Wow talk about transformation!! From beer belly to running marathons! This is Matt Stary, one night he stumbled across the amazing documentary "Fork over Knives" and completely transformed his life. If you haven't seen the documentary this is a must see!
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Check Out Matt's Story:
"I was flipping through Netflix one night and came across an interesting movie titled Forks Over Knives. At this point in my life, I was overweight and out of shape, going like a yo-yo from one “diet” to another. At my heaviest point, I tipped the scales at nearly 360 pounds. Even at 6’2″ tall, that was way too much for my body to handle. I’m a former college football player who was done playing, but still eating like a defensive lineman. My weight and unhealthy living was affecting every aspect of my life. After watching the film, I decided that “diets” weren’t going to cut it. What I needed was an overhaul, a complete change. So I adopted the plant-based lifestyle. I gave up alcohol, quit smoking and got my rear end off the couch to exercise.
Now, I am a mid-western boy and come from a family fully immersed in the Western diet. We never had a meal that did not contain meat, butter, or processed foods, so my decision did not come without teasing and ridicule. No one but my wife gave me more than three weeks. That was eight months ago. I incorporated fruits, vegetables and whole grains into all of my meals. I started exercising, slow at first but gradually increasing the intensity and duration of my workouts. I gave up the vices that were literally killing me and replaced them with something that would be beneficial to my body and mind.
The results have been astounding. I have more energy, feel great and wear the same size pants I did in 8th grade. I’ve lost 100 pounds and find myself in maintenance mode right now. My wife has started to eat more plant-based foods as well, with amazing results. Simply by incorporating more fruits and vegetables and whole grains into her diet, she has dropped 3 sizes. In addition to the physical health benefits, the lifestyle change has also been great for her confidence and self esteem as well. Even our children now are reaping the benefits of healthy eating."