Doug’s Mendocino Coast 50K Recap (with Vegan Burritos!)

Did you know there’s an all vegan ultramarathon along the coastline of Northern California, directed by friend of NMA Radio Sid Garza-Hillman?

Well there is, and Doug ran it last week.

In today’s episode we chat with Doug about the Mendocino Coast 50K race, what he learned after going in with little training, and why the post-race burrito bar alone was worth the trip.

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27 Books that will Change Your Life

Over the past few years, we’ve talked a lot about our favorite fitness, nutrition, and mindset resources ? how-to guides, tutorials, and blueprints.

What we haven’t done, however, is share our favorite non-resource books under those same categories. Books that will inspire you to take action, but ones you can still listen to as an audiobook or enjoy them on the beach.

Here are our 27 favorite books … which may just change your life.

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Healthy, Practical, Plant-Based Meal Planning with NMA Cookbook Co-Author Stepfanie Romine

It’s no secret that meal planning can feel a bit intimidating. It sounds like a lot of work, and if you’re new to the plant-based diet and don’t have libraries of go-to meals, it can get monotonous.

But once you start doing it, meal planning will save massive amounts of time and energy throughout the week, and provide a blueprint for creative, delicious meals.

In today’s episode we chat with Stepfanie Romine, co-author of the brand new No Meat Athlete Cookbook, about meal planning tricks for the vegan athlete, and how you can get started today.

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Supplements for Vegans: What Do We Need?

Do vegans need supplements to stay healthy? What nutrients do whole plant-based foods actually lack?

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding those questions, and the answer isn’t always simple.

In today’s episode, Matt sits down with Matt Tolman — an author and entrepreneur who has set a goal for a third of the population to go plant-based by 2030 — to break it all down.

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The State of Vegan Movement (And What We Can Do Better)

The state of the vegan movement is …

In today’s episode, Matt and I depart from our typical health and nutrition banter to discuss where veganism is right now as a movement. We don’t come from a place of authority, but share our thoughts as two dudes in the middle of it. We rave about how things are getting easier, and challenge each other on how we can do better.

And I make some terrible analogy about kale, so there’s that too.

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How Not to Be the Punchline of the Vegan-at-a-Dinner-Party Joke (Rewind)

This Thursday we have another Throwback Rewind of one of our most popular episodes.

NMA Radio co-host Doug recently attended a bachelor party, where while discussing meals for the weekend, it became clear that one of the guys wasn’t comfortable with Doug’s being a vegan.     

“We’re all having meat. What are you going to eat, Doug? Carrots?”

We’ve all been in this situations like this. It’s that moment at a restaurant, party, or dinner when all of a sudden people realize you’re vegan or vegetarian, and don’t know how to react. Before you can even say a word, someone gets defensive or pokes fun of your diet. 

So what do you do? Usually, we react in one of two ways. Either:     

1) You use it as an opportunity to make a point, defend your diet choice, and maybe even convince a few people, or    

2)You brush it off and keep the mood light, in an attempt to make veganism appear as normal as possible. 

I’m not saying either of these better than the other; I respect both choices. But I know the one that I choose, almost every single time. 

In today’s episode, we discuss these two approaches, and how Doug and I handle the uncomfortable situations at parties, with family, and while out to dinner. We also share the rest of Doug’s story, and how by the end of the weekend, he got that same guy to take interest in the vegan diet.

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