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About us

Real Men Eat Plants goal is simple, to end the stigma that surrounds men choosing to live a plant-based lifestyle. Giving men the help and support they need once they decide to change their lifestyle for their health, their family and total well being.




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Real Men Eat Plants aims to empower men to take control of their health and well-being by adopting a plant-based lifestyle.

The community welcomes men of all backgrounds, cultures, and ages who are interested in exploring a plant-based diet.

Real Men Eat Plants provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment for men who are transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, offering guidance, resources, and a sense of community.

The community is committed to promoting sustainable food choices and reducing the environmental impact of food production.

 Real Men Eat Plants prioritizes health and wellness, promoting the idea that a plant-based diet can improve overall health, increase energy, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

The community values education and encourages members to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as to share their knowledge and experiences with others.




Real Men Eat Plants: A Journey of Passion, Podcasts, and Plant-Based Living

Real Men Eat Plants embarked on its journey in 2011, sparked by Bryan's inspiration from the film "Forks Over Knives." What began as a humble blog quickly became a platform dedicated to plant-based living, particularly for men. Our mission expanded with the launch of the Real Men Eat Plants website, offering an array of blogs that delve into the nuances of a plant-based lifestyle.

The heart of our initiative is the 30-day Challenge, designed to guide men through a transformative journey toward embracing veganism. This challenge has been a pivotal step for many in adopting and maintaining a plant-based way of life.

Our outreach took a dynamic turn with the introduction of the Real Men Eat Plants Podcast. In its first season, with the collaboration of Rich Reynolds, we produced 38 episodes that resonated with our audience. Building on this success, we introduced "The Glen Merzer Show," hosted by Glen Merzer himself. Glen's unique approach, combining prominent guests from the plant-based community with his signature antics and insightful “rants,” has captivated a diverse audience.

Recognizing the need to support and celebrate the plant-based community, we launched The Plant Based on Fire Podcast. This platform shines a spotlight on aspiring and established plant-based businesses, sharing their stories, visions, and impact on the lifestyle.

"Plants VS Meat" is another innovative addition to our podcast series. This engaging and friendly debate between plant-eaters and meat lovers strikes a balance between entertainment and education, offering perspectives from both sides of the dietary spectrum.

In the latest season of the Real Men Eat Plants podcast, we're thrilled to have Shane Martin from Shane and Simple as our host. Shane embodies the essence of accessible, practical, and delicious plant-based cooking. His approach is refreshingly straightforward - no fancy equipment or jargon, just real food for real people.

Our journey at Real Men Eat Plants is not just about food; it's about fostering a compassionate, understanding community. We strive to create a space where everyone, regardless of where they are in their plant-based journey. Join us as we continue to explore, educate, and celebrate the plant-based lifestyle, one podcast, one recipe, and one story at a time.

The Team

As our community continues to grow, we invite and encourage people to share their stories about the lifestyle. We bring passionate plant-based men (and women) in our team and give them a platform where they can talk and write about anything that contributes to the growth of the community.

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Bryan Dennstedt, an IT expert with over 20 years in the field, has worked with notable companies like IBM and Xerox. Beyond his technical career, Bryan is passionate about veganism, inspired by the film "Forks Over Knives." This led him to adopt a whole food plant-based diet and establish "Real Men Eat Plants." As the founder, he actively promotes veganism through blogging and hosting podcasts, sharing his journey and insights into a plant-based lifestyle.

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The host of the eponymous podcast. 

Glen is the author of Food Is Climate, Own Your Health and the novel Off the Reservation. He is co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy and No More Bull!, and with Chef AJ, of Unprocessed and The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He is a graduate of the New College of Florida in Sarasota. You can find him at

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Her activism, rooted in empathy, compassion, and a quest for justice, spans animal rights, human rights, and the interconnectedness of life. Ximena's efforts have led her to various communities, educating and aiming to inspire change. She's not just an advocate for veganism; she promotes sustainable living, emphasizing the impact of our choices on the environment and health. Besides her activist work, Ximena is a bilingual translator and ESL educator passionate about team leading who does her magic behind the scenes, helping keep the real men on point and on time. 

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Another vegan that contributes to the growth of the community by sharing blogs about vegan living in the Philippines and keeping everything going while in the background. He likes to travel and discover new places that offer plant-based food for everyone to visit and experience.



Introducing Andrea, our Chief Creative Officer, a visionary who has embraced the vegan lifestyle for nearly a decade. With a profound passion for design, branding, and marketing, Andrea utilizes her multidisciplinary skillset not just as a profession but as a form of activism, promoting the vegan way of life with every project she undertakes. Andrea's dedication to the vegan cause goes beyond the office, making her a true ambassador for a compassionate and sustainable way of living.

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