Simply Vegan Podcast: How to lose weight, build muscle and stay healthy on a plant-based diet

Read Time:   |  12th May 2022

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“I have more energy, better recovery and fat loss is a doddle” Paul Kerton and Gemma Nichols from Hench Herbivore

Today we’re joined by Hench Herbivore, otherwise known as body builder turned personal trainer Paul Kerton and his partner Gemma Nichols – a nutritionist. Gemma shares the story of how she suffered from exhaustion, depression and acne and spent years trying to work out what was wrong before turning to whole food, plant-based eating. She noticed results straight away, regaining her health, energy and losing excess weight.

Paul tells us how Gemma inspired him and, despite being a huge meat eater with concerns about losing muscle mass, he slowly went plant-based and is now a vegan personal trainer and nutritionist with almost 60,000 YouTube subscribers.

We discuss what foods we should eat to keep our guts healthy, what to avoid if you want to manage your weight, the protein debate and how to bulk up if muscle mass is on your agenda.

Where can I listen to the Simply Vegan Podcast?

You’ll find every available episode of the podcast below, updated weekly. Or, if you want to listen via your preferred platform, you can find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all the usual places. Just search for the Simply Vegan podcast and you’ll find us!

Don’t forget, you can also catch up with the Simply Vegan Podcast on our YouTube channel

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