Fit and Healthy and Such Good Food!

Episode 470, original air date March 9th, 2022, on Unity Online Radio. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Please note that the 475 Main Street Vegan Episodes are archived by date behind the newer episodes of the Victoria Moran Podcast. We hope you’ll enjoy both.

Champion bodybuilders and compassionate trainers Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor discuss fit vegan living for athletes and the rest of us. I don’t know about you, but having this conversation made me get more committed to showing up every day at the gym.

Vanita Rahman, MD, of the Barnard Medical Center, Washington DC, introduces her new — fabulous — cookbook, Simply Plant Based. It was fascinating to talk with a woman who is a busy mom and a board-certified doctor of internal medicine and who never thought of herself as a cook, much less a recipe developer, until committing to a whole foods plant-based lifestyle caused her to get creative in the kitchen. 


More about our guests:

Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor are the co-founders of VeganProteins.com, PlantBuilt.com, and members of the Vegan Strong team. They are champion bodybuilders who reach the mainstream fitness world to promote a vegan diet and lifestyle. At home, they focus their energies on coaching vegans to reach any physique and strength goal they desire with a focus on balance, mental health, and results.

Where to find them:

Website: https://www.veganproteins.com/personal-training/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musclesbybrussels

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganproteins/



Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center. Simply Plant Based: Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life (2021) is her third book. She also wrote Vegan Style (2017) and Stronger with Plants (2016).  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercising, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.

Where to find her: 

Website: https://www.pcrm.org/events/plant-based-weight-loss-program
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.vanita.rahman/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.VanitaRahman/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/docvanita



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