If you’ve heard my story before you know that I didn’t set out to be an activist in the food movement. It was all an accident. Growing up a very sick child, developing unconventional habits to help me break free from this over-processed world and the persistence of my friends who asked me to start this blog is what led to where I am today. I never thought I would quit my full-time job as a corporate consultant to do what I am doing today. I am an accidental activist. No one trained me on how to get the attention of the largest corporations in the world, how to handle the media interviews and the publicity necessary for spreading the message or how to handle the people who are trying to disparage me from moving forward.
So when Experience Life Magazine contacted me and said they wanted to put me on the cover of their magazine, I didn’t quite know what to expect. They flew me out to Los Angeles and spent an entire day with me from morning until night. I was actually kinda dreading the whole day, since getting my picture taken by strangers is not one of my favorite things to do! When I walked into the studio, my worries vanished, and I knew I was going to be all right. All I could think was “this is all for me?” The positive energy of the whole entire Experience Life team was contagious. A personal stylist was ready with a whole wardrobe of outfits to choose from, my hair & makeup was done by celebrity hollywood artists and a nice selection of healthy snacks were available! It was one of the most fun days of my life and a day I’ll never forget.
I can’t thank Experience Life enough for believing in me, this mission and for allowing me the honor to be on their cover of the October issue.
During the photo shoot, they also filmed a “Behind the Scenes” video. During the interview, I broke down crying (which they thankfully at my request edited out, although you can still see my red eyes). Sometimes it can be so hard to talk about my personal story. In this video, I also talk about what I am most proud of – you!
Please take a couple of minutes and watch the video here:
You can also check out the full written Q&A with Experience Life here.
If you are looking for a magazine that inspires, is thoughtful and not afraid to stand up for the truth, Experience Life is an incredible choice to have sent to your house or iPad. You can check out a subscription to Experience Life here on Amazon.
Thank you again Food Babe Army, you made this happen.
141 responses to “It Was All An Accident… Thank You For The Experience Life Magazine Cover”
So glad I found your posts and I’m so greatful for you Vani !
So proud of you Vani. I’m a huge fan an advocate! Thank you for your dedication to our wellness!
You are an incredible inspiration! Keep up the awesome work! I’m on board 🙂
I am a subscriber to the magazine and I want to thank you for doing what you do. I hadn’t heard of you before, but now I’m subscribed and I’ve seen several of your interviews, blog posts, etc. Thank you for having the courage to take this path and for helping us stay informed about what we are collectively eating.The naysayers have a lot of power and money behind them, so don’t get discouraged!
Although Experience Life is basically an in house magazine for LifeTime Fitness, I do enjoy it, and find it worthwhile. Glad they asked you to be on the cover.
Way to go Food Babe! Congrats!
Berkeley Wellness is finally getting around to putting a mildly negative opinion out on BVO’s, I’m sure due in part to your investigation and publicity, although they aren’t giving you credit…thanks for your tireless effort!
Thank you Food Babe for all you are doing!!! I share the knowledge every chance I get. You are changing the world, never give up!!!… For all the children present and future we owe it to them!!!
You truly are amazing and have taught me so much about food! Keep up your hard work and I will continue to help spread the word!
Thank you, Food Babe, for researching, standing up and speaking out!!!
And for the people out there who don’t understand the amazing work you’re doing, since when do we have to have a background in food science to know what is in our food? How is it harming anyone to have healthier foods (well, as healthy as processed American food can be), without adding unnecessary/ cosmetic-only chemicals and ingredients that contain no nutrition whatsoever? Is it truly harming someone’s health to recommend eating an organic apple over the crappy junk-laden packaged applesauce? Get the facts, people. She is.
Thank you so much for all you do, it truly is amazing and I fully believe in the army that I am associated with, yours! Thanks you!
A Special Day for a very Special. lady, Thank You and the mag. Pretty photo:)
Vani you are amazing, so thankful for the information you supply us.
Vani – thank you! Today’s world has many ‘foodies’ but none with your unconditional compassion, generosity and true desire to help with nothing in return. You are a gift and I am grateful for your generosity of spirit … You desererve the recognition WELL DONE!!!
Ps. I do not ‘follow’ I am not a social media fun but with you is different so I had to say it -:))
Did you look into the ingredients in the food that’s served at lifetime? Some of its really disgusting and not good for you at all. I’d be surprised if you got behind that.
Do you mean Experience Life? 🙂
Thank you vani!
Your knowledge has changed my life in so many ways and its so inspiring to know there are people out there like you who have a passion for health like i do!
Your picture looks beautiful! Congrats!
You look so beautiful. Thank you for all you do!! My wife, Donna and I love reading your articles and they have helped us so much!! Wish I knew about you being on the magazine because I would have gone out and purchased it ASAP!!! Keep up the great work!!! We love you!
Vani- you look so great and healthy on the cover!! Way to go for REAL FOOD!!
You deserve all the accolades and recognition for taking on the arduous task to create awareness! Cheers to being recognized by such a prestigious magazine.