About

JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach and educator, certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy.  A devoted culinary student, she has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.  JL speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management; clients include The Seed: A Vegan Experience and the Business Institute at Long Island University-CW Post.  She has been interviewed for radio shows and podcasts including Main Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio.  JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and in her weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY).  She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.

JL is the founder and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting.  She serves on the board of directors of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and the advisory board of Our Hen House.  Follow JL on TwitterFacebook, and .

Hi. I’m JL Fields.

I started blogging at JL goes Vegan:  Food & Fitness with a Side of Kale to document my transition to veganism and to help other newbie vegans along the way.  A year into eating vegan I discovered two things. I love food and I no longer deprive myself.

I stopped chasing skinny.  I quit letting the scale determine my happiness. And it changed my life.

Stop Chasing Skinny is an opportunity for discussion. A jumping off point to finally liberate yourself from a number or size.  Join me on this quest to find happiness beyond the scale.

Questions or comments? Contact me!

  • http://rvxn.org/ sui solitaire

    you’re gorgeous ~ inside & out :)

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Too kind. Too kind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024466608 Korsha D Palmer

    I am so looking forward to your blogs! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      I’m so glad! And I want to hear about YOUR journey!

  • http://twitter.com/runlaughpugs alison

    Thank you, thank you for having this site exist. I can relate to every single story on here from deprivation, to obsession with a number. I’m not there yet, I haven’t stopped chasing skinny, that’s for sure. But I know that I need to find a better balance to get me there. Thanks to everyone who shares their stories.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Alison, thank you for your comment and welcome! I’m so glad you found the blog. I think for many of this, it’s really a journey — it’s not about “being there” yet. It is about re-imagining how we could/should/would/want look and feel. I hope you jump into the conversations!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Alison, thank you for your comment and welcome! I’m so glad you found the blog. I think for many of this, it’s really a journey — it’s not about “being there” yet. It is about re-imagining how we could/should/would/want look and feel. I hope you jump into the conversations!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Alison, thank you for your comment and welcome! I’m so glad you found the blog. I think for many of this, it’s really a journey — it’s not about “being there” yet. It is about re-imagining how we could/should/would/want look and feel. I hope you jump into the conversations!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Alison, thank you for your comment and welcome! I’m so glad you found the blog. I think for many of this, it’s really a journey — it’s not about “being there” yet. It is about re-imagining how we could/should/would/want look and feel. I hope you jump into the conversations!

  • Jennpete74

    Wow what a great blog! I look forward to sharing my story, recovering from wisdom teeth removal at the moment so I will share soon :)

  • http://exfoodie.com/ Neven

    This is a fantastic idea, so happy that you are doing this. We need more positive role models to encourage us to love our bodies the way they are.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Thank you! And I agree!