Rethinking Weight Loss

Viewing it as a byproduct instead of the goal

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I’ve been overweight for most of my life. My weight has fluctuated throughout the years, a bit like a rollercoaster. Over the last few years, I’ve started thinking about weight loss in a slightly different way.

I always viewed losing weight as the goal of dieting and being physically active. At my heaviest weights, I felt like my size was the reason for everything in my life that wasn’t right and that losing weight would solve those problems. Losing weight was an obsession.

I’ve lost about 60 pounds over the last four-and-a-half years, but that was never my goal. To me, losing that weight was a byproduct of something much more important: prioritizing my holistic health.

It’s a subtle change in mindset, but it’s had a profound impact.

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A Simple and Unique Case for Veganism

Examining why eating a plant-based diet so special and powerful

As I head into my fourth year of being vegan, my conviction surrounding it being an important part of my life grows only stronger. I’ve been ruminating on why that is, and I think I’ve found an answer.

No other way of eating is rooted in love and compassion.

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My Weight Loss Journey

My life-long struggle with weight and current multi-year stretch of shedding it through having a better understanding of health and nutrition

I’ve been overweight and obese most of my life. It’s not very fun to write that, but it’s the truth. There have been ups and downs, like a yo-yo. Here’s my entire journey so far. Continue reading “My Weight Loss Journey”