Banana Health Bread Premium PD Recipe

2013-11-05
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Wake your family up to the smell of this simple to bake banana health bread. It is free of all the fat and half the calories of the traditional version. Feel free to eat a hearty serving for breakfast or pack a slice in your lunch for a late afternoon snack at the office.

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Comments (43)

  1. posted by Cheryl Jezak on October 19, 2017

    One of our favorites. I have a lonnnnng loaf pan and I can bake a triple batch in one pan. Getting 12 bananas to ripen without anyone eating them in the meantime is the most difficult thing. We have a few slices of it warm and then I freeze the rest, makes a great breakfast or snack.

  2. posted by sal4gal on January 24, 2017

    LOVE! I was too lazy to get out my grinder to make ww flour and I am glad because making the oat flour was so easy. Also the texture was light and the flavor was decadent. I love banana bread but hubby is not a fan so next time I am going to try adding the cocoa powder. Also, I am like Jerry and usually eat oat groats for breakfast, I never get tired of it, haha.

  3. posted by sadonathan8839 on August 15, 2016

    Very tasty!

  4. posted by Dorothy on July 2, 2016

    This banana bread got me through detox and taste bud reprogramming. I made sure I had this on the menu every day. Moist and delicious. thank you Julie for making what I thought would be so hard very enjoyable and doable!

  5. posted by maria on January 3, 2016

    I really like the banana bread. Sometimes I make these into muffins. Other times I add some frozen blueberries into the mix. I also make the chocolate version from comments above. Great recipe!

  6. posted by Angela Norman on December 6, 2015

    Just made this and it smelled so good baking. I used the oat flour and followed the recipe exactly except that I made mini muffins and baked them for 15 min. which is just the time I guessed. I will see if it takes any less. It made 27 mini muffins. I think the nutmeg really kicks up the flavor factor.

  7. posted by sadonathan8839 on September 25, 2015

    This is my favorite snack. I love it for breakfast or for a quick tasty treat.

  8. posted by chitownjayzgirl on July 18, 2015

    this was so yum!! My mom & I ate it with the chia jam – super yum!!

  9. posted by karen d on April 25, 2015

    My husband is like Julie, he doesn’t really like oatmeal but he loves this bread! Perfect for packing in his lunch
    Giving him a healthy and delicious enjoyable treat!

  10. posted by PlantstronginTEXAS on April 16, 2014

    I have made this banana bread many times but have never left a review. Today I used oat flour for the first time. I also made them into muffins instead of a loaf . I added a few TB of applesauce that I needed to use up. Super delicious and moist! Love them!!

  11. posted by cindy collins on February 26, 2014

    Made this yesterday with spelt flour and it’s almost gone!! It was delicious!!

  12. posted by Karen on February 23, 2014

    We made this banana bread as muffins. They are so, so good. I froze some and ate some. I just cannot believe how good it is for you but that is the Protective Diet.

  13. posted by Sheila Yount on February 15, 2014

    This is a thumbs up from my children, too. It should be called Disappearing Banana Bread

  14. posted by Sheila Yount on February 15, 2014

    I love banana bread. This one is the best I have ever had. And no guilt?! AWESOME

  15. posted by huclkengirl on February 13, 2014

    I just have to add that I make this bread all the time! I always have it in my freezer just in case I want a piece of warm bread! I have made it several times for friends at work that love it to.

  16. posted by Amy on February 10, 2014

    So good! First PD recipe for me and it was a huge success.
    Thanks Julie!!

  17. posted by CJ on January 16, 2014

    My husband and I really like this. I have made it maybe 5 times since starting PD on the 6th! I make it after dinner and by the time it bakes and cools for a bit we are ready for a nice little treat. I always eat the ends – mmmmm. Last night I added 1/2 cup of applesauce and it was nice and moist. I think I will continue this practice. Thanks Julie!

  18. posted by Billie Read on January 11, 2014

    This has become a staple in my home. Simple and tasty. I have added pineapple and I have switched out some flour with cacao – both as recommended above. I swear it tastes like a brownie when the cacao is used.

  19. posted by justyna moskal on January 10, 2014

    Soo tasty!!!

  20. posted by sil ob on January 9, 2014

    Delicious!!!! I made this yesterday and was blown away! Thanks for another winner recipe Julie

  21. posted by veganinblack on January 6, 2014

    my 3rd banana bread with 1/3 cup of cacao powder (i added 1/3 less flour) and no nutmeg. outstanding. I really didn’t think banana bread could get any better but adding cacao powder makes this officially the best thing I have ever made.

    • posted by maria on January 3, 2016

      I make this version of the banana bread all the time. This is the best. I also add some cocao nibs if I have them. Yum!

  22. posted by newhopeden on January 4, 2014

    this is my favorite of all the bread/muffins recipes. It’s so easy. I like making them into muffins and then freezing them. the last time I made them, I had crushed pineapple I needed to use up and threw it in too, was very good! I use the oat flour because it also makes a great, healthy dog treat!

  23. posted by Brittany on December 5, 2013

    I used to absolutely HATE baking….until I found PD. That is no lie or exaggeration. The muffins/breads are so incredibly simple, easy and FAST…I can’t believe it! The banana bread is by far my favorite! It’s better than any SAD banana bread I’ve ever had!

  24. posted by karen harris on December 4, 2013

    I prepared the bread recipe this afternoon using all oat flour. However, I was short two bananas so I added 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce to the mix. Also, because I live at a high altitude sometimes I need to adjust either liquid or dry ingredients but the mixture had a good consistency so I didn’t make any additional adjustments and popped it in the oven and baked it for 35 minutes. Perfect! Definitely a keeper. 🙂

  25. posted by Penny on December 2, 2013

    I made this tonight and it made the house smell so good! I ended up using 1 cup oat flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour I think next time I will use all oat flour, it seemed a little dry to me. It must’ve been good because my husband didn’t make a comment about it needing butter!
    I agree with Jennifer about the simplicity of mixing everything in one bowl.

  26. posted by Penny on December 2, 2013

    Thanks for responding Julie, with all my other cooking I did yesterday (I still have a few more reviews to post) I didn’t get around to making this but I got my liquid Stevia and will be making this when I get home.
    I love how satisfying all of your recipes are and I can’t wait to continue trying more but my husband wants me to wait since we have a full fridge right now! 🙂

  27. posted by Penny Riggs on December 1, 2013

    Hello, I’m not sure how I found your site but I’m thrilled I did. I hope this isn’t a stupid question but I only have powdered Stevia can I use that instead of the liquid? I will get some liquid Stevia next time I’m out but I wanted to make this today. 🙂

    • posted by veganinblack on January 6, 2014

      i just used a 1/2 tsp of powdered and its really good.

    • posted by Julie Marie on December 1, 2013

      Hi Penny,
      I’m glad you found it too. Thank you for posting all the great reviews! Please keep them coming as you cook your way through my recipes. You may use the powdered stevia, but I’m not sure about the conversion amount. When you do buy liquid stevia choose one that only contains stevia and alcohol. Avoid the ones with food additives or natural flavor. Powdered stevia usually contains food additives.
      Best of Health,
      Julie Marie

  28. posted by tina iovine on November 18, 2013

    Love this bread!!! So delicious!! Anyone ever try adding in other fruit..like berries? My daughter has made this into muffins and will add a couple of good quality vegan dark chocolate chips.

  29. posted by Marie Cayuela on November 15, 2013

    Made this today for breakfast using whole wheat pastry flour. Very good and so easy! Thank you for a great recipe.

  30. posted by huclkengirl on November 11, 2013

    Another great recipe! My son loves it as well:)

  31. posted by tina iovine on November 10, 2013

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! made it as muffins too. My daughter has it for breakfast every morning!! Thank you Julie! its so easy to make and delicious!!

