Hi I am Thabo a vegan athlete, Welcome to my Vegan weight site. I am happy to have you here. I have been a vegan for 8 years and I have benefited a lot from the Vegan diet.
I have always had a huge passion for food but my change to a vegan diet occurred in my early 20s.
The reason I moved to a vegan diet was because of an illness that I had when I was 20 years old which was life-threatening called clogged heart arteries.
Basically what happened was that throughout my life up until 20 years old I use to eat lots of meat, fats and sweets.
I paid less attention to vegetables as I believed that my fitness would take care of my health. At the time I also had no proper guidance of nutrition at home.
Over the years this caused my heart arteries to clog up with cholesterol and this was my worst experience I tell you.
What mad it worse was that I started getting a lot of chest pains whenever I ate food.
My father and I when from one doctor to the next trying to get help from this condition but all the doctors could not help us because they saw nothing wrong with me as they said I was very fit.
A friend of mine,who was also an athlete, who was facing the same experience as me also faced the same thing and was told the same thing by the doctors.
On one weekend he went to perform at a sport event (dance competition) and he had a heart attack.
Luckily enough he survived this ordeal and surprisingly only then did the doctors admit it was clogged heart arteries (I know this was a bit late to discover).
It was at this moment that I knew that I had to drastically change my diet or else I would also have a heart attack.
This is when I embarked on the vegan diet and to be honest it was trial and error when I started because no one around me knew how to follow this diet.
I started reading magazines and information for unclogging heart arteries and most information was leading to a vegan diet and to my surprise the chest pains started to disappear.
What is more I even started loosing huge amount of weight as I followed this plant based diet (vegan diet).
From this vegan diet I started having high amounts of energy when I was doing my sport and I felt lighter than all my competitors.
Below is a video of my story
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
What sparked my need to guide people on the vegan diet was the trend and request I got from other young and old athletes (dancers) who said they were having something similar of getting chest pains.
This was when I knew that there are some many people out there who can benefit from this diet.
I Want to help people learn how this diet works and how they can use it with proper information so as to be nutritious and help loose weight with a proper vegan diet.
Most people were also asking me how I lost weight with this diet so I aim to help people with this vegan diet weight loss.
THE GOAL OF THIS SITE
The purpose of the VeganWeight website is to help those who want are starting a vegan diet with guidelines.
The site is also there for those who are on a vegan diet with proper information for using the diet to lose weight and improve heart health.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,