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For those of you who follow Engine 2, you may already be familiar with our Herbie of the Week: Ami. A coach for Engine 2 Extra, Ami, a former low-carber turned dairy-loving vegetarian, finally found health with a plant-based diet. Her cholesterol is in check, she lost over 40 lbs. and her hubby has lost over 70 lbs. too!
HH: You initially found your way to a vegetarian diet thanks to your husband. Can you tell us a little more ...
Back in November, Gina posted this beautiful picture of herself on Happy Herbivore's wall with the following caption:
"This time last year, I was telling everyone how thankful I was to have found you; I'd lost 30 lbs. cooking from your cookbooks and blog. Now, a year later, I can say I'm over 130 lbs. lost, due to your methods of cooking delicious food easily and quickly (and especially the meal plans!)! Thank you doesn't seem ...
Last October, Kelsey and I were brought together by one of Kelsey's coworkers, who'd emailed me about Kelsey, suggesting I interview her as a Herbie of the Week. I asked Kelsey's coworker to have Kelsey email me directly, so we could talk about her journey. Right off the bat, Kelsey hit me with amazing news:
"I changed my lifestyle 8+ months ago, dropped 27 lbs., my total cholesterol dropped from 219 (at the age of 23) to ...
I'm always getting a lot of emails asking if you can go plant-based
while pregnant and/or can you be plant-based and pregnant. Both are a
big fat YES! (For more information, see my post, "Plant-Based (Vegan) Pregnancy.")
But today you'll get to hear it straight from a beautiful, pregnant mama! Meet Margret!
HH: How did you come to a plant-based diet?Our transition to a plant-based diet began early this year in January when I watched Forks ...
I met Jenn at a Happy Herbivore meetup in San Diego. Upon meeting this
pretty gal, she shared some exciting news with me — she'd lost almost
50 pounds since adopting a plant-based diet and had radically improved her
life in other exciting ways (more on that soon!) I just knew I had to
parade her around on the Herbie of the Week series!
HH: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your health history:
I'm a 31-year-old ...