I’ve been 100% plant-based for four years. Zero meat, zero dairy, zero animal products.
I was one of the last people you’d expect to adopt a plant-based diet. I was the guy making fun of people who didn’t eat meat.
So why the change?
It wasn’t for animal welfare. It wasn’t to “save the planet”. It wasn’t to feel superior and condemn the actions of others.
It was out of selfish curiousity.
I think this is where most people start but don’t want to admit to themselves.
I removed animal products from my diet to experience firsthand the highly acclaimed health benefits. To try and be the “best possible version of myself”.
As a rational, logical person though, I had some reservations.
I feared losing the strength and muscle I had worked hard to achieve in the gym. I was concerned about becoming deficient in key nutrients required for optimizing athletic performance and overall health.
Where was I going to get my protein?!
But I had to know for myself.
So at the dawn of 2017, with a brand new baby boy and 2-year-old daughter, my wife and I made the leap to a 100% whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet.
I soon noticed remarkable changes in my health.
I’ve always lifted weights and ran, but struggled to make gains in the gym and had never ran further than 10km.
Only six months after going plant-based, I ran my first marathon. I began setting personal bests for strength in the gym. I began building muscle while increasing my endurance.
Like the majority of people who’ve switch to a WFPB diet, I want to share this information with as many people as possible.
I knew the information had to be more than my own anecdotal success. It had to be based on proven science from a myriad of resources in order to inspire meaningful, lasting change in others.
That’s when I decided to expand my education and become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer.