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80 pounds lighter and never going back

John Vinkemulder switched to a plant-based diet years ago.

John Vinkemulder, of Frankfort, was overweight most of his adult life.

A doctor told him he needed a stent in his heart, but a friend told him about a book a few years ago that changed his life.

He never had to get the stent.

Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp caught up with John at one of his favorite places to eat — Burger King, that offers a plant-based burger.