The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia SilverstoneThe Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone

The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

byAlicia SilverstoneIntroduction byNeal Barnard

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese-the very foods we've been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition-are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology.

Yet going meat- and dairy-free doesn't mean suffering deprivation; to the contrary, The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level-it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy. Alicia also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to a plant-based diet, and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond.

Alicia knows that changing life-long dietary habits is a process, and that each person progresses at a different pace. For that reason, The Kind Diet encompasses 3 separate levels, from Flirting to Superhero. Flirts learn to dip a toe into the vegan pool, reducing their meat-eating and swapping out a few key foods for plant-based substitutes to see quickly how even small changes can reap big results. Vegans get to experience the life-altering effects of forgoing animal-products entirely, while still enjoying many convenience foods and meat substitutes in addition to the wonderful grains, vegetables and fruits that form the core of that diet. True enlightenment comes with the Superhero program, based on the principles of macrobiotics and built on a foundation of whole grains, vegetables, and other yummy foods that Alicia describes in detail.

Whether your goal is to drop a few pounds, boost your energy and metabolism, or simply save the world, Alicia provides the encouragement, the information, and the tools you need to make the transition to a plant-based diet deliciously empowering.

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. ...
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Title:The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.14 × 7.58 × 0.91 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Rodale BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609611357

ISBN - 13:9781609611354

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from eye opening Inspiring ! Made me change alot in my diet.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Insightful! First book I read on veganism, very thoughtful, insightful and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tasty Recipes The recipe for peanut butter cups is a particular favourite.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Read Alicia has a very kind and understanding approach to plant-based eating, and provides a lot of information to back it up. Great book for someone looking to eat healthier and more compassionately.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift ever I received this book as a Christmas present from my sister a few years ago. It's amazing how much research the author has gone through to put this book together. I love the recipes at the end. Very practical.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Wonderful Book! I love Alicia Silverstone! This book is really informative and provides you with easy to follow tools. It introduces you to a new world of healthy eating and many veggies which you've never heard of. The book does not preach but encourages you to try new culinary experiences. So if you are looking to improve your health, this is the book for you!
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking. Massive insight to interpreting your body, and health.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative! Alicia Silverstone walks us through step by step on how/why we should adopt a plant-based lifestyle. She takes us through her own personal journey and what it means for her to be vegan. The recipes are both easy and delicious (especially the peanut butter cups which all my non-vegan friends ask me to make them regularly). I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even considering becoming vegan or who is already there.
Date published: 2012-12-28