ATHLETE – SPORTS JUNKIE
I have always been a very active person and participated in many sports including running, soccer, volleyball and basketball. You could call me a sports junkie and to help support my goals I tried to have a healthy diet. My diet consisted of many foods in moderation, with the exception of beef … I loved beef! I consumed meat everyday along with lots of pasta, two pints of milk a day, concentrated juice plus some fruits and veggies.
Being a competitive athlete from Grade Seven through Post Secondary years, it was important that I consumed over 3,000 calories a day just to maintain my weight. I was basically, calorie counting. I was in very good shape physically but every three to four months I would get sick. A cold/flu would put my training back by two to three weeks. For a long time I could not figure out why I was in this “sick” cycle. I concluded that I was training too hard, not eating enough and wearing down my body. This didn’t make sense to me, as my body was physically strong, but I accepted the cycle as being normal as it had occurred since middle school.
Once my teaching career began, my physical activity was reduced to only running and weight lifting and although I was putting less stress on my body physically, a new cycle emerged. Every Christmas I would get really sick. Sick to the point where I would not be able to do anything for days. It would take me the entire Christmas break to recuperate.
Thankfully, things started to change for me when I met my wife. Although Jen grew up on a farm and was also a meat eater, she was the catalyst for a complete about face when it came to our food. We ate more whole vegetables and fruits which ultimately made a difference with my health. The real changes began, however, when I added Sunrider basic whole foods to my diet. I was apprehensive at first, yet, after my wife started, I couldn’t help but notice the remarkable transformation of her body and health. She looked so absolutely amazing and radiant that I decided to give it a try.
In only one week, I noticed changes in my body, too. After three weeks, I felt great. My cravings for meat and fried foods diminished and as a former meat eater that’s saying something! My afternoon brain fog was gone, I felt strong and hydrated when I exercised. My body was getting really ripped. An added bonus was the healing of my right shoulder, an injury that had occurred from years of playing and coaching volleyball and had bothered me for months. I have endless energy. I eat Sunrider whole foods daily as the basis of my main diet along with other whole table foods. I feel strong and I have not been sick since being on Sunrider. My body now craves food that is good for me!
H.L. -Alberta,Canada February 2007