As seen on Forks Over Knives
|October 2010 March 2013|
[First off, I am in no way compensated for sharing this testimonial. I have no affiliation with Forks over Knives. I just happened to come across the movie and it changed my life]
I loaded up on protein in the form of fish, chicken, and steak. I just “knew”the added protein would help build me back up for my next workout and repair any muscle damage.
By the end of 2011, my joints were achy, muscles tender, and ankles weak. I was dead set on taking in as much protein as possible, whether it came from eggs, tuna, chicken, pork, or beef. It didn’t appear to help, but I had always heard that protein repairs damaged muscles. Didn’t I need the extra protein? I mean… I had to be running 20 miles a week.
It has now been seven months since I watched the film and, as of this writing, I have lost 30 lbs. and completed not one, but six races: three 5ks, two half-marathons, and one full marathon. Not only did I finish the races, but I have consistently placed near the front of the pack. Since my transformation, I have not had a single injury.Furthermore, my speed has dramatically improved over the last few months due to my ability to train without the setbacks of injuries. I continue to run for competition and fun, logging anywhere from 20-60 miles a week. Now, wouldn’t you think that I would need a staggering amount of protein to compensate for all of this mileage? Thanks to Forks over Knives, I have learned the facts about plant-based nutrition. I no longer buy into the same old sponsored advertisements that the meat, milk, and egg industries have thrown at us for years. I continue to research plant-based nutrition through the Forks over Knives‘ website and Facebook page, as well as from blogs around the internet. Unfortunately, media does not cover the topic of “nutrition as medicine” because there are few sponsored advertisers who would support it. Money makes this world go around, but may bring it to a screeching halt if we don’t take back control of our health. It is up to us to spread the knowledge, and it all starts within our own homes.
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