Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week, Erin! By adopting a plant-based diet, Erin overcame her struggles with food and bravely shares her ongoing battle with spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health.

[Editorial note: What I love most about Erin? She refers to her diet and herbivore lifestyle as "Debbie" to fool some not-so-supportive people in her life]



HH: Tell us a little bit about your history.

Well...first I've been overweight and a big eater for the past 20 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...
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