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Oct 10

‘I Did Whole30 And Got Hooked On Plant-Based EatingAnd Now I’ve Lost 105 Pounds’ – Women’s Health

My name is Alex Kaminsky (@alexkaminsky22), and Im 24 years old. I live in Colorado, and Im in real estate marketing. After years of not feeling physically well, I started working out with a personal trainer and doing HIIT and strength training and transitioned from Whole30 to plant-based eating. I've lost 105 pounds.

Growing up, I was very active and played sports. I was not overweight. But after I stopped playing competitive basketball, went to college, and got into the workforce, I kept eating the same amount of food and didn't work out as much.

In 2017, I started my first desk joband the office life got to me. I sat all day and ate out for every single meal. I gained over 150 pounds in less than two years. At 22, I hit my heaviest weight of 330 pounds.

I just felt so horrible all the time. I slept poorly, had no energy, was always lethargic, and just felt sluggish. As a 22-year-old, I would think to myself, This is not how it should be. This is not the life I want to live.

The author kept coming back to how they started the day off by hitting the gym, and how you had to make taking care of yourself your number-one priority.

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I set myself up for a workout with a personal trainer the very next morning (more on my workout routine to come!). I had been wanting to change for a while prior to that, but I kept giving it only half of my effort. Nothing ever stuck for more than a couple days, but this time I was determined. I also decided to embark on a new nutrition journey after first getting back into gear with my exercise routine.

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Eating poorly makes workouts so much harder, so I started with the exercise element. I had worked with a personal trainer before, so I went back to working out with him three times per week to get back into the swing of things.

Now I exercise daily. Monday through Saturday I do a HIIT/strength workout class at my amazing gym (Chuze Fitness). I also do an indoor cycling class once a week, and I'll typically do an outdoor bike ride a couple times per week and golf as well. I have always loved weightlifting, biking, running, tennis, you name it.

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I have also incorporated recovery and mobility work into my day. I have always loved doing all these types of exercises, so I found awesome group classes at my gym and found amazing trails around me to go to.

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A friend recommended taking my nutrition one step further after doing Whole30 by going plant-based, and I haven't looked back since. I eat a mostly plant-based diet about 90 percent of the time.

Eating primarily plant-based makes me feel amazingI have so much energy, I sleep great, and my athletic endurance has skyrocketed. I also never feel bogged down or overly full. I don't track calories or macros. I just fuel my body as much as it needs with amazing whole foods.

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Heres what I eat in a day:

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I lost about 75 of those pounds in the last nine months. It was slow rolling at the beginningand that's okay. It is hard to change your lifestyle and your habits. It is hard to start working out and eating healthy after years of non-activity and poor eating.

But it's also hard to be diagnosed with preventable health problems. It's hard to not be able to move around and miss out on this amazing life. So I chose the other hard.

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