Class #44: The Vegan Wrestler


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Austin Aries [Twitter] is a pro wrestling who currently rassles for the TNA organization.  He can be seen on TNA Impact Wrestling every Thursday on Spike TV!  In fact, next week, they have a big event on January 16th on Spike.  Austin is a muscular athlete who doesn't eat meat.  This former carnivore -- turned vegetarian -- is now a vegan.  In fact, he is The Spectacular Vascular Vegan.

In this class we talk about:

  • Growing up around a farm in Wisconsin.
  • Getting educated about food.
  • Playing college baseball as a pitcher. 
  • The influence of "Forks Over Knives."
  • Giving up meat entirely and sticking to it.
  • Living according to principles discovered in adulthood.
  • Wearing leather wrestling boots.
  • Every day decisions for long-term health. 
  • Gaining muscle with non-animal based proteins.
  • Rising the ranks of the pro wrestling world.
  • Life on the road. 
  • Being ribbed by his peers.
  • The joys of vegan cooking. 
  • Replacing regular food for the vegan versions.
  • Seeing slaughterhouses.
  • His surprising view on animals.
  • Wandering the world until he knew he had to be a wrestler. 
  • How a dream job turns into a real job.


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