  32. posted by Jennifer on November 10, 2013

    Great healthy banana bread! I made a loaf and had some for a snack and some for dessert. I didn’t feel guilty because I watched the PD-ED episode where Julie talk about eating half a loaf for breakfast, that would only be ~500 calories and basically the nutritional equivalent of eating bananas and oatmeal. I am just HELPING my endothelium by eating half a loaf of this 🙂 This would also be great to send with my fiance for his breakfast on the go. This one is a winner!

    2 more things I LOVE about this recipe:

    1. It is a ‘one-pot’ meal. You mix everything in one bowl and dump it into a parchment lined pan. i.e. Very little clean up! I am kind of OCD about trying to dirty as few things as possible when I cook, so this made me happy to only dirty one bowl.
    2. The prep is SO FAST. I even defrosted bananas and ground my own oat flour and everything was literally ready by the time the oven came to temperature. You can think ‘I want some of that fabulous banana bread‘ and then, bam!, have it in the oven in the time it takes to heat up the oven.

  33. posted by Julie Marie on November 9, 2013

    I had to come up with a recipe using oats, because I know they are a great promoter of our immune system and a wonderful way to break our fast with (Break-Fast). As many of you know I’m not a fan of boring oatmeal, but I’m a big fan of banana bread. Well here you have it…I get my oats in and actually enjoy them! I call it health bread because if made with oat flour it is the nutritional equivalent of oatmeal and bananas.

  34. posted by Denise on November 8, 2013

    Amazing, just amazing! This bread is so moist and flavorful. I made it with GF oat flour, so it’s gluten-free, too. I love the idea of freezing slices of it to have on hand. Thanks for another delicious recipe!

  35. posted by huclkengirl on November 6, 2013

    Is oat flour better for you then whole wheat flour because its less processed you think? Just wanting to know your thoughts Julie? In this recipe did you use the oat or whole wheat? Thanks!

    • posted by Julie Marie on November 6, 2013

      Oat flour and wheat flour is processed the same by grinding the oat or wheat into flour. Oats are known to promote our endothelial function and be high in fiber. I use the oat flour because I like the texture better. It also is a great replacement for oats in the morning. I came up with this recipe because I’m not a big fan of boring oatmeal.

  36. posted by Sheree Britt on November 5, 2013

    Ok, out of the oven, cooled and delicious. Hubby came in asking, what smells so good! Now he is eating this yummy bread too!

  37. posted by Sheree Britt on November 5, 2013

    Off to the kitchen! Oh yum!!!

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A few days from being on PD 6 months!

Ally

After studying the oil-free, plant-based, whole food movement for around a year and a half I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I knew I could reverse that from all of the reading I had done. But I had tried going plant-based before and got great results regarding weight loss but I could never last more than Click to comment “A few days from being on PD 6 months!”

Allison Renee

Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results are typical on a Protective Diet Maria’s Testimonial

Maria

Three Years, 125lb GONE!! Three years have passed since I started a whole food, plant-based diet. I have lost a total of 125lb. The best part of all this is that my health has improved! I have gone from a size 24 to a size 6. My start weight was apx 265lb and now it’s Click to comment “Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results are typical on a Protective Diet Maria’s Testimonial”

Maria A

My PD Journey – April 2015 to January 2017

Before PD I had tried MANY weight-loss programs fighting obesity all my adult life. A few times I even got the weight off for a few months; but I was never able to maintain long term. By the time I started PD I had some health issues I was concerned about and the excess weight Click to comment “My PD Journey – April 2015 to January 2017”

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Lori S.

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Thanks Julie, I feel so inspired to be the very best I can be; finally for the first time in my life, plant strong and healthy! I appreciate you, Kath and Dr. Esselstyn’s kind words and great advice. Your recipes are so easy, delicious and fun to make. Again, thanks so much Julie. It’s interesting Click to comment “Lori S.”

Lori S.

July 20th makes 6 months on protective diet!

