In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Heather Kaufman about how support was really the ultimate reason for success when her and her husband, Tim, went through various transitions from the Standard American Diet to Whole Food Plant-Based, no sugar, no salt, no oil. As you will hear in this episode, there were plenty of reasons for Heather to change her diet and lifestyle, but history predicted that diets were just a fad in the Kaufman household. That is why she dug deep and made a personal connection and the memory of her mother created an urgency to adopt this new lifestyle. But at the end of the day, the respect and support she gave Tim and he gave her allowed them to make a change. Which in turn has become sustainable and really creates a difference in their quality of life.
Heather Kaufman had been dabbling with a plant-based way of eating when a doctor discovered that she had a uterine fibroid that was 14 centimeters long. She then went 100 percent plant-based, ditched the salt, oil, and sugar and started exercising. As a result of Heather’s lifestyle changes she is healthy, active, and lives life to its fullest. As a side effect of getting healthy, she has shed 80 pounds and is a competitive runner. Heather had never run a full mile until a few short years ago and is now an ultramarathoner. She is passionate about spreading the message that health comes from your plate and not a number on the scale.
In this episode we discuss:
- Life before Plant Based
- Finding a Plant Based lifestyle
- The transitions
- Favourite meals
- Emotional support of spouses
- Finding support if you are in your own
- Races, training and Operation Christmas selfie
- Actionable tips to start with today to give up the sugar, salt and animal products?
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