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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How We Cured Cystic Acne With One Simple Diet Change

We are identical twins, and were lucky to escape our teenage years mostly free from acne. We never realized how lucky we…

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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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I Went Plant-Based and Left Life-Threatening Depression Behind

My story is different than most of the stories on this website, as weight was never a real issue for me. I…

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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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