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Meet our Herbies of the Week: Jean & Scott!
Jean & Scott's plant-based journey started back in 2012 after Jean watched "Forks Over Knives" and was surprised by all the research she didn't know especially since she was a nurse!
Jean considers the last 3 years "nothing short of a miracle", because not only did their plant-based lifestyle save their health (Scott came off 9 medications, ditched his insulin pump, and reduced his insulin intake while Jean lost 30lbs and no longer takes medication for anxiety and heart palpitations), but it also SAVED their marriage!
Here's Jean & Scott's story in their own words...
My family’s adventure into plant-based eating started in the Fall of 2012 after my friend Sarah told me about a documentary she was afraid to watch. Her friend Brittany had been telling her how it had changed her life and she wasn’t prepared for any major life changes. From what Sarah told me, I thought this documentary might be about animal rights. She works with animal rescue and had been ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Janet!
Two years ago Janet was overweight, not eating healthy and stuck in a food rut when she discovered the meal plans and decided to give them a try.
Slowly but surely, she started to lose weight and within a year and a half of following the meal plans she was down to 130lbs (which she never thought she'd see again!), had fewer stomach aches, sleeping better and started running again!
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Gisele & Gerry!
Gisele and Gerry had been plant-based off and on for a couple years, but didn't fully commit until December of 2014.
Since getting serious about their diet, Gisele no longer suffers from PCOS while Gerry hasn't had any Crohn's flare ups and is off all his medications.
They've also lost OVER 180lbs together (Gisele 85 and Gerry 100), and they're proud to say their entire family is ...
Meet our Herbie of the Week: Annie!
Growing up as a gymnast, Annie never had to think twice about what she was eating, that is until she broke her foot at age 13 and had to quit. After that, she tried every diet imaginable, and while she did lose some weight, she would eventually gain it back. AND on top of that, she felt miserable!
A few years later, Annie heard about the plant-based diet and decided to give it ...
Meet our Herbies of the Week: Alexis & John!
After a friend shared how she lowered her cholesterol without any medication, Alexis and her husband went plant-based cold tofu!
Since making the switch five years ago, they not only lowered their cholesterol (both of their numbers are perfect), they are also healthy AND taking care of themselves!
Here's Alexis & John's story in their own words...
Five years ago, a friend of mine came to visit and she looked the healthiest she has in years! She completely changed her cholesterol levels without using any medication. She spent a few weeks with us and taught us to literally cook in healthier and delicious ways. We began to read, watch "Forks Over Knives", and decided to give the plant-based diet a try -- cold tofu! My husband had been on cholesterol medicine and was looking to wean himself by making healthier choices in his meals.
We had a couple of challenges during our transition. For me, it was crunchy foods - pretzels, those types of processed foods. I wasn't a big chip eater or soda drinker, but I did want to feel more crunch in my meals. Dairy was also a big challenge for my husband as he loves cheese, but again, we worked through it. I am an excellent cook and I delighted in making foods like brownies and other foods taste delicious without all of the fat and sugar.
Even though our children were very supportive and even watched "Forks Over Knives" with us, the biggest struggle was probably family. Coming from two big Italian families, which centered on rich food was a challenge, but we worked through it by staying steadfast in our beliefs but not pushing our ideas on anyone else. At this point, everyone knows and it is just how we eat, although my mom is still trying to figure out what I eat :)
Now that's it's been 5 years since going plant-based, I am not sure what could be more epic than: