the thrive diet in Health & Nutrition Programs Posted September 16, 2008 I just finished reading Brendan's book, and I think he makes a lot of sense. I've definitely decided to incorporate a lot of the foods he suggests into my diet, and rethink how I approach my diet. I've definitely been in the "must consume as many calories as possible to support my training regimen" kind of dude, but I haven't felt my best for a long time now, so the idea of "net gain" foods rather than just high calorie foods is intriguing to me. I probably won't give up tofu and a few other staples, but I think even a progression more in the direction that he's urging is a good thing. He seems to outline his diet in a way that is more a set of principles that you can adapt and choose to which degree you follow, which I like, rather than most mainstream "diet" books which think that the exact same formula works for everyone. We'll see how I feel after several weeks.