Name: Anthony DiNobile
Year of Birth: 1968
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY
Current Residence: Dallas, TX
2012 AZ Natural -4th place,
Motorcycle Road Racing – CCS 2011 4th
place Overall Expert,
Dog Showing – 2007 Dogue de Bordeaux National Best of Breed
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you
My name is Anthony DiNobile, a 45 year old IT professional and newly Certified Personal
Trainer and shortly will be studying for a certification in Holistic Nutrition. My three loves are
motorcycles (Ducati 996 for the street/Suzuki SV 650 for the track), showing dogs in
conformation and bodybuilding. I also enjoy making desserts and make a killer raw, vegan
Why did you become vegan?
I have been vegan for a year now. My inspiration was not for a health decision or because of beliefs. Being in my 40's, and consuming typical bodybuilder foods for the last 25 years, I needed to try something different. I needed change. I was getting tired of cooking chicken. LOL. Eating 100% plant based, makes sense to me and I'm very pleased with my results.
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
When I was younger and was able to feed
myself, I became fat. Kids are ruthless and had enough getting picked on and beat up, so I
started working out and eating better.
How would you describe your nutrition program?
My regimen consists of 5-6 plant based foods
meals per day. Starting every day with either a smoothie or some juiced fruits/veggies. What I
love about these are all the different combinations what you can come up with and how creative
you can be with it. I make sure to get greens every day and my last meal contains a “big ass”
salad. My protein sources include: Soy, Garden of Life® Raw Protein powder, chia, flax,
spirulina, nutritional yeast and hemp seed. I love coconut oil and make it a goal to eat as organic
How would you describe your training program?
I train for hypertrophy. My routine consists of intense, focused resistance training 4 days a week, 2-3 body parts a day using 8-12 reps. If I’m feeling very strong, I’ll do a 4-6 rep heavier set or two. I will incorporate more periodization
training if I begin to feel overtrained. My cardio consists of a 10-15 min intense session on the
elliptical following each workout.
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
I have to go with protein on this one. The number one question I get asked is, “What do you do for protein?”
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with veganism or training?
Give it a chance. I was fortunate to have loved it from the start. I never in a million years thought I
could ever give up chicken. I don’t even really miss it. I do miss eggs mostly.
Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
I believe the time if right for people that are open to trying a 100% plant based diet. Many restaurants, supermarkets and food retailers have
discovered the demand in this market and added more vegan options.