|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2012)|
Victoria Moran is an American writer of eleven books and an inspirational speaker, specializing in books on spirituality, nutrition, weight loss (she herself has maintained a 60-pound weight loss for nearly 30 years), and vegan living. Among her titles are the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life (in thirty languages), and the plant-based weight-loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet. Her latest book is Main Street Vegan (TarcherPenguin, 2012), endorsed by Michael Moore, Russell Simmons, and Moby, and praised by Ellen DeGeneres and President Bill Clinton. VegNews magazine calls this book "the vegan Bible, New Testament." This book was written with the able assistance of her daughter, lifelong vegan Adair Moran.
Moran is also a well-known speaker, a certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and a vegan lifestyle coach in private practice in New York City with phone and Skype clients around the world. She is the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, a 6-day, in-person intensive in New York City that trains and certifies vegan lifestyle coaches. Moran's articles have appeared in publications including Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Body & Soul, Weight Watchers Magazine, Mothering, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Vegan Health and Fitness, and O, the Oprah Magazine. VegNews cited Victoria among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, and she is one of the celebrity coaches for the PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Along with colleague, Michael Greger, MD, she was voted "Vegan of the Year 2012" in an international competition sponsored by VegansAreCool.com. Moran has been a guest on many TV and radio programs, including two appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Victoria hosts the weekly "Main Street Vegan" radio broadcast on Unity.FM, also available as a podcast on iTunes. She lives with her husband, writer and musician William Melton, and their rescue-dog, Forbes, in New York City.
- Moran, Victoria (1991, American Vegan Society; originally published 1985, Thorsons). Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism.
- Moran, Victoria (1992). The love-powered diet: A revolutionary approach to healthy eating and recovery from food addiction. San Rafael, CA: New World Library. p. 310.
- Moran, Victoria (1994). Get the Fat Out: 501 Easy Ways to Cut the Fat in Any Diet. New York: Harmony Books.
- Moran, Victoria (1998). Shelter for the spirit: Create your own haven in a hectic world. New York: Harper Paperback. p. 240.
- Moran, Victoria (1999). Creating a charmed life: Sensible, spiritual secrets every busy woman should know. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. p. 240.
- Moran, Victoria. Fit from within: 101 simple secrets to change your body and your life—starting today and lasting forever. New York: Contemporary Books/McGraw Hill, 2002 and 2004.
- Moran, Victoria (2001). Lit from within: Tending your soul for lifelong beauty. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. p. 256.
- Moran, Victoria (2005). Younger by the day: 365 ways to rejuvenate your body and revitalize your spirit. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. p. 480.
- Moran, Victoria (2009). Living a Charmed Life: Your Guide to Finding Magic in Every Moment of Every Day. San Francisco: HarperOne. (This is the 10th anniversary sequel to Creating a Charmed Life; it is an entirely different book.)
- Moran, Victoria (2009). The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy (3rd Edition). New York: Lantern Books. p. 264.
- Moran, Victoria, with Adair Moran (2012). Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World. New York: TarcherPenguin.