Brown Vegan (fitness & nutrition)

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

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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

 

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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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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
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I met Shantelle on Instagram and it was so awesome to connect with her about her vegan journey. In this conversation, we discuss how she was able to get her brother & sister to join her on a vegan journey; her experiences as a raw vegan for a year; why community is so important for long-term vegan life; how she handles vegan life with her son, and why gradual change is okay.

 

Get the show notes and resources mentioned in this episode here

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/how-to-get-kids-to-embrace-vegan-life-why-gradual-change-is-okay-conversation-with-shantelle-garypodcast-14 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

It was such a treat chatting with Carter Brown about his vegan journey, dealing with picky eaters (he has a 2 year old), his vegan work in the local community, and why being a vegan for environmental reasons is the best for future generations, our health, and the planet.

 

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

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/carter-brown-13

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

In my experience, it's so important to have several go-to meals for when life gets busy. In this episode, I share some of our meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Get all the show notes and resources mentioned for this episode here:

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/some-of-our-go-to-vegan-meals-audio

 

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Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

So many people start a vegan journey to lose weight and fall off when the results don't happen fast enough. This wasn't the case at all for Chemese!

After trying every diet you can think of and desperately wanting to change her 300 lb frame, she decided to eat a raw vegan diet of tons of fresh fruit & vegetables (minimum cooked food).

In the latest podcast episode, I talk to Chemese about her journey and why she started a 100-day detox to ring in the new year with clarity, exercise and nothing but fresh juice & smoothies.

Not bad for someone who didn't grow up eating vegetables!  :-)

Check out Chemese's Instagram

Resources mentioned:

FullyRawKristina

The 80/10/10 Diet

Vegan Cooking With Love

Uncle Eddie's vegan cookies

Direct download: chemesefinal.mp3
Category:fitness & nutrition -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT