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Kathy Davis, founder of VegInspired, is this week’s featured expert on the Health Science podcast hosted by Dr. Frank Sabatino. Kathy shared her inspiring journey of transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet, traveling in a fifth wheel, and helping others adopt a plant-based lifestyle.
Kathy’s journey to plant-based eating wasn’t easy, as she initially thought it would be restrictive and boring. However, after transitioning for six months, she discovered that plant-based eating opened up a world of variety, flavor, and new foods that she had previously thought were off-limits.
Eating a whole food plant-based diet has helped Kathy achieve numerous health benefits, including weight loss, better sleep, improved mood, and even reversing the markers of pre-diabetes.
Her travels in a fifth wheel have also been an essential part of her journey.
Kathy and her husband sold their house and hit the road in a fifth wheel, with their cat in tow, almost five years ago. They’ve enjoyed visiting different places and grocery stores across the country while being able to maintain their whole food plant-based lifestyle on the road.
Kathy’s work at VegInspired is centered around helping others adopt a plant-based lifestyle, with a focus on mindset and individualized meal planning.
She believes that mindset is crucial for making a successful transition and helps people change their self-image and see themselves as a plant-based eater.
Kathy provides high-touch coaching through her Eat More Plants Academy. She also offers a Meal Plan Accountability Club, helping people create meal plans that are aligned with their goals and the foods they want to eat.
During the podcast, Kathy shared her philosophy of “Eat More Plants” and “Intention over Perfection,” which are characteristics of her programs.
She encourages people to add more plants to their diets, rather than eliminating or restricting anything. Kathy also emphasizes the importance of intention and meeting clients where they are in their journey, allowing them to make changes at their own pace.
In addition to her work at VegInspired, Kathy has also collaborated on a book about using the power of visualization and vision to achieve goals. Kathy’s chapter in the book is about moving into her RV and how that started with a vision that she leveraged for months leading up to it. She believes that visualizing yourself as a plant-based eater can help you make changes that you didn’t even know you could make.
Kathy’s personal and professional journey highlights the power of taking ownership over your health and wellness and healing your relationship with food.
Kathy’s message is one of transformation, growth, and possibility, inspiring others to make positive changes in their lives.
[01:30] The gypsy lifestyle on the road
[04:30] Doing the math & blaming the cat, when reality sets in
[06:30] Making it work while on the road
[09:15] Saving money with plant-based foods
[13:00] Walking the talk
[19:30] Tracking your meals to track your energy
[23:00] Simple steps for transitioning to a plant-based diet
[29:00] The bridge between what one eats and business success
About Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis is a wellness and mindset mentor, the CEO of VegInspired, and the author of four bestselling books; 3 cookbooks: The 30-Minute Whole-Food Plant-Based Cookbook, The Super Easy Plant-Based Cookbook, and The Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Diet Cookbook and the collaboration titled Absolute Vision. Kathy helps high achievers, leaders, and professionals leverage the power of food and healthy habits to reach their personal and professional goals.
Kathy has been eating and creating vegan meals for more than nine years. Over the past three years, she shifted her daily habits to following a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. She experienced amazing results: 40+ pound weight loss, renewed energy, a newfound sense of joy, and a healthier mind and body! Kathy’s brand, Veginspired, is dedicated to providing high-achieving leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs with the resources to make a similar transformation. She is eager to guide others on their journey so that they can make a more significant impact in the world.
Fun fact: Kathy and her husband, John, are living their plant-based dream while simultaneously traveling the United States in an RV with their cat. They’ve been to 29 states and 20 national parks so far and have a goal to visit all the US national parks!
VegInspired Community Facebook Group: https://www.veginspired.com/foodies
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/veginspired
Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Diet Cookbook https://www.veginspired.com/budget-friendly-plant-based/
Super Easy Plant-Based Cookbook: https://www.veginspired.com/super-easy-plant-based-cookbook/
30-Minute Whole-Food, Plant-Based Cookbook: https://www.veginspired.com/30-minute-wfpb/
About Dr. Frank Sabatino
As a recognized authority on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Frank Sabatino has cared for and inspired thousands of people for over 40 years. Dr. Sabatino has a PhD in cell biology and neuroendocrinology and has done extensive landmark research on calorie restriction, stress, and aging. He currently is on staff at the TrueNorth Health Foundation in Santa Rosa, CA, and serves as the Director of Health Education at the NHA.
Dr. Sabatino’s passion and life’s work include raising awareness about the benefits of whole-food, plant-exclusive nutrition (without added salt, oil, or sugar), health rejuvenation, stress
The National Health Association (NHA), founded in 1948, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.
The mission of the National Health Association is to educate and empower individuals to understand that health results from healthful living. The NHA recognizes the integration of all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social.
The NHA also provides travel experiences around the globe through the NHA Plant-Based Travel and cruise division.
More information: https://www.healthscience.org/
Conference (75th Annual)
A one-of-a-kind experience, the annual NHA Conference features top leaders in the plant-based movement. Attendees of the in-person event enjoy 100% no SOS plant-exclusive meals.
To learn more and reserve your spot, visit https://www.healthscience.org/2023-nha-conference/
A unique benefit of the NHA Conference is the selection of two medical students who receive a full scholarship to the conference.
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Members of the NHA enjoy a subscription to the award-winning quarterly health journal, Health Science, access to the “Members Only” section of the NHA Website (which contains all 43 years of back issues of the magazine), the ability to download for free many classic out of print eBooks on the history of the Natural Hygiene Movement, including Fasting Can Save Your Life and The Greatest Health Discovery, discounts on books, and early notice of the NHA events.
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