Inspiration for plant-based eating and healing

Chicago Woman Waves Goodbye To Diabetes With Total Wellness Transformation

Herbivorous Emily Before & AfterIn 2016, Emily Timmons decided she didn’t want to be overweight, unhealthy and unhappy anymore. So she vowed to make a change.  Now the Chicago woman has lost over 160 pounds and defeated Type 2 diabetes by switching to a plant-based vegan lifestyle.  She’s joyfully dedicated to mindfulness, creating healthy delicious meals, and growing in fitness.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or TuneIn.


  • Learn how conscious eating reversed her Type 2 diabetes and ended her prescription medication.
  • Hear the steps she made to progress from struggling to climb stairs to training for a 10k.
  • Find out how she dealt with family members and friends who didn’t understand her vegan lifestyle transition.
  • See how she navigates social situations and dating while vegan.
  • Hear how she makes her beautiful meals fun and keeps shopping trips affordable.

post from Herbivorous Emily's Instagram pageRESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:

Follow Emily’s food and fitness adventures on Instagram. It’s easy to get lost in her inspiring posts, which feed your eyes with colorful and creative meals, and document her healthy slim down.

Check out Lauren Toyota’s Hot For Food book and blog.

Learn more about Alicia Silverstone’s book: The Kind Diet.

Take a peek at the Minimalist baker cookbook here.

Get inspiration from the Mississippi vegan cookbook and Instagram page.

Food of the show: Celebrate the New Year with some healthy black eyed pea recipes.



We would love to hear from you! Do you, or someone you know, have a testimony of how a plant-based diet has changed your life?  Please get in touch with us here.  To keep up with us and our updates please follow us on Instagram @plantschangedmylife and on Facebook @plantschangedmylife.

If you’d like to snag your own Plants Changed My Life T-shirt, you can click here to order one.  Your purchase helps us continue our mission.

Thank you for your support!



We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Related Posts

Spring Into Ultimate Wellness

Spring Into Ultimate Wellness

If you made a New Years Resolution, but maybe got off track somehow along the way, now is the time to get back to it. Spring is the perfect time to renew or reinforce your commitment.

Put Wellness On The Menu: Eat More Plants

Put Wellness On The Menu: Eat More Plants

A plant-based lifestyle has been shown to reduce your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  We have tips on how you can easily get started eating more plants in step six of our Spring Into Ultimate Wellness series.