Author and plant-based endurance athlete Matt Frazier runs several marathons and ultramarathons each year, and recently completed his first 100-mile ultramarathon. He is the author of the hugely popular blog, No Meat Athlete, which attracts 170,000 unique visitors a month. His newsletter and blog have over 35,000 subscribers, and his Facebook page has received 50,000 "Likes." He has self-published marathon and half-marathon training eBooks, and is featured regularly in running magazines, websites, and books, including Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier and Finding Ultra by Rich Roll. He lives in Asheville, NC. www.nomeatathlete.com.
Matthew Ruscigno, M.P.H., R.D., holds two degrees in nutrition and is past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to his public health work, Matthew has a private practice and works closely with vegan athletes. An athlete himself, he has raced "The World's Toughest Iron-Distance Triathlon" in Eidfjord, Norway, ultra-marathons, and 24-hour mountain bike races. He is a 3-time finisher of the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bike race that National Geographic calls the 8th hardest race in the world. Matthew contributed to the bestseller Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
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.
"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: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
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"In this fantastic book, Matt clearly lays out a simple but powerful plan for changing your eating habits. In small steps, you can create a healthier, stronger, more compassionate diet that will fuel the best version of you." - Leo Babauta, simplicity blogger at zenhabits.net
"Inspiring, encouraging, and packed with practical information, this is a book that will help anyone at any fitness level learn to eat and train for optimal plant-powered health." - Virginia Messina, M.P.H., R.D., author of Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her
"This book is a fantastic, no-fuss, no-judgment approach to plant-based eating and fitness. Whether you're curious, brand-new to this, or just keeping the blade sharp - get educated, get fed, get fit - read this book." - Osher Günsberg, TV host, Australian Idol
". . . filled with practical advice, solid nutrition information, running tips and training plans, and recipes to fuel athletes of all abilities. . . a comprehensive guide to what you need to be healthy and fit while eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet." - Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D., co-author of Simply Vegan and The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets
". . . an inspiring and empowering book for people interested in being healthy, happy, and active. I highly recommend this accessible, life-changing book." - Gene Baur, founder, Farm Sanctuary