How to Lose Weight as a Vegan | Heart to Heart ❤️

How to Lose Weight as a Vegan | Heart to Heart ❤️

One of the most common assumptions about the vegan lifestyle is that a strict plant-based diet will lead to easy weight loss. Lots of people become vegan for this reason alone. I get it. When I first became interested in eating “healthy” it was because I was dealing with body image issues, and wanted to 1) lose weight, and 2) not feel guilty after I ate.

But this video is about more than what you should eat to lose weight––though I’ll talk about that. It’s about the fact that veganism isn’t a diet or an quick fix, but an incredibly rewarding lifestyle. Eating a whole food vegan diet will help you achieve your optimal weight, but it will also help you be your healthiest, most vibrant self.

By eating a whole food vegan diet (for me that includes 80% unprocessed wholesome foods, and 20% refined vegan items), I have been able to achieve and effortlessly maintain my natural weight/size while keeping up a very moderate exercise routine, and just staying active by walking, commuting on my bike, and practicing yoga (rarely vigorous) each day. Whatever your journey to an optimal weight, energy, and vibrancy, I believe that you can find it by adopting a vegan lifestyle. Remember, being thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy or happy; and being overweight does not mean you’re unhealthy or unhappy.

Health, happiness, and satisfaction come from your life choices, not from your plate, the scale, or the size on your clothing.

Going vegan is so much more than a diet. It’s a way to lower your risk of America’s top killers (preventable disease!), eat amazingly delicious food, increase your energy levels, have fun in the kitchen, and MOST IMPORTANTLY save animals and walk more gently on the planet 🙂

NOTE: This information is not intended to replace advice from a medical professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, physician, etc). Everyone is different, so please consider your own situation when taking my advice.

Links to check out:
Body Image Interview I did with Isabel Foxen Duke:


  1. C Jordan on March 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Omg- you are gorgeous!

  2. Jesus Saves Lives on March 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I lost so much weight so fast on a low fat/vegan diet and I ate as much as I wanted. When inwas on keto diet which cost me my gallbladder, It was a lot longer till I seen results and I was a bulky thinner than vegan diet where I became nicely slim.

  3. Beth Roose on March 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you. Very inspirational, balanced, and realistic. Thank you!

  4. Lucy B on March 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    I am obsessed with this purple eyeshadow look, it suits you so well!!

  5. Ana Vegas on March 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Everyone needs to listen to this video. This gave me so much life… thank you. You’re such a beautiful soul.

  6. Askalot on March 14, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    I spent a lot of my adolescence binging and starving myself. When I switched to a plant-based, predominately whole foods diet, my entire relationship with food changed for the better. I don’t ever feel fat, and I don’t ever feel guilty for eating. It’s pretty amazing.

  7. Hally Edd on March 14, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    This video is definitely fantastic! It helps me recall of times when my sister used Okibetonic Secrets to lose 15 lbs and enjoy being healthy again! Most of us want to lose fat, but we also require to remain healthy, which is what exactly Okibetonic Secrets given.

  8. Daniel Carroll on March 14, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    You are so inspirational, your sincerity and beautiful soul shines through. Thank you.

  9. Ambience with Emily on March 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Sweet Potato Soul, I feel like I haven’t thought this much about food since I had an eating disorder in 2016. But now that I’m going vegan, I feel like I am thinking more about food. However, it feels like I have a healthier idea about food now. I feel full eating less, though get hungry again not too long afterwards. I’ve been a zombie lately, though the dexedrine helped me today. I’m in an Italian-Canadian family, where trays of meats and cheese are so common whenever we have a guest over. And I’m concerned about how Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner…

  10. Official TMPWAVES media on March 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Such a gorgeous woman. It’s unreal.

  11. Abigail ONeill on March 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    I just discovered your channel and love your spirit. I really appreciate your talks and how encouraging it is that you stay real. You’re a beautiful soul and make me motivated to stay vegan.

