by Charlene Rhinehart
Vegan entrepreneur Babette Davis proves that anything is possible at any age.
The 70-year-old chef has been a vegan for over twenty-five years. Davis uses her vegan lifestyle to share powerful self-love tips that help women around the world enjoy healthier lives.
On her birthday last year, Davis posted fitness photos on Instagram to “admire, inspire and realize how incredibly intelligent the human body is and how it will ALWAYS respond to self-care and LOVE!”
The Bathing Suit Photoshoot
Davis turned 70-years-old in December. To celebrate, she decided to do a black bathing suit photoshoot.
“Well, my daughter had sent some photos of she and myself. I must have been in my early forties, maybe late thirties and I noticed that I hadn’t really changed very much aesthetically,” Davis told Yahoo Life. “I thought, well, for my 70th birthday, I’m gonna do a photoshoot in a bathing suit.”
Davis engaged more than 100,000 followers on Instagram in her “Seven at Seventy” photo series. The overwhelming responses confirmed one thing: Davis is the definition of goals for women of all ages.
“I have so much to be grateful for. I am healthier now than I was when I was thirty and my lifestyle is conducive to maintaining health! My heart is filled with love and appreciation for LIFE ALL LIFE!” Babette shared on Instagram.
Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle
Davis is making major moves in her career and isn’t showing signs of slowing down. She’s a fitness expert, motivational speaker, and world-class chef. Davis is embracing every moment as a 70-year-old vegan entrepreneur.
“People get depressed about their age, but I’m so excited about every age I am. What’s the next thing I’m going to be able to do?” Babette shares. “Am I going to be able to defy some odds? What am I going to be able to do at 75? Retire?”
Davis gives credit to her vegan food choices for the life she enjoys today. After eating a meal made by her husband, she was instantly inspired to commit to vegan foods. Now, she helps others be more intentional about their food choices through her books, online recipes, and social media motivation.
Maintaining Healthy Habits
Numerous articles prove that successful people commit to a morning routine. Davis is no different. She often shares the benefits of having an active lifestyle.
Davis wakes up at 2 am and commits to frequent workouts around 3 am. Then she starts her day at her California-based restaurant, Stuff I Eat. This restaurant specializes in vegan, organic, and eco-friendly foods.
Davis has made health a part of her lifestyle by becoming a vegan entrepreneur. She started off selling vegan items on a cart outdoors. Her food was a hit, forcing her to expand to a physical restaurant location. Over twelve years later, her restaurant is still going strong even throughout the COVID-pandemic. The combination of her nutritional foods and motivational messages have kept customers tuned in.
“We want to look good for as long as possible, but we need to care for ourselves and we need to stop comparing ourselves to other people,” says Davis.