Stories From You | Shlomo

Growing up a competitive football player, Shlomo was raised to believe that eating a lot of meat and drinking dairy makes you strong.

“The perception of being a football player and eating a big 32-ounce Porterhouse just went hand-in-hand,” said Shlomo. “We were encouraged to have as much meat as we can. I kinda just did what I was told to do.”

After a sequence of serious knee injuries, Shlomo made the tough call to quit football after playing at the collegiate level. Despite being recruited by some Canadian football teams and his overwhelming love for the sport, it was time for his next journey. As he embarked on a new career in commercial real estate, Shlomo realized the role of his diet and food choices in overall well being.

“Without proper nutrition, I didn’t really realize at the time, you’re not going to help yourself with just working out. I realize this today, I would say nutrition is about 70 - 80 percent of the whole trip to becoming healthy. And I just decided, you know, I think it’s time to make a change. I watched some documentaries about going plant-based and decided to give it a shot.”

“I just started feeling better. I had more energy throughout the day and was performing better at work. If I feel good, then I don’t really care what the scale says, I feel good. That’s what I go by.”

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