As I mentioned in my first post, I decided to eat vegan because I didn't want to support industries that treat animals so horrifically inhumanely. At that time, I was also trying to lose weight. I'd lost 40 pounds on WeightWatchers 10 years prior but gained 30 pounds back. I joined WeightWatchers again last year and was on it for two months before I went vegan.
I can't say that going vegan was the only reason I lost more than 30 pounds and five pants sizes. I was also following WeightWatchers and an extremely intensive exercise program combining high-intensity cardio and a lot of strength training. But I know that eating vegan taught me how to eat healthy, nutritious food that was also delicious so that I never felt deprived. This way of eating helped me lose weight and gain strength and energy.
These pictures were taken exactly one year apart. I've maintained my weight loss since September but know it will be hard work to continue to maintain my weight and fitness level. But by eating vegan, I know I can do it.