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15. Why going vegan could end world hunger with Valerie Groth

Valerie Groth is the creator of the podcast Inspiration with Val. She is a Life and Career Coach that has made the move from safe decisions to making uncomfortable choices. She has an amazing story of personal development and the rollercoaster ride that she has been on.

She definitely does the cool stuff. She has run multiple marathons, went to graduate school twice, started her own business and her own podcast.

She is on this show more importantly for her shift in switching to a plant based diet that focuses on mindfulness and gratitude.

Val talks about how her mindset shifted when she ran her first marathon. 

Nutrition and Cooking

What foods to avoid

  • Meat
  • Fast food! Ever! Ever! Ever!
  • Pop
  • Processed foods

What foods to actively seek out

  • Meat substitutes
  • Beans
  • Tofu 
  • Lots of greens
  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Leek 
  • Asparagus 
  • Almond milk
  • Tomatoes

Val's fondest food memories

Did you know: when Val eats fresh raspberries, she says out loud, ” this takes like my childhood”. Her mum's chicken and rice and steak and lobsters were her childhood favourites.  

Exercise Routine

  •  Long walks 
  • And strength training at home

Cooking tips

  • Get fresh foods from the store
  • Prep for the week on the weekend
  • Make a pot of something and store it
  • Make a big batch of something like Quinoa  or couscous 

Quickest Meals

Couscous and Veggies

Tips on reducing wastage

Freeze stuff for future use 

Know more about Val 

Who would you love to have dinner with and where?

Sir Paul McCartney, at any vegetarian restaurant. 

Last meal on the planet?

The Parthenon in Chicago … The hummus there! 

Resources

Where to find Val

 

15. Why going vegan could end world hunger with Valerie Groth

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Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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