Brown Vegan (fitness & nutrition)

In this episode I chat with Saudia about:

  • How her husband inspired the family to research a vegan lifestyle
  • How & why she serves her family an organic diet
  • How she handles packing vegan lunches and got her 2 sons onboard
  • Why it's important to understand that you're shifting the cost of your food- not paying more

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode on this blog post 

 

Direct download: saudiafinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

I love eating out and I don't let being a vegan slow that down for me.

In the beginning of this journey I did because it was just too much to think about and I didn't like asking the server a million questions. It feel like it was taking away from the experience. *sigh*

Anywho, like I said, I love eating out.

In this podcast episode, I give you tips to feel more comfortable about eating out at restaurants and family/work-related events. 

Get all the resources and show notes for this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/23

Quick recap:

  • Check out the restaurant’s menu online before you get to the restaurant
  • Use happycow.net to find vegan-friendly restaurants near you
  • Think about what the chef has in the kitchen
  • Don’t be afraid to make a meal out of side dishes 
  • Bring a dish to the event, so you’re guaranteed to have something to eat
  • Eat before you go and after you leave- keep emergency snacks in the car because life is too short to be hungry
Direct download: 6tipsforeatingoutasvegan.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

I get this question a lot...

"I'm going to the grocery store this weekend, what should I buy?"

In this podcast episode, I answer that question by going over the importance of a weekly meal plan and also talking about some of the items that make my own weekly grocery list.

Get all the resources mentioned in this on the blog post

 

Direct download: whatshouldiputonmygrocerylist.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

In this episode, I chatted with fellow YouTuber Naki Aya (I love her channel) about her vegan journey, pregnancy and how she handles vegan life with her young daughter.

Get the show notes and all the resources mentioned in this episode here 

We also discuss:

  • How she slowly eliminated meat, dairy and eggs one by one
  • Why it's important to be your OWN health/vegan guru
  • How becoming a vegan opens your world up to so much more variety
  • How she handles meal planning
  • Correlation between food and depression

 

Direct download: nakifinalfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Cassandra (AKA Vegan Journey Gurl & Ivy Flowers) about her vegan journey, emotional eating, not being vegan enough and self-love.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/20-body-image-not-being-vegan-enough-a-conversation-with-vegan-journey-gurl

Direct download: cassandraFINAL1.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

This episode is sponsored by Ready Set Go Vegan 

My chat with Gail Roddy was amazing! She's been on a vegan journey for over 25 years and shares her experiences on how and why she started and the true secret to staying on the journey for life. 

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/19-how-to-be-vegan-for-life-a-conversation-with-gail-roddy

I appreciate her candor in this conversation and believe our chat will give folks the confidence to move forward in their journey.

In this conversation we discuss: 

  • The shame of not being vegan enough
  • Why there's no such thing as a "perfect" vegan journey for most
  • Why you didn't fail even if you tried to go vegan 30 times before

 

Direct download: gailroddyfinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

In the latest podcast episode, I chat with my girl, TaShunda about her vegan journey and how her daughter (who was 8 at the time) and high cholesterol inspired her to start a healthier lifestyle.

Get the show notes and resources mentioned here: http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/18-why-mock-meat-is-helpful-in-a-vegan-journey-a-conversation-with-tashunda-franklin

During this conversation, we talk about:

  • How meat alternatives (mock/faux meat) are helpful for families who are looking to make the switch
  • Why it isn't a good idea to just jump on the vegan bandwagon
  • Is possible to have meatless kids?
  • The difference between vegan and plant-based eating

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Happy New Year!

In this podcast, I talk about the 4 mindset shifts that must happen in order for you to start a vegan journey in the new year.

Get all of the resources mentioned in this episode here

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/17-4-mindset-shifts-to-go-vegan-in-the-new-year

 

  • Write down why you want to go vegan - Is it for ethical, health or environmental reasons? Maybe it's a little bit of everything. Take a few minutes and write down your reasons and visualize how your life will look after the transformation. Having this purpose on paper will give you something to refer back to when you get discouraged.  Write it down, make it happen!
  • Make the decision - If you don't decide to go vegan, you will always make excuses about why you can't do it. When you make the decision to take this step, you're more likely to research and take action. There's so much power in that declaration!
  • This journey is NOT perfect - Please don't beat yourself up! You will fall. You will feel overwhelmed. Some days cooking will be the last thing you want to do! Hold on! You got this! Always remember progression over perfection!
  • You need a meal plan - There's really no way around this one. You must plan your meals in order to stay on track. Use Pinterest, Findingvegan, Google and library books for ideas. You can also check out my recipe page for suggestions. Also, check out this previous article with 5 Meal Planning Tips for New Families 

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

 

Nichole started a vegan journey in Sept 2012 after doing the Daniel Fast at her church and watching the documentary, Earthlings.

Get the show notes and resources mentioned here http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/16-why-you-should-transition-your-family-to-vegan-life-with-their-favorite-meals-a-conversation-with-nichole-berry

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why veganizing what you're already eating is so important
  • Our love/hate relationship with cooking
  • Why you should watch Earthlings
  • Some of our favorite vegan junk food

 

Direct download: nicholefinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

#15 Vegan Travel & Meal Planning with Naomi Prioleau

In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Texas reporter Naomi Prioleau about how unlikely vegan start. Her mayor, Ed Smith his wife inspired her to transition to vegan life with their own story and vegan activism in her small town.

Get show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here 

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/15-vegan-travel-meal-planning-a-conversation-with-naomi-prioleau

We also discuss:

  • How she plans her weekly meals
  • How she handles travel as a vegan

 

Direct download: naomifinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT