A former self-described ‘cheese addict’ has revealed how he transformed his health and physique by following a plant-based diet.
David Gwyn, 55, from Philadelphia, says ‘overindulging’ in American beef while traveling around the country with a European friend at the end of 2017 had left him feeling at his worst.
At the beginning of 2018, he decided to go vegetarian, but noted that he wasn’t feeling any better or dropping any pounds – which he now links to foods like eggs, cream, cheese, and milk chocolate, which he was still eating in sizeable amounts.
It was only when he started working with plant-based personal trainer Ben Raue (@plantbasedben) and following an animal-free diet that Gwyn managed to make significant changes.
He was inspired to ditch all animal products after reading some plant-based literature. “I read a book called The Cheese Trap, by Dr. Neil Barnard, and it really spoke to me,” he told Plant Based News.