  12. Kaklaw gcat on March 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    "maybe you have to eat the whole tray, and that’s okay" well that is called binging, I would not say that’s okay lol, also if you’re doing stuff like that you’re probably not going to be able to go by ‘do i feel full’ because your stomach is stretched out. You have to let your stomach shrink a bit, which means youll be really hungry at first but your body will eventually adjust to getting lower volumes of food at a time. (in case anyone is here 5 years later binge watching like i am lol)

  13. Pearl Kloberie on March 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    What weight are you currently

  14. dimuji009 on March 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    You are sooo inspiring.. I kinda fell in love with you… The way you approach food.. The way you shine.. OMG…. You are sooo amazing. You put a smile on my face and in my heart..

    I LOVE YOU 💖

  15. Joanne Garibay on March 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you so much for such an honest presentation of how important it is to be "healthy" over image. 63 and raising an amazing 6 year boy we have had 4 years now and want to be around for the next 15 years to finish raising this gift God has given us 🙂 Am enjoying your platform and content. God Bless and again thank you! Gma Jo

  16. TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty on March 14, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Is this the “Invisible Vegan” girl?

  17. Aaron The Artist on March 14, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Fine as hell

  18. sara shalash on March 14, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    i love your content but i cant get over how pretty you are

  19. Diamante B on March 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    “Fasting is a great alternative as well!” Along with a minimalistic lifestyle… “We create our own stresses from our choices.” Diamante

  20. Heidi Vallejo on March 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    This inspires me every year to keep going!

  21. angel telp sorrentino on March 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    I’m 2 weeks in and I feel amazing. I sleep better I feel better, less bloated, I feel lighter.

  22. Pauline Ramjit on March 14, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    I’m alone in my journey

  23. Ana Saldaña on March 14, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    What about a person who has to,lose over 100lbs. What do you think about gastric bypass and being a vegan?

  24. Trè on March 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    This is so helpful. 💗

  25. Rob Dominguez on March 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    This my second week being vegan hopefully it last but I definitely feel so much better health wise

  26. Emma Megan on March 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    As specialist, I’m sure Custokebon Secrets can be good way to lost a ton of fat. Why not give it a chance? maybe it’ll work for you too.

  27. Gwynn Bee on March 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Can I use frozen veggies instead of fresh, they last longer in the freezer than fresh that go bad quickly.

  28. Brinda Dawson on March 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Hi there, have you considered this diet plan called the Custokebon Secrets? My friend says it helps people lost crazy amounts of weight. Is that possible? I also heard a lot of great review relating to this diet plan. Thoughts?

  29. Moon Flower Faerie on March 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you 🙂. I’m so glad I checked on your experience. I’ve been so frustrated and don’t know if you will even see my post, but your thoughts really helped me. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight and inches in my tiny boned body. I’m bigger than I’ve been in over 30 years. I see now that I have to cut way back in the beyond meat (which I’ve been eating almost every day); and processed vegan snacks. I was so confused and frustrated planning on cutting all grains, and other things from my diet. Now I’m calmer and have a better way to go about losing the weight. I appreciate you honey 💗🌸

  30. Alicia Beta on March 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you, I am truly inspired 💛✨

  31. Flor Delgado on March 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I love your channel to death. But I DO need to loose weight for health reasons and your title was: "How to loose weight as a vegan" You said lovely and nice things, but I was disillusioned. No vegan weight plan to loose weight. I wasn’t expecting full on plan, but was expecting the title you put out there.

  32. Kathlin Bartoletti on March 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    If you wish to shed pounds, it is best to search Custokebon Secrets on the google search engine. They will help you get the shape you deserve.

  33. Heisenberg The Sheikh on March 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Damn you fine baby

  34. MzCAGOMEA on March 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    My husband only ate raw spinach and buttered green beans before we got married. He hardly ate any fruits or veggies. He mostly just ate meat. He’s now pescatarian and eats mostly fruits and veggies. It’s way easier to cook for my family now since everyone eats mostly plants now.

