Richard Hubbard

I needed to lose weight as my blood pressure was high. The doctor threatened to put me on meds. I was worried about developing diabetes, as it runs in my family. I discovered Dr. Fuhrman’s books and began following his plan. I was about 80% plant based for about four years. I became 100% plant based in September of 2016.

DATE OF
BIRTH

21 November 1974

YOUR
HEIGHT

6FT3

WEIGHT
BEFORE

350lbs

CURRENT
WEIGHT

200lbs

BECAME
PLANT-BASED

2012

DATE OF
BIRTH

21 November 1974

YOUR
HEIGHT

6FT3

WEIGHT
BEFORE

350lbs

CURRENT
WEIGHT

200lbs

BECAME
PLANT-BASED

2012

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO PLANT-BASED?

I needed to lose weight as my blood pressure was high. The doctor threatened to put me on meds. I was worried about developing diabetes, as it runs in my family. I discovered Dr. Fuhrman’s books and began following his plan. I was about 80% plant based for about four years. I became 100% plant based in September of 2016.

WHAT HEALTH BENEFITS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED SINCE GOING PLANT-BASED?

I am med free. I successfully lowered my blood pressure, avoided diabetes and lost over 150 pounds!

DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR APPROACH TO PLANT-BASED EATING, I.E. LOW-FAT, HIGH-CARB, KETO, ETC.?

I stick with whole foods primarily. I eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies and generally avoid the vegan junk foods.

Where do you get
your protein?

DO YOU COUNT CALORIES, AND IF SO, HOW MANY DO YOU CONSUME ON A DAILY BASIS?

I find that I don’t need to count calories.

Do you adhere to a particular macro nutrient split?

No, I just make sure I eat a variety of foods each day.

Give an example of a typical day’s eating?

What supplements do you use?

In your opinion, what are the key differences between achieving one’s ideal physique with plant-based eating comparative to an omnivorous diet?

I tried unsuccessfully for years to lose weight. It wasn’t until I made a lifestyle change to plant based eating that my weight started to come off.

What are your favourite beverages?

Track your way to
Success

How would you recommend someone considering a plant-based diet starts out?

Do week long vegan chalenges, that’s what worked for me!

What exercise or sporting activities do you engage in?

I’m now a runner and do strength training 5 days a week.

Do you follow a particular body part training split in the gym or at home?

Yes I do, and I primariliy work out at the local gym.

What does a typical workout comprise of?

Chest and arms along with 30 minutes cardio, back strength training with 30 minutes cardio, or leg and shoulders with 30 minutes cardio.

What’s your favourite post-workout meal?

A smoothie consisting of kale, pine nuts, bananas and almond milk.

No Gym,
No Problem!

What’s your advice to someone leading a sedentary lifestyle who wants to get fit and what motivational tools do you rely on to remain dedicated to exercising?

You need to just get started. Walk a little more each day and cut out the processed foods!

Have you used a personal trainer, coach or dietician that you would recommend to others?

Yes but I found that I learned more on my own.

How has your plant-based lifestyle influenced others?

A few co-workers expressed interest in my diet.