Benji’s Interview With Don’t Lose The Cow

Check out my interview with Matt from We talked about my weight loss journey, what I’m doing now, and where I’m heading in the future. In the interview, you’ll learn:

  • What it felt like to lose that much weight and how my life has changed.
  • The health improvements that I saw after switching to a Plant-Based Lifestyle.
  • How my tastes changed and what I find myself craving now.
  • How I strategically use transition and comfort foods to enjoy life and ensure that I stay on track.
  • How I manage eating out and my go-to restaurants to stay on track while traveling.
  • How I transitioned to a plant-based diet, and how I accelerated my weight loss to lose the last 60 pounds.

Enjoy the interview:

Benji Interviewed on NPR’s ACT Radio KTEP In El Paso, Texas

I was recently interviewed by Tom and Greg from NPR’s KTEP, 88.5 FM in El Paso. We discussed how I lost half my body weight, what inspired me to change my life and where I am now.

You can listen to the interview here. Enjoy!


Benji’s Weight Loss Story Featured In The Globe Magazine

I was pleased to be interviewed and featured in this week’s Globe Magazine article spotlighting weight loss stories! Appearing in a supermarket magazine, and next to Darrell Sheets from Storage Wars, too. Now that is pretty surreal! Thanks for sharing my story!


My Chat with Chef AJ

AJ and Benji I was honored to be Chef AJ’s special guest during her weekly teleclass on August 28, 2014!

As you know, Chef AJ is the secret behind some of our very favorite Whole-Food Plant-Based dishes, like her fabulous Red Lentil Chili, Split Pea Soup, Faux Parm, and many delicious no-sugar-added desserts!

Listen to the entire teleclass below as we talk about the Whole-Food Plant-Based lifestyle and my journey to better health and a slimmer waistline!

A Whirlwind Week – And It’s Only Tuesday!

Front page of CNN Health 7/28/14

Front page of CNN Health 7/28/14

Wow! What a couple of days! I’m so pleased that Sara Cheshire at asked if she could write my story on CNN’s health section. Apparently they feature a weight-loss success story every Monday and mine was one of the iReports chosen to have a reporter assigned and run on proper. I just learned that they were going to run it the week before last, Ms. Cheshire and I were in touch throughout the last 10 days, and it ran yesterday. I really thought the piece came out well. I was so pleased that some of the leading figures in the Plant-Based movement chose to share it with their social media audiences, including Dr. McDougall, Forks Over Knives, Rich Roll, Jeff Novick, Eco-Vegan Gal and many, many more. The night ended with a surprise story based on the CNN one (but with some original content) on the Daily Mail website.

Front page of the Cleveland Fox affiliate

Front page of the Cleveland Fox affiliate

Just in the last 36 hours, our facebook group has grown from about 60 fans to over 1,600, I’ve received about 200 friend requests from total strangers, and answered questions from probably about 50 folks about where to start their own journeys. Inspirational and humbling!

As if that wasn’t enough (and it was, trust me!), I was pleased to be invited in-studio to appear on HLN’s midday program HLN Now. You can watch the video of my conversation with host Lynn Berry below.