Terms of Service

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Introduction

Site Terms of Service, an Enforceable Legal Agreement.
As of September 12, 2016.

These Terms of Service and our privacy policy (together the “Terms”) govern all use of https://protectiveidet.com and that site’s services (together the “Site” or “Services”). The Site is owned by Protective Diet, a Limited Liability Corporation.

The owners and contributors to the Site will be referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our” in these Terms. By using the Site or its Services, and/or by clicking anywhere on this Site to agree to these Terms, you are deemed to be a “user” for purposes of the Terms. You and every other user (“you” or “User” as applicable) are bound by these Terms. You and each user also agree to the Terms by using the Services. If any User does not agree to the Terms or the Privacy Policy, such User may not access the Site or use the Services. In these Terms, the word “Site” includes the site referenced above, its owner(s), contributors, suppliers, licensors, and other related parties.

User Prohibited From Illegal Uses

User shall not use, and shall not allow any person to use, the Site or Services in any way that violates a federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance, or for any disruptive, tortious, or illegal purpose, including but not limited to harassment, slander, defamation, data theft or inappropriate dissemination, or improper surveillance of any person.

User represents and warrants that:

  • User will use the Services only as provided in these Terms;
  • User is at least 18 years old and has all right, authority, and capacity to agree to these Terms;
  • User will provide accurate, complete, and current information to the Site and its owner(s);
  • User will notify the Site and its owner(s) regarding any material change to information User provides, either by updating and correcting the information, or by alerting the Site and its owner(s) via the functions of the Site or the email address provided below.

Disclaimer of Warranties

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SITE PROVIDES THE SERVICES “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS. THE SITE DOES NOT WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICES, OR THAT ANY DATA WILL BE TRANSMITTED IN A MANNER THAT IS TIMELY, UNCORRUPTED, FREE OF INTERFERENCE, OR SECURE. THE SITE DISCLAIMS REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, WRITTEN, ORAL, CONTRACTUAL, COMMON LAW, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES, DUTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT MAY ARISE FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

Liability Is Limited

THE SITE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT SUCH LOSS MAY OCCUR) OR EXPOSURE TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS BY REASON OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION. THE SITE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY THIRD PARTY INVOLVED WITH THE SERVICES, SITE OFFERS, OR ANY ACT BY SITE USERS. THE SITE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM ANY SERVICE PROVIDED BY, OR PRODUCT OR DEVICE MANUFACTURED BY, THIRD PARTIES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY DAMAGES THAT USER MAY SUFFER FOR ANY REASON, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF THE SITE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES, AND ANY PARTY’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID BY USER TO THE SITE OWNER DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT THAT USER CLAIMS CAUSED THE DAMAGES.

The Site shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of any loss, disclosure, or third party use of information, regardless of whether such disclosure or use is with or without User’s knowledge or consent. The Site shall have no liability for any damages related to: User’s actions or failures to act, the acts or omissions of any third party, including but not limited to any telecommunications service provider, or events or causes beyond the Site’s reasonable control. The Site has no obligations whatever, and shall have no liability to, any third party who is not a User bound by these Terms. Limitations, exclusions, and disclaimers in these Terms shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose.

Third party products, links, and actions

The Site may include or offer third party products or services. The Site may also have other users or members who interact with each other, through the Site, elsewhere online, or in person. These third party products and any linked sites have separate and independent terms of service and privacy policies. We have no control or responsibility for the content and activities of these linked sites, sellers, and third parties in general, regardless of whether you first were introduced or interacted with such businesses, services, products, and people through the Site, and therefore you agree that we are not liable for any of them. We do, however, welcome any feedback about these sites, sellers, other users or members, and third parties.

Changes to the Site and the Services

The owners and contributors to the Site will work to improve the Site for our users, and to further our business interests in the Site. We reserve the right to add, change, and remove features, content, and data, including the right to add or change any pricing terms. You agree that we will not be liable for any such changes. Neither your use of the Site nor these terms give you any right, title, or protectable legal interest in the Site or its content.

Indemnity

If your activity or any activity on your behalf creates potential or actual liability for us, or for any of our users, partners, or contributors, you agree to indemnify and hold us and any such user, partner, contributor, or any agent harmless from and against all claims, costs of defense and judgment, liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, or any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property

This site and some delivery modes of our product are built on the WordPress platform. For information about intellectual property rights, including General Public License (“GPL”) terms under which the WordPress software is licensed, see here http://wordpress.org/about/gpl/

The Site grants User a revocable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license to use the Site solely in connection with the Site and the Services, under these Terms.

