Tag: weight-loss

Living Well, 122 Pounds Lighter on a Plant-Based Diet

At the end of my annual physical in 2016, my doctor tried, once again, to talk to me about my weight. For…

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After Decades of Failed Diets, I Went Plant-Based and Lost 140 Pounds in 2 Years

I was a sensitive child who turned to food as a coping mechanism. I developed a strong dependence on salty and sugary…

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After 40 Years in the Pizza Business, I Went Plant-Based and Transformed My Health

Feb. 28, 2018, started out like an ordinary day. In the morning, I went to my doctor’s office for my quarterly blood…

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I Went Plant-Based for Glaucoma. Losing 110 Pounds Was a Surprise Bonus

I’ve had a complicated relationship with food my whole life. I grew up in a Sicilian family. One of the few ways…

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Our Most-Shared Success Stories of 2019

Positivity is contagious. That’s probably why Success Stories—first-hand accounts from people who have conquered diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, obesity, and other…

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I Overcame Chronic Fatigue After Going Plant-Based

Severe fatigue, high cholesterol, chronic pain, and constant migraines left Edith with a low quality of life—until her sister inspired her to…

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At 73, I Went Plant-Based and Said Goodbye to Obesity, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and Arthritis

Rick McKeon shares his journey from obesity, heart disease, and stage 3 kidney disease back to health on a plant-based diet. Eight…

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Losing Weight on a Plant-Based, Vegan Diet: Tips for Success

A whopping 49.1 percent of Americans actively tried to lose weight within the last calendar year, according to the Centers for Disease…

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At 45, I’m Healthier and Happier Than I Was in My 20s

The time gap between the two pictures above is exactly seven years and seven days. In the first picture I was 164…

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Going Plant-Based Gave Me Back My Energy and Reversed My Mom’s Diabetes

Plagued by a sleep disorder, Valarie Wyatt had been steadily gaining weight and losing energy for years—then she went plant-based, and the…

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Since Going Plant-Based, I’ve Lost 45 Pounds, Lowered My Cholesterol, and Stopped Getting Uterine Fibroids

Before adopting a plant-based diet, Aimee Ponce suffered from a heel spur, uterine fibroids, and other chronic ailments. In 2017 I was…

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Once Bedridden with Chronic Inflammation, Now I’m Rock Climbing and Running 5Ks

I spent the majority of the summer of 2017 in bed. I had debilitating chronic inflammation, joint pain, and heartburn. I’d been…

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