My name is Mark Osborne and like many people on a typical American diet I had been getting a few pounds heavier every year.
The turning point
When I started approaching 200 lbs on the scale I decided that I needed to take action. My approach of trying to eat sensibly just wasn’t working.
So I estimated how many calories I was consuming on a typical day and then calculated how many calories I should be consuming to get back to a healthier weight. Then I resolved to try and reduce my calorie intake to that target number. It was hard, but I stuck with it and successfully lost twenty pounds. Did I mention it was hard.
Discovering a plant based diet
About that time I read a book called The China Study
that made a compelling case that plant based diets were good for you and meat and dairy based diets were bad for you. Having tried to avoid vegetables for most of my life, this was rather an unsettling conclusion.
Rather than dismissing the book I decided to conduct an experiment and embark on a vegan diet. Much to my surprise one year later the experiment was still going and I found myself lighter, healthier, fitter and more enthusiastic than ever.
Sharing the secret
I lost a total of fifty pounds and I am healthier and fitter than I have been since a teenager. So I decided to create this site to share my experiences and learning with you.