Copyright in all content and works of authorship included in the Site are the property of the Site or its licensors. Apart from links which lead to the Site, accurately attributed social media references, and de minimus text excerpts with links returning to the Site, no text, images, video or audio recording, or any other content from the Site shall be copied without explicit and detailed, written permission from the Site’s owner. User shall not sublicense or otherwise transfer any rights or access to the Site or related Services to any other person.

The names and logos used by the Site, and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used in connection with the Services are owned by the Site or its licensors and may not be used by User without written consent of the rights owners. Use of the Site does not in itself give any user any license, consent, or permission, unless and then only to the extent granted explicitly in these Terms.

All rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by the Site.

Privacy

Any information that you provide to the Site is subject to the Site’s Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of User information. User understands that through his or her use of the Site and its Services, User consents to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of the information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by the Site. The Site may make certain communications to some or all Users, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and a User’s account with the Site, and Users are not able to opt out of all of them.

Usernames, Passwords, and Profiles

If prompted, Users must provide a valid email address to the Site, at which email address the User can receive messages. User must also update the Site if that email address changes. The Site reserves the right to terminate any User account and/or User access to the Site if a valid email is requested but is not provided by the User.

If the Site prompts or allows a User to create a username or profile, Users agree not to pick a username or provide any profile information that would impersonate someone else or that is likely to cause confusion with any other person or entity. The Site reserves the right to cancel a User account or to change a username or profile data at any time. Similarly, if the Site allows comments or user input, or prompts or allows a User to create an avatar or upload a picture, User agrees not to use any image that impersonates some other person or entity, or that is otherwise likely to cause confusion.

You are responsible for protecting your username and password for the Site, and you agree not to disclose it to any third party. We recommend that you use a password that is more than eight characters long. You are responsible for all activity on your account, whether or not you authorized it. You agree to inform us of unauthorized use of your account, by email to [email protected] You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your interactions with the Site, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection, virtual private network, or other appropriate measures. The Site’s own security measures are reasonable in terms of their level of protection, but are not helpful if the interactions of you or any other User with Site are not secure or private.

Disputes

We are based in Naples Florida and you are contracting to use our Site. These Terms and all matters arising from your use of the Site are governed by and will be construed according to the laws of Naples Florida, without regard to any choice of laws rules of any jurisdiction. The federal courts and state courts that have geographical jurisdiction over disputes arising at our office location in San Diego California will be the only permissible venues for any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms or the Site and Service.

ARBITRATION

Notwithstanding anything that may be contrary within the “Disputes” provisions above, all matters, and all arbitrable claims within a multi-claim matter, including all claims for monetary damages, shall be decided by a single arbitrator to be selected by us, which arbitrator shall hold hearings in or near San Diego California, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Advertising

The Site may include advertisements, which may be targeted for relevance to the Site, queries made, or other information to improve relevance to the Site’s users. The types and extent of advertising on the Site will change over time. In consideration for User access to and use of the Site, User agrees that the Site and third party providers and partners may place advertising anywhere on the Site. For the remaining terms that will apply to our advertising practices, including use of your information, see our Privacy Policy.

Submissions

By disclosing or offering any information to us, including comments, computer files, documents, graphics, suggestions, ideas, or other information (each, a “Submission”), either through your use of Protective Diet’s website or otherwise, you authorize Protective Diet to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary, including to facilitate the posting and storage of the Submission on Protective Diet’s website. By making a Submission, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Protective Diet an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Submission for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with Protective Diet’s website or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Submission, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

By making a Submission, you represent that you have all requisite rights to, and are authorized to disclose, all of the information contained in the Submission. You are fully responsible for any Submission you make and for the legality, reliability, appropriateness, and originality thereof. In connection with your Submissions to portions of Protective Diet’s website that allow user-generated content, we may, in our sole discretion, remove any of your Submissions at any time, without notice.

You agree to defend and indemnify Protective Diet against any claim, and all resulting losses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), made by any third party arising out of any of your Submissions, or any other content, data, or information that you submit, post to, or transmit through Protective Diet’s Website.

General

These Terms, including the incorporated Privacy Policy, supersede all oral or written communications and understandings between User and the Site.

Any cause of action User may have relating to the Site or the Services must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

Both parties waive the right to a jury trial in any dispute relating to the Terms, the Site, or the Services.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any aspect of the Terms to be unenforceable, the Terms shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, to give effect to the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

User may not assign his or her rights or delegate his or her responsibilities under these Terms or otherwise relating to the Site or its Services.

