Interview with Jeff Golfman: Vegan Exercise Enthusiast
Written by Leigh-Chantelle
Created Thursday, 28 March 2013
Jeff Golfman has been an eco-entrepreneur for the last 24 years, is an Honours Graduate of the Ivey School of Business and the Co-Founder and President of Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc. His blog The Cool Vegetarian is a lifestyle site providing inspiration and tools on how to live a healthier more sustainable lifestyle.
How and why did you decide to become a vegan?
How long have you been vegan?
What has benefited you the most from being a vegan?
What does veganism mean to you?
What sort of training do you do?
Do you offer your fitness or training services to others?
What sports do you play?
Strengths, Weaknesses & Outside Influences
What do you think is the biggest misconception about vegans and how do you address this?
What are you strengths as a vegan athlete?
What is your biggest challenge?
Are the non-vegans in your industry supportive or not?
Are your family and friends supportive of your vegan lifestyle?
What is the most common question/comment that people ask/say when they find out that you are a vegan and how do you respond?
Who or what motivates you?
Food & Supplements
What do you eat for:
Breakfast - Fruit & smoothies
Lunch - Fruits, salads & juices
Dinner - Salads & juices or smoothies
Snacks (healthy & not-so healthy) - Fruits
What is your favourite source of:
Protein - Greens and seeds
Calcium - Seeds
Iron - Seeds and greens
What foods give you the most energy?
Do you take any supplements?
What is your top tip for:
Gaining muscle - Increase calories and do weights
Losing weight - Increase calories, decrease fats, increase cardio, increase water
Maintaining weight - Eat goods fat sources, exercise, get enough calories
Improving metabolism - Eat low fat, eat often, and consume raw vegan, local, organic, non-GMO foods
Toning up - All of the above and do lighter weights with more repetitions
How do you promote veganism in your daily life?
How would you suggest people get involved with what you do?
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