Full transcript of bodybuilder Joshua Knox’s TEDx Talk: A Vegan Bodybuilding Experiment at TEDxFremont Conference.
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So as he said I am Josh. I grew up in a family of meat and potatoes. I had a gourmet chef grandmother, a deli daycare where I would be dropped off everyday eating amazing food.
So if you take a look at my family background, it’s not really surprising. So on my mom’s side, they grew up in Argentina, this is the place where you have a lot of dairy farmers including my family. You add to that my dad’s side of the family, Fort Worth Texas born and raised, myself as well. This is a place where you literally still have cattle drives through the middle of town.
So you put those two together and what do you get? Not surprisingly, pretty much every meal that I ate was a giant pile of meat. At one point in my life I really would literally brag, that I ate steak, every day, for 40 days. And I thought that it was an accomplishment.
So it all changed, on a very fateful trip. I like going up to lake Tahoe, one of my favorite things to do. This is a trip that normally takes 4 or 5 hours. We got stuck in a really bad snowstorm, so about 10 hours into what should be a 4-5 hour trip. We are all really stir crazy in the car, and we are having lots of crazy conversations. At one point we were making animal noises to keep ourselves entertained.