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I Beat Heart Disease and Lost 44 Pounds in 9 Months Without Portion Control

For much of my adult life, I carried 50 to 60 pounds excess weight. I’m 5-foot-3, and at my heaviest, I weighed…

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As Early as Day 3 on a WFPB Diet, I Noticed I Had So Much More Energy

I grew up believing that eating meat was necessary. I was encouraged to follow the family traditions and not question them. Why…

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How Plant-Based Experts Stay Fit All Winter Long (No Gym Membership Required)

As the nights grow longer and the weather gets colder it can be tempting to skip the gym in favor of spending…

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I Went Plant Based (and Dropped 60 Pounds) After Losing My Dad to His Third Heart Attack

In 2021, I lost my dad to his third heart attack. He was just 52, but he was diabetic and obese. I…

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Since Going Plant-Based, I’ve Ditched Statins, Prediabetes, and 50 Pounds

I stopped eating meat back in 1994, primarily because I thought it might help me lose weight. But I ate a lot…

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On a Healthy Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Reversed Type 2 Diabetes and Sky-High Cholesterol

Before going whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), I ate a standard American diet—lots of processed breads, pasta, pizza, and salads with fat-laden dressings. I…

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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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After Years of Severe Asthma and Chronic Pain, I’m Breathing Easier on a Plant-Based Diet

My plant-based journey began when I’d been cancer-free for 10 years and had a newborn son. I came to the grim realization…

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From Hot Dog King to Whole-Food, Plant-Based: My 210-Pound Weight-Loss Journey

My weight problems first started in my 30s, when I opened a hot dog stand at a mall and began eating most…

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I Went Plant-Based, Said Goodbye to 100 Pounds, Prediabetes, and My CPAP Machine

Prior to starting my plant-based diet journey, I didn’t think that a meal was truly a meal unless it contained meat. It…

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I’m Losing Weight the Healthy Way on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

I have struggled with food addiction, obesity, and yo-yo dieting most of my adult life. I managed to lose weight for brief…

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After Decades of Dieting and Depression, I’m Healthy and Happy on a Plant-Based Diet

I started dieting at the age of 9. Every time I lost weight I swore to myself that I’d never regain it—but…

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