My name is Libby Hergenhan and I’m a wife and mum of three young kids (aged 10, 8, 5), living in Canberra, Australia.
I first learnt about the connection between what we eat and our health when I was about 18. Before that I didn’t think too much about what I ate or how it affected my body and my health. Most of the food I ate was processed, refined, and contained animal products. I decided to change my diet and lifestyle after getting sick a number of times and generally feeling low in energy. I switched immediately to a plant based diet. I cut out meat, dairy, eggs and highly refined and processed foods.
Over the next 6-12 months I felt so good. I had so much energy I started to exercise regularly. I just felt like getting outside and running. And a welcomed bi-product of my change in diet and lifestyle was a loss of 10kg (22 pounds) in body weight, which I lost without even trying. I never felt deprived of food. I always ate enough to satisfy my appetite. I never skipped meals, and I didn’t reduce my portion sizes. And the weight has stayed off (other than pregnancy) after having four children, and I’m now in my late thirties.
If you would like to learn more about how to lose weight on a plant based diet you can download my free weight loss shopping list. This shows you the essential foods to stock your kitchen so you can lose weight. You can also download a free e-book where I share the top 5 reasons why you are struggling to lose weight on a plant based diet. Click the link below or in the menu above to download the free e-book.
Here are some simple health tips and resources to get you started on a plant based diet:
- Weight Loss Mistakes (find out what is stopping you from losing weight)
- What is the optimal diet?
- What is a whole food plant based diet?
- What do you eat on a plant based diet?
- 3 simple steps you can take to make healthy eating easier
Libby is not a nutritionist, chef or medical professional. The information on this website is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice or care. The information in this blog is based on facts, research and personal experience. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat health problems or illnesses. Please consult your doctor before embarking on a change in lifestyle.