The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet Paperback – 5 Apr 2011
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About the Author
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.
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'The Kind Diet' is just that and her book is full of compassion - explaining why veganism is better for us, the animals, the environment and the world's hungry. As a long-term veggie and now vegan, I know all of this stuff but I really hope the book opens up the eyes of a new generation. While I love the 'Skinny Bitch' series, they may be a bit confrontational for some. Silverstone's book isn't fluffy - she tells the truth - but she does it in a less judgmental way. It's also very practical - the recipes encourage cooking for a couple of days so you always have a stash of basics such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, pulses etc in the fridge. That way it's easy to create a quick but highly nutritious meal in minutes.
I'm from the UK but familiar with US veg*n books. Some may find it a bit US-based, but check out a good health food shop for the vegan alternatives she suggests; some different brands but most things are available here.
And give it a go. You are what you eat and the rise of the Western diseases of affluence: heart disease in all its forms from high blood pressure to strokes to attacks; most cancers; diabetes type 2; obesity and many more - is a sign that we are more sick than well, despite the fact fewer of us starve and that we have a massive health support network. Too many pills, not enough decent nutrition.Read more ›
It's full of information, advice and encouragement on how to adopt a plant based diet but it isn't pushy. Alicia Silverstone's tone is friendly and upbeat, and you're invited to make as big or small changes as you wish. I would even recommend it to those who have no interest in changing their diet; the information alone on the impact of livestock agriculture on the planet, on animals and on the human body is fascinating and eye-opening.
And even better, the recipes are just fantastic! I have made a number of them and they are truly delicious.
This book for me has really been a life-changer. I urge you to read it!
The book is great for long term vegans, those wanting to lose weight healthily, new vegans, vegan dabblers, macrobiotic experimentalists and so forth...as a long term vegan, i find it adds a new slant to my eating habits, and refreshes and revitalises my menu ideas, it also reminds me/updates me on my nutritional needs.
Because Alicia Silverstone is more widely known in the US, Amazon.com has many many rave reviews on the book....I love it so much i bought 3 copies, (i can't ever afford to be without this one) and i've bought even more copies to give as gifts.
To the publisher - please do us a KINDLE VERSION - i need this with me when i travel !!!
The book has a preface by Paul McCartney and a foreword by Dr Neal Barnard MD (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)) and is in three parts - the first part is all about food - what's good, what's not, and why, the second part is about changing your diet, stocking your kitchen, getting fit etc, and the third part is recipes. Alicia also tells her own story of how she went from meat eater to vegetarian to vegan to macrobiotic vegan along with her husband. There are also plenty of inspiring stories about other people who have changed their food and saved their lives, plenty of examples of vegan athletes like Carl Lewis, Martina Navratilova, Edwin Moses, Chris Evert, Bill Pearl (Mr Universe bodybuilder) and many more. Also Christina Pirello who I haven't heard of before but she has a cooking show in the US so perhaps someone else has heard of her?
"Christina Pirello, MFN, CCN is one of America's preeminent authorities on natural and whole foods with a radiant personality that only serves to make her message more powerful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really insightful read for those thinking about being kinder to their body and the world we live in!!Published 1 month ago by Miss K Crolla-Barker
I have read several plant based nutrition books, all very inspiring, but I would definitely recommend this one as introductory one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by customer 21111
A great way to introduce people to macrobiotic veganism. While there are ingredients that may be difficult for some people to find, depending on where they live, I think this is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by G
This is a helpful book and guide especially if you're starting out on the vegan journey. well written.Published 5 months ago by patricia kenna
I had thought about being a Vegan for a while.
I downloaded this book on Kindle one Saturday morning. Read more
The book spreads a fantastic message, however Alecia relies too heavily on obscure ingredients. I was looking for a Cook book which would show plant-based versions of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by SP08
I really enjoyed the real down to earth introduction in the first part of this book. It's not easy to change ones diet but the realistic approach of step by step flirting, trying... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mummy to my girls