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Name: Lorraine Huntley
Year of Birth: 1964
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 110?
Birthplace: Boca Raton, FL
Current Residence: Edwardsville, IL

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have
I have a masters in Kinesiology, im a registered and licensed dietitian, I own my own private consulting practice. Interests and passion is anything related to health and fitness…!

Why did you become vegan?
Because I have Crohn’s disease and I have found through trial and error that a vegan lifestyle is the best for me, my health and overall wellness.

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I was a ballerina when I was younger, and a showgirl in my early 20’s, so fitness has always been in my blood.

How would you describe your nutrition program?
Simple -- fruits/veggies, nuts/legumes, some tofu and plant proteins, (did I mention Im gluten free too!)

How would you describe your training program?
Varies, I like to try new programs to determine which one gives my body the best response. I hate doing the same things over and over, so I am constantly changing what I do… I LOVE to lift – don’t mind the cardio but would have to say a circuit type program is my favorite.

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
I do add plant protein to my shakes and nutritional yeast to my hot meals, I like to use some N.O during my workouts and creatine or glutamine before and after. Makes me feel so energetic and strong.

How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
Always get the “Oh you are so disciplined” response.

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
The usual – There is nothing to eat, you don’t get enough protein, you must be bored with your choices. Boy they are SO wrong!!!!

Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you go about it?
I don’t promote, if people choose to try it or ask me about it, I guide them so that they are doing it the correct way…………..!

What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Consistency. Perseverance.

What do you like best about being vegan?
Knowing that I am putting only foods grown in nature into my body. Makes me feel energized!

What do you like best about being fit?
Feeling good, looking good, feeling energized and motivated.

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Take it slowly and keep it simple!

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Try it, you just might like the way it makes you feel!

What motivates you in life?
Goals, deadlines.

What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com?
Love it, great to see so may others like myself.

Has it helped or inspired you?
Absolutely.