There shall be no third party beneficiaries under these Terms, except for the Site’s affiliates, suppliers, and licensors, or as required by law.

Use of the Site and its Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this paragraph.

The failure of the Site to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

Terms Contact

If you have any questions about these Terms, please address them to [email protected]

Last Updated

These terms were last updated on September 12, 2016

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.

Just the Beginning

I have always loved to cook. When the kidlet and I went vegan 7 years ago, it inspired me even more in the kitchen. But then I became an empty-nester and after a while I found it hard to maintain the excitement, the energy I used to have in meal planning, meal prep and cooking. Click to comment “Just the Beginning”

Kathleen M

For My Health and Happiness

I’m very proud of all members who have chosen to change from an unhealthy diet to a healthy eating lifestyle. I’m just starting all over again…..today, Nov 19, 2016. I was eating clean, not eating meat, exercising, drinking water, etc. etc. And then one day about three months ago, I decided to just eat a Click to comment “For My Health and Happiness”

joann9991

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

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

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

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

5 months – 150 days – June 19, 2017

Suzette 5 month

Health is continuing to improve. I will take another cholesterol test at 6 months. Feeling fabulous. Free and able to eat until my tummy is happy and watch the weight fall off. My weight did not drop a lot but my comfort in clothes certainly did. I am now fitting in size 10 skirts & Click to comment “5 months – 150 days – June 19, 2017”

Suzette King

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

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

Marci L

Protective Diet saved my life. Baked chips entered my kitchen in May 2013 when Julie suggested I try baking my own from a vegan weight loss group. In June 2013 I went 95% Protective Diet. I had considered my diet healthy as a 14 year vegan and gluten free for the past 5. I wasn’t Click to comment “Marci L”

Marci

Denise N.

I have weighed close to a quarter ton at my heaviest and have lost 213 pounds, over half of my body weight! I know that I will keep off the weight and allow my body to heal itself from all of the abuse I put it through because I am following a Protective Diet. A Click to comment “Denise N.”

Denise N.

Jackie J.

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I want to thank you for all that you have taught me. The confidence and information you taught me is priceless. I am a new women, with a second chance at life! I’m down 25 pounds, 50 points on my cholesterol and feeling like a million bucks. I now cook for myself and pack my Click to comment “Jackie J.”

Jackie J,

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

30 Day Detox Progress

I am excited to share my progress so far! Today is Day 22 of my 30 Day Detox. I am starting to feel rising energy levels and a great deal of mental clarity and emotional evenness. The pictures show my progress, the one in the gray shirt my daughter took of me the day before Click to comment “30 Day Detox Progress”

Rachel F

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.

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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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

never has losing weight been so easy

15 pounds in 36 days! Never have I had such success losing weight – and never has losing weight been so easy or so pleasant. I know things will slow down as I get closer to my correct weight, but what a great feeling this is. Julie Marie Christensen you sure are a good teacher!

Heidi F

Marci R.

Since Aug ’13 Protective Diet (PD) has saved my life. PD has made it fun and easy to prepare food. Even when I’m tired, I get such joy from making dinner and lunch for the next day. My grocery bills have dropped $40/week. I especially like that PD is environmentally amazing: no palm oil, less Click to comment “Marci R.”

Marci R.

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.

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.

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…”

Renae I

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

52 pounds less at 5 months 100% PDL!

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

Michael A M

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.

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.

Denise

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I’ve been following the Protective Diet for 90 days! I’ve stuck with the plan 100%, and it’s paying off. I want to say that it’s been effortless, but that isn’t true. I’ve made the effort to plan my meals, to make sure that I always have the ingredients I need at home, and to take Click to comment “Denise”

Denise

Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results

When I started practicing a Protective Diet I quit the gym due to lack of time. The weight fell off and I could eat all the starches I adored. Sometimes I pinch myself to see if this is a dream. I’m not in the gym, I’m not counting calories and I eat until I’m full Click to comment “Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results”

Julie Marie Christensen

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.

PD Changed My Life!

Before starting PD, I had tried so many other ways and plans to lose weight. Sustainability (or lack thereof) and feeling deprived were the two biggest hurdles I faced. I had even tried being vegan for a time but found it difficult due to lack of recipes. In November of 2014, I met with a Click to comment “PD Changed My Life!”

