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Robert Cheeke: We Need a Better Understanding of Where Our Nutrition Comes From

December 9, 2021
Theresa "Sam" Houghton

The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #17

Can you go from skinny to strong, buff and healthy JUST eating plant-based foods? Robert Cheeke has proven you can.

From an 89-pound kid to a 220-pound natural bodybuilding champion, Robert Cheeke underwent an incredible transformation on a plant-based diet. And he's still going strong, showing the world through his books and talks that anyone can build muscle eating plant-based -- while reducing disease risk and helping the planet in the process.

What inspired him to make the change and take up bodybuilding? Find out in episode 3 of February Fitness Month!

Why fitness month? Because we can fix our food, we can fix our diets, but if we're not moving, we're missing a critical part of the holistic care of our bodies. A solid fitness regimen is the perfect companion to a plant-based diet -- and you'll get insights from some of the most innovative and interesting minds in the fitness space all month long on The Modern Health Nerd Podcast.

Check out the other episodes in this series:

About Robert

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Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15, weighing just 120 pounds. Today he is the author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, and Plant-Based Muscle. He is often referred to as the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding,” growing the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today.

As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world (when touring is possible!) sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder.

Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the popular website,

He is a regular contributor to No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives and Vegan Strong, is a multi-sport athlete and an entrepreneur and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 25 years. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas.

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