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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet Hardcover – Oct 13 2009
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Alicia Silverstone, perhaps best known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless, continues to work steadily in film, television, and theater. A dynamic fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, she is a dedicated advocate on behalf of the planet and its animals, and was voted "Sexiest Vegetarian Alive" in 2004. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Christopher, and their four rescued dogs.See all Product Description
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Plus there are some yummy recipes in here, but with expensive ingredients. You can substitute for cheaper ingredients but still staying healthy.
The book really focuses on the importance of treating yourself kindly, and not only with the food you put into your body, but offers a few pointers on exercise, taking time to de-stress, and to take good care of yourself all around. The recipes are fantastic, I've tried many of the dessert recipes and a couple of the dinner ones and they've been easy to follow and very delicious. The photos throughout the book are absolutely lovely to look at.
Silverstone's writing is a delight to read, it flows well, is "hip" and fun, and you feel like you're learning from a friend. It's a total feel-good book. Personally, it's led to my making some major lifestyle changes that I feel wonderful about.
Then I did something remarkable...I actually bought and read this book. I have to say it changed my life! I'm in excellent health now. I can't thank Alicia and Dr. Neal Barnard enough!
After some Googling I also found out about Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr and a 20-year study in the "American Journal of Cardiology" that backs up virtually everything in Alicia's book.
Today I'm super healthy and feel 20 years younger thanks to "The Kind Diet". The strange part was that the "decision" to try this diet was the hardest part -"living the diet" is really easy and the food is delicious!
Thank you Alicia for saving my life and my health!
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It is a very interesting book with many references. This book gives you options and possibilities. It doesn't seem to force anything on people. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marilyn
The reason I switched from vegetarian to vegan. Inspiring, compassionate, thoughtful, and well written!Published 4 months ago by Anna Watson
Great cookbook. Lots of info in beginning about why to eat kind. She has a section of vegan recipe's and a sections of superhero recipe's. Which are more clean... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kate
Loved this book. Easy to read and full of information.
I became vegetarian shortly after reading it.
Even though I love the information and the recipes they do include unfamiliar ingredients to a new vegan. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marilyn Hobson
This book is interesting, funny and chock full of super useful information and recipes. I'm constantly rereading sections to stay motivated.Published 23 months ago by Candice W
really great recipes..peanut cups are my fav. some recipes have ingredients that are not easy to find. I will still recommend this bookPublished 23 months ago by Kathleen
I have a lot of vegan cookbooks including this one. I got it a few years ago when it first came out, and while I still have it, I don't use it often. Read morePublished on May 26 2014 by Under Ether
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