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Myth-busting and evidence-based advice to help you kick butt with your health and fitness - on a vegan diet. Join our movement of No-Bullsh!t Vegans who value critical thinking and want to further our cause using scientific truths, not made-up facts. Meet our expert guests who use science to acquire knowledge about the world and how it works. Learn why some of the biggest trends in vegan health and fitness are completely false and based on misinformation.

Your host, vegan fitness coach and author Karina Inkster, sifts through the bullsh!t, so you can focus on levelling-up your health and fitness in ways that actually work.

No-Bullsh!t Vegan Karina Inkster

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 96 Ratings

Myth-busting and evidence-based advice to help you kick butt with your health and fitness - on a vegan diet. Join our movement of No-Bullsh!t Vegans who value critical thinking and want to further our cause using scientific truths, not made-up facts. Meet our expert guests who use science to acquire knowledge about the world and how it works. Learn why some of the biggest trends in vegan health and fitness are completely false and based on misinformation.

Your host, vegan fitness coach and author Karina Inkster, sifts through the bullsh!t, so you can focus on levelling-up your health and fitness in ways that actually work.

    Robert Cheeke on his upcoming book, effective forms of animal advocacy, and using our strengths to help animals

    Robert Cheeke on his upcoming book, effective forms of animal advocacy, and using our strengths to help animals

    Why do the most effective forms of animal advocacy often involve letting go of our personal biases? How can we understand our strengths, and use them to help animals? What are the most impactful animal charity organizations and how can we best support them? Robert Cheeke joins me to discuss these topics, and more — all featured in his upcoming book. 
     
    Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the author of 5 books, including his latest, The Impactful Vegan, to be released on June 25, 2024. He is often referred to as the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding,” growing the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today. As a natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder.
     
    Robert is the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the website VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Forks Over Knives, The Center for Nutrition Studies, Vegan Strong, The Vegan Gym, and No Meat Athlete. He's a former multi-sport athlete, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 28 years. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas.

    • 52 min
    K.I. team member Izzy Katz on nailing chin-ups, and how she’s stayed consistent with strength training for almost a decade

    K.I. team member Izzy Katz on nailing chin-ups, and how she’s stayed consistent with strength training for almost a decade

    What’s it like to train for a major strength goal for 1.5 years and nail it? How can we stay consistent with our training even when we don’t feel “motivated”? What lessons can we learn from almost a decade of consistent workouts? K.I. Health & Fitness team member Izzy Katz is here to talk about all this, and more! (Included cats, of course.)
    Izzy is a Main Street Vegan Academy Certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. She works with clients worldwide at all stages of their vegan journey. Growing up vegetarian, Izzy became vegan in 2012 following her move from Manchester, England to Vancouver, Canada. 
    Izzy has a law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. She works for Fraser Health as an Executive Assistant, the United Players of Vancouver Theatre Company as Reservations Manager, and is the Communications Head Honcho at my company, K.I. Health & Fitness. 

    • 46 min
    Computational scientist and ultramarathoner Jeyashree Krishnan on critical thinking, veganism, and making sense of conflicting diet info

    Computational scientist and ultramarathoner Jeyashree Krishnan on critical thinking, veganism, and making sense of conflicting diet info

    Why is critical thinking important in choosing one’s diet? Why (and how) are lifestyle and diet choices not binary? How do we make sense of all the conflicting diet information online? My guest joins me to discuss all this, and more.
    Dr. Jeyashree Krishnan is a computational scientist and data science consultant with a personal passion for ultramarathons and plant-based cooking. Jeyashree lives in Germany, and uses her knack for simplifying complex data to solve problems and help others understand intricate concepts. Her drive stems from a deep-seated curiosity and a love for learning.
    Coming from India and having pursued her Master's and PhD in Germany, Jeyashree brings a diverse range of experiences and insights to her work and daily life. She spends much of her free time diving into books and research papers, always eager to question and critically think about the world around her.
    Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Jeyashree cherishes the challenges of ultramarathons, testing her limits with each race. In the kitchen, she loves to experiment with various cuisines, with a special fondness for spicy dishes. Cooking plant-based meals is more than just a hobby for her; it's a way to explore creative, healthy eating.

