15 Amazing Weight Loss Stories with Vegan Diet

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Are you aiming to improve your health and shed weight by following a vegan diet? These true stories of individuals who have achieved success with a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle can inspire us all. Whether your goal is weight loss or the prevention and reversal of type 2 diabetes or heart disease, these personal stories of real individuals will serve as a source of motivation for you!

Our plant-based starter kits are a great way to begin this new healthy lifestyle because they include a book, a set of DVD lectures from Dr. Neal Barnard, and a folder full of helpful literature from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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#1: Esther Lost 130 lbs at 75 years old

At 75 years of age, Esther Loveridge was able to get off all of her medications, lose 130 lbs, avoid surgery, and start living again by simply switching to a whole food plant-based diet.


Tamara Montgomery before and after wfpb weight loss

#2: Tammy’s Vegan Weight Loss Success

Tammy knew her diet was killing her. At only 57, she had type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and was morbidly obese. This is her story of how she regained health and control over her life with a healthy plant-based vegan diet.


Craig Melton Before & After WFPB Diet

#3: Craig’s WFPB Diet Story

Craig Milton’s whole food plant-based diet (WFPB) journey began when he decided that he would rather live life without a few fleeting pleasures than die from them or live with suffering because of them.


Jamie Reno Before and after Weight Loss

#4: Jamie’s Predisposition to Obesity

Jamie Morgan Reno struggled with obesity and other health issues her entire life before finding freedom with a plant-based diet. This is her journey to health and weight loss with a whole food diet in her own words.


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#5: Angela & Dion Do a 30-Day Trial Diet

When Angela Hardin began suffering from health issues, her husband, Dion, jumped in to help. In the process, they both found healing with a whole-food, plant-based diet and lifestyle.


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#6: Briany Finds Relief from MS with Diet

Briany Howe suffered from multiple sclerosis for years before learning to treat it with diet. “My body moves so much better, and I can relax and feel content knowing that I am healing myself every day.


Dan-Caracciolo before and after WFPB weight loss photos

#7: Dan’s Defining Moment

Dan Caracciolo is passionate about whole food plant-based (WFPB) nutrition because, after losing 155 pounds, he was able to break down barriers and regain his health and life. This is the story of his WFPB journey.


Rachel Echols before and after weight loss

#8: Rachel’s Doctor Recommended a Plant-Based Diet

Rachel Echols struggled with food addiction and cravings for years before her doctor recommended a whole food, plant-based diet. That was the turning point that helped her regain her health.


sam tyler before and after wfpb diet weight loss

#9: How Sam Made Permanent Diet Changes

After years of being obese and yo-yo dieting, Sam Tyler was finally able to regain his health and lose 95 lbs and keep it off with a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet.


#10: Judi Honors Her Son’s Memory by Getting Healthy

Making this change, which turned out to be much easier than I ever thought it would be, has dramatically improved my quality of life!  My daughter is proud of me, and I KNOW I’m living in a way that honors my son’s memory. My only regret is that I didn’t do it decades earlier!


eric o'grey plant based weight loss success before and after

#11: From Meds to Marathons: Eric’s Story

Eric O’Grey did two things–adopted a rescue dog and switched to a plant-based lifestyle– and in the process saved his own life.


Kassi Harrington plant based diet success story

#12: From Meds to Marathons: Eric’s Story

Eric O’Grey did two things–adopted a rescue dog and switched to a plant-based lifestyle– and in the process saved his own life.


Tim Kaufman plant based diet weight loss

#13: Tim’s Weight Loss Wake-Up Moment

I have no idea what transpired in my head that night, I am more than positive it was Divine intervention, but I grabbed a notebook and wrote down tomorrow’s date at the top, directly underneath I wrote, “This is the first day of the rest of your life.”


Nalida Lacet Besson plant based diet success story

#14: Nalida: From Obese Junk Food Vegetarian to Healthy Vegan

I feel my journey is as much a spiritual journey as a physical one and that my faith has helped with the mindset changes needed for a positive physical transformation that has helped with sustained weight loss and health.


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#15: Greg’s Story of Reversing Diabetes with Diet

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The one on the left is one month prior to my nearly fatal stroke. What you can’t see is that the arteries throughout my whole body were closing up due to plaque build-up.


These stories are just the beginning! We have many more vegan plant-based weight loss stories to motivate and inspire you.

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Diet tips from experts

Need help getting started? Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. has great plant-based weight loss tips to share. Dr. George Guthrie, M.D. also discusses how to begin a plant-based diet the slow way and the fast way.

About Terri Edwards

Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy.  I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…

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