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.
Why meal plans don’t work [and what does] with plant-based CSN Philip Bryden
We’re all relatively familiar with the term and concept of meal plans. For years, they’ve been offered to us as the fail-proof, non-negotiable element that will help you nail all of your nutritional goals. What if there was a completely different approach that didn’t involve meal plans? Furthermore, what if they actually have a detrimental impact?
Certified plant-based sports nutritionist Philip Bryden joins me to talk about this- and much more! He also holds certifications in Integrative Nutrition, Nutrition Science, Nutrition Coaching, Anatomy and Physiology, Plant-Based Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, and he’s a certified Yoga Instructor and Ultra Running Coach. Philip works with international professional athletes across a variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, and ultra running; and he’s Club Nutritionist for the world’s first vegan rugby club.
NBSV 122: The unexpected relationship between climate action and fitness with PT Emily Kennedy
Climate action has been a longstanding subject, as we become more and more aware of the current, irrefutable climate crisis. However, while we discuss its connection to many parts of our lives, this may be one of the first times we’ve explored its connection to….fitness!
Emily Kennedy is a systems thinker from Nova Scotia, a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and founder of resiliFIT Coaching. She uses her love of food and fitness to demonstrate the impact we have on climate change through daily choices, while connecting folks with nature.
Gut health, “anti-nutrients”, and nutrition BS-busting with RD Desiree Nielsen
Maybe you’ve heard the terms; maybe you haven’t: gut health. Anti-nutrients. There are many terms, often elusive, that circulate within the nutrition realm. What do they mean, and which ones should we be paying attention to?
Registered Dietician Desiree Nielsen joins me to discuss these terms, chat about anti-nutrients, where we find them, and answer the big question: are they bad for us? Alongside this subject and others, we dive into nutrition myth-busting, drop some mics, and discuss re-thinking the approach to nutrition as a whole.
Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons on using veganism to manage M.S. and fuel training
When you hear the term marathon swim, it’s generally referring to a 10km distance [6.2 miles]. Our guest for NBSV #120, Susan Simmons, is an ultra-marathon swimmer. You do the math.
Susan Simmons discusses how she uses veganism to manage multiple sclerosis, and fuel her training.
In her own words: “My number one form of exercise is swimming and my diet is vegan. Both minimize the stress on my body, making it possible for me to live an active life.”
Listen now via link in bio!
Busting 3 vegan myths with RDN Nisha Melvani
We’ve all heard them, right? Veganism exists alongside a selection of myths, perpetuated by mainstream media, particular industries, and marketing [to name a few!]
Do you want to know three of the most familiar myths out there, and promptly have them busted by truth and facts?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nisha Melvani joins me to do just that, alongside a discussion about her new book release, attending culinary school at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, and much, much more.
Coach K's fundamentals of fuelling strength training and body composition goals on a vegan diet
It is one of the most important, and most inquired-about relationships, and we're diving into it: veganism and strength training.
I outline how to fuel strength training efficiently, the special things vegans need to consider, 6-extra important nutrients, and much [much] more.
Naturally, we'll also explore the infamous, favourite subject matter when it comes to talking about vegans and strength training: protein! The truths, the facts, the myths: this episode has them all.
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)!
Sadly misinformed and hurts the vegan community
I am always pleased when the vegan and vegan fitness community grows and promotes the amazing benefits of this lifestyle. But I was hugely disappointed to see an entire podcast dedicated to hating on the largest animal rights group, giving a one-sided opinion piece of PETA. It was misinformed, unscientific, and did nothing to promote an environment of vegans supporting other vegans. The reference that all vegans are turned off of PETA is ridiculous, considering PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally. I expected more!
So much goodness!
This podcast lives up to it's name... Karina always cuts through the nonsense to deliver actionable advice and motivational conversations! If you're a tried and true vegan or just dipping your toe into the waters of plant-based eating, it's a must listen. Super grateful for this resource!