9 Life-Changing Interviews with Powerful Plant-Based Women

As we celebrate Women's History Month and this week's International Women's Day, we want to share nine powerful interviews from female Registered Dietitians, cookbook authors, yoga therapists, and entrepreneurs who have dedicated their life to health, happiness, and helping people thrive on a plant-based diet.

The interviews were originally shared on No Meat Athlete Radio, the award-winning podcast from our sister site, No Meat Athlete.

With over 400 episodes published, there are countless interviews with women at the forefront of positive change.

But today, we share the nine most popular, covering topics like whole food cooking, weight loss, intermittent fasting, yoga, and the future of plant-based eating.

 

1. Intermittent Fasting 101 with Dr. Pamela Fergusson, RD

 

Interested in intermittent fasting but don't know where to start? In this interview, Dr. Pamela Fergusson, RD, walks you through everything you need to know to get started with intermittent fasting, the science behind why it could be beneficial for your health, and how to ensure that you're doing it in a way that's healthy for your body and lifestyle.

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2. High Carb Hannah on a Starch-Based Diet and How She Lost 70 Pounds

 

Hannah Howlett, better known as High Carb Hannah on YouTube and social media, transformed her life by losing 70 pounds on a high-carb plant-based diet. Today, she's spreading the value of a plant-based diet to more than 1,000,000 followers. In this episode, Hannah and her husband Derek discuss weight loss, the vegan YouTube scene, and why fruitarianism didn't work for them.

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3. The Healing Power of Yoga (and How You Can Get Started) with Katie Hay

 

It's no secret that yoga's popularity has boomed over the past several years. But for many, it's still too intimidating to actually try.

In this episode, Katie Hay, Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, shares how yoga can transform your life and how to get started. She answers many of the questions people have before their first class, and how yoga can play a role in long-term health and short-term performance.

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4. Addiction, Weight Loss, and Retraining Your Brain with Susan Peirce Thompson of Brightline Eating

 

What role can a plant-based diet play in transforming your life? There's the weight loss and the long-term health benefits, but what about a mental transformation? In this episode, Susan Peirce Thompson shares her story of addiction, food, and the power of eating plants.

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5. The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners with Pamela Fergusson, RD, PhD

 

If there was a clear blueprint for eating a plant-based diet, what would it look like?

It would start with answering the FAQs around protein, meals, and the science-based benefits, then dive into actionable tips to ensure you're getting everything you need.

In this episode, Dr. Pamela Fergusson, RD, walks through her plant-based blueprint for beginners, to help you thrive.

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6. How Miyoko Schinner Brought Artisanal Cuisine to Veganism

 

These days, Miyoko Schinner's plant-based cheese products can be found in just about any grocery store in America. But of course, it hasn't always been that way. Miyoko's journey started out of a desire to bring color, craft, and creativity to the bland, uninspired vegan cooking of the time.

In this interview, Miyoko shares her captivating stories, important life lessons, and grand vision for the future of the plant-based diet.

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7. Becoming a Friendly Vegan with Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto

 

Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto have a different vision for the plant-based movement — one that is inclusive, informed, and approachable. They call this the "friendly vegan" approach, and it starts with being friendly to yourself.

In this episode, Michelle and Toni share the role a plant-based diet plays in their life, and how they're growing the movement through their book, The Friendly Vegan Cookbook.

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8. Dreena Burton and 25 Years of Plant-Based Cooking

 

25 years ago, plant-based eating looked a lot different. There were no meat or cheese alternatives in the way we find them today, or supplements specifically designed for plant-based eaters. So how have 25 years of plant-based cooking changed for Dreena Burton, and what did she learn early on that still informs her cooking today?

In this episode, cookbook author Dreena Burton shares how she approaches new recipes and why she focuses on whole foods in her cooking.

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9. How Plantiful Kiki Found Weight Loss Success with a High-Carb, Plant-Based Diet

 

For years, the popular consensus was that you couldn't lose weight on a high carbohydrate diet. But after struggling to find a traditional weight loss program that worked for her, Plantiful Kiki tried something completely different... and it worked!

In this episode, Kiki shares how her family is thriving with a high-carb, plant-based diet, and why she believes this transformation led to long-term success.

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