Fantastic TEDx talk about nutrition, by professional ironman athlete / ultra marathon runner Brendon Brazier
In this TEDx talk, Brendan Brazier explains how to lose weight (specifically body fat), get the most energy from your diet by eating high net gain foods, reduce inflammation leading to faster recovery times and other important nutritional/hormonal aspects of diet.
"I first became vegan for health reasons, which for me translates to performance gains. Soon after I stopped eating meat I realized that there were many more reasons other than just health to be vegan. Aside from the health, environmental and animal welfare concerns, I also began to dislike the way in which society views meat consumption. The slick marketing and complete removal of any thought that the ground-up, plastic wrapped piece of meat bought in a supermarket was recently an animal walking around in a field, not too different from your dog. Society makes contributing to killing an animal completely acceptable and anonymous, others do all the messy work (breeding, raising, killing) all you as the consumer has to do is walk into a friendly, clean supermarket in the shopping mall and buy a piece of meat wrapped with a cartoon picture of a smiling cow on it."
Anna is the founder and owner of Thrive Pilates in Wellington, NZ.