Topic: Herbies

Meet our Herbie of the Week, Dustin. Thanks to a plant-based diet, Dustin lost weight (156 lbs.!!), no longer has high blood pressure, and his lipids and blood sugars are normal!

HH: Give us a little history. What was your health like before?

As for my health, I had almost every weight-related issue you could have. High blood pressure, high triglycerides, sleep apnea, umbilical hernia — you name it. I also had all of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes ...

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Cam. F. Awesome (yes that's his real name!) is indeed awesome. I met Cam through former Herbie of the week, Ami. Cam is such an inspiration and living proof that plants mean power. Cam is an amateur boxer and taking names!

1. How long have you been an athlete? Plant-based? How'd you hear about a plant-based diet and what motivated you to make the switch?
I have been a plant-based athlete since June of 2012. Bill Mackey became my ...

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Back in December 2012, Ruth posted a side-by-side comparison of her "before" and "after" picture on Happy Herbivore's Facebook page. She was an instant sensation  with over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments giving her congrats. Dozens of Herbies asked me interview Ruth as part of the series and, lucky for us, Ruth is bravely sharing her weight-loss story with us today!

My Weight Loss Journey
By: Ruth Hughes

Since a young age, weight has been a struggle ...

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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!

: You initially found your way to a vegetarian diet thanks to your husband. Can you tell us a little more ...

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