How I Went from Being an Obese BBQ Chef to a Healthy Vegan Chef

In 2011, I took over a small restaurant in my town and, shortly after, turned it into a BBQ joint. Over the next five years, I gained almost 150 pounds,... Read more

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I Lost 64 Pounds in 7 Months on a Plant-Based Diet

Last November, because of a change to my insurance, I had my first appointment with a new physician. I went into the appointment wanting to get myself off my blood... Read more

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I Reversed My Diabetes and Cured My Sleep Apnea with a Plant-Based Diet

Three months ago, I transitioned to a whole food, plant-based diet. The switch happened after a diabetes diagnosis that shook me to my core. I went from a pretty good... Read more

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I Beat Food Addiction and Lost 240 Pounds on a Plant-Based Diet

My relationship with food has never been easy. My first diet was when I was 11 years old. In my teens, my weight in pounds was in the 100s. In... Read more

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I Stopped Yo-Yo Dieting, Lost Weight, and Got Off Blood Pressure and ADD Meds with a WFPB Diet

Over the past 30 years, my weight has cycled up and down from the 140s to the 180s. I would exercise off and on, and I tried Weight Watchers, the... Read more

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I Overcame Lupus and Freed Myself from Medications with a Plant-Based Diet

Five years ago, on the first Friday of April, I took myself to the hospital just like I did the first Friday of every month. It was my monthly infusion... Read more

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I Went from Obese to Being in the Best Shape of My Life

I’ve been overweight for as long as I can remember. I’d come to accept that being overweight was just my lot in life. After the birth of my four children,... Read more

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I Beat Melanoma, Then I Went Plant-Based to Help Stay Cancer-Free

I am a cancer survivor. I was cured of melanoma about five years before adopting a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet. Having had melanoma once, I am at increased risk of... Read more

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I Jumped Off the Surgery Table and Healed Myself with a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

On Jan. 6, 2018, I decided to take two weeks to kick my nasty Starbucks habit, which often included drinking two to three iced chai lattes a day. I was... Read more

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From a Failing Heart and Weight Struggles to Healthy and Active: A Couple’s Plant-Based Journey

As a firefighter and an outdoorsy person in general, my husband, Don, never had a problem with his weight. But his diet caught up with him in other ways. After... Read more

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