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The Sonya Looney Show

Hey everybody! My name is Sonya Looney and welcome to my podcast. For those of you who don’t have any context on me, I’m a plant-based World Champion ultra endurance mountain biker. I travel the world and have met some incredible people with world class attitudes and ways of living that motivate me daily, and I want to share their paths of mastery with you. This is a podcast interviewing inspiring leaders across the categories of wellness, endurance fitness, plant-based nutrition, mindset, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself.

Oct 24, 2019

You guys wrote to us with questions and we answered!  In fact, we had so many requests we recorded a 2-part series of your Plant-Based FAQs.  Excited to share with you and please reach out if you have any questions! 

Topics Discussed in the Podcast 

  • How often you should be eating
  • Where to find recipes and meal planning
  • Caloric Intake for Athletes
  • How to stay motivated
  • Change overnight or change gradually?
  • How to make cooking easier
  • Is Beyond Meat healthy?
  • Difference between vegan and plant-based
  • Can you get all essential amino acids plant-based? What about complete proteins?
  • How to get enough protein without eating soy, gluten, or beans?
  • What are phytates and are they bad?
  • Vegan pregnancy

Vegan preganancy notes:

1.8x more iron than non-vegetarians. <45 mg and vegans get the same or higher than vegetarians.

25g more roughly per person protein

50% more iron (32mg ). You absorb iron better, especially during pregnancy

DHA from micro algae


Vit B12

Vit D

Folic acid- in prenatal but also in most foods

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