Eating Like You Give a Damn

09: Redefining What Athletes Eat for Enhanced Athletic Performance | Luke and Emilie Tan

August 12, 2019 Stephanie Harter Episode 9
Eating Like You Give a Damn
09: Redefining What Athletes Eat for Enhanced Athletic Performance | Luke and Emilie Tan
Show Notes

If you’re hungry to learn about the latest breakthroughs in nutrition and fitness...whether you want to achieve your best body and health, or get the competitive edge as an athlete, then you are sure to get all that and more from this episode.

Because I got to sit down with 2 of the most inspiring competitive athletes and health advocates in the world - Luke and Emilie Tan!

Luke is a published author, speaker, and competitive bodybuilding and CrossFit athlete from Singapore who has been featured in numerous media outlets including Men’s Health magazine.

Emilie is a certified raw food chef, ACE-certified trainer, and an ultra-endurance athlete from Canada who recently conquered a 100K trail race in Australia. 

Together, they appear in summits and media outlets, as well as host the Awake Asia podcast.

During this interview, we uncover:

  • Why Emilie began eating horse meat to remain competitive back in her speed skating days, and immediately recognized an overall improvement in how she felt once kicking all animal products to the curb.
  • How Luke once consumed over 2 lbs of meat per day on a typical high protein low carb fitness trainer diet, and how today he’s on a purpose-driven mission to change the way the fitness industry looks at food.
  • How they became affected on a spiritual level when they stopped eating animals and animal products.
  • And, because they are proud parents of their 2-year-old little girl, Sienna, we talk about Emilie’s pregnancy, birth, and raising of their daughter as a vegan in a non-vegan world - I think you’ll be interested to hear how her obstetrician responded to Emilie about getting certain nutrients for her pregnancy when she refused to consume dairy.

Luke also tells us about the upcoming, most anticipated online health and fitness event of the year which he is the co-host for, and it includes interviews in real-time with renowned doctors, Olympic athletes, and internationally recognized inspirations called the Plant Fit Summit. 

This free event begins on Saturday, August 31st until September 8, 2019.

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