Episode 190 Plant Based Nutrition with Dr. Robyn Odegaard

“If you lose your health it will steal you time.”

Finding time to take care of ourselves in this busy world can seem overwhelming. What we don’t often acknowledge is how necessary it is.  Dr. Robyn Odegaard has turned her own lifestyle changes, into a mission to help others realize their own potential in nourishing their bodies.  Tune in to hear this interview on healthy eating, fake food and plant based nutrition. 

Dr. Robyn Odegaard is a former competitive beach volleyball player and has spent her career using goal-achievement psychology to motive, inspire and focus her clients on achieving success. She is a TEDx speaker and holds a certificate from the Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. Along with her husband, Russ Bruzzano, they are the co-founders of The Whole Food Muscle Club and co-authors of “How to Feed a Human The Whole Food Muscle Way.”  They focus their clients on reaching ideal weight and health goals using a plant-based diet. They work on helping others take control of their health to bridge the gap between what you want to do and knowing how to actually do it.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • What is a plant based diet?
  • What made you decide to go towards a more plant based diet?
  • As an athlete did you feel you were already healthy?
  • In terms of diet follow through, do you feel you have an advantage over others with an athletes personality of discipline?
  • Why should we change to a plant based diet?
  • What foods would people incorporate into a plant based diet?
  • Do people find this diet restrictive?
  • How do people get enough protein? How much do we need?
  • How can someone get started in incorporating a more plant based menu?
  • What benefits would someone see if they became more whole food plant based?
  • Why would we want to stop eating animal products and meat?
  • What are processed foods?
  • Why do processed foods cause illness?
  • What does calorie rich, and nutrient poor mean?
  • How does this work for athletes?  Don’t they need more protein?
  • How does the standard American diet affect kids?
  • What changes can we expect to see in kids who make these same changes to more plant based?
  • What is willpower fatigue?
  • How does “Willpower fatigue” involved in any time you want to make changes for your health?
  • What do you say to people who say they don’t have time to make these changes or follow a more plant based diet?
  • What is your typical dinner?
  • What is the whole food muscle club?
  • How can someone get ahold of you/website/book?