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I Ditched Meat, Dairy, and 30 Pounds of Extra Weight

Up until a year ago, my eating habits were bad. Having grown up in a Hispanic household, I’d been eating animal products…

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I’m a Weight-Loss Therapist Who Struggled with Obesity—Until I Went Plant-Based

Armando “Dr. Mondo” Gonzalez could lose the weight but couldn’t keep it off. Last year, he finally found a diet for sustainable…

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I Lost 100 Pounds in Two Years on a Plant-Based Diet

Allyson was on the wait-list for bariatric surgery when she discovered a plant-based diet and transformed her health. For as far back…

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30 Pounds Lighter, I’m Hiking Glaciers and Reaching New Highs on a Plant-Based Diet

Monika Kurasiewicz had resigned herself to a life of weight gain and health problems. Then she adopted a plant-based diet and unleashed her…

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Losing Weight, Gaining Energy: How a Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

After college, Richard Hubbard headed down a dangerous path of weight gain and hypertension. Plant-based eating helped him reverse course.   My bad…

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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…

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Chef AJ Shares Her Secrets for Healthy, Plant-Based Weight Loss

Is it really possible to eat more and weigh less? Yes, says Chef AJ, author of The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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I Lost 85 Pounds, Became a Runner, and Revitalized My Marriage

My husband, Tim, started on his plant-based journey in 2011 for his health. He was very sick and desperate—and honestly I was…

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