Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet Paperback – April 7 2003
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- Publisher : Wiley; Revised and Updated Edition (April 7 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0470832533
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470832530
- Item Weight : 640 g
- Dimensions : 15.25 x 2.5 x 22.85 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #534,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Vesanto is widely known in the media - press, TV and radio. She is an internationally known speaker and has presented workshops on the topic of vegetarian nutrition to over 1800 dietitians throughout. North America. Vesanto received the prestigious Clintec award for leadership in dietetics. She regularly consults for government and industry and for individual clients.
To complement her scientific expertise is Vesanto's joy in creating food that is healthy, delicious and simple to prepare. Her website is
Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice, an author and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She became a committed, ethical vegetarian 13 years ago when she was moved to explore the consequences of food choices beyond personal health. Brenda completed an honors degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, followed by an internship in Ottawa Ontario. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, academic nutrition instructor, and is currently the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. Brenda is co-author of three books - the best-seller, Becoming Vegetarian, its companion, Becoming Vegan, and the newly released Dairy-free and Delicious. She answers nutrition questions on the VegFamily website. Brenda lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with her husband Paul, and two teenage children, Leena - age 17 and Cory - age 14, all vegetarians.
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Because I tend to be curious and never satisfied by the myths we hear, I wanted to learn more about vegetarians diets, so I bought this book called "Becoming Vegetarian". This is probably one of the best nutritional reference books I have ever read. The book is divided into four main sections:
- the benefits of being vegetarian (for your health, the environment and the animal)
- nutritional information that would be useful for any human being including non-vegetarians (i.e., how to balance proteins, carbohydrates and fats in your diets, what minerals and vitamins do you need and how you can get them)
- how to become vegetarian (i.e. changing how you do groceries, designing menus and the proper etiquette for being vegetarian in a "meat eaters" world).
What I enjoy the most about this book is that the authors are not preachy. They simply present the facts and let you make more informed decisions about your diet. In other words, being vegetarian does not imply that you are eating healthy; especially if you diet is based on fries and pasta.
The book also makes the point that becoming vegetarian can be easy. Eating healthy as a vegetarian does not require tracking everything you eat and making sure that you are obtaining all your vitamins and minerals. In fact, as long as you vary the food you eat, you are likely getting all the nutrients you need.
There is also a lot of informations about nutrition in general.
The authors are quite responsive, at least in my experience. Met them both in person separately; very pleasant people.
Well done Melina and Davis. Best wishes.