Entertaining, Inspiring Women's Wellness Author
Victoria Moran has been a Main Street Vegan® for 35 years and is an obesity survivor, maintaining a 60+-pound weight loss for all this time. She’s the bestselling author of twelve books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages around the world) and the plant-based weight loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet, and the iconic Main Street Vegan. Her latest book is The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion. Her college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher.
Victoria is also an inspirational speaker, corporate spokesperson, certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation/eCornell program in plant-based nutrition, host of the Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast, awarded Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet 2015, and founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training and certifying vegan lifestyle coaches.
Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She was named Vegan of the Year 2012, sharing that honor with male counterpart Michael Greger, MD, and she speaks extensively for vegetarian/vegan festivals, health events, women’s conferences, associations, corporations, and religious groups
She lives with her husband, writer and musician, William Melton, in a LEED-certified green condominium in New York City’s thriving Harlem neighborhood. They’re co-writers of the feature film in pre-production, Miss Liberty, and co-humans to a rescue-dog, Forbes.
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Creating a Charmed Life (out of the one you’ve got)
Learn to “play your free square” (just like in Bingo!), “practice the vacation principle,” and “go for your dreams” with Victoria’s distinctive plan for bringing goals into reality from the inside out. Cry when you hear the story of her being widowed in her thirties with a small child to care for, and triumph as you hear how she grew from that to taking her daughter around the world – twice. Know when you hear the story of her “they-said-it-was-impossible” move to New York City that your dreams are possible, too (and if you end up humming Broadway show tunes on your way out, we understand).
This is Victoria’s classic keynote — a favorite of associations, women’s groups, religious organizations, and colleges.
The Making of a Main Street Vegan
This is Victoria’s one-woman show on how a steak-loving girl from Kansas City wound up as Main Street Vegan – an enticing performance that leads everyone who sees it to appreciate the changes they’ve made in their own lives. In it she impishly impersonates her 6-year-old self when she learned about the “4 Food Groups,” and the 12-year-old Victoria poring over her father’s medical texts in a search to end her struggle with obesity; and she tells with stunning poignancy the story of a single cow with whom she bonded on the day she spent in a slaughterhouse. With a backdrop of stunning visuals, this 50-minute program is, for the right venue, a unique and memorable theatrical experience.
The Feel-Great, Look-Amazing, Age-Later Lifestyle
Vitality is your birthright and Holistic Health Counselor Victoria Moran has spent her life to date figuring how you can get it in spades, regardless of your age, history, or bank balance. Far too many Americans are at the mercy of myths, such as nobody loses weight for keeps; or once you’re past fifty (or forty even), there’s not a whole lot you can do to change things; or my parents got heart disease (or diabetes or arthritis or Alzheimer’s) and that’s probably what will happen to me. It doesn’t have to be that way! You can change the way you think, move, and eat in ways that just might hedge your bets against a great many of the ills the flesh is heir to – and feel incredible doing it. In this presentation, Victoria shares simple lifestyle practices that will give you energy, turn back the clock, and convince you that your glory days aren’t something from a long time ago, but coming in your near future.