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Forks over Knives
Healthy Weight Loss Story How I Lost Half My Body WeightHow I Lost Half My Body Weight and Became a Health Advocate: My world changed on May 25th, 2013. A quiet Memorial Day weekend and the self-promise to actually relax a little bit led to my perusing the documentaries available for streaming on my DVR. I had glided by this Forks Over Knives film in the past but hadn’t really thought much of it. Overweight my entire adult life, I knew that it was time to embark on another of my frequent low-carb diet cycles … but I certainly wasn’t looking for The Answer. Read More…

CNN.com
Benji Kurtz CNNLight bulb goes on: He lost 100 pounds with plant-based diet: (CNN) — Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations.He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase pants available in size 50. Read More…

DrMcDougall.com
Benji Kurtz McDougallBenji Kurtz: A Relatively ‘Healthy’ Obese Person: On Memorial Day weekend, 2013 the answer to my lifelong quest for good health found me. At that point in time, my weight had ballooned up as it normally did in the Spring. I’d pack the pounds onto my 5’5″ frame, up to between 250 and 265 (my all time high was 278), then I’d “low-carb” it for several months, and exercise, get down to around 220 or 230 in the Fall, and then repeat the whole cycle again. Read More…

HLNTV.com
Benji Kurtz Headline NewsMan lost 100 pounds on plant-based diet: Benji Kurtz is like a lot of us. He struggled with his weight for years, going from low-carb diet to low-carb diet. He was able to lose 30 to 40 pounds, but within a matter of time, he gained it all back. Then, by chance, he found the answer for him: a plant-based diet. And in one year’s time, he lost 100 pounds! Kurtz talked with HLN’s Lynn Berry to share what worked for him. For more on his weight-loss journey, check out his blog. Read More…

Mexico.CNN.com
Benji Kurtz CNN MexicoUn hombre pierde 45 kilos con dieta de vegetales que vio en un documental: (CNN) — Tener que pedir un expansor para el cinturón de seguridad durante un vuelo fue una de las más grandes humillaciones en la vida de Benji Kurtz.
Tampoco podía comprar en las tiendas de ropa populares… la ropa no era lo suficientemente grande. Cuando encontraba ropa que le quedaba, a menudo no tenía opciones de estilos o colores, y únicamente podía comprar los pantalones disponibles en talla 50. En su peso máximo, en 2005, Kurtz pesaba 126 kilos. Read More…

HappyHerbivore.com
Short-Term Goals for Long-Term Success Podcast  Happy HerbivoreShort-Term Goals for Long-Term Success Podcast: In this episode Benji (my copilot!) talks about his EPIC weight-loss (135lbs! He’s HALF his size!), and how setting short-term goals was the secret key to his success.

We also talk about the perceptions other people have of your new trim body, vanity sizes at stores, the importance of “progress not perfection”, and what it’s like being plant proud in the deep South. Read More…

DailyMail.co.uk
Benji Kurtz Daily Mail: Severely obese man drops 120lbs in a YEAR by following the plant-based diet promoted in 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives: A man who was once considered severely overweight has revealed how a documentary inspired him to follow a plant-based diet, which led to an incredible 120-pound weight loss. Read More…

DontLoseTheCow.com
Benji Kurtz Don't Lose The CowSuccess Story: Benji Kurtz (How Benji Lost Over 100 lbs, Dropped 21 Pant Sizes and Reduced His Cholesterol): Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you one such story of transformation. Benji went plant-based, lost over a hundred pounds, dropped 21 pant-sizes, and brought his cholesterol and blood pressure into normal range. His story was so compelling that it was picked up by CNN.

I would say that Benji’s story is amazing or incredible, except that after personally supporting dozens of transformations like this, I know that this is just what happens when you change your lifestyle and follow through.
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KTEP.org
Benji Kurtz Act Radio NPRACT RADIO: Benji Kurtz: Tom & Greg talk with Benji Kurtz, who has been making headlines for making the not-so-radical lifestyle change of going on a whole foods, plant-based diet. Unlike other fad diets, a plant-based diet is not a temporary solution. It’s a compassionate diet that leads to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Read More…

Globe Magazine
Benji Kurtz The GlobeBenji Goes Vegan For Diet Victory: I was pleased to be interviewed and featured in this week’s Globe Magazine article spotlighting weight loss stories!

Appearing in a supermarket magazine, and next to Darrell Sheets from Storage Wars, too. Now that is pretty surreal! Thanks for sharing my story!
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Shelby Food Service Magazine
ShelbyFoodServiceArticle-2Food=Medicine Conference Coming to Atlanta: The Alliance to Repair the American Diet (ARAD) is presenting its first Food=Medicine Conference in Atlanta in November. The three-day conference will present a wide array of information on the Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet, including presentations by physicians, athletes and cookbook authors. Read More…

Food=Medicine Conference founder Benji Kurtz joined Tim Bryant on WGAU/Athens, GA to discuss his weight loss journey, the Whole-Food Plant-Based lifestyle and the inaugural Food=Medicine Conference.