Vegan athlete Rich Roll on turning his life around and serving others

Episode 35 I sat down with Vegan Dad, author, endurance athlete and podcast host Rich Roll.

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We went through his journey from an unhealthy man in his 20’s & 30’s who battled with addiction & poor food choices to a man in his 50’s that is thriving physically and mentally while living a life of purpose that offers far greater fulfilment.

I realise Rich’s story is very well documented and going into this conversation I was contemplating whether or not to even delve into it. However, given this is his first time on the Plant Proof podcast, and that we plan to record future episodes together, I thought it was important that those who may not know his story get a chance to hear it. It’s easy to forget just how much of a transformation Rich has had so even for those that do already know his story I think you will still benefit greatly by listening to this episode – I know I certainly have!

In this episode we cover:

1- Rich’s childhood including his passions growing up

2- What is lawyer days were like including drugs and alcohol.

3 – Rich’s battle with Alcohol and how this affected his swimming career, legal career and social life.

4- Rich’s time in a rehabilitation clinic and what he learned about himself

5 – Rich’s transition to a plant based lifestyle and what inspired it

6 – Rich’s leap into the world of Ultra Endurance competitive racing including Ultra Man, Epic 5 & Ötillö races.

7 – Typical foods that Rich eats in a day

8- What Rich thinks about climate change

9- The evolution of the Rich Roll podcast including his favourite episodes

10 – and much more

Connect with Rich on Instagram @richroll and to find his podcast just search The Rich Roll Show on any podcast app.

You can also grab a copy of any of Rich’s books (Finding Ultra, This Cheese is Nuts or The Plant Power Way) at his website and while your on his website if you’re looking for a meal planner he has a really cool one that is super cheap to subscribe to each month.



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