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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Chef AJ and Glen Merzer about furthering the Unprocessed journey. They are the co-authors of the popular book, Unprocessed and it’s getting a makeover. Wait until you hear all about the changes in the book and the tips and recipes we talk about during this episode. And wait until you hear what Chef AJ is doing JUST FOR YOU!

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for nearly 45 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which aired on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Her bestselling books The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry and Own Your Health have received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement.

She broadcasts CHEF AJ LIVE! on YouTube and Facebook daily. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, which has helped hundreds of people achieve the health and the body that they deserve, and is proud to say that her IQ is higher than her cholesterol. In 2018 she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Unprocessed will be available 

Glen Merzer is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. He has authored or co-authored eleven books with a vegan message. His latest book, Food Is Climate: A Response to Al Gore, Bill Gates, Paul Hawken, & The Conventional Narrative on Climate Change, argues that the only way to reverse climate change is to put an end to animal agriculture. Glen began his career in book-writing as co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy (1998). Glen is also co-author of The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss (2018) and Unprocessed (2011) by Chef AJ, as well as other books advocating plant-based eating. In 2020, Glen wrote Own Your Health (The Book Publishing Company), to which Chef AJ contributed over 75 recipes.

Prior to focusing on book writing, Glen had careers as a playwright, screenwriter, and stand-up comic. Glen grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., and attended New College of Florida in Sarasota.

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Finding the good in COVID 
  • How they met 
  • The Unprocessed updated
  • SOS free 
  • The pleasure trap 
  • Food addiction


Links to things we mentioned:

I Am A Peaceful Goldfish by Shoshana Chaim – (Canada link)

I Am A Peaceful Goldfish by Shoshana Chaim – (USA link)

Get a signed copy of I Am A Peaceful Goldfish by Shoshana Chaim

Chef AJ – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Glen Merzer – Website, Facebook

The Book – Unprocessed

Food Addiction From Addict To Athlete with Dave Wiskowski – PTP085

Treating Drug Addiction Through A Plant-Based Diet with Adam Sud – PTP151

Ultimate Weight Loss with Chef AJ – PTP211

The Psychology of Healthy Habits with Dr. Jen Howk – PTP334

The Real Truth About Weight Loss with Chef AJ – PTP342

Overcoming Food Addictions with John Brown – PTP421

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