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Richard Hubbard was once over 350 pounds. After a doctor's physical and finding out he was pre-hypertensive, he decided to make changes and avoid medication. Over the course of a year, Rich lost the first 120 pounds of his incredible 150 pound weight loss. He ate healthy foods based on Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat To Live". He was mostly plant based, but switched to completely plant based in September of 2016. He also became a vegan in the process as his compassion for animals increased. He credits bodybuilder Robert Cheeke for influencing his decision of going vegan. Rich aspires to be a vegan bodybuilder and is planning his first half marathon this year.

Rich Is In The Muscle Building Phase Again

I love running and it was awesome to complete my first half marathon. I do plan on doing other races in the future and don't plan on stopping. That being said, I feel like I lost some muscle with all the training I did for the half marathon. I want to really focus on building muscle for a while.

All the doctors I consulted with when I did my abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) said that my arms and chest could tighten with more muscle. I'm lucky that my skin isn't as bad in those areas as my belly was the most problematic in terms of excess skin.


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The Plant Based World Expo Was Amazing

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the first ever Plant Based Word Conference & Expo in New York City. I’m so glad that I went because I learned so much and met so many people that I’ve admired since going plant based.

Dr. Scott Stoll started off the conference with a lesson on our food industry and the tactics the meat and processed food industry used so that consumers would keep buying their products. I learned a lot as it was interesting to see how we got to where we are now as a society.

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Plant Based World Conference & Expo is this week!

Plant Based World Conference & Expo is coming to New York City this week! Have you got your tickets yet?Link: http://www.plantbasedworldexpo.com/

I'm really looking forward to the expo. Dr. Michael Greger is the one plant based doctor I haven't met yet. I've admired his work and really look forward to his presentation.


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Plant Based Vegan Runner Getting Ready For First Half Marathon

My half marathon is coming up quick. As many of the readers of this blog know, I'll be doing the Fairfield Half Marathon on June 2nd. I'm both excited and nervous about it, as I know a lot of people will be cheering for me.

For me, the half marathon is a way to prove just how far I have come from my obese days. I could barely climb a flight of stairs 7 years ago. To be able to move without limitations is such an awesome feeling. I once asked someone why formerly obese people like to run so much. His answer says it all... "we run because we can!"


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Enter to win a Pair of Full Community Day Passes to Plant Based World

We are giving away a pair of Full Community Day passes to Plant Based World Conference & Expo this coming June 8. Check out over 100 plant-based brands and attend sessions with leaders in the plant-based movement.

To enter: Go to our Facebook post and like it. Tag your whole #plantbased crew!


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