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Souplantation Employee loses 100 lbs by Enjoying Meals at Work!

by admin on Friday, May 15, 2015 · 46 comments

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Congratulations to Lucas Weaver, service manager at Souplantation in Chula Vista, California, on his 100+ lb weight loss!

Lucas lost over 100lbs by regularly enjoying healthy meals at Souplantation.

To achieve such an amazing loss, Lucas traded in trips to fast food restaurants for a healthier diet of our soups and salads, loaded with raw vegetables.

Congratulations on creating a healthier lifestyle Lucas.  We are proud of you!

Check out Lucas’s full story in a featured report on CNN.

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Jeannie Hughes Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:16 am

Way to go Lucas!!! I like to control my weight, but my husband carries around too much weight. We try to eat there at least twice per month and I joined ” Club Veg “. I must have been a rabbit in my former life because I just cannot get enough of my bunny food! If everyone in America ate like this the obesity rates in this country would be exceptionally low. Diabetes would become obsolete. People just don’t care or are still not getting the message.



Myrna Gray Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

Great to hear. We eat at your location in Palm Desert/Indian Wells. Love it there. The food is great and we are so pleased to hear about Lucas. Keep up the good work!


Russ Heughan Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:25 am

Three cheers to Lucas and Souplantation..
Sure hope that you enjoy your new lifestyle. No doubt you are on your way to a long healthy life.


Jackie Joice Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:27 am

Congratulations! You look fabulous! Keep up the good work…always! Go California!


Wayne Bowker Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:27 am

Congratulations Lucas – you are an inspiration to us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dave Scarminach Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

Good going Lucas, I know it made a difference in your life. Some changes are difficult and some come easy. This one was not easy but at the right time in your life.


Stacey Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

Congrats Lucas, you hottie!


H. Maxum Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

Great job Lucas!!!

I love Soupplan. I tried to keep the secret to only a select few but then people found out how rad it is! So now I have to wait in longer lines sometimes. And I’m all about the coupons.

Bring back Rosemary Potato Soup! And Cream of Broccoli soup! But keep having the home style Chicken Noodle Soup!


Sarah Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:20 am

Congratulations Lucas and congrats to Souplantation for acknowledging this great accomplishment.


Annie Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:43 am

Congratulations Lucas! Looking really good!!!


gil Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:46 am

im happy too see im not alone on a long journey on loosing weight

as a cancer survivor I had to make this change for the better

thank u souplantation


Kelli Denton Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Way to go Lucas! You are an inspiration. Congratulations on your new transformation :)


Doali Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Well done! Congrats! This is my favorite restaurant. I’m a vegetarian and Souplantation is what I need. I don’t remember seeing him in the Chula Vista location, though.


Renee Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I’m so very happy for you. As someone who is always trying to lose weight. Its nice to see a success story like yours. Keep up the good work.


Cynthia Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Wow! Kudos Lucas! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story.


Susan Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Hi Lucas,

I just read an article about you and your weight loss. GREAT JOB!!!


Violet Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Way to go Lucas you are an inspiration! I love souplantation, I am going to eat there more often. Keep it up!!!


George Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Congrats!!!! A job and weight loss!!! You are in much better shape thanks to souplantation. I love the broccoli salad and soup myself.


Monica Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Great story to share and inspire
My family love Souplantation


Mae Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Great Job! He should go around to schools with his before/after self to share his knowledge to the kids.


Me Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Great job!!! Mixing 2 in one, and you got paid for it – cannot, cannot, cannot beat that!


Pamela Hill Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Congrats Lucas! You look great! That’s Awesome! :)


April Hutchings Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Congratulations to you for a terrific job of losing weight, thanks to Souplantation while you work there. I’ve been a fan of El Soupo for many, many years …. Woo hoo!


Michelle Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

That’s awesome! Congrats! Our family loves the healthy meals they can create at Souplantation.


Linda Calderon Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Thank you for sharing Lucas’ success story. This is one of my favorite restaurants also and I try to eat there several times a month.


Matt Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Congratulations! Keep up the good work. As someone who has experienced similar results, I am really happy for you. Plants saved my life, and eating at soup plantation was part of my healthy choices.


Karlene galindo Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I to started to change my habits and eat several times at soup lation it’d good for people watching there health. Lost 8


Maria Gonzales Friday, June 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Wow!!! this is great.
I tried loosing some pounds the same way during the summer of 2010 I went everyday Monday – Thursday and sometimes Fridays for dinner to the Northridge,CA location. I felt so much better. By December of the same year, it got expensive :-( and I stopped going as often. However, I do love the choices at souplantation it’s my place to go for a delicious dinner. Once I get my VIP coupons I know exactly what I’m having for dinner!


Bridget Friday, June 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Awesome, Lucas. Congratulations! You are my inspiration and motivation.
Thank you.


Beverly Smith Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Way to go Lucas! You are truly an inspiration!


Martha Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Great job! … Lucas


Marlene Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Way to go, Lucas! You’re an inspiration. I currently have the same goal and Souplantation is helping me achieve that goal. Thank you for sharing!


Cassandra Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Wow Congratulations that’s what I call amazing and hard work. Keep this up you look great !!


brenda Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

congratulations for your hard work and sticking to it. also, great to have taken advantage of the opportunity to eat healthy


Diana Hires Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

I love this story! It is inspiring. Thank you Soup Plantation for encouraging eating on the job and thank you Lucas Weaver for proving good eating leads to good life.


Sandy Todd Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Congratulations Lucas! You are and always will be an inspiration to others. Keep up the good work!
Sandy in So. Cali


AMELIA WSILUK Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:01 am

An inspiring story. I lost a sister because of obesity and lack of faith and patience. By getting a tummy reduction surgery, she developed an infection too late to control and DIED leaving a husband and 2 little children.

I Chose to change my life like this gentleman, through the right route, eating healthy, exercising and a great attitude!

Not only did I overcome depression, but I also healed from some deadly ailments like breast cancer, ulcers, TB and migraine headaches.

Every time I visit LA the only place I WILL TAKE MY WHOLE FAMILY (MOM, SISTERS, ETC.)
OUT FOR LUNCH OR DINNER is the Soup Plantation. Hopefully It will influence some of my obesed relatives to change their poor eating habits.




Betty Evans Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:18 am

Good for Lucas! I,ve been convinced all along that the reason we have so many over-weight people is because it’s so easy to eat junk food and we have forgotten the importance of nutrious food to our bodies.


peggy penn Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Knee replacement surgery is no
Stay healthy..


Katherine A. Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Congratulations Lucas! What an inspiring story.


Daleah Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Great Jobthats takes a lot of commitment, dedication and perseverance!! I hope that by leaving a comment will just continue to be encouragement for you! And it’s exciting to see what a choice can do so I am excited to see what you may be inspired to do next :) God bless you!


Maria Bon Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Congratulations Lucas!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Job, good healthy and I believe an enormous satisfaction that probably makes you high naturally!
Keep it up!


Jo Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

God bless Lucas!!!!


Maria Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8:52 am

Congratulations on your success with your weight loss.


Tracey Cullen Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:16 am

Thank you for being a great role model of how change is possible!!!!! Keep going!


Manuel Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:12 am

Great Job!


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