Who is Daria Deptula?
Daria is a certified health coach, personal trainer and vegan athlete.
We first featured Daria some time ago when we recommended Top 5 Vegans to follow on Instagram.
We’ve kept an eye on Daria (Miss Fit Vegan) ever since and now we’re pleased to bring you an exclusive interview where she talks more in depth about her diet, lifestyle, training and importantly her Miss Fit Vegan Blueprint.
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First off tell me about the Miss Fit Vegan Blueprint.
Glad you asked :). I am extremely proud of my 12 week “Miss Fit Vegan Blueprint”! Not only is it a full blown coaching program that’s specifically customized for the individual I’m working with, but it is also designed to educate on a proper balanced plant-based nutrition, teach the ins and outs of an efficient and effective fitness program specific to goals, and most importantly, instill mindset shifts to help make these lifestyle changes sustainable, fun, and long lasting!
Do you need to take supplements on top of the Vegan Diet?
‘If you are eating a wide variety of whole foods on a daily basis, you should be able to hit your daily micronutrient goal’.
‘There will always be plant sources that are much better for you than supplements’.
However, I will say this, I’m not opposed to high quality organic supplements (like Garden of Life) if it’s going to give you a peace of mind. The supplements I take come mostly from my one plant based protein shake a day. I’ve also started to take creatine as a little experiment (want to see if the hype is real!).
Who do you go to for advice when it comes to nutrition? Who do you consider to be the authoritarian?
Honestly, I don’t go to just ONE source. I think there is knowledge to be learned from various sources. It’s a matter of being able to figure out what is right for YOU and your needs.
‘There is no magic cookie cutter or on-size-fits-all type of a plan’.
That’s why I’m a fan of influencers who preach the personalised programs because you truly have to get to know a persons goals, needs, wants, restrictions, and so on, to be able to help them in their desired outcome.
However, I like nutritionfacts.org and various books like “How Not to Die”, “Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation”, “The Food Revolution”, etc. when it comes to nutrition. For my fitness resources, I read a ton of articles from bodybuilding.com, NSCA articles where I got my PT certification from, t-nation.com and so on. As fitness professionals we have to stay up to date with the newest research in order to be able to serve our clients best.
What training or workout advice would you give other women who want a physique like yours?
Don’t be afraid of weight training and superset your workouts! Combine compound and isolation exercises with a third “cardio burst” exercise in between to keep that heart rate up.
Runner? Swimmer? Cyclist? Boxer? Which sums you up the most?
How often do you get asked out on social media versus real life?