It’s amazing how often someone will ask me how I dropped over 55 pounds since my heaviest weight of 212 pounds. Truth be told, I would lose 40 or 50 pounds with a new fad diet only to gain it back. This went on for decades.

That is until I become WFPB… whole food, plant based.

Up to the day I began, September 16, 2018, I would try the latest and greatest diet strictly to lose weight. When I decided to give plant based eating a try, I was dealing with joint inflammation. From all I read and the YouTube videos I watched, all indications were that a plant based diet, void of all meat and dairy (including cheese and eggs) would reduce my inflammation.

Within two days the inflammation was all but gone. In the first week, I released five pounds. Although I had initially planned on only trying this for a week, I was feeling so good, I decided to continue for another week.

Since then, I don’t count calories nor do I consider what I do a diet.

Often people will say, “I could never give up meat or cheese. I like it too much.”

That’s fine, but it’s important to get really honest with yourself. If you say you want to get healthy, but you are not eating to support a healthy lifestyle, it’s on you.

The formula for getting healthy is pretty simple.

-Eat a diet void of unhealthy foods
-Drink lots of water (stay hydrated)
-Get plenty of sleep

Author's Bio: 

Specializing in working with businesses who believe a healthy workforce is a happy and productive workforce, Kathleen discovered the life-changing power of plant-based eating in her sixties. Seeing what it did for her energy, focus, creativity and waistline, Kathleen loves working with those who are open to the possibility of what plant-based eating can do for them and their bottom-line (both the one they sit on and the one that reflects their revenues) Access her FREE ebook – Beginner’s Guide to Plant Based Eating at and visit her plant based blog at Join the FB group Plant Based Eating for Health.