This is an inspiring story of Shubhashis Ghosh, who shared some amazing benefits he observed in his life in the last five years due to not having any Animal-based food. He has also been felicitated by Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of IDBI Kolkata Full Marathon 2019. He believes that the body becomes fit and energetic once you switch on to a Plant-based diet.
Shubhashis Ghosh is a resident of Howrah, West Bengal. We are so happy that he has shared his plant-based diet journey with us that helped him towards a positive transformation. Shubhashis has also shared some amazing benefits he observed in his life in the last five years due to not having any Animal-based food.
First and most importantly, all the tiny little things like fever, common cold and flu, headache, stomachache, which was a part of his regular life, vanished totally. His energy level has significantly improved, which led to his journey of running.
The achievements of Shubhashis Ghosh
He started participating in running events in January 2017 and completed a half marathon, i.e. 21.095 km. In 2018 February, he completed a full marathon, i.e. 42.195 km. In December 2018, he succeeded in an Ultra Marathon in which he ran for 60 Kms and got featured in the India Book of Records 2020 edition. He has also been felicitated by Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of IDBI Kolkata Full Marathon 2019. He has completed 11 half marathons, one full marathon, ultra marathon, 30 km run, 25kms run, and several 10 kms/5 km runs. Apart from this, He is also running a start-up called “Happy Feet Runners.”
After hearing all this, you might have been thinking about what he eats all day!!!!
The story of the plant-based runner
Let’s hear and read his story in his own words:
“It was April 2015, and I was having lunch with my office colleagues. One of them said, you know Shubhashis, yesterday I had a weird feeling. He said that they went to a Dhaba for food and they ordered Chicken. Few chickens were playing around, and one guy came and took one of them. It made him think that if they would have ordered aalu matar or any other dishes, then the life of this innocent chicken could have been saved. This story had a huge impact on my heart. I started thinking that is it necessary to kill other animals to make our living?
I did my own research and found that whatever animal-based food we eat, it’s all for our greed, not for our need. All the necessary nutrients like carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals are present in plant-based food and excess. After knowing this, I stopped eating chicken, mutton, eggs, fish from 1st May 2015 and stopped eating milk products like curd, ghee, butter, paneer, cheese etc. from 1st January 2016. Mainly I consume seasonal fruits and vegetables in big quantities, including rice, dal, roti, sabzi,chatni sukto etc. and avoid processed or factory-made foods. So, when you try to change a long 30 to 35 years, whatever problem you are bound to get, I experienced all the problems. But you know what, when your reason is bigger than your work, then any small obstacle cannot stop you. Main three reasons because of which I stopped eating animal-based food are:
1. Of course, my own health
2. Unnecessary torture happening with the animals
3. Global warming and other environmental pollution and other problems associated with the Environment due to Animal Agriculture.
If I ask you, do you want to live a healthy disease-free life then your answer will be obviously Yes?
If I give you a knife and ask you to kill an animal and then eat it, your hand will also be going to Trimble/Shake, you know why? Because none of us grows to learn violence in our life.
So please ask yourself what is the reason behind your eating animal foods? “
I have a small request to you, try to leave animal-based food and factory-made foods and see the positive change in your life too.
Let’s make this world a better place for living for all."