K. Nichelle lost 109 pounds

Transformation of the Day: K. Nichelle lost 109 pounds. She changed her eating habits by following a high-carb, low-fat, plant-based lifestyle. Breaking generational habits is what keeps her inspired. She is a Food Blogger and Content Creator who shares her love of plant-based nutrition.


What was your motivation? 
My motivation to start a weight loss journey was not falling prey to the Coronavirus. I am African-American, over the age of 50, and I was morbidly obese at the time. The only one of these factors I could control was my weight. 

What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
What inspires me to keep going, even when I want to give up, is breaking generational habits. As I approach maintenance, I believe that I am healing the past and creating a way for the future. I will become ‘the one who did it’ so that no one else has to suffer.

How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits by following a high-carb, low-fat, plant-based lifestyle. In addition, I recently added Alternate Day Fasting to my routine as a tool for healing my body emotionally and physically. 

K. Nichelle before and after weight loss

What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I walk six miles every day and do strength training three times per week. 

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight? 
Starting Weight: 324 pounds
Current Weight: 215 pounds

What is your height? 
I’m 5’9″.

When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take? 
My weight loss journey started in April 2020. Now I have reached 75% of my goal weight.

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey? N/A

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I am responsible for the kind of life I want to live. 

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Find a plan that you can follow for the rest of your life. Walking is the only exercise you need. Keep your meals simple. 

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Her Bio: For all of her adult life, Blogger and YouTube Influencer K. Nichelle has struggled to control her weight. As a young girl, she used food to comfort and to mask her feelings of insecurity. This pattern continued into adulthood and would start the cycle of yo-yo dieting. K. Nichelle states, “I never had problems with losing weight. Once I committed to a diet, the pounds would come off. However, the diet was never something I could maintain for life.” K. Nichelle knew that what she needed was a lifestyle change – A way of eating and living that would help her lose the extra pounds as well as bring health and wholeness to her life. 

After reading The McDougall Program For Maximum Weight Loss by Dr. John A McDougall, K. Nichelle started her journey in April 2020. Even with a minor setback at the beginning, K. Nichelle was able to recommit to this lifestyle and continue the journey. But this time, she decided to take her journey public by starting a YouTube channel called Chickpeas & Lentils. K. Nichelle demos starch-based, oil-free, vegan recipes and shares personal stories that makes her relateable. To date, K. Nichelle has lost an astonishing 109lbs! K. Nichelle hopes to inspire others to join her on this journey to wholeness by way of plant-based eating. 

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