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NBSV 082: Aesthetic-driven fitness in the vegan community (balancing health, body, & fitness goals)

Vegan fitness and nutrition coach Karina Inkster

I address the misconception that veganism is inherently beneficial for weight loss, and I discuss navigating the sometimes-very-thin line between health, fitness, and aesthetic goals. We all want to look awesome, but I think there are more and less effective (and healthy) ways of using aesthetics as an ingredient in what motivates you to create and sustain a fitness routine. I also discuss unrealistic physique expectations, and why I don’t train clients for physique competitions.

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> Why we shouldn't promote veganism as primarily a weight loss tool.

>> Parallels between reasons for going vegan and motivators for maintaining a consistent fitness routine.

>> The intersections between aesthetic, health, and fitness goals, including 3 things you can do for yourself to ensure a healthy balance between these goals.

>> Why I don't train clients for physique competitions.

Mentioned in the episode:

>> Note: Neghar Fonooni's article mentioned in the episode appears to no longer be available online.

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