Many people have found great health benefits, including weight loss, from going vegetarian or vegan, and these before-and-after photos of Jee Nee just might inspire you to try it out. After going vegan one year ago, she's lost about 40 pounds, even though she "was happy in my skin then" and "didn't give a damn about a scale number," she says. "Hell, I actually wanted to STOP dropping weight at 170. The best part is I wasn't even trying to lose weight."
Ditching meat, dairy, eggs, and honey can open up a whole new world of healthy foods, and many vegans find that eating more fruits, veggies, and whole grains makes you feel more satisfied and energetic, and the weight loss is just an added bonus.
There's no need to jump into a vegan diet 100 percent if you're not ready. Try eating vegan once a day, or maybe even once a week. Here are some recipes and cooking tips for inspiration: