Interview with Catherine Divinigan – Vegan Personal Trainer
Written by Leigh-Chantelle
Created Thursday, 30 May 2013
Dr. Catherine Divingian ("Dr. D.") is a true Spartan Diva. An accomplished scientist, professor, author, speaker, athlete, and wellness expert; she believes in leading from the front as an inspiring example of vitality for those who are over 40. Dr. D. leverages her extensive credentials to teach women how to attain a "Fierce Mind, Powerful Body" while maintaining their femininity. She also re-energizes the mental, physical, and spiritual performances of executives, athletes, and warriors, propelling them to new levels of peak achievement. She provides effective tools for accomplishing these remarkable goals through books, seminars, keynote addresses, coaching, and the line of TIER 1 and RegenX organic super foods.
Secondly, plant-based proteins are often much more bioavailable. Plants are super foods that are necessary for peak performance. They impose less of a digestive burden, which increases energy and vitality. Since I am over 40, I need to be able to sustain my energy and recover from the intense physical demands training places on me.
What sort of training do you do?
How often do you (need to) train?
Do you offer your fitness or training services to others?
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 - sweet potato protein pancakes
Lunch - RegenX bread with nut butter or veggie burgers and salad
Dinner - flat "bread" dish
Snacks (healthy & not-so healthy) - TIER 1 shakes and bars; fruit-and-nut trail mix
What is your favourite source of:
Protein - sprouted, raw brown rice protein
Calcium - leafy greens
Iron - sprouted, raw brown rice protein
What foods give you the most energy?
Do you take any supplements?
What is your top tip for:
Gaining muscle - German volume training (10 sets with 10 reps each, 30 seconds rest)
Losing weight, improving metabolism, and toning up - circuit and high intensity interval training; lifting heavy weights with short rest breaks
How do you promote veganism in your daily life?
How would you suggest people get involved with what you do?
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