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Waist Away: How to Lose Weight Joyfully & Supercharge Your Life

Waist Away: How to Lose Weight Joyfully & Supercharge Your Life A free lecture by Mary Clifton M.D. A presentation of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii

Learn why healthy vegan diets work to reduce disease through the use of healthy fats and proteins at the cellular level. Learn how to lose weight effortlessly by changing your diet joyfully through tips perfected in Dr. Mary's busy clinical practice in Michigan.
Dr. Mary Clifton, author and founder of Dr. Mary's Waisters, is a clinical associate professor with Michigan State University’s medical school and a private solo internal medicine specialist with 17 years of experience. Like many people, a routine physical turned into a wake-up call six years ago. Diagnosed with pre-diabetes and elevated cholesterol, Dr. Mary researched her extensive pharmaceutical options, and opted to modify her diet instead. Her blood sugar is back to high school levels and her cholesterol dropped by 70 points.

Now, Dr. Mary shares her lifestyle and diet tips in a book co-authored by her daughter, Chelsea Klemens, an OB/GYN physician in Manhattan. Waist Away: How to Joyfully Lose Weight and Supercharge Your Life is available on Kindle and Amazon. For more information, check out her website at

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Agree with David below.
    Dr. Mary was interesting and engaging with useful stats. I liked how she focused on the positives of a plant-based diet including getting protein through good sources- beans, spinach, healthy nuts, etc.
    I appreciated her showing how tweaking her typical breakfast, lunch and dinner selections could easily be made vegan.
    Informative , helpful and cheerful presentation!

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great presentation that Dr. Clifton gave. l learned so much about the benefits of being a Vegan full of interesting statistics. Her personal stories were interesting and funny. I'll make it a point to eat more grains and beans. Thank you. I'm glad that I went I really enjoyed myself!

    June 11, 2013

  • DeDe

    Have a dive class all week.

    June 11, 2013

  • D

    If not wkg...yes

    June 2, 2013

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