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Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Nicole Antoinette, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.

Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Nicole Antoinette, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.
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Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Nicole Antoinette, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.




Is the 2-Day Rule Your Key to Successful Habits?

Everyone talks about the importance of consistency when it comes to health and fitness habits, but what does consistency really look like? And what happens when you miss a day? In today's episode, we talk about a go-to rule for staying on track, and when it should be applied.


8 Things That Are Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals

We've all had the big health, fitness, or life goals that no matter what, keep being left unfinished. Maybe you've been trying for years, or maybe you haven't yet started, even though can't shake the idea from your mind. In today's episode we discuss what might be keeping you from acheiving your health goals, and how to make sure you succeed next time.


Your First Marathon: 9 Things We Did Wrong

It's safe to say that neither of us had a dream first marathon. Goal times were not met, and we both walked it in the last several miles. As we look back on those experiences, we can't help but think about what we would have done differently. In today's episode, we share our mistakes, and the advice we'd give ourselves (or anyone else) before a first marathon.


Are Hacks Ever Healthy?

We live in a world that likes convenience. If we can hack together a plan that takes half as long, even if it doesn't produce the same results, that's often considered a win. But what about when it comes to your health? Who wins in a convenience vs. quality debate?


Is the Plant-Based Meat Movement Bad for Veganism?

Seemingly overnight, plant-based meats are showing up in restaurants everywhere. From your local burger joint serving the Beyond Burger, to Burger King now carrying an Impossible Whopper nationwide. So we've got to ask, is this a good or bad thing for the vegan movement?


A New Summer Motivation Challenge

The garden is popping, festivals are frequent, and even Matt can be seen floating down the river. It's officially summer. In today's episode, we share the motivation behind Matt's new running routine, plus challenge each other and you to a new Summer Motivation Challenge.


Robbie Balenger and Running Across America on a Vegan Diet

Robbie Balenger just ran across America in 75 days... and he did it on a 100% plant-based diet, getting the majority of his calories from smoothies. In today's episode, we sit down with Robbie to talk about the logistics of such a challenge, along with the highs, lows, and life lessons that came with it.


Essential Strategies to Help You Survive Your First 100-Miler

We've talked a lot about how to train for your first 50K ultramarathon, but what about jumping from the 50K to the 100 mile distance? Unsurprisingly, there's a lot to learn when going from 31 miles to triple digits. In today's episode, Doug shares the important long run, training, nutrition, and technique strategies to make sure you avoid unnecessary issues come race day. If you're thinking about running a 100-mile ultramarathon, start here.


Our Strategies for Raising Active Plant-Based Kids

We all want to raise healthy, active children, and sometimes, that can feel really difficult. While they both still have a lot to learn, here are Matt and Doug's strategies for getting their three kids (collectively) to eat a plant-based diet, stay active, and develop a healthy mindset.


Ask Us Anything: Oil, 50K Fueling, Vegan Desserts, and More

It's Q&A time! This time we opened questions up to our Instagram followers, and they didn't hold back.


10 Healthy Habits That Aren't Fitness and Nutrition

We talk a lot about how fitness and nutrition can make you healthier and live longer, but what about other habits that do the same thing? In today's episode, Matt and I talk about our 10 favorite non-fitness, non-nutrition habits that will make you healthier and happier, and potentially change your life.


10 Effortless Ways to Eat Just a Little Bit Better

While the potential benefits from a massive health or nutrition shift is huge, it takes a lot of effort and willpower to be successful. That's why in today's episode we're focused on small nutrition changes. Changes that should feel nearly effortless, but still pack enough health benefit to make them worthwhile.


A Look Back at 10 Years of No Meat Athlete

This week we're celebrating 10 years of No Meat Athlete by looking back at the history of this podcast, and sharing updates on five of the most popular episodes. Join us for a hilarious trip down memory lane.


The Best Way to Go Vegan (and Make It Last)

10+ years after going vegetarian and ultimately vegan, what have we learned, and how would we have done it differently? In today's episode, we share our transition stories, and the new advice we'd give to someone interested in going vegan.


How to Find More time to Cook, Train, and Be Happy

After last week's episode, we got an email asking a pretty common question... "How do you guys have time to train and eat the way you do?" The answer is a bit more complicated than you'd think, and isn't the result of time-saving hacks or quick tips. Instead, for us it's all about perspective.


Why Run 100 Miles: Doug's Hellbender 100 Recap (2019)

When someone hears you've run a 100 mile ultramarathon, one of the first questions is always, "Why?" In today's episode, we explore Doug's Why, along with a full recap of his recent Hellbender 100 mile ultra.


4 Reasons Your Ultramarathon is Closer than You Think [Rewind]

Want to run an ultramarathon, but don't think you're ready? In today's episode, Matt and Doug address the 4 big hangups runners have when it comes to training for an ultramarathon, including: fitness, time, trail running, and whether or not they have it in them. Your ultramarathon goal might just be closer than you think!


Intermittent Fasting 101 with Dr. Pamela Fergusson

Interested in intermittent fasting? In today's episode, we sit down with plant-based dietitian Dr. Pamela Fergusson, who walks us through everything you need to know to get started, stay healthy, and make the practice last.


The 3100 Mile Foot Race with Sanjay Rawal

What if I were to tell you that there was a 3,100 mile foot race. What if I then told you that the entire thing consisting of nothing but loops around a half mile NYC block. You'd think I was crazy, right? Well guess what, the race exists. And yes, there are dozens of people that run it each year. It's called the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler, and in today's episode, we asked Sanjay Rawal, the filmmaker behind the new film 3100: Run and Become about the race, to share more about the training...


How You Should Eat in Order to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat with Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months of working with Giacomo and Dani on the new Plant-Based Body Transformation program, it's this: To gain muscle and burn fat, workouts and strength training are just a small piece of the puzzle. The much larger -- and often overlooked -- piece is nutrition. Or more specifically, how to manage macronutrients for your specific body type and goals. See, Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor know this well. They're 15-plus-year vegans,...