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12-Week Plant-Based Weight Loss Program

Saturday, Sep. 11 - Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, 12 - 1:15 p.m. ET (9 – 10:15 a.m. PT)

12-Week Plant-Based Weight Loss Program

Not sure how to lose weight and keep it off? Take charge of your health and learn how a plant-based diet help you reach your goals!

Vanita and Karen

Join Vanita Rahman, MD, and Karen Smith, RD, CDE, for a 12-week online program designed to provide nutrition education, motivation, and practical tips for weight loss, and receive cookbooks, recipe videos, and more to tackle every step of your weight loss journey! 

Research has shown that a healthy plant-based diet can help reach weight loss goals and reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. This 12-week program will tackle everything you need to know to improve your diet and health! Each class on Zoom will feature practical information, inspiring success stories, and opportunities for live interaction with Dr. Rahman and Karen Smith.  

Weekly topics include: 

  1. How to Get Started with special guest Anthony Lester.
  2. Meal Planning for the Week & Cooking Demo 
  3. Commercial Meals and Portion Distortion  
  4. Is Food Addiction Real? with special guest Cyntaya Welch
  5. Is It Low-Carb or Low-Fat? with special guests Alsi and Sherak Sayadian
  6. How Much Protein do We Need?  
  7. Emotional Hunger vs. Physical Hunger 
  8. Social Situations & Cooking Demo 
  9. Eating and Meditation 
  10. Is It Low-Sodium or Low-Salt? 
  11. Dining Out 
  12. Putting It All Together 

Register today to receive free perks, including copies of Simply Plant Based cookbook by Dr. Rahman and Your Body in Balance by Neal Barnard, MD, recipes and recipe videos, and additional nutrition resources! 

We hope to see you at the first class on September 11th.  


If you have any questions about this program, please contact us at (202) 567-2546.

Plant-Based Weight-Loss Program Testimonial


  1. The Plant-Based Weight Loss Program will not be recorded or available to view on-demand. All classes will be live on Zoom Meetings and will include interactive elements.
  2. Classes will proceed as scheduled on holiday weekends, including the May 29 and July 3 classes.
  3. Presenter slides will be available to download via a participant portal after each class.