Lean, Strong, Healthy, and Plant-Based with Karina Inkster

By: Ben Brown

When you think of Olympic weightlifters, NBA players, or NFL players, you probably don’t immediately assume that they eat a vegan diet. But more and more athletes are trading in steak for tofu and tempeh. If you’re curious why or are interested in becoming vegan, then definitely check out my podcast with Karina Inkster.

 

A vegan for 15+ years, Karina is your go-to, no-BS professional fitness nut who is passionate about both the moral and physical benefits of switching to a plant-based diet.

 

I’m basically a friendly kick in the butt for my clients to get super strong and show the world what plant-based athleticism is all about.

 

Karina is the founder of Healthy Living Academy, an online training program that offers vegan fitness and nutrition coaching to clients all around the world. She is also the author of two books: Vegan Vitality: Your Complete Guide to an Active, Healthy, Plant-Based Lifestyle and Foam Rolling: 50 Exercises for Massage, Injury Prevention, and Core Strength.

 

Additionally, Karina is the founder of  The Vancouver Women’s Weight Lifting Group. She also holds a Master’s degree in gerontology, specializing in health and aging.

 

In this week’s podcast, Karina and I really dive deep into nutrition and the benefits of eating a vegan diet, not just for athletes and fitness buffs, but for the general population as a whole. We talk a lot about the importance of mindset, what it takes to be a “good” vegan, tips for people interested in becoming vegan, quick fix vegan recipes and more.

 

Click the play button below to listen to the episode now.

 

 

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In This Podcast We Also Discuss:

 

– The importance of making sure your nutrition fuels your fitness [2:33]

 

– Steps you can take to level out your nutrition and the idea of the “junk food vegan”[4:25]

 

– Why you have to think of veganism in terms of abundance as opposed to deprivation [7:00]

 

– Simple tips for making the transition to a vegan diet [11:37]

 

– How to determine your protein needs and how to fuel them on a vegan diet [13:32]

 

– The best way to structure your meals throughout the day to reach protein goals [20:27]

 

– Why having a designated food prep day is extremely helpful [21:54]

 

– Quick fix breakfast meals you can whip up before a workout [24:38]

 

Follow Karina Inkster Here:

Healthy Living Academy

Online Coaching Program

 

Click here if you’d like to watch Karina’s video for how to make overnight oats.

 

You can also click here for Karina’s Tofu Scramble recipe and here for her FREE list of 350 vegan grocery items.

 

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