6 months on the protective diet has changed my life completely. My weight dropped from 188.5 lbs to 171 pounds . 17.5 pound loss, plus I have lost more than 10 inches of fat. I went from size 14 to size 10. From large size to small size. The smaller clothes that were in my Click to comment “July 20th makes 6 months on protective diet!”

Suzette K

Two Wonderful Months

Two Wonderful Months I have been Blessed to Eat Fabulous Protective Diet Meals! I have lost 21 pounds and gained a whole new perspective on food, eating, and Nourishing my body! This last month has been filled with a variety of experiences and learning. The new experience of BCS (baggy clothes syndrome) has been fun, Click to comment “Two Wonderful Months”

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Amy M.

My weight has been a lifelong struggle & I was up to 246 lbs at one point. I’ve tried every diet and exercise program available. I lost a lot of weight & health following a low-carb diet. I became a Type II Diabetic with High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, severe Reflux, stomach ulcers, adrenal and Click to comment “Amy M.”

Amy M

Kristie C.

Let me start out by saying I was a mess! I was depressed! Didn’t want to go anywhere! Every piece of clothing I had was baggie and ugly!I had it because I was limited on what I could buy to cover my 300 lbs body! I was just so miserable! I tried for years to Click to comment “Kristie C.”

Kristie C.

I have never felt better!

When I came to Protective Diet three years ago I wasn’t very far from being 400 pounds at 379 lbs. I was wearing a 5X top and a 4X pant. I was taking two different meds for diabetes, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, GERD, uncontrolled asthma, allergies, and thyroid issues. I had been Click to comment “I have never felt better!”

Dorothy B

Jennifer P.

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I am loving Protective Diet Ed! I have been studying plant based nutrition for about 2 years already, but I have learned so much from Julie. Her courses taught me about food additives and helped me make my McDougall style plant based diet even HEALTHIER! I feel great and continue to lose weight and have Click to comment “Jennifer P.”

Jennifer P

Grandma

I always knew it was in the food, but could never quite hit the winning combination until September 2015. After visiting a Vegan MD and having him review my food journal he immediately told me to loose the fats, nuts and convenience Vegan foods. Then I met Angela at a buffet at Lake Tahoe and Click to comment “Grandma”

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Wow! 30 Days Completed on PD

Wow! 30 Days Completed on PD, and What an Amazing Journey this is! SO Many Changes and New first experiences in 30 Days! As I look at my “Calendar of Achievements” for the last month, some of my new experiences include: being back into the 100’s! I started at 211.0 pounds, and at 30 days Click to comment “Wow! 30 Days Completed on PD”

Dianna H

PD Works!

Well, you found your way to my testimony. Good for you. Here’s my true story: I’ve been doing PD for two years now, and it has been working wonderfully for me ever since. It’s greatly reduced my Ulcerative Colitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms, I sleep better, my skin looks great, and I have been able Click to comment “PD Works!”

Robinlee G.

Protective Diet works!!!

I’m down 15 lbs after 15 weeks on Protective Diet! I just looked at my myfitness.com app which I used regularly to count calories before finding protectivediet.com It shows a nice steady drop since beginning the protective diet. It amazes me that I can eat until my tummy is happy, eat food that I thoroughly Click to comment “Protective Diet works!!!”

Suzette K

You Are Never Too Old To Change Your Life With PD

In May of 2015 upon returning from a 3 week vacation, I found that my blood pressure (been high and on meds since I was 50) had reached 220/110 at my Dr’s office. I also had a cholesterol reading of 235. I was in crisis; a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. After several Click to comment “You Are Never Too Old To Change Your Life With PD”

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Sharon H

Sharon and Scott

My husband Scott and I began following Protective Diet sometime right around the end of March. We had been 100% plant-based since January 2012 when I randomly ending up watching Forks Over Knives on Netflix to occupy myself one very cold Saturday here in Minnesota. As we do with everything, we plunged in 100% with Click to comment “Sharon H”

Sharon H

Jessica D.