Melissa H

It’s all a matter of perspective

Lately I have really been wanting to move my body more than just walking the dogs. I started thinking about returning to Curves. Nine years ago I had joined Curves and for about five months was able to go and exercise. When I went in for my first consultation I was given a BMI calculator Click to comment “It’s all a matter of perspective”

Dorothy B

Angela and the Onewheel

Recently, at age 52, I fell off of a motorized skateboard. I know… I know… but I love to skateboard! Anyway… I broke my knee. LUCKILY the insurance fought me and denied the MRI twice so by the time I had it done it was 5 weeks later. During this time I ate PD, used Click to comment “Angela and the Onewheel”

Angela S.

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

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

Teri S.

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Ok, So the No Fat – Not Yo Cheeze Sauce was insanely good! I made the home made tortilla chips too. I highly recommend this and Protective Diet!

Teri S

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

Stephen T

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August, 2011 had me utter the word, “vegan” for the first time. After my yearly physical total cholesterol had climbed to 264 mg/dL and would continue to increase unless I took preventive measures. My family physician prescribed me a statin, which was told would help “control” my TC but not reverse the condition. Weeks later Click to comment “Stephen T”

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Sheree B.

I weighed around 300 lbs for over 30 yrs. In that time, I tried every diet, from Adkins to Weight Watchers, with little success. 12 yrs ago I went vegan thinking that would be my answer. Sadly, I was still obese, tired, sick and depressed. In ‘13 I received bad results from my blood test. Click to comment “Sheree B.”

Sheree 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

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”

nvwoods21

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

Protective Diet changed my life!

December 2, 2013 was the day I changed my life. I found Protective Diet the night before after someone in another plant based group mentioned the name. After going to the website and reading the details, I just knew it was for me! My highest weight, 371 here and my current weight Mid August, 2016. Click to comment “Protective Diet changed my life!”

Karla F.

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.

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

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

Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results are typical

I am 42 years old and I am sharing BIKINI pictures for my Before & Afters. When I started PD, I looked like the first bikini picture. I was hovering around 155 lbs and thought I looked pretty good. Since learning in depth about avoiding all animal products, oil, nuts, sugar, coffee, and FOOD ADDITIVES, Click to comment “Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results are typical”

Jennifer P

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

My journey on the Protective Diet has been so eye-opening. I remember finding Protective Diet when I did a search for vegan recipes. I had been on another well-known plant-based diet off and on for over a decade, but my weight was still up and down. It took me a year and a half to Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Sheree B.

Continuing My Protective Diet Journey on Protective Diet

My 3 Month update in my On-going Protective Diet Journey has me down 30 pounds now! I am SO enjoying not being driven by the thought or craving of “Food”, but the Freedom of enjoying the opportunity to Nourish my body with every bite I take. This Month I noticed another “mind shift”. I have Click to comment “Continuing My Protective Diet Journey on Protective Diet”

Dianna H

Just what I was looking for

I had a health scare back in August, 2000. I found out at my first mammogram I had breast cancer. I always thought my diet was ok but now I realized I was in for a battle of my life. I went the “traditional” route of a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. During that time I Click to comment “Just what I was looking for”

Marie C

Joanne

March 1, 2015, about 9 am. That moment is sealed in my memory. I ran into my esteemed co-worker Robinlee Garber in the hallway for the first time in months. My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe how she looked! It wasn’t just that she clearly lost a significant amount of weight, but her skin glowed Click to comment “Joanne”

Joanne Wright

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

First 30 Days

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I started PD July 21st. Reporting my 30 days results a tad early because I have family coming tomorrow for a week vacation and I will be away from the scale… July 21st weighed 362.2 lbs Aug 17th weigh 340.8 lbs Weight lost 21.4 lbs Thank you to Julie, Jerry and each of you who Click to comment “First 30 Days”

Meg W.

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.

PD Success on month 3!

PD Success on month 3!

So, I’m happy to report that I lost 6.5 pounds during the winter holidays for a total of 28 pounds since October 5, 2015! It was rough some days but I never really fell off my horse. Just slipped in the saddle a few times. The best thing for month three is I HAD to Click to comment “PD Success on month 3!”

Melinda G

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.

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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Steven M.

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“This is just TOO MUCH!!! Your photos are SO APPETIZING!!! I have chewed part of my screen off trying to taste them. Beautiful stuff! My wife has promised to start making some of these recipes (as a result of which I may never leave the house!). In case I do venture outdoors, please provide guidance Click to comment “Steven M.”

Steven M.

