In 2005, I was 34 years old, over 320 pounds, had ridiculously high blood pressure, high cholesterol, prediabetes, and two herniated discs in my spine.
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I had been at the top of women’s canoe. I was undefeated in the U.S. since 2000 and ranked with the world’s best. However, in
I haven’t always been an athlete, but I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 16 years old. My brother was the first vegetarian of
As a strength coach, personal trainer, and powerlifter, I spent most of my adult life lifting weights and churning through thousands of calories like a
I did not grow up eating meat because my mother was a Seventh Day Adventist and health and vegetarianism are part of the religion. We
In 1994, Richard Lima was ready to give up on modeling. He’d been in Miami for a week, knocking on agencies’ doors all day, returning
In the early stages of my former competitive bodybuilding career, I didn’t think twice about throwing down steaks, chicken, eggs, turkey, and fish for my
During the summer of 2011, I became very serious about working out and staying in shape. I spent countless hours at the gym, and even
As you may be able to tell by my very French-sounding last name, I am proudly from South Louisiana, where we “live to eat” (it’s
Although I had been a collegiate athlete, I had completely lost touch with health and fitness. For many years, my focus was on things I
I am a 40 year-old female competitive marathon runner, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds, and I am extremely athletic and fit. I
I am plant-based. Essentially, this means I don’t eat anything with a face or a mother. Animals find this agreeable. I’m also an ultra-endurance athlete.
Have you heard of Frank Medrano? He’s a body builder. And his strength comes from plants. That’s right: Frank Medrano is vegan. Frank, like most
I immigrated to the United States seven years ago from Russia. Right away the pleasures of American cuisine turned out to be irresistible to me.
Since she turned pro two decades years ago, 36-year old tennis champion Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, fourteen Grand Slam doubles
Back in 2013, I was in my early 40s and owned a high-intensity bootcamp business with my wife. As fitness pros, we both were very