr, photography, and networking.
  • Simple food photography tips using a phone.
  • Cookbook writing
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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did my first podcast with two guests. It was worth it!

In this episode, I chat with Tracye & Mary McQuirter about their 30+ years of vegan life.

We discuss:

  • Why Mary McQuirter started her vegan journey at 50 years old (she's 81 now) and the positive changes that came with the lifestyle.
  • How Mary McQuirter was able to overcome overeating and a sugar addiction.
  • Why Tracye decided to write Ageless Vegan with her mom and how they came up with recipes together.
  • Tips on how to make vegan life long-term and practical.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Chelsea Williams about all things wellness and building an online business through blogging, sponsorships, and genuine connections.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

It's one thing to go vegan solo, but a whole other situation when you're ready to change your life with a family.

In this podcast episode, I chat with Ambriel of Black Mama Vegan (wife and mom of four) about:

  • How to sneak in a couple of vegan meals a week.
  • Why it's such an advantage to go vegan when your children are very young.
  • How she was able to change her husband mindset around protein and "feeling full."
  • How she was able to get her teenage daughter on board *despite the multiple side eyes* lol
  • Why faux meat products are so helpful for new vegan families.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

We chat about:

  • Why she's so confident as a fat vegan 
  • Her 120 weight loss (she worked out for four hours a day at one point!)
  • How she handles negative comments as a Youtuber
  • Her struggles with plus-sized vegan fashion
  • Tips on how to start a vegan journey
  • Tips on how to get started as a vegan YouTuber

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

In this episode, I chat with Keith Tucker about his vegan journey, how he uses food and music to bring wellness to the black community, and the details of putting together vegan dinners around the country.

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

In this episode, I share tips on:

  • How to be vegan on a road trip
  • How to vegan at the airport and on a flight
  • How to be vegan when you get your destination (especially during a group trip)

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Direct download: vegantravelALLCLIPS.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

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