Chef AJ invited me to give a presentation on my weight loss success with WFPB (whole food plant based) eating. I really felt honored. She has always taken the time to support my annoying questions (she says I stalk her), and has been extremely helpful. Her book, “The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss” filled in missing pieces for me on my weight loss journey, after reading the book that finally got me back on WFPB for good, Dr. Michael Greger’s, “How Not to Die,” which I recommended to all my friends.
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Anyway, please check out the show. Over 28,000 views so far! There were some really nice comments posted afterwards on her YouTube channel (see a few below) so I think it went well! It was an exciting experience for me.
Here are some of the comments posted after the presentation. Thank you all!
“That was a great presentation. As someone starting out on a low fat vegan diet who has failed miserably eating just ‘vegan’ I was greatly encouraged.”
“Wonderful interview! I thoroughly enjoyed Doug and his presentation. So good! Thank you Chef AJ!”
“Wow, what a wonderful presentation and story! Was so lovely getting to meet Doug 🙂 extra fun for me who have lived in Tokyo myself ^^ thank you so much, such a delight <3”
“I think this is what I need too. Calorie density and counting. Thank you for this interview! Love the try again, try again, try again and if all else fails, try again!”
“Thanks for sharing your story. It was very inspirational. I especially appreciate the message to keep trying again until you find what works for you.”
“This presentation really resonates with me. Doug’s weight loss journey seems to be very similar to mine. While I am not vegan, I am very close to it, and I lost 55 kg myself. I totally agree with the cooking part. My cooking also happens in the microwave, with the exception of soybeans which I make in an Instant Pot. Doug is completely correct: calorie tracking is great.”
“He is absolutely correct. I am gaining on wfpb diet because I can out eat a 300 pound man! (I’m 5’3”) I don’t seem to have any fullness signs. Thanks for this video!”
“What a nice man! And a very relaxed way of eating & living life! Made so much sense!”
“This was one of your best interviews. Just a normal guy in my age bracket. I can relate to him. Thanks AJ!”
“Chef AJ, thank you for introducing us to Doug Lerner; he is perfectly charming and inspiring! I had such a great time with today’s show, both from Doug’s wonderful presentation and the Zoomunity chat. We were captivated by him. I appreciate Doug’s stalking of you and feeling a bit overwhelmed at actually meeting you and being interviewed by you. He did a great job! I was moved by his stories about Tao and Pao. I have a big smile on my face from this very sweet broadcast.”
“Love the way this guy thinks! Inspiring and informative. Thank you.”
Thank you everybody!
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