Angela Stokes was one of the people who inspired me to switch to a 100% raw foods diet earlier this year. Her story is truly inspiring because she lost 160 pounds after going raw. Check out her before and after pics below.
You may have seen these pics before because I linked to Angela’s website back in January while I was blogging about my initial 30-day raw food diet trial.
Recently Angela appeared on CNN to talk about her weight loss journey and the raw food diet. This unleashed a firestorm of publicity for Angela that continues to this day. As I understand it, her CNN segment quickly became CNN’s most popular health story of the year.
In fact, I will tell you that Angela’s story generated so much interest that my own website gained thousands of new visitors in just a few weeks — all because of her CNN appearance. How is that possible? What happened is that tons of people started Googling terms like “raw diet” and “raw food diet,” and many of them landed here because StevePavlina.com ranks high on those terms. “Raw food diet” is now the #2 search term sending traffic to my website this month, out of nearly 100,000 unique search terms. It seems that more people than ever are getting curious about this way of eating and all the benefits it provides.
I’ve since met others in the raw community who’ve lost considerable weight as well. For example, last month I had dinner with Philip McCluskey, a man who lost 200 pounds in 2 years after switching to raw foods. I never would have known by looking at him that he’d ever carried around that much extra weight. I’d have simply assumed he was “naturally” thin and fit his entire adult life.
I’ve never had a problem carrying around so much excess weight, but I also lost some weight this year with raw foods — really without even trying. During my 30-day raw food trial in January, I lost 8 pounds while increasing my food intake from 2,000 to 2,300 calories per day. The pure, unprocessed foods I ate made it easy for my body to let go of some extra body fat.
The Body Enlightenment System
Angela told me that this week she’s launching a very unique real-time weight loss program based on the raw food diet. My initial reaction was, “Say no more — I know a lot of people will be interested in hearing about this. Just let me know the details, and I’ll definitely announce this on my blog.”
So here’s the announcement.
Angela’s weight loss program, developed with the Raw Divas, is called the Body Enlightenment System. The unique part is you go through this program with other participants in real time. It comes with built-in coaching, social support, education, and accountability. So you aren’t just given a meal plan and left to fend for yourself. You’ll be held accountable by others to make sure you make real changes and shed a meaningful amount of weight.
The Body Enlightenment System is a comprehensive 30-day program that includes:
* 7 days of advance prep and education before you actually begin Day 1 of the weight loss program
* Daily coaching via email
* A compatible weight loss buddy to create mutual accountability
* Support forums where participants can help each other
* A success planner workbook
* A fitness program that requires no more than 7 minutes per day
* A customized menu planner
* The opportunity to repeat the 30-day program as many times as you want at no additional cost
* and lots of other bonuses including live teleseminars, holiday menu planners, and more.
This program is the culmination of progressive refinements that have generated significant weight loss for previous participants. This is your chance to apply the strategy of overwhelming force to the goal of weight loss and sustainable lifestyle change.
Enrollment Deadline is Saturday, October 25th
This is a live program, meaning that it has specific start and end dates. So if you’re interested in signing up for this, you’ll need to do so by Saturday, October 25th at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time. After that the registration closes to new participants, and the program officially begins.
If you’d like to shed some extra weight before Christmas and take your health to a whole new level, take a look at the Body Enlightenment System. It stands to reason that a woman who lost 160 pounds might be able to help you lose weight, as she’s already done for countless others.
You’re the best, Angela!