I completed my first 30 days yesterday. Although Julie encourages us to throw away the scale, I’m not yet ready to part with it. I do recognize however that I’ve given it far too much power in the past, letting it determine the type of day/week I’m going to have and my confidence in my Click to comment “Jessica D.”

Jessica D.

Kacey M

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Julie, I think you are truly an inspiration. All of your recipes are so simple, yet so delicious! You have helped me to realize the benefits of a vegan diet and begin on my own health journey. So THANK YOU!

Kacey M

Lost Weight Without Hunger!

I first began the whole foods program in February of 2012 at the age of 43. I had gained some weight and was miserable. I was having severe issues with uterine fibroid tumors, with heavy periods lasting 2 to 3 weeks, which in turn resulted in fairly severe anemia. I was lethargic and weak. I Click to comment “Lost Weight Without Hunger!”

Tonya S

52 pounds less at 5 months 100% PDL!

So, my 5 month weigh in I'm 52 pounds less than when I started!

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Cindy A.

After having 2 babies in 1 year, I was at my heaviest. I discovered when my daughter was 2 weeks old that I have chronic mononucleosis syndrome (chronic mono). By the time she was a year and a half, I had mono twice. It was incredibly difficult trying to take care of 2 little ones Click to comment “Cindy A.”

Cindy A

Kathryn J

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I can’t thank you enough Julie for all of the information you have given me. I am even more excited about my decision to eat a plant-based diet. It just feels like the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time. I made Julie’s Creamy Potato and Kale Soup along with Click to comment “Kathryn J”

Kathryn J

Liz R

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I was just going to reach out to you as I just received my blood test results……total cholesterol is 170 (down from 245)!!!!!!! Everything that was off last time (Vitamin D & Iron ) is all normal as well. I seriously wanted to have a party, I was so excited! My parents are so proud Click to comment “Liz R”

Liz R.

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

About 90 days after beginning my PD journey it was time for another round of blood tests. By this time I’d lost another 30 lbs. or so, and I was not taking BP meds. My total cholesterol had dropped to 132, and I was no longer “pre-diabetic.” The nurse had taken my blood pressure (it Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Judi B.

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

Amy Before-After

On PD I have reached all of my health goals. I am free of my excess weight. I’m off all meds. I’m alert & happy. I’m active and physically strong. I sleep well. I’m pain-free. My body and mind are healed from the constant thoughts of weight, diet & food addictions. I eat delicious food, Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Amy M

Amazing Results

I am so excited about the changes I’ve seen on PD. I was at my dermatologist this morning for a skin check. I have actinic keratoses (precancerous skin lesions) that have to be frozen every few years. My last visit two years ago resulted in freezing over 30 lesions on my face, forearms and hands. Click to comment “Amazing Results”

Debra H

Three Years and Counting!

Three years have passed since I made the decision to start Protective Diet. I have overcome several health concerns and achieved many goals. I have grown and learned so much over these years. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals, sharing my experiences and teaching them about PD and how this way of life can Click to comment “Three Years and Counting!”

Maria A

162 – 127 in under a year!

I can’t believe how much I’ve shrunk and how great I feel! If you are thinking about doing it; JUST DO IT!!!!!

JoAnn W

Shannon O.

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Julie, I have to take a moment to thank you. I currently have your spinach lasagna in the oven baking and I am looking forward to dinner tonight! I changed the way I have been eating a few months ago but I have yet to actually cook an actual recipe. I have never eaten tofu Click to comment “Shannon O.”

Shannon O

Today is my 6 months PD anniversary! I am down 62 pounds!

Hi! I am Colette Marie. I joined Protective Diet in February, and went 100% PD on March 30, 2017. Today (September 30) is my 6 month anniversary, and I’m so thrilled that I discovered Julie Marie and Protective Diet! I’m currently down 62 pounds. I feel hopeful and excited to see how eating plant based Click to comment “Today is my 6 months PD anniversary! I am down 62 pounds!”

