Transitioning to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Unsure or intimidated by changing your diet and lifestyle to something healthy and sustainable? Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information, documentaries, and conflicting research on nutrition? Thinking about switching to more plants? You’ve come to the right place. In today’s episode, Aaron and Jackson offer their best advice for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle in an easily approachable manner. We answer a lot of common questions and concerns, and hope to have created a comprehensive yet basic guide to making this lifestyle change. Topics covered include:

How to approach the transition
The best books, documentaries, websites, and podcasts to refer to in your research
Brief tips on how to shop and approach nutrition
Some of our own struggles and how to deal with setbacks

There is so much information on this area, and there’s no way we could go into the detail we wanted on each topic. We will do many future episodes focused on a specific point. If we missed something, send us a question on the contact form on the website or via thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com, we’d be happy to answer them on a future Q&A episode. If you think we’re super cool and are enjoying the show so far, please leave a review on iTunes, we’d really appreciate it!
Show Notes:
Books: Becoming Vegan, Idiots Guide to PBN, How Not To Die, Super Immunity, China Study, Eat To Live, Proteinaholic, Thrive, Finding Ultra, Eat and Run, Thrive Energy Cookbook, Thug Kitchen, Carbophobia, Low Carb Fraud
Documentaries: Forks Over Knives, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Cowspiracy, Vegucated, Earthlings, May I Be Frank, Racing Extinction
Websites:
Nutritionfacts.org, Plantbasedresearch.org, Engine2diet.com, drfuhrman.com, Forksoverknives.com, pcrm.org, plantricianproject.org, plantbaseddocs.com, drmcdougall.com, atkinsexposed.com, JLendurance.com, theplantbasedrn.com
Podcasts:
Rich Roll, No Meat Athlete, Plantriotic, The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
Other resources:
Slaying The Protein Myth, Cowspiracy Facts, OhSheGlows, Minimalist Baker

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iTunes Page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thought-for-food-podcast/id1076175941?mt=2
Contact us: thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com
Jackson's site and social media:
www.JLendurance.com
Instagram: @jacksonlong
Twitter: @jacksonlong
Aaron's site and social media:
www.theplantbasedrn.com
Instagram: @theplantbasedrn
Twitter: @theplantbasedrn
Contact us: thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Snapchat! @TFFlifestyle
Music by Peter Kuli: www.soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Aaron Stuber on vegan parenting, life as a nurse, and ultrarunning

New father, ultrarunner, decade-long plant based eater, entrepreneur, and cardiovascular nurse, Aaron is truly a well-rounded and intelligent steward of healthy living. With a passion for learning about how to be healthy, fit, and productive, Aaron has decided to forge his own path to educating and inspiring others to optimal well being through his health coaching business The Plant Based RN. In this conversation we discuss:

What it's like raising a vegan newborn

His experience in nursing school

The daily grind as a cardiovascular nurse

His philosophy on ultrarunning training, racing, and injury prevention

Goals for the future of his brand and the podcast

 

Hope you enjoy the show, thanks for listening!

 

SHOW NOTES

Jackson's site and social media:

www.JLendurance.com
Instagram: @jacksonlong
Twitter: @jacksonlong

Aaron's site and social media:

www.theplantbasedrn.com
Instagram: @theplantbasedrn
Twitter: @theplantbasedrn

Contact us: thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Snapchat! @TFFlifestyle

Leave us a review on iTunes if you like what we're doing!

Music by Peter Kuli: www.soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Jackson Long on exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and cycling

The first true episode of the Thought For Food Podcast, in episode 1 we launch into the life of the young co-host of the show, Jackson Long. An Integrative Physiology and public health student graduating from CU Boulder in the spring, an avid endurance cyclist and runner, and passionate advocate of a plant-based lifestyle, Jackson gets excited to talk about his life as a college student. We cover topics like:

Exercise physiology

Suffering the effects of poor nutrition on cycling performance

Traveling and racing bikes

What a typical day looks like

Future goals and what motivates him

It's a fun conversation that should give you guys a bit of a background on Jackson. Thanks for listening!

SHOW NOTES

Jackson's site and social media:

www.JLendurance.com
Instagram: @jacksonlong
Twitter: @jacksonlong

 

Aaron's site and social media:

www.theplantbasedrn.com
Instagram: @theplantbasedrn
Twitter: @theplantbasedrn

Documentaries: Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, Racing Extinction

Contact us: thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Snapchat! @TFFlifestyle

Music by Peter Kuli: www.soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Introduction to Thought For Food

Here we go. The maiden voyage of the Thought For Food Podcast, a show about educating and inspiring the public on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle to improve the health of humans, animals, and the planet. TFF is hosted by Jackson Long and Aaron Stuber, two plant-based endurance athletes. In today’s episode we introduce the show by discussing our mission, vision, and goals. We couldn’t be more excited to finally get this project off the ground, and look forward to growing in 2016. Hope you enjoy!

SHOW NOTES

Jackson’s site and social media:

www.JLendurance.com
Instagram: @jacksonlong
Twitter: @jacksonlong

Aaron’s site and social media:

www.theplantbasedrn.com
Instagram: @theplantbasedrn
Twitter: @theplantbasedrn

Contact us: thoughtforfoodpodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Snapchat! @TFFlifestyle

Music by Peter Kuli: www.soundcloud.com/peterkuli