Kaminsky, who lives in Colorado, said of the transition from college to a desk job, which led to significant weight gain, “I just felt so horrible all the time. I slept poorly, had no energy, was always lethargic, and just felt sluggish. As a 22-year-old, I would think to myself, This is not how it should be. This is not the life I want to live.”
Using diet and exercise, Kaminsky was able to begin losing weight and feeling better. She told the outlet, “I eat a mostly plant-based diet about 90 percent of the time. Eating primarily plant-based makes me feel amazing—I have so much energy, I sleep great, and my athletic endurance has skyrocketed. I also never feel bogged down or overly full. I don’t track calories or macros. I just fuel my body as much as it needs with amazing whole foods.”
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Re made me a really delicious looking green smoothie for the road today! Out and about all day so I had the @yeti packed with healthy snacks! 🍎 Smoothie: @dailyharvest vanilla + cacao, coconut water, pineapple, spinach 🍎 Sliced Apples 🍎 Diced Pineapple 🍎 Strawberries 🍎 My homemade granola bars 🍎 Mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios) I didn’t eat everything but rather be prepared and not need it than to need it and not have it!!
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