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”

Jane S

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

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

Tece’s Protective Diet Journey

On November 29th, 2015, I was led to the Protective Diet website by a testimonial that I saw on another whole foods plant based group on facebook. (Thank you, guardian angel, Judi Bryan!) I had already embraced the WFPBNO lifestyle several years previously, but I had been plagued by recent weight gain and not feeling Click to comment “Tece’s Protective Diet Journey”

Tece M.

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

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

Optimal Health Feels Effortless

Four months, 42.8 pounds!! And I keep saying this, but it is SO EASY! I just make and eat delicious PD food. The end. I don’t ever feel stressed or obsessed with food or my weight; they’re taken care of! It is truly amazing. The picture in the blue dress was from October. I don’t Click to comment “Optimal Health Feels Effortless”

intotherosegarden

90 days on Protective Diet

90 days on Protective Diet has totally changed my life. I now enjoy my Vegan diet VERY MUCH. The recipes make the program so EASY to follow! I don’t miss meat or dairy at all. I can’t believe how much my grocery bill has dropped! My weight at 90 days is 177. I did begin Click to comment “90 days on Protective Diet”

Suzette K

Diabetic recovery & improved blood sugar

The high number was taken back when I found out I had Type 2 diabetes December 17th of 2012… The low number I took recently during detox on PD… My doctor said if my numbers are under a hundred when I wake up in the morning…. then I can stop taking my medication. April 8th Click to comment “Diabetic recovery & improved blood sugar”

Jonathan K

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

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.

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

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!”

Rachel F

Diane O.

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My whole life I’ve fought a weight problem. My highest was 243 in 2003. I’ve been on so many programs and diets. Joined gyms and bought workout videos. I could lose weight but I could not seem to stay with the program to keep it off. About four years ago I finally made it to Click to comment “Diane O.”

Diane

Kristie C.

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PD has changed my life forever! There are so many amazing recipes that keep me on track:) I have done so many diets and joined different plans. I couldn’t stick with them long term. I always gave up! I have been on PD for over 6 months now;) All my blood work is perfect! I Click to comment “Kristie C.”

Kristie C.

Hurray! I love protectivediet.com!!!

I am now on week 8 on a Protective Diet (PD) and I can’t be happier with the program! I was feeling thin today, so I jumped on the scale to see the scale at 180! Yes, 180 means 8.5 pounds lost in the last 7 weeks. The best part is I LOVE what I Click to comment “Hurray! I love protectivediet.com!!!”

Suzette K

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

Maria A.

I have lost 75lbs since starting the Protective Diet (PD) in July ‘13. My total weight loss has been 100Lb since becoming vegan in Nov. ‘12. Before PD I was pre-diabetic, had a high liver count, high cholesterol and acid reflex. I was on medicine for acid reflex and my doctor wanted to put me Click to comment “Maria A.”

Maria A.

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

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

I struggled with weight for over 20 years. Not anymore!

I struggled with weight for over 20 years. Not anymore! I tried all the popular diets and workout plans. I was successful on them for only a short time and then I gained all the weight back. When I heard about Protective Diet I decided to commit for a year. Put it to the test. Click to comment “I struggled with weight for over 20 years. Not anymore!”

Andy R

120 days on a protective diet – May 20th, 2017

Weight – 173 lbs. Down 15.5 lbs. Health Changes: More energy; skin looks great, feeling great overall. I am fitting into the clothes on the small side of my closet. Measurements are dropping. Definitely dealing with some BCS. 🙂 Continuing to maintain “meals to mastery” way of eating. Using the 50/50 plate; I’m loving all Click to comment “120 days on a protective diet – May 20th, 2017”

Suzette K

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

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

Barb B

I began my PD journey March 1, 2014. It all started because my FB friend posted a food picture from Julie’s website protectivediet.com. Since starting protective diet, I have lost a total of 62 lbs in a little over 9 months! I didn’t really have any health problems before starting my new plant based diet Click to comment “Barb B”

Barb B.

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

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

Results are typical on a Protective Diet

Just a little story…… I had a yearly Doctor appt last week. Apparently at one time, (when I weighed 204 lbs!!)they snapped a photo of me sitting in the chair from the iPad they use. The nurse took me back to the room and said apparently you have been up to something because you look Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet”

Barb B.

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

Lori R

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The Protective Diet plan is so wonderful. Between the live class, the website and the interactive group on Face book, it’s like 24/7 support. Even though it can be a little hard in the beginning giving up foods you are used to or always felt were healthy it doesn’t take long to become a believer Click to comment “Lori R”

Lori R

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

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.

