About

Fun Pic!Hey, my name’s Zach – welcome to the No Fuss Vegan!  I created this site because on an almost daily basis I hear something like, “I could never go Vegan, what do you even eat!?!”  Well, first off I get to eat really, wholesome, nourishing food, and if I can spin it into delicious recipes, well that’s just an extra win!

I’m a full time college student, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cook with the best of, and make it simple and fun!  I created The No Fuss Vegan because I wanted people to see that you don’t have to fuss over vegan food.  I make everything from Pies and Cookies, to Fried Rice and Chili! This site is about making satisfying foods that don’t make you feel guilty about your choices!

A little bit of back story about how I came into the vegan and plant-based world.

While I’m only 21-years-old I’ve done quite a few things in my life.  At the age of 16 I was nearly 100 pounds overweight, fighting depression, and on the verge of developing diabetes.  When I finally chose to adopt some amazing things into my life, namely fitness, positive people, and real food – I was able to beat that awful reflection in the mirror and grow into a happier healthier me!  Here’s my before and after if you care too see!

Before-After

 I have been Following a Vegan diet since early 2012, but had some turbulence in the beginning!  But I’m happy to say I’m a fully blog vegan, and I love every second of it!  I originally started for the healthy benefits but the more I learn about the food industry and animal treatment – the happier I am with my decision!  It doesn’t matter where you came from to end up on this path, the benefits are still the same!

I love spending time in my kitchen, but there is another place I feel right at home, the aerobics room at the gym!  I’m a group exercise instructor and I LOVE every moment of teaching, I get to experience the natural high of exercise with a group of motivated, caring, and wonderful people looking for positive results!

 

INSANITY

I always joke that I workout to eat, but it’s only half a joke haha!  But what is great about the vegan diet is that if you make whole food choices, you can enjoy real food, supplement exercise, and still look and feel great!  So with this site I focus on food that makes you healthy inside and out, but exercise is an important piece in my life too!

Oh I almost forgot! From time to time, you can also expect to see cameos from my dog Teddy!  He’s a Shih Tzu mix and a rescue and I love him to death!  I don’t mind putting him in sweater and a hat when it get’s cold – so caution things may get cute!

 Ted w/ Bowtie

I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and many other’s so don’t hesitate to connect with me!  Thanks for stopping by, I can’t wait to meet and learn more about you!

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Comments

  1. says

    Zach, you should be commended. So many people of any age don’t take this plunge. The fact that you’re doing it so young will only make your life more fulfilling. And with teaching and sharing your success and knowledge with others, you’ll inspire others to live a healthier life. Man, you’re amazing. Keep up the awesome job. You should be so proud of yourself. Sounds like you should be going to school for nutrition or exercise physiology – seems like a passion for you. High five.

    • Zach says

      Thanks Lisa, that really means a lot! I actually am in school for exercise physiology planning to continue into therapy, the human body is my new facination!

  2. says

    I have a TON of respect for you losing 100 LBs. That’s not an easy thing to do. Also maintaining a vegan lifestyle takes a lot of discipline. I think this blog is going to be very popular and inspire many people to make positive changes in their lives. Keep it up Zach!

    • Zach says

      Hey Jon,

      Thank you so much! I’ve worked hard, so it’s not worth giving up now! I’m hoping I can inspired a few people – that’s the big plan :)!

      Thanks for stopping buy and for all the support!

      Zach

  3. says

    Brilliant, Zach! Good for you! I’m happy for you and proud of your accomplishments (may they ever increase!). Beautiful site. Great job. Xxoo

    • Zach says

      Thanks Jackie, I appreciate all the love and support along the way – YOU ROCK!

  4. Brenda says

    Zach, you’re so inspiring at such a young age!! I’m a vegetarian that has dabbled with veganism and with raw food. I am in need of a restart and you have encouraged that with this page. Keep up the great work! God bless you. :)

    • says

      Hey Brenda!

      Thank you so much for the kind words – it means so much to me! I’m going to keep at it, and your “restart” is going to go great :)!

      Thanks for reading!

      Zach

  5. Cheryl says

    sooo… if by some very strange shift happens in the universe.. and I become rich….. Id ask you to be my personal chef :P

  6. says

    Wow! What an inspiring story, Zach! I’m so happy to have found you through Pinterest! I can relate to your story on so many levels :) Wish you all the best!!

    • says

      Thanks Ceara,

      I’m glad you found me through Pinterest too, and your site looks great :)

      Thanks for visiting,
      Zach

  7. Diana says

    By choice I became a vegetarian at a very young age and I’ve been a vegetarian for 22 years now and I can’t imagine ever going back! I just started teaching a free plant based class at my church and I absolutely love teaching people about how wonderful plant based eating can be- for our bodies, animals, the environment, etc. I get so happy when I find others who share the same passions. Just a little change can make a world of difference. Keep up spreading your posititve energy! I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!

  8. says

    Zack I found you on Periscope – been soaking up your training there. Just letting you know that the more of your “stuff” that I see the more impressed I am. My username on Periscope is savvyvegan – (been trying to change that to my main twitter account username as I do have quite a lot of followers on that one). Anyway just like to let you know that I am looking forward to trying your vegan recipes and watching more of your awesome scopes.

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