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3 women who went from sick and overweight to athletic superstars in their 40s

Written by Caroline DiNicola Fawley
3 women who went from sick and overweight to athletic superstars in their 40s

As we at MamaSezz well know, changing to a plant-based diet can change your life in ways you never expected. In this series, we talk with some of the world’s most soulful, dedicated (and often funny) individuals. We get to hear their stories of suffering, transformation, and service — and we learn how food is an essential part of their journey.

This week, we're shining light on three women who took their health into their own hands in their 40s...and saw big results. All three women not only lost weight and healed chronic illness symptoms by making the move to plants, they also became incredible athletes, to boot. 

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3 female athletes who are plant-powered and going strong in their 40s

1. Stacy Brobst - who lost 40 pounds and became a long-distance cyclist at 45 years old

Stacey Brobst, was born with the rare syndrome,  thrombocytopenia absent radius (TAR). She grew up eating your classic Standard American Diet. Her digestion issues started to get the best of her, and she felt as though she could hardly digest on her own anymore. She was putting on weight, and even discovered that she was part of a small group of people with TAR that couldn’t digest animal proteins. 

Today, Stacey is 40 pounds lighter, her immune system started to work, and at 45 she’s training for a Century, as well as trying to complete 1000 miles on her bike…100 percent plant powered!

Check out Stacey’s full story.


2. Cindy Thompson - the firefighter who dropped 7 uniform sizes and now helps first responders prioritize their health

Cindy Thompson was eating the typical fire fighters diet and had a serious cheese addiction. Like, wake up in the middle of the night to take a bite addicted. Her declining health and daunting family health history was ever looming, and one day she decided she had to make a change. 

“I couldn’t change my genetics and I didn’t want to stop being a firefighter. So, I researched cancer risk reduction and found study after study pointing toward decreased incidence of all types of cancer with significant reduction or elimination of the consumption of animal protein. But more than that, a whole foods, plant-based diet was also found to reduce, even reverse Type II (adult onset) diabetes, and the cardiovascular benefits were extremely compelling too.”

Today, Cindy continues to fight fires and became an adult-onset athlete, running marathons, participating in adventure races, and completing Ironman triathlons, none of which she had ever done before!  

Check out Cindy’s full story.  

3. Kate Dunbar - who went from crippling arthritis to completing a half marathon

Kate Dunbar, who suffered from Psoriatic Arthritis to the point where she could barely walk, was starting to lose hope.

 “I developed awful runaway inflammation where many joints and tendons in my body became excruciatingly painful and I spent an entire summer in bed and a year off work, barely able to walk.”

After noticing that some foods actually affected how her joints felt, and doing some research on her own, Kate decided to go plant based. Today, she is a member of the Vegan Runners Community in the UK, and has completed a half marathon. The next day she stated:

“I feel so well!! My legs are not aching at all today, I feel great! I feel empowered in my life to do whatever I want.”

Check out Kate’s full story. 

 

Long story(s) short...

Something that may seem impossible now, might very well be quite possible down the road. Going from chronic debilitating pain to running in marathons just years later may seem like a miracle, but these women created their own destiny by making a powerful lifestyle change, and you can, too!

Now get started on your own journey today...

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