After 5 months of consistently eating right and maintaining an active lifestyle, Danni lost 25 lbs and gain a new level of love and confidence for herself. Then she found veganism... Danni's friend tagged her on a post on Instagram about an upcoming vegan challenge. She decided to sign up because she wanted to take her weight loss to another level after hitting a plateau. Plus, she figured she could do anything for 21 days, right?
On July 14, 2014, Danni started this challenge feeling very optimist about what results she would have. But by Day 3, she was completely blown away when she weighed in 4 POUNDS LIGHTER! It was shocking because she had been eating a "healthy diet" of lean fish and chicken, fruits, vegetables, green smoothies and yogurt daily. The challenge's support group was so instrumental in her growth over the course of the challenge. The challenge offered suggestions on books and documentaries about a plant-based diet and a vegan lifestyle. After many hours of watching and reading, Danni knew that staying vegan was no longer an option for her, but her duty.
Since then, Danni has maintained a plant-based diet and is transitioning all areas of her life to agree more with a vegan lifestyle. Her new lifestyle is dear to her because she is a better person because of it. She has been able to maintain her 50 pound weight loss and no longer suffers from IBS. Some of the other benefits she has experienced as a result of her plant-based vegan diet: improved mental clarity and focus, better quality of sleep, increased energy levels, better moods, clearer skin, more comfortable menstruation cycles, and even reduced joint pain from a previous knee injury.