At the time of the photo on the left, I was exercising and eating "healthy" and starting to think the extra ten pounds I was carrying after my second child was not going anywhere. I had dropped most of the weight, but the ten pounds was definitely not moving. 2 years of physicals in a row and my Dr. wanted me to lose the ten pounds. I stopped trying. I redirected my efforts into reading books, originally about weight loss which quickly led me to reading books like 100 Health-Boosting Foods and nutrition books that were family friendly. In the beginning almost everything strongly encouraged to cut back on the amount of meat we were eating. I decided to try it. The picture on the left was at the end of April of this year, the picture on the right was the beginning of July. I am consistently at my goal weight, without any effort or planning involved. I eat when I'm hungry, I go for a walk when I feel like it, I workout when I have extra energy I want to burn off so I can sleep better at night. I have never felt so balanced.