Rumors have spread quickly about Hugh Jackman, who played X-Men’s Wolverine, becoming a vegan. Could it be true that Wolverine isn’t eating animal products anymore? It certainly could be, but it’s not. Jackman recently wrote the foreword for Brendan Brazier’s book, Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. In the foreword, Jackman acknowledges that he is not 100 percent vegan but that he might be, in the near future.
In the course of preparing for his upcoming film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, Jackman will be working hard to beef up for his role. Going vegan isn’t always simple, especially if you need to keep up your ripped-Wolverine persona. Thankfully, Jackman has a strong support system in place. He will be coached by personal trainer, Don Scott and vegan-nutritionist, Brendan Brazier. (more…)
Take one part sports dietitian, mix with one part professional football player, and add a dash of whole food recipes. Pop it in the oven and eventually you get an excellent book called “The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion” (Rodale, 2009).
I sat down with Kansas City Chief’s Tony Gonzalez’s sports dietitian and co-author Mitzi Dulan, RD to get an idea about what the book has to offer people trying to lose weight. Mitzi explains how eating mostly whole plant foods and avoiding heavily processed foods can help you manage a healthy weight.
Listen now as we discuss some of the recipes in the book, like the coconut banana smoothie. YUM!