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Embracing a Plant-Based Lifestyle: Stanley Bronstein's Journey to Overcoming Obesity Naturally


Blog Post by Chef Lisa Brown of Free Flowing Health



In a world where obesity rates continue to rise at an alarming rate, it's imperative to explore effective strategies for combating this widespread health issue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975, with more than 1.9 billion adults classified as overweight, and over 650 million as obese in 2016 alone.




Amidst these concerning statistics, the power of dietary choices in combating obesity cannot be overstated. Research consistently demonstrates the efficacy of plant-based diets in promoting weight management and overall health. A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics revealed that vegetarians and vegans typically have lower BMIs compared to non-vegetarians, with vegans exhibiting the lowest BMI of all groups studied.


The benefits of a plant-based diet extend beyond weight management, encompassing improved metabolic health and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Plant-based foods, rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, promote feelings of fullness and satiety, aiding in weight loss and maintenance while enhancing overall well-being.


As his 50th birthday approached, Stanley Bronstein decided enough was enough. Tired of living a life of obesity, he made a bold decision—he was going to do something about it. It was time to step out of his comfort zone and reclaim his health.


Since February 2009, Stanley has undergone a remarkable transformation. He has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to below 150. Remarkably, he now weighs less than he did when he was 10 years old. His blood pressure has gone from 170 over 80 to 100 over 55. And all of this, achieved without drugs or surgery. Now, roughly 15 years later, he's incorporated permanent, lasting changes into his life. He's no longer obese, and he promises that he's not going back.


Stanley's journey is one of incredible determination and perseverance. He's gone from a life of inactivity to walking 10 to 20 miles daily, sometimes even more. In 2012, he walked 32 marathons, totaling more than 5600 miles. The following year, he walked 30 marathons and broke 5800 miles. In 2014, he walked 5555 miles. And he continued this impressive streak in 2015 and beyond.


To track his progress, Stanley has diligently recorded his walking statistics since 2009.

In our latest episode of the Free Flowing Health Podcast, we had the honor of speaking with Stanley Bronstein, whose journey serves as a beacon of hope in the fight against obesity. Stanley's story is not just about weight loss—it's about reclaiming his health, vitality, and zest for life.


After years of struggle, Stanley made the decision to adopt a plant-based diet, and the results were nothing short of remarkable. By nourishing his body with whole, plant-based foods and embracing an active lifestyle, he experienced profound changes that have transformed his life.


Stanley's journey underscores the importance of making informed dietary choices, prioritizing physical activity, and never giving up on your health goals. Join us on the Free Flowing Health Podcast as we delve into Stanley's inspiring story and learn valuable insights for achieving optimal health and well-being.



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