When I reached out to John and Mary-Ellen back in November 2018, I was lost. I had been eating vegetarian for about a year and a half at that point. I thought I was eating healthfully, but my weight kept creeping up and up. It was reaching an all-time high, so I decided to get some help. Mary-Ellen quickly set up a 1-hour skype call between myself and John. Speaking with John sparked something in me, that had been dormant for far too long. He got me excited about my food and health again. He got me thinking about my impact on the environment. He motivated me to make the switch to a WFPB lifestyle. Unfortunately, because of distance and other factors, I didn't actually get to work with John and Mary-Ellen, but I fully credit them and their passion for changing lives for MY transformation. John was so kind and gave me a list of online sources for recipes and other WFPB information, which led me to a meal planner that was exactly what I needed. Since our skype talk, I've lost 21 lbs, I've gained self-confidence, I've lost the brain fog and gained mental clarity. I don't fumble over words anymore. My anxiety is almost completely gone. I approach things head on now, whereas in the past I would run away from them. I'm even running again! I run 5-6 times a week and at least 5K at a time! My recovery from running has improved significantly! This is just the beginning for me and I am 100% positive that I wouldn't be where I am today if they didn't take the time to respond to my initial email almost a year ago. Thank you so much!
(For more on Chris’ journey, please read his success story at Forks Over Knives.)