Greetings, I am a 47 year old male from Michigan.
I was a BBQ restaurant owner. In Oct 2016, I was hospitalized with a multitude of health concerns. I was morbidly obese, weighing almost 350 lbs. (158 kg), I had severe joint pain, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, severe edema, severe sleep apnea, and was pre-diabetic.
After being released from the hospital, I ditched all medications, followed a ‘vegetarian’ diet, and saw immediate results. I lost 80 lbs. (36 kg) in 3 months, and got rid of my edema and sleep apnea.
I watched Forks Over Knives in February 2017 and went completely vegan. Within 3 weeks of ditching dairy, my lifelong struggle of daily anxiety magically disappeared. I have now lost 141 lbs. (64kg), my blood work is excellent, and all of my health conditions have gone away!
I started a blog, Respectful Living, in May to share my success story and help others achieve health through proper nutrition on a plant based lifestyle.
If a fat BBQ guy can go vegan, anyone can go vegan!