By Steve Pollak, Mother Nature Network
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(Photo: Carol Hawkins)
The following is one of a series of weight loss success stories featured on Mother Nature Network.
Carol Hawkins never actually decided to lose weight, per se.
Instead, this 40-year-old Seattle resident said the weight loss she experienced last year was a natural byproduct of her decision to focus on eating locally and seasonally.
"The weight just drops off because you have a purpose." she said. "It was a more holistic approach."
Indeed, the holistic approach appears to be working wonderfully: Hawkins dropped 60 pounds over the course of 2010.
She credits her ongoing food education as a prime motivator: Hawkins recently received a degree in social justice with a focus on food security from Antioch University in Seattle. She's taken what she's learned about food, the food industry, and government policy and turned that information into action.
She's eliminated processed, packaged foods andRead More »from Weight loss success story: Carol Hawkins