Transformation of the Day: Lola 37 pounds. She was tired of the merry-go-round of yo-yo dieting. Plant based eating, better food choices and regular exercise led to a lasting lifestyle change. Check out her transformation story.
What was your motivation?
At my heaviest, I was a size 12. I was caught on the merry-go-round of yo-yo dieting and fluctuating between a size 8 to a 12. I wanted to be healthy and feel vibrant. I was also tired of losing and gaining.
How did you change your eating habits?
I did a 21 day juice cleanse after watching the “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” Documentary in 2013. I lost about 20 pounds and felt amazing. However, I was not committed to a lifestyle change and went back to eating the same way I had previously after the cleanse. Over the course of 2 years, I gained all the weight back. I did another cleanse in 2016 and decided not to add animal products back into my meal plan after that cleanse. I wanted to see if this would make a difference for me. I decided to make a commitment to this lifestyle change, because I loved how I felt with better food choices. My meals consist of plant based, whole foods. This is the best I have ever felt. I cook 90% of my meals and I eat clean 90% of the time.
What did your workout routines look like?
I walked daily for 3 to 5 miles for the first year.
Starting weight/Current weight
I weighed 187 pounds when I started and now I weigh 150 pounds. I’m 5 ft, 5 inches tall.
How long did your transformation take?
I started my Journey in May 2016, so it’s been almost a year.
What advice do you have for other people who want to lose weight?
Be consistent and don’t give up, even if things seem to be going slow. I was discouraged in the first 4 months, because the weight was coming off so slowly but I felt great overall. I stopped weighing myself, focused on how my clothes fit and that really motivated me. Also, be open to try different meal approaches. I love eating the way that I do, but the truth is that you can achieve your goals by making healthy choices, plant based or not. Stay away
from processed and fatty foods.
Today, I am a Certified Health Coach and will complete my Holistic Nutrition Certification in April 2017. I love helping others meet their goals.
PS: She shares lots of awesome food photos like this one.
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