Today we talk with Troy Gardner about his passion for vegan food, and Tina Bernet Allen talks about all the details of building muscle.
The Modern Vegan
The V-Eats team is lead by chef Troy Gardner. As a long time resident of Dallas, Troy’s restaurant history includes Exposition Park Cafe and Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs. It was at Samson’s that Troy created an amazing vegan hot dog and attracted a huge following of vegans. Troy is passionate about recreating meaty flavors and textures from plant-based ingredients. He has chosen to specialize in Vegan cuisine, not just for his passion of food, but also for his desire for a greener world.
Troy’s passion is definitely shown in his food. It is to die for. Today Troy talks with us about how he began his journey with recreating meat dishes that are plant-based. And we go into some of the lies that are told about factory farming and the animal farming industry. Eating plant-based really should be the goal for every single person, the majority of the time. This is not only for the health of the environment and to save the animals, but for your own health as well. If you live in the Dallas area or decide to come visit, definitely check out V-Eats and try some of Troy’s amazing food.
Building Muscle: What You Need to Know
Tina Bernet Allen is a top female personal trainer in the DFW area. She has over 20 years of experience, and is Bernadette’s personal trainer. Today we talk about building muscle. Because there is so much confusion on exercise techniques to achieve certain goals, Tina is here to set the record straight. Things like: light weight & more reps OR heavy weight & less reps, are terms you hear in the gym. But what purpose does each serve? And, where does cardio play into that?
Lifting weights serves different purposes. It can be for strength, or for building muscle mass. Both are great for you, physically. Tina tells us what to do in the gym for each purpose. Also, she talks about lifting weights to failure and what this means. Building muscle is such an efficient way to burn fat and feel stronger. If you are a female and are scared of bulking, listen in to this episode because we explain how that will NOT happen from lifting weights.