Busy Mom, Vegan and 40+ Journey of Weight Loss

The day I turned 40, I was the heaviest I had been in my life (other than pregnancy, and we all know that number doesn’t count).  The scales read an alarming 155 pounds. I knew it was time to do something, but I didn’t know where to start. Being a vegan made things a little harder. Squeezing uncomfortably into my size 8 pants (knowing it was time to move up to the 10’s) meant it was time to get back down to a healthy weight.

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Raw no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls made with all HEALTHY ingredients. These yummy bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.

  • Total Time 10 minutes
  • Servings 24
  • Calories 64 cal
  • Sugar 7g
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Find Out Why Physician’s Plan Works: A Better Weigh of Life

For over 13 years, Physician’s Plan Weight Loss + Wellness has helped thousands of patients across South and North Carolina reach and sustain their weight loss goals. Every month brings a new trendy diet or fitness fad. Work out with paper plates and only eat cabbage. Pee frequently on a test kit and drink coffee with a stick of butter. Eat only meat. Eat only plant-based foods. Eliminate gluten. Return to cave man times. Attach yourself to a cold, shaking waist belt. Drink only maple syrup and lemon. The list goes on and on. And the list of people who have done a multitude of these fads without sustainable results is even longer.

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St. Patrick’s Day Green Power Salad

It can be tough to stay on track while enjoying and celebrating the holidays (especially one as fun as St. Patrick’s Day)…but this super food salad is an easy and refreshing go to instead of the usual corned beef, cabbage and mashed potatoes. Add sprouts and edamame and/or top with a lean fish or meat to make sure you get an extra serving of protein.

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

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Young Professional Loses 15 lbs.

Life seems to come in phases, some of which can be more difficult to navigate than others. Life after school, in between 25 and 30, can feel like limbo. “What am I going to do next?” “What life goal do I need to check off the list?” “Are my ducks in a row?” “SHOULD my ducks be in a row?” As a twenty-something, finding the answers to these questions can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. For me, stress = weight gain. While balancing work, friends, family, school, etc., personal health and fitness can be a struggle to keep up with. Enter the oh-so-relatable me:

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A Fast Plan Testimonial Written from a Patient Perspective

Black tie event in 7 days…one too many holiday treats…jeans that were so tight I could barely breath. Yep, it was time to lose weight, fast. I was ready to try anything that may work, a jump start to shake the weight and help me shake the bad habits that had developed over the last months. Enter the Fast Plan.

I had read about the Fast Plan and stopped into Physician’s Plan Mt. Pleasant to learn a little more. I needed an abrupt change to my diet, with little guesswork involved. “Just tell me what to eat,” is basically what I requested and the team was so helpful with guiding me through the process suggesting a “reset.” The Fast Plan was the perfect way to get back on track.

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Easy Honey Garlic Salmon and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner

One of the biggest complaints about cooking a healthy, balanced meal is T I M E. “I’m too busy,” “Healthy recipes are too complicated,” or “I don’t have time to cook on weeknights,” etc. If you’ve made one (or all) of these comments, then this recipe is for you. Sheet pan meals are fast and simple to throw together on a weeknight and this one will only take you 30 minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp honey *optional
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
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