Support and Sustainability

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I saw the movie “Forks Over Knives” in early January of 2013. I started studying the video and the written works of Doctors Esselstyn, Campbell, McDougall, Bernard, et al and knew that the WFPB was truly the best choice for healthy eating. I tried it briefly but was unable to stick to the plan. These Click to comment “Support and Sustainability”

Sandra S.

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

CJ

I’ve been a member of PDL for over a year and I really enjoy reading your posts and the wonderful photos. I started eating a protective diet (straight from a standard american diet) on February 22, 2014 after my friend Karla Freeze told me about it. I’m happy and excited to share that I’ve totally Click to comment “Plant-Based Nutritional Intervention Results are typical on a Protective Diet CJ’s Testimonial”

CJ

Tina C.

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My note from my husband last night: “Dinner last night was great!” I tried two recipes last night from Protective Diet. I’ve never thought nonfat could taste so good! Kids would love these nachos! Inexpensive and turned out great! Un-Fried Black beans and Not Yo Cheeze Sauce with Baked Tortilla Chips

Tina C.

Angela

It’s the small things. ~Like being able to cross your legs without feeling awkward or uncomfortable. ~Or wearing a new pair of shoes that aren’t designed around your Planter’s Fasciitis that no longer exists. ~Going to a party and not feeling the need to eat everything in sight. ~Going to a party and realizing that Click to comment “Angela”

Angela S.

I was skeptical… at first!

I have to admit when my mother suggested this idea of no meats, dairy, oils, etc. I was highly skeptical. Those are all the things I love about food! Then we made some of the recipes, starting with sauces like the sweet mustard dressing, ketchup, etc. I loved them. We then moved on to snacks Click to comment “I was skeptical… at first!”

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Edith H.

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

Edith H.

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

Pattye O

I was 60-70% PD from November – May 10. I definitely felt some benefits – feeling better and SLOWLY losing a few pounds. May 11 was my 100% PD first day. Today I am down 20 (yes, TWENTY) pounds in 2 months. I feel so much better. I am more active than I have been Click to comment “Pattye O”

Pattye O

Maria A

November of 2012 a co-worker told me about Forks Over Knives video. Her doctor had told her that she should watch it and give it a try. I had never thought about becoming vegan. I grew up on a dairy farm. Meat, potatoes and cheese were basic staples growing up. I loved my meat and Click to comment “Maria A”

Maria A

Thank you, thank you!

Just a little over 30 days following PD, down 20 pounds. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Julie & Jerry for your incredible wisdom in developing this life altering program! Debra from Phoenix, AZ.

Debra H

Updated testimonial

I am answering Julie’s challenge to post a pre-PD photo with a current photo. The photo on the left was taken exactly 3 years ago. The one on the right is from July this year. I began PD 100% on 11/29/15.

Tece M.

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”

Dianna H

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

Results are typical on a Protective Diet Kat’s fibromyalgia testimonial

I am a see it to believe it kind of girl. Protective Diet has proven itself hands down. The most amazing thing is that my skin has started healing and I have not had a migraine since changing to PD. My skin from psoriasis kept me from many activities. I used to have to take Click to comment “Results are typical on a Protective Diet Kat’s fibromyalgia testimonial”

Kat

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Jacquelyn

50/50 Challenge is over but I will continue. I am 20 lbs below the goal Weight Watchers set for me before I started Protective Diet. I have shed 68 lbs in 11 months. When I visualized being thin, I never saw myself going from size 22 to baggy size 8! Prior to this challenge my Click to comment “Jacquelyn B.”

Jacquelyn B.

Theresa S.

I started writing about my 30 days and this is a quick summary of my first 30 days on Protective Diet. On the morning of April 19th I checked my email and came across an email from Julie Marie with Protective Diet. I don’t remember subscribing to emails through her website but it’s possible I Click to comment “Theresa S.”

Theresa S.

Sheree B.

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Things are definitely happening after 18 days on PD. I love raisin bread and after finding out at our last PD-Ed class that Ezechiel brand is ok, my sister bought me some. I toasted it tonight and was so excited until I bit into it. Oh my gosh! It is so, so, sweet! I told Click to comment “Sheree B.”

Sheree B.

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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Lynda

Day 60! The picture on the left was taken as I began this journey, 2 months ago and the one on the right was taken this morning I’m down 14.5 lbs. I admit I was disappointed this morning with weight loss. Today I start mindful eating……I have another 6 pounds I hope to lose. My Click to comment “Lynda”

Lynda