The Key to My Weight Loss

Hi Cathy, I am so happy to have found your blog; your recipes are amazing! I am 42 years old, and went vegan three years ago when I decided I didn’t want to put any more crap into my body. I started reading articles, studies, web pages and books about the negative effects of animal...

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150 Pounds Ago, I Was One Chinese Buffet Away from a Health Crisis

On March 1st of 2012 I was 44 years old, weighed 380 pounds, and was on blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I watched Forks Over Knives, then checked out some other resources for plant-based eating, …

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From Meds to Marathons: How Eating Whole Plants Reversed My Asthma and Eczema

Imagine an active eight-year-old boy playing baseball, basketball, and tennis …  going nonstop. Now, imagine that same boy hindered with difficulty breathing ― something most of us take for granted. That was me, diagnosed with …

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I Overcame a Life of Meat, Junk Food and Sickness by Adopting a Plant-Based Diet

For years, I lived the fat life … big rare T-bones, grilled lamb chops, dirty martinis, fried calamari appetizers, large pieces of chocolate cake, and often a pack-a-day habit. By 2012 I had blossomed to …

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Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, and Acne are Now Gone!

For the two and a half years after having my daughter, I struggled every day with my weight, my body image, a lack of energy, and most of all my self-esteem. In 2012, two years …

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Hyperglycemia Gone … and Getting Healthier at 52

A year ago I visited my doctor for a checkup, in order to get a prescription filled. My weight had ballooned to 249 pounds (my height is 6’4″). I was on medication for high blood …

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I Lost 155 Pounds, Normalized My Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure … and Feel Absolutely Amazing!

Since I was young, I struggled with my weight. Growing up, I experienced judgments from my peers and had difficulty keeping up with healthier, fitter kids. By my late 20s I was faced with the sobering …

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Together, We Lost 200 Pounds in 2 Years!

I recently celebrated my two-year anniversary of being 100% plant based. My journey began in March of 2012. I was determined to lose weight and get healthy, so I began researching about nutrition and overall …

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How My Cardiologist and Forks Over Knives Changed My Destiny

In 2008, three weeks before my forty-fourth birthday, I had a heart attack. I was not really surprised, because of my family history and my lifestyle. My father died in his fifties from a massive …

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Running for “Health” Wasn’t Enough … Eating Plants Made All the Difference!

I immigrated to the United States seven years ago from Russia. Right away the pleasures of American cuisine turned out to be irresistible to me. Going out to eat two to three times a week …

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