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Why Going Vegan Was The Best Choice Of My Life

In honor of World Vegan Day yesterday, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my experience since going vegan. I want to talk about why I decided to do it, and what the results for me have been. I have discussed this to some extent in the past, but I want to go a little more in depth. …

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Pros and Cons of Being a Vegan College Athlete

Now that official practice has started for my senior year basketball season, I wanted to share my experiences as a college athlete who eats a plant based diet. I’m not sure how many college athletes out there eat a plant based diet, but I am definitely in the minority. Hopefully this gives some insight to athletes who might question if…

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My Injuries Since Switching to a Plant Based Diet

My Injuries I have never had a major injury (knock on wood). I have been very lucky and I hope to stay that way. The only problem with my body I have ever really struggled with is tendinitis in my right shoulder. This tendinitis only started affecting me last basketball season, my junior year of college. It developed as a…

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DEXA Body Scan Results Since Going Vegan

Since adopting a plant based diet, I noticed positive changes almost immediately. I felt lighter, had more energy, and overall felt happier since cutting out the animal products. However, I looked forward to seeing some proof that a plant based diet has been beneficial.  A dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is a common technique used to measure bone density.…

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Human Nutrition Class and Intermittent Fasting

Human Nutrition As I mentioned in a previous post, I am taking a human nutrition class this semester. This class has been great so far, even though we haven’t learned much yet. We have only covered basic information. Food groups, vitamins, nutrients, etc. are a few of the things we have learned about so far. If I learn anything particularly…

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Back to School and Future Posts

First Day of Class Just like that, summer break is coming to an end and today is the first day of my last year of college. Yes its extremely early to be starting classes already. I have heard my school has the longest school year of any college in the country. I can’t prove that claim, but I certainly believe…

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Why Start This Blog?

Why did I decide to start the Plant Based Victory blog? This is a question I haven’t really covered and want to answer now. The Decision When I decided to make the transition to a plant based diet, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I knew that I was going to miss some of the food I eat daily. I…

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My Transition To A Plant Based Diet

Food has always been an exciting part of my life. I am constantly looking forward to my next meal and thinking about what savory taste will hit my taste buds next. Tasting new foods and discovering a new favorite is exhilarating for me. Growing up shrimp was always a favorite of mine. No matter if its grilled, fried, baked, or…

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