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Kelly's 22 Days Success Story

This person participated in a 22 Days Vegan Challenge, in this specific case, the program outlined in The 22-Day Revolution book. The 22-Day Revolution consists of 22 days of carefully planned meal plans and recipes along with 30 minutes of exercise each day. While this consumer actually experienced the results below, individual results may vary based on starting weight, diet and exercise implemented during the course of a 22 Days Vegan Challenge. 

Kelly's 22 Days Success Story

Kelly Andersen leads a very busy life as a TV reporter in Eugene, Oregon. Like many of us with busy schedules, Kelly had succumbed to eating out more than she liked and relying on processed foods. With The 22-Day Revolution, she found a solution to get her on the right track – by fueling her body with plant-based foods! Here’s her #22DaysSuccessStory.

22 Days Nutrition: Why did you choose to try a 22 Days Vegan Challenge?

Kelly Andersen: I already work out a lot- five days a week- but I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted. I realized that because of the nature of my job, I was eating a lot of processed foods, and eating out often. I figured if I could change the way I was eating- not just temporarily, but forever- that was the last step to getting the figure and lifestyle I was reaching towards. 

22DN: Tell us a little bit about your average day now that you’re following a plant-based diet.

KA: I usually eat the almond butter, banana and blueberry sandwich in the morning. After that, it’s usually some kind of salad. I get extra fancy for dinner with one of the more difficult recipes from The 22-Day Revolution. I follow the Kayla Itsines workout plan five days a week.

22DN: How has following a 22 Days Vegan Challenge impacted your life?

KA: I already knew the general rules of eating healthy- avoid prepackaged foods, non-perishables, etc. But now I am so conscious of how much I eat and how often. I found that I CAN survive on three meals per day, and I’ve learned to stop before I feel too full. By cutting out heavy dairy and gluten products, I feel consistently slimmer. I don’t have “fat days” unless I eat something I know I’m not supposed to. Generally speaking, my body looks about the same as it did yesterday, if not better. I’m still working on the cutting out coffee part…we will get there someday, I think.

22DN: What health improvements have you seen since your 22 Days Vegan Challenge?

KA: I’ve lost about 8 pounds. I feel more energetic and less bloated!

22DN: What words of encouragement do you have for others who are getting started or are considering a 22 Days Vegan Challenge?

KA: You can absolutely train yourself to eat right. If you slip up too many times, it’s hard to break the bad habits and stick to a healthy path. You’ll want to eat that greasy pizza or cheeseburger over and over, and it’s a downward slope from there. What’s one more cheat meal, right? Don’t use eating out as a justification for eating poorly. Don’t go to the store hungry. Don’t eat your feelings. Comfort food will make you uncomfortable later. If you’re going to “cheat” do it for ONE meal, not for a whole day. Thank you Kelly for sharing your Success Story with us! If you’d like to share your Success Story with us, we’d love to hear from you! Just send an email to to let us know you’d like to share your story.