Topic: Herbies

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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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 ...

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I asked my parents to reflect on their first year being plant-based. 

Here's what my Dad had to say:

Where did a year go?  It has been one year since my wife and I became plant-based.  Ironically, the last piece of meat I had was in the hospital after having a mild heart attack and it was a dried-up piece of "Turkey Bacon." (Not my choice for a last omnivore supper.)

It's been an interesting ...

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I was out having lunch with my husband and one of my closest friends when my mom called and I ignored it. We were just finishing up our meal, I thought, it can wait. A few moments later, she called my husband and we both kind of laughed. She does this from time to time. If I don’t answer my phone, she tries his.

A few minutes later, as we were paying the check, my mom called my friend ...

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