Thrive, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Plant-Based Whole Foods Way to Staying Healthy for Life

Thrive, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Plant-Based Whole Foods Way to Staying Healthy for Life

by Brendan Brazier

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Overview

One of the few professional athletes on an entirely plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance athlete. Ten years later, his lifestyle still works. In this anniversary edition, Brendan brings 25 new recipes as well as updates throughout. Thrive features a 12-week whole foods meal plan, 125 easy-to-make recipes with raw food options that are free of dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, refined sugar. With this program, you can lower body fat and increase muscle tone; diminish visible signs of aging; increase energy and mental clarity; sleep better and more restfully. Thrive is a long-term eating plan that will help you develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy, whether you're a professional athlete or simply looking to boost your physical and mental health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219516
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Tenth Anniversary Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 264,928
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


One of the few professional athletes on an entirely plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier developed this easy–to–follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance athlete. Ten years later, it still works. This updated anniversary edition includes 25 new recipes alongside Thrive’s classic 12-week whole foods meal plan and 125 original easy-to-make recipes that are free of dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, corn, and refined sugar. By following this program, readers lower body fat and increase muscle tone; diminish visible signs of aging; increase energy and mental clarity; and get more restful sleep. Thrive is a long–term eating plan that will help you develop a lean body, sharp mind, and lasting energy, whether you’re a professional athlete or simply looking to boost your physical and mental health.

Table of Contents

Original Foreword Hugh Jackman xiii

Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition xvi

Introduction 1

1 Reduce Stress to Increase Vitality 9

My Introduction to Stress 12

The Toll of Stress 15

Types of Stress 20

2 Understanding the Thrive Diet 33

High Net-Gain Nutrition is the Key 34

Raw and Low-Temperature Cooked foods 44

Airline-Forming Foods to pH Balance the Body 47

One-Step Nutrition 57

Nutrient-Dense Whole Foods Will Keep You Satisfied 61

Whole Foods for Complete Nourishment 63

Determining Common Food Sensitivities 65

Eliminating Biological Debt 71

Hydration 79

Lifestyle Tips to Complement the Thrive Diet 81

Applying the Thrive Diet 87

Recalibration: Ease into It 89

Getting Started on the Thrive Diet 90

3 The Thrive Diet for a Healthy Environment 93

The Energy Requirements of Food Production 93

Protein Production: A Significant Environmental Strain 96

Soil Quality 97

Why the Thrive Diet is Less Demanding on the Environment 98

What Can We Do? 99

4 Exercise for Lifelong Health 101

Exercise: Getting Started 103

Eight Key Nutrients to Fuel Fitness 107

Proper Nutrition Boosts Exercise's Positive Effects 116

Nutrition Before Exercise 118

Nutrition During Exercise 125

Nutrition Immediately After Exercise 129

Alkalizing Foods and Exercise 132

Exercise-Specific Recipes 133

5 Staple Foods for the Thrive Diet 148

Vegetables 148

Legumes 151

Seeds 152

Pseudograins 157

Fruit 160

Oils 161

Nuts 164

Grains 166

Next-Level Foods 168

Additives 177

6 Meal Plans for the Thrive Diet 180

Shopping List 180

Appliances Needed 184

Traveling and the Thrive Diet 184

The Meal Plan 186

The Thrive Diet 12-Week Meat Plan 188

7 Recipes for the Thrive Diet 220

My Recipe Philosophy 220

Herbs 221

Soaking and Sprouting 222

Variations 225

Recipes 229

Appendix 338

Vitamins and Minerals 338

Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein 347

Glossary 351

Resources 357

References 361

Recipe Index 367

Subject Index 371

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