Colette Marie

All The “Don’ts” PD Has Brought Me

Today is my 2nd PD-versary — I think. I didn’t pay much attention to the actual day because I didn’t really believe I’d ever need to reference it! I know I would not have started on my birthday, so I am going with the day after. I lost 30 pounds the first year, and maybe Click to comment “All The “Don’ts” PD Has Brought Me”

Lisa A

Jennifer P.

I wanted to let you know about a website, eating plan, and support group that is AMAZING! Julie and Jerry Christensen have created Protective Diet (PD) (protectivediet.com). This low fat plant based program has helped me to shed the most difficult to lose last pounds. I lost 25 pounds easily in 5 months before my Click to comment “Jennifer P.”

Jennifer P

Superb Food & Football

It is amazing how much better healthy food can taste when its prepared the right way. I enjoyed an outstanding Thursday night Football dinner with Julie and Jerry and was pleasantly surprised by how tasty their healthy food is. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and cooking for me Julie!

Alex M

Edith H.

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My Hubby loved this soup (Creamy Potato and Kale) He said It’s a Keeper

Edith H.

Dorothy B.

Back in 2012 after six months of talking with a naturopath doctor finally convinced me to do HCG injections. My gut was telling me this wasn’t right but she was convincing and finally I said okay. I weighed 379 pounds. I took the injections for six weeks and lost 40 pounds. After three weeks of Click to comment “Dorothy B.”

Dorothy B.

Drop in Cholesterol – Thank you protectivediet.com!!!

My cholesterol readings have long been my biggest health issue. I was once tested as high as 333. I have been fighting being 20-50 pounds overweight most of my life. The only thing that ever seemed to lower my cholesterol before this was regular exercise. But, I could never get it below 285. After becoming Click to comment “Drop in Cholesterol – Thank you protectivediet.com!!!”

Suzette K

A Tale of Two Sisters

As I pass the August 1, 2016 two-year anniversary of adopting a Protective Diet, I’m reflecting on my journey, and that of my sister, Cathy. I’ve been a “foodaholic” all of my life. I’m 66 now, and since I was a young girl, I’ve struggled with my weight. I’ve never been considered obese, and the Click to comment “A Tale of Two Sisters”

Sally G.

Deanna R.

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I was really scared to go cold turkey with the no oil no sugar thing, but I had been “trying” for months with no success!! Reading many of your progress stories and Facebook posts gave me the courage to DO IT!! OMG, I am SO, SO glad that I did! The first few days were Click to comment “Deanna R.”

Deanna R

Rosa Lee

When I started PD in April of this year, I thought I’d just begin to integrate it into our way of eating, just doing the best I could using the free recipes. Then as I did this, I found that I wanted some of the Premium Recipes. I decided to subscribe for the premium membership. Click to comment “Rosa Lee”

Rosa Lee

Ted M.

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Julie, I want to say the creamy tomato sauce was delicious! Really enjoy your videos. Thank you.

Ted M

I love PD

I just realized I forgot to post Mike and my progress from our first 30 days back on PD. Mike is down 15 lbs, I am down 13 lbs. Mike’s BP is back in the normal range, he is off Nexium for heartburn/reflux. He is having normal BM’s 2-3x a day. He has more energy Click to comment “I love PD”

Becky S.

18 lbs in 30 days and still Going

As I think back to the person I was 30 days ago I am amazed. I felt a desperation and obsession when it came to food. My life revolved around the next meal and the next diet I was failing. I was introduced to Protective Diet when I seen the butter sauce recipe almost 2 Click to comment “18 lbs in 30 days and still Going”

Sarra D

Kristie C.

I just wanted to encourage you if I can! Just a little over 2 years ago I was 300 lbs! I was super depressed and was thinking I would be overweight forever! I never saw the light at the end of the tunnel! I tried so many diets and failed! I may have lost some Click to comment “Kristie C.”

Kristie C.

Lost Weight, Gained a Smile and a New Outlook!

