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12-Week Plant-Based Weight Loss Program

Saturday, May 14 - Saturday, July 30, 2022, 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 can help you reach your goals!

Vanita and Karen

Join Vanita Rahman, MD, and Karen Smith, RD, CDCES, 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: 

  • Week 1: Plant-Based Diets: What's the Big Deal? - with Mary Montequin
  • Week 2: Carbohydrates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  
  • Week 3: Is it Low-Fat or High-Fat or Somewhere in Between? - with Marc Ramirez
  • Week 4: Are You Getting Enough Protein?
  • Week 5: Let's Get Cooking: Meal Planning and Cooking Demo  
  • Week 6: Is Food Addiction Real? - with Chuck Carroll
  • Week 7: Is That Emotional or Physical Hunger?
  • Week 8: Are You Stuck in a Weight Loss Plateau?  
  • Week 9: Do Portion Sizes Matter?
  • Week 10: Can I Ever Eat Out With a Plant-Based Diet?  
  • Week 11: Is Salt the Hidden Villain?  - with Plantiful Kiki
  • Week 12:  Can I Maintain this Long-Term? 

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 May 14.


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 28 class, June 18 class, and July 2 class.
  3. Presenter slides will be available to download via a participant portal after each class.