Veganism and Keeping an Open Mind with Hollan

Hollan Hawaii Show Notes


Do you keep an open mind when it comes to having a conversation with someone who has different views from you? Hollan Hawaii is a vegan, which, as you know, is a vastly different nutritional protocol from my own. I believe it’s important to be open-minded to other life views and to respect everyone, even if they disagree with you. 


Hollan Hawaii is an expert in vegan plant-based food and cleanses. As a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, and mom of three, she has worn many hats in this life, but she knows the one that matters most is her relationship with herself and her body.  When those two are aligned, everything falls into place, and she can be a better mother and chef. Hollan has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health.


What we discussed in this episode:


  • Why Hollan made the lifestyle change to veganism (2:13)
  • What her diet looked like prior to becoming vegan (4:05)
  • Tracking macros and calories (6:00)
  • What being a vegan entails (7:38)
  • Protein intake and tracking (8:46)
  • Training and recovery (11:23)
  • The importance of having bloodwork done periodically to ensure all markers are in check (13:41)
  • A typical day of eating for Hollan (17:16)
  • Veganism from an ethical or health standpoint (21:30)
  • Teaching people how to eat and the value of wholesome, organic ingredients (23:09)
  • Her opinion on faux meat products on the market and their nutritional value (25:00)
  • Ideal protein intake from her standpoint (28:02)
  • Carnivore based diets, her opinion on them, and why she feels it’s important for everyone to eat the way that makes them feel their best (29:59)
  • “Proper” human diet and how we are able to eat such a broad array of foods (32:52)
  • Her children and their dietary protocol as flexitarians (36:07)
  • Her favorite comfort vegan meals (38:20)
  • Hollan’s take on sustainability and environmental impact (40:15)
  • Regenerative agriculture (43:31)
  • The possibility of regenerating the planet through veganism (48:18)
  • The importance of having open, candid, friendly conversations about our differences (50:02)


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Robert Sikes

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