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Eric O’Grey was 340 pounds, depressed, and on 15 different medications, including 200 units of insulin per day for type 2 diabetes. After 25 years of failed diet attempts, Eric’s weight and medical problems spiraled out of control until he met a doctor who suggested treating the underlying causes of his medical problems rather than just the symptoms. During the next year, by learning how to transition to a plant-based diet, eating whole plant foods and going on daily walks, Eric lost more than 150 pounds, reversed his diabetes, got off all medications, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life, eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. Eric has maintained his optimal weight and health since 2010 and is passionate about sharing his health and weight loss success with others.

Eric specializes in coaching and helping morbidly obese people to achieve their optimal weight and health. Do you dream of becoming the extraordinary person you’ve always wanted to be? Eric’s services are intensive and involve plant-based nutrition lifestyle coaching and achievable exercise that begins with walking and gently leads to running, when appropriate. Eric’s lifestyle coaching services focus on encouraging techniques and strategies that begin with small changes and lead to life-changing improvements in weight, health, happiness, purpose and well-being.

Eric O’Grey lives in metro Washington DC and is available for consulting by phone and over video for remote clients. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Doctor of Law degree from Emory University. As a recent demonstration of his successful coaching strategies, Eric time-qualified for the 2020 Boston Marathon 3 times during the first 3 months of 2019.

Eric’s personal story of recovery and redemption went viral with the Internet film “Eric & Peety” and his recent book “Walking with Peety, the Dog Who Saved My Life,” which is now available in 8 languages worldwide. Eric is passionate about animal kindness, plant-based nutrition, spending time with his wife Jaye, and long distance running with his dog Jake. For more information about Eric and his work, please see his website at or email him at

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