i didnt go plant based whole food to lose weight, but i did. i always been a gym rat and thought i was eating 'clean". i didnt realize what eating clean was till i dropped meat and dairy. and my fitness level is thru the roof, i was taken off all prescribe meds within 2 months, been almost a year to date..i dropped 45 lbs go meat and dairy free boys...could change your health.....did mine me on the way to summit pikes peak. did the incline 2 days before. hiked hanging lake, garden of the gods, bear lake, mineral well spring trail.....didnt get to hike storm king mountain...i was just too beat up. hiked these trails high as a kite!