I decided to go plant-based to improve my health over 12 months ago now and haven’t looked back! One of the biggest changes I noticed was my ability to achieve new pb’s on all my running distances by quite a margin (and on some races this was still achieved even on less training than normal).
One of my favourite races is the Cambridge half marathon which I have run four times now and achieved a finish time of 2h07m in 2019. Being on a whole food plant based diet enabled me to push my cardiovascular system much harder to achieve a sub 2hr finish and still recover quickly after the race!
I have gone on to complete a ‘shred’ and a ‘bulk’ during both lockdowns (working out from home) whilst on this diet showing that you can lose fat and get a six-pack or indeed build muscle powered by plants.
Furthermore, being a hay fever sufferer for over 30 years I was astounded to discover that the usual symptoms I usually endure from as early as February right through to the end of the Summer had miraculously disappeared with only the odd isolated episode here and there! I was aware that diet plays an important role in our health but have learnt just how powerful the saying is ‘we are what we eat!’ - Natasha Bromham Evans