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Tag: Success Stories

Food, Fashion, and the Future: Exclusive Interview With Tennis Great Venus Williams

Since she turned pro two decades years ago, 36-year old tennis champion Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, fourteen…

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Meet Matt Frazier, the Vegan Ultrarunner Behind “No Meat Athlete”

Matt Frazier is a marathoner and ultra-runner who runs the popular fitness site No Meat Athlete. But Matt says that growing up,…

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How I Took Back My Health After a Lifetime of Crash Diets and an Eating Disorder

I didn’t learn a lot about nutrition growing up. In my family, our weekly menu was pretty routine: meatloaf, spaghetti, pot roast,…

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Eric & Peety: A Story of Mutual Rescue

In 2010, Eric O’Grey weighed over 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and took over $1,000 in medications per…

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From Heart Attack to Healthy Heart in Two Years With No Meds

April 30th, 2012, was like any other Monday. I had just had a great weekend with my wife and toddler son. I…

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Vegan Ultra Athlete for the Animals: How I Became a Triple Guinness World Record Holder

My name is Fiona Oakes, an ethical vegan since age six and vegetarian since age three. I am vegan by instinct—a natural expression of…

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Father-Daughter Team: Living Examples of Plant-Fueled Fitness and Success

Keera Clarke is a high school scholar-athlete who is preparing for one of the biggest decisions of her life, which is where…

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I Lost 300 Pounds and Regained My Life … And My Entire Family Joined Me!

In 2011, I hit rock bottom with my health. I was in an abusive relationship, and my self-esteem had steadily plummeted while…

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How This Meat- and Cheese-Loving Chef Lost 100 Pounds and Saved His Health on a Plant-Based Diet

A little over three years ago at 36 years old, I was constantly sick and very overweight. My LDL (“bad”) cholesterol level…

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How I Got Rid of 100 Pounds, My Chronic Pain, and Helped My Whole Family Get Healthier

About 2½ years ago, when I found myself in excruciating, chronic pain, I couldn’t lie to myself any longer about my health…

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From Unhealthy to World-Champion Powerlifter on a Plant-Based Diet

As a strength coach, personal trainer, and powerlifter, I spent most of my adult life lifting weights and churning through thousands of…

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Mysterious Health Problems, Chronic Headaches, and 65 Pounds Gone in Six Months on a WFPB Diet

Like most Midwestern Americans, I grew up on meat, comfort foods, and sugar-laden desserts. Later while serving in the Marines, my food…

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