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Name: Jeff Golfman
Year of Birth: 1968
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 141
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Current Residence: n/a
Sports: Running
Website: www.thecoolvegetarian.com

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have
Eco entrepreneur for last 24 years

Why did you become vegan?
Had chronic fatigue and went vegetarian 22 years ago, vegan 15 years ago and 100% raw vegan 7 years ago

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
Wanted more energy, health & vitality

How would you describe your nutrition program?
Low fat, Sugar, oil, salt free raw vegan

How would you describe your training program?
I am not an elite runner and will likely never be. My goal is to be fit & healthy and for that I run 5-6 times per week for aprox 160 kilometers per month. I do daily yoga and leg and upper body strength training 1-2 per week

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
b-12, probiotics, adrenal support, greens

How do people react when they find out you are vegan?

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Protein needs, strength, coolness and toughness

Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you go about it?
yes plenty on my blog site The Cool Vegetarian

What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Consistency, rest/recovery, nutrition, attitude

What do you like best about being vegan?
Health for me the planet and the animals

What do you like best about being fit?
Energy and strength to make it through my days and reduced stress load

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Be consistent and start slow with attainable goals

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Transition slowly.

What motivates you in life?
To create positive change on the planet

What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you?
VBB has inspired me to get in better shape and motivated to achieve my running goals. Robert’s recent interviews on my blog site has inspired me even further.

Personal bests:

1 mile 5:54

5 K 19:58

10k 44:44

Half Marathong: 13.1 miles 1:41:00