We had the good fortune of connecting with Mario Choice and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mario, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting Vegan🗣ish was to help people become healthy by using the same thing that made me healthier.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In July 2019, I was on my way to get something to eat and started feeling chest pains. I tried to continue to drive but the chest pains were so painful I had to pull over. I called the ambulance and let them know I was experiencing chest pains. I was rushed to the hospital and was hospitalized due to high blood pressure & diabetes. I decided that I was going to change my life. I started to research veganism and the benefits it has. I changed my entire eating habits & Cut out all meats. And I adopted a heavy vegetable, fruit, grains and nuts diet. I stopped drinking sodas and high fructose drinks. I started to exercise gradually by walking a mile a day, four days a week. It took some patience and some will power to change but my life depended on it. I lost over 40lbs in 4 months and people began to ask me what did I do. That is when I started Veganish to help people to become healthier.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If a best friend was coming to visit me in the place I reside, which is Grand Prairie Texas. I will take them to my favorite vegan restaurant called ItsoVegan. Then I will take them to my favorite walking trail after we have had a good healthy lunch, which is the Oliver nature Trail in Mansville Texas. I will take two more places but due to COVID-19 our choices are limited. But we can still have a good time.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my family and friends for the love & support they showed me on my Vegan journey.