An illuminating conversation with vegan fitness coach Dani Taylor (find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!) on her amazing transformation over the past 18 years. She lost 90 pounds and discovered a whole new, high-energy lifestyle that feeds her body and her soul. If we all make a conscious choice to eat less animal products, not only would the world be a lot better off in a myriad of ways, but we personally would be a lot healthier. The science supports it, and our hearts know this too.

Special shout out to Robert Cheeke for putting us together.

Dani Taylor is a natural bodybuilding figure champion, the co-founder of, co-manager of the Vegan Strong Team, and also co-founder of Team PlantBuilt, the largest team of vegan strength athletes in the world. She grew up in a very unhealthy household and reached 210 pounds by high school. After going vegan for ethical reasons, she began to lose weight and soon found a love of weight-lifting.

The combination of a plant-based diet and lifting caused her to lose 90 pounds and turn her health around, eventually going on to win multiple figure competitions. Since then she has become a certified strength and conditioning coach and has coached over a thousand other vegans on their own bodybuilding journeys.

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