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Author: R Withrow-Wong

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VegHead Speaks is a podcast about whole food plant-based eating (WFPB). Robin shares with listeners her reasons and experiences of transitioning to WFPB and offers support and tips on how to make the change to eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
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Robin received the question "can vegans get high cholesterol?"  This episode talks about where cholesterol is found and why the plant based diet is beneficial in lowering cholesterol.  
Robin talks about higher calorie foods found in a plant based diet and how these foods impact weight loss.
Robin corrals her sister, Susan, to be a guest and chat about her journey to vegetarianism.    
Robin sits down with 3 of her 4 children to talk about how their plant based eating has evolved, their trials and tribulations and how "Mom's eating experiment" has lasted 8 years.  
#13 Happy Thanksgiving 2018

#13 Happy Thanksgiving 2018

2018-11-2100:16:24

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for our blessings and for some a time of worry about weight gain and overeating. Robin gives some tips to eating plant based during the T-day feast.
After being asked many times about the keto diet, Robin shares what she knows about the diet and encourages her listeners to just eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Robin shares that a new website, veghead-speaks.com has a recipe tab where she has begun posting some PB recipes. She also discusses how to omit ingredients to make favorite recipes plant-based.
Robin and Margo discuss obstacles, surprises, and creative solutions for those who are new to the plant-based lifestyle.
#9 The Non-Diet Approach

#9 The Non-Diet Approach

2018-09-0800:30:41

In this episode Robin discusses how the PB diet often leads to weight loss and encourages listeners to consider the non-diet approach to weight loss
#8 What I was doing in Fiji

#8 What I was doing in Fiji

2018-08-1900:29:37

In this episode of VegHead Speaks Robin explains why she was in Fiji and discusses the impact of saturated fat on heart disease and diabetes.
Robin interviews Jill Withrow a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, who is also her sister. They talk about ways to incorporate movement into your busy life.
Robin shares what types of ofods she has in her grocery cart and how she uses those foods in various weekly meals. She also addresses some of her listeners' questions about adopting a plant-based diet.
Robin offers some tips on how to travel and continue to eat plant-based.
Robin shares tips on how to break the salt habit and discusses foods that have hidden sodium.
Robin interviews her youngest daughter, Meridith, about making the transition to whole foods plant-based (WFPB) eating when she was 11 and how she answers questions posed by curious people and survived dorm food at college.
#2 Getting Started

#2 Getting Started

2018-06-1100:31:32

Robin discusses the basics of getting started on a plant-based diet
What is a plant-based diet? Robin explains how she defines plant based and why she started eating this way.
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