December 9, 2020

Plant Power with Leslie Bonci (Episode 11)

In this Episode

Studies show women following a plant-based diet have fewer night sweats and hot flashes during menopause. So this week Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, owner of Active Eating Advice digs into the powers, and occasional pitfalls, of a plant-based diet: what it means and what foods to include for optimum muscle, bone, and hormonal health, as well as to sleep, feel, and perform your best. We also delve into the truths and myths surrounding soy, and cover the often overlooked topic of how to be kind to your gut. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, omnivorous, or mainly carnivorous, piling some plants on your plate is a good move, especially this time of life.

Leslie is a sports nutritionist and dietitian and the owner of Active Eating Advice based out of Pittsburgh, PA. She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion. She is the nutrition consultant for Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She has worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays, the Washington Nationals, and the WNBA. She is also the sports dietitian to the 2020 super bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs. Leslie is an ambassador for the Produce for Better Health Foundation and has coached countless plant-based endurance and power athletes. You can learn more about her work and services at

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