    • 41 min
    Dr. Anelyse Weiler on workers’ rights, environmental health, veganism, and how we can fight for a more livable world

    Dr. Anelyse Weiler on workers’ rights, environmental health, veganism, and how we can fight for a more livable world

    How do social inequalities and environmental problems converge? How can we find opportunities for solidarity with food and farm workers as part of ethical veganism? What role have industry and governments played in expanding ag-gag legislation? Why should vegans strength train? I discuss these topics and more with my guest, Dr. Anelyse Weiler.
     
    Anelyse is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria. Her research explores workers' rights and environmental health, agricultural industry lobbying, and how everyday people are fighting for a more livable world. Alongside her research, she is involved in advocacy groups like the BC Employment Standards Coalition and Worker Solidarity Network.
     
    Outside of work, Anelyse loves running, cycling, and lifting. She has been vegan since 2007, and her family includes a flock of cheeky rescue chickens and two adopted cats. 

    • 43 min
    Jeremy LaLonde, filmmaker and creator of PB With J, on his health journey (including losing half his body weight), exploring in the kitchen, and maintaining health habits

    Jeremy LaLonde, filmmaker and creator of PB With J, on his health journey (including losing half his body weight), exploring in the kitchen, and maintaining health habits

    Jeremy LaLonde is an award-winning filmmaker who lost half his body weight by going plant-based and decided to use his story and insights to help others by creating the website and YouTube channel PB with J (Plant-Based with Jeremy).
    With his own recipes, reviews of vegan cookbooks, as well as fun and informative videos and interviews, Jeremy and his family look to make being healthy not feel like homework.
    After sharing a quick personal update, Coach K speaks with Jeremy about his filmmaking work, his vegan story, creating content online, and more.

    • 53 min
    Dr. Monica Bhatia on founding a protein-forward bread company, why you might be underestimating your protein needs, and moving from vegetarian to vegan

    Dr. Monica Bhatia on founding a protein-forward bread company, why you might be underestimating your protein needs, and moving from vegetarian to vegan

    Do we need to worry about “complete” proteins? Why might some people be underestimating their protein needs? How did nutrition challenges during pregnancy lead Monica to start a company? What happens when Coach K asks tough questions about moving from vegetarian to vegan? Get these questions (and more) answered in this episode. 
    Dr. Monica Bhatia is the co-founder and co-CEO of EQUII. She’s a biotech manufacturing, ingredient, and fermentation expert with an impressive background in building sustainable products, including biofuels and oils for foods and cosmetics. She has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of South Carolina. Her journey with EQUII began in her kitchen, where her vegetarian lifestyle inspired her to explore ways to integrate nutritious food seamlessly into daily life. This initial spark of ingenuity eventually led her to establish EQUII and develop its revolutionary fermentation technology, together with co-founders Dr. Baljit Ghotra and Chef Sebastien Canonne. 

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

dg8&hgytgejg ,

LOVE this podcast

This podcast is absolutely phenomenal! It strikes the perfect balance between being provocative, inspirational, and motivational, all thanks to an amazing host at the helm. I can't express enough how much I LOVE it! The content consistently inspires me, pushing boundaries while also providing thoughtful insights into the vegan lifestyle. Whether you're well-versed in veganism or just curious about it, this podcast has something to offer. Its unique approach, combined with the host's passion and knowledge, truly sets it apart. Highly recommended for anyone looking to be inspired and informed! - Dr. EZ

Ehparris ,

Great plant based interviews

I listen primarily to the episodes about nutrition. It’s awesome to hear all of these interviews with fitness coaches, nutritionists, doctors and business owners. It allows me to be informed and educated right from home (I’m in the hot tub right now)!

CrazyEights007 ,

Great listen

I have been vegan for years and someone recommended this podcast to me. Great listen and look forward to more episodes.

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