Thriving off a plant based diet with Australian cricketer Nic Maddinson


Welcome to episode 21 of the Weekly Dose of You4ia podcast. This week I was fortunate enough to sit down with professional cricketer, Nic Maddinson. Nic is an extremely talented cricketer and has played at the highest level, representing Australia in both Test matches and t20s. Over the past few years Nic has adopted a plant based diet and in today’s chat we spoke about how a professional athlete can thrive off this lifestyle.


We also spoke about:

  • Nic’s upbringing and what life was like growing up in country New South Whales.

  • Why he chose cricket over rugby.

  • How Nic’s cricket journey begun.

  • The junior cricket pathway from grassroots to national level and Nic’s personal pathway.

  • Advice for any young aspiring athletes that have mates with the same ambitions to get the best out of themselves.

  • What life is like as a professional cricketer and the resources Nic has access to.

  • Nic’s advice on how to train and bettering your performance.

  • The emphasis nutrition plays on your performance and how a professional set up looks.

  • Nic’s journey to a plant based diet.

  • What Nic eats in a day - Pre, during and Post match.

  • Nic’s energy levels now on a plant based diet VS before on an animal based diet.

  • How Nic is thriving both as an athlete and a person on a plant based diet.

  • Tips on how to combat negativity towards a plant based diet.

  • Nic paints the picture for us about his debut for Australia and receiving his baggy green.

  • Nic’s journey moving over from NSW to VIC to re-spark his career.

  • Nic’s future goals and ambitions



It was an absolute honour having the opportunity to talk all things cricket and life with a guy I idolise. Nic is spreading an amazing message and is continuing to thrive off a 100% plant based lifestyle. Thanks for your time Nic.


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matthew sipala