A lot of people struggle to find balance in their life. Understandably, after a long and stressful day, healthy eating can easily end up at the bottom of your to-do list.
That’s how it was for one incredibly inspiring man, Rich Roll. Rich was a successful lawyer – he worked hard and made lots of money but was burning out. At age 39, he hit breaking point. He was unhealthy, sick and living on fast-foods. One day, he decided he couldn’t go on like he was. So, he completely changed his diet by starting to eat mainly vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. It was a radical experiment, but it worked. He started to feel better and better.
At 41, he found himself with more energy than he’d had in years, so he competed in his first Ironman. He kept eating plant-based wholefoods, increased his training, and a few years later, competed in the EPIC5 – five days, five Hawaiian Islands, five Ironman triathlons. At 44-years-old, he was one of only two people in the world to have completed the challenge.
From being unhappy and unhealthy, Rich is now recognised as one of America’s top ultra-distance athletes of all time – not bad for someone who didn’t start his athletic career until his 40s. But although Rich’s physical achievements are remarkable, the story of his journey to healthier eating and living is even more inspiring.
Whether you’re looking to transform your life or just make one healthy change, it helps to take an honest look at what you’re eating. For these successful people, it was a game-changer.