Even though I was active and thought I was eating healthy, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 32. Doctors wanted to put me on medication, but I didn't want to spend the rest of my life taking pills with scary side effects. So instead I chose a natural path and went plant-based.
But then a few years later, while celebrating my daughter's first birthday, I was mortified to realize that I was wearing the same clothes as when I was 9 months pregnant. Ouch.
I had slimmed down before and kept it off for brief periods of time, and I knew eating whole food plant-based was the answer... But I just couldn't stick to it!
I was drawn to junk food. I ate it whenever I could, little by little at first, then more and more. I was so consumed by sugar cravings.