Topic: Herbies

Last week we met Nancy, who rekindled her old interest in a plant-based diet after a visit with her granddaughter. This week we meet Kessa, who left the following comment on HH's facebook page:

"I've been doing Dr. Neal Barnard's Reverse Diabetes diet. Thanks to The Happy Herbivore & her cookbooks, I can eat food that has some taste & actually tastes really good. I had to get all fat out of my diet, except for what is in ...

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Pam (a former Herbie of the Week) lives here in Steamboat Springs, Colorado a few miles up the road from me.

Last night she threw a potluck party where all the guests brought a recipe from one of my books. It was such a fun night filled with great food! Pam has become a great friend to me here and I will miss her and all the lovely ladies we met last night.

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Last week we met Lisa, who lost 65 lbs and no longer has any food addictions! Today we're taking a different approach with Nancy, with her telling her story in her own words.

My name is Nancy and I am 71 years old. I have been married to the same man since 1963. We have three married children and seven grandchildren. We live in a nice home on a small lake where we grow lots of roses as well ...

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Last week we met Pragati, who lost 8 lbs in 21 days. Today we meet Lisa, who has more energy, clearer thoughts and has gone from a size 16 to a size 4 in almost a year!

HH: How did you learn about a plant-based diet?

I saw an episode of Oprah last March, where she and her staff went on a one-week vegan challenge. I decided to join in but wanted to challenge myself for two weeks. In April ...

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Last week we met Jennifer, who has more energy and lost 50lbs after going plant-based. This week we meet Pragati, our first international Herbie of the Week!

HH: What brought you to the United States?

I moved to US in the early part of 2000 for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Univ. Texas at Austin. I'd just finished graduate school in India and at the time, the US was the place to be for folks who wanted to make ...

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