At age 38, Judy Weichman was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She then joined a gym which allowed her to find her love of lifting and to regress her disease.

In addition to joining the gym she did a complete diet overhaul, which meant cutting out sugar and carbs, and adding in healthy whole foods such as chicken, zucchini bran muffins, homemade protein cookies, and polyunsaturated fats like sunflower-seed oil. Replacing processed carbs and sugar with cleaner alternatives helped reduce the inflammation in her body. Within a few months she started to notice a decrease in her symptoms.

Here is the recipe to one of her healthy protein bar swaps to help you along your fitness journey. 

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  • 8 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 1/4 overflowing cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 cups quick-oats oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Flatten in 9x13" sprayed pan; refrigerate overnight. Cut into bars, and store.
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