In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Rich Hubbard about his amazing transformational story from over 350 pounds to a lean, mean, muscle machine. Well, he’s lean, and nice, and having a blast training for his half marathon and building muscles. We ask him some of the hard questions about finally losing the weight, keeping it off and how his vision of himself changed. You’ll hear about his challenges, wins and how he dealt with the reminders of a man who he once was. You’ll love the actionable tips he gives for getting started and keeping it going. So be sure to share this episode with someone you love. And if you have not subscribed or left us a 5-star rating and review…we’d be grateful if you did.
Richard Hubbard grew up in northern Connecticut. He wasn’t obese as a kid, but definitely overweight. Rich first lost weight when he went to college. At Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, he found himself exercising, walking for long hours over the weekends in New York City. After college, he began having sedentary jobs. He eventually found himself over 350 pounds. He went to the doctor for a physical. The doctor told Rich he was morbidly obese and threatened medication for hypertension. Rich’s journey began. He lost 150 pounds and eventually became plant-based, avoiding medication and completely reversed his health problems.
In this episode we discuss:
- Being overweight as a child through university
- Adult obesity and avoiding the doctor
- The doctors visit
- “Morbidly obese”
- Not wanting to be like everyone else
- What created the weight gain
- Courage and fear
- Internet searching – G-BOMB
- Why plant-based when there is so much out there?
- Heath vs aesthetics
- Challenges in a plant-based journey
- Building muscle
- Becoming that thin person
- Loose skin
- Surrounding yourself with positive
- What life is like now
- Actionable tips for losing weight
- Eating for health not weight
Links to things we mentioned:
Losing Weight, Gaining Energy: How a Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life – Forks Over Knives
Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke – PTP040
How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206
Setting Intentions with The Awakening Self Aaron Fisher – PTP284
Childhood Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy with Dr. Mondo – PTP297
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