  35. murreise on March 14, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    I’ve been having a hard time losing weight on a vegan diet. I’m able to maintain but cutting calories on a vegan diet is difficult bc I can’t get all the protein im trying to get.

  36. Angelica Owens on March 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    To be honest, I eat without too many negative consequences on a vegan/ mostly plant based diet.I started out cutting out mostly all diary and finding the substitutes. That’s was the hardest part than the no meat. Steak starts to taste weird to me so I’ve been doing trial periods of having no meat and it wasn’t that bad. I missed meat but right now focusing on my health and digestive system mainly. I’ve been doing mostly Vegan 6 weeks now and lost 5 pounds but due to the unhealthy Vegan friendly junk food I do eat. I tend to cook ethnic food in order me to enjoy being Vegan. I focus on eating fresh whole foods and don’t worry about looking at calories or portions. I may stop eating a couple hours before I go to bed. But my weight doesn’t jump 3 pounds like it does on meat

  37. Edith on March 14, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Are vegan sweets healthy? Can they help u loose weight?

  38. Keeho on March 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    tysm!!!!! and ur so beautiful!

  39. Monica Moreno on March 14, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Great video! I am a new vegan (about 3 months in) and am loving it. I noticed something really interesting. I’ve watched a ton a youtube videos on this topic to get educated and read many of the commnets….there are hardly any negative comments! No internet trolls or nasty comments! Everyone is sooo nice and uplifting! What a great community. It’s been great to read so many thoughtful and positive comments. It seems that vegans are just naturally happy and nice people!

  40. Peels on March 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    I do eat super healthy but not necessarily in a calorie deficit, I lost about 8-10lbs in a not great way, and at the moment I’m maintaining it but I’m so paranoid about gaining it back:/ I also am quite active (like 4 hours of football a week and I’m a waitress)

  41. Barbara Glover on March 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing becoming Vegan

  42. Paint what you see with Detra Dearmas on March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    It does take time. It takes commitment. It took alot of permanent life style changes for me.
    Most in my family die over 400 lbs. The highest I’ve gotten was 270. I yoyoed. I tried vegan for 3 months in 2012. I felt great until I got tired at the end. I had no idea I had to supplement b12. So after all these years of trying to get it "right" and doctors sending me to dietitians wanting me to eat meat, I finally figured it out for me. I got a few whole food recipes I like, bought a cutting board, knife, some good pots and told myself to keep it simple stupid. No beer, no coke zero, and walk. It finally kicked in and started going down.
    It works! It really works. But it’s not a diet, it’s a new way of life! One I can live with.

  43. Diamante B on March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for being vegan, sadly there’s no money in healthy living!!!

  44. Pauline Ramjit on March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Can we have corn?

  45. Khalil Barron on March 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I see many people keep on talking about Okibetonic Secrets (just google search it). But I’m not sure if it is good. Have you ever tried using this popular fat loss system?

  46. Nola Grimes on March 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    When considering eating healthy, you must never fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diet plans are a threat for your health, especially ones that seriously limit your every day nutritionary intake. While they might induce quick weight loss, these diets are never a long-term answer for your weight problem. You should look up Okibetonic Secrets on google since it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  47. Willamina Symanski on March 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    As specialist, I believe Okibetonic Secrets can be good way to lost a lot of weight. Why don’t you give it a shot? perhaps it’s going to work for you too.

  48. Claudia Delicato on March 14, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    First video of yours I watch and I am already subscribed! Completely off topic, but where did you get that necklace? Lots of love and blessings ❤

  49. Mrs. Richards on March 14, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    I am losing weight. 1 week into veganism. I am not doing this for weight loss. I am doing it because my body is rejecting meat. I feel disgusted by it now. I can’t believe I was able to eat an other living/breathing creature 😳

  50. Anthony Smith on March 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Video way too long ma