Power of Going Plant-Based: Kimberly lost 40 pounds by her 40th birthday with plant based eating and juicing. Now she is spreading the good news of eating natural, whole foods. Check out her story and find out how she changed her lifestyle.
I was motivated to lose weight by my children. I have been eating organic foods at home for over 6 years, but none of that had helped me lose weight. It was over 6 years ago that I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This condition makes it very hard to conceive and lose weight.
My husband and I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and we knew that a plant based diet could really help us! We started a juice fast in September of 2015 lasting about 21 days, and we lost 21 pounds. When we stopped the juice fast we went to a mostly plant-based diet, specifically excluding pork, beef, dairy and eggs. Fast forward a few more months and I had lost a total of 40 pounds by my 40th birthday on 2/25/16.
I do not exercise daily as I should, but I do simple weightlifting activities at home and try to work physical activity into my daily activities (example: taking the stairs, not the elevator).
At 5’5″ tall, my starting weight of 261 pounds was embarrassing and overwhelming. My current weight is 221 pounds. I have much more that I’d like to lose, but I’m tremendously proud of my progress!
I am a staunch believer in natural, non-medical healing, so it is only reasonable that a plant based, dairy and egg free, whole foods lifestyle would give me success.
It has only been approx. 6 months and my success is outstanding. I have only accomplished so much because I have not given up. This is the key to my success. If you fail you are still winning, because you can start over. Just don’t quit! I’ve made mistakes and eaten food that made me sick (and kept me up all night long), but I did not quit.
Most black families think they have family history chronic disease, including high blood pressure and diabetes. I don’t think we have family history of anything except a terrible diet and a sedentary lifestyle.