Today is my last day of the 30 Day Detox! In 30 days, I have lost six pounds without being hungry, counting calories, or feeling deprived. The food on a Protective Diet is delicious. The support that Julie, Jerry, and the rest of the PD family provide is the most caring, thoughtful, and knowledgeable I Click to comment “Lost Weight, Gained a Smile and a New Outlook!”

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Karla F.

December 1, 2013 I found Protective Diet after someone in another Facebook plant based diet group mentioned it. I went immediately to the website and I just knew it was for me. I joined PD-Ed right away and started eating a Protective Diet. I’ve never looked back. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Click to comment “Karla F.”

Karla F.

Bridgette

I am really excited that I am finally able to fit into some of my older dresses. Thanks to PD, I was able to shed 33 lbs. A special thanks to Jacquelyn for introducing me to this wonderful group, and for being a great inspiration to me. Thanks to Julie for sharing these delicious recipes Click to comment “Bridgette”

Bridgette

Kathryn J.

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I have made almost all of Julie’s recipes, every single one was delicious and easy to make. I just made the mushroom gravy for the first time on Tuesday ( I can’t believe I waited so long to make it ) one of my favorites for sure! Not only has she provided all of these Click to comment “Kathryn J.”

Kathryn J

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

I have lost over 12in around my waist, moved my belt over 7 loops and clothes I never thought I’d ever wear again are too big. I thought I was a good cook but now I am an expert. When I’m tired from work and the last thing I want to do is cook, I Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Marci R

Judi B.

April 4, 2014…it was a new beginning for me. Over the past few DECADES, I’d gotten into some pretty nasty eating habits and I was wearing the consequences all over my body. I was arguably one of the worst fast-food junkies I know. McD for breakfast, most lunches, and many dinners…and fast foods and TV Click to comment “Judi B.”

Judi B.

Shannon O.

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Hi Julie! I hope you have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving! I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support, encouragement and inspiration during my journey to wellness. I cooked my first vegan Thanksgiving and it turned out marvelous! FYI a homemade cranberry relish it was so so yummy! When we first spoke Click to comment “Shannon O.”

Shannon O

From Addiction to Food Freedom

My story begins, as many do, in my childhood. I started gaining weight at an alarming rate after being molested by a family member. My weight went up and down, but I was always on the heavier side. I used food to soothe my emotions and continued this behavior my whole life. I was the Click to comment “From Addiction to Food Freedom”

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Karen P

Karen

Eight months into my PD journey and today I hit the 30 lbs gone mark! I never imagined I would see the 150’s again (haven’t been this weight since high school). I started my WFPB journey on Jan 1st but was floundering with knowing what to cook and struggling to find compliant recipes that I Click to comment “Karen P”

Karen P

Thirty days ago today…

Thirty days ago today I had an appointment with my primary care physician. During this visit I told her I wanted to get off so many meds. Why am I taking an ulcer med when I’ve never been tested for an ulcer? Also taking heartburn med. Blood pressure, cholesterol and depression, incontinence, bladder control. OTC Click to comment “Thirty days ago today…”

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Pattye O Update

It’s amazing the tricks your mind likes to play on you. Today is my 3 month 100% PD anniversary, so I stepped on the scale. I was a bit disappointed. I had wanted to lose 10 pounds this month, instead I lost 8.5. 8.5 is not bad, but it didn’t put me into the next Click to comment “Pattye O Update”

Pattye O

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

After having 2 babies in 1 year, I was at my heaviest. I discovered when my daughter was 2 weeks old that I have chronic mononucleosis syndrome (chronic mono). By the time she was a year and a half, I had mono twice. It was incredibly difficult trying to take care of 2 little ones Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Cyndy A

Six months PD

Wow! I never thought I’d make it this far! I’ve tried every diet out there since 1999 when I quit smoking and gained 25 pounds. I would lose a few pounds and then get so hungry I’d eat anything and gain it right back. I had been on statins for high cholesterol until I followed Click to comment “Six months PD”

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