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

The Kind Diet

A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Paperback Published: 15th March 2011
ISBN: 9781609611354
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

Educational, easy to read intro to a kinder way to live


Includes some great easy recipes and heaps of helpful info if you are considering making kinder choices around food and your lifestyle. Educational but easy to read. A great gift or reference book.

Qld, Australia


Love this book!


Fantastic book that provides lots of useful information and is extremely informative. The recipes are also so delicious and easy to understand and follow, would definitely recommend!

Sydney, Aus


Great Guide to Starting a Vegan Life


Great guide when thinking about becoming vegan or even just thinking about how you can change your diet and consume less meat, dairy and eggs. Really helpful and has some fantastic recipes. It was really inspirational and opens your mind to what harmful foods we are really putting into our body.

Geelong, AU


Great food guide, even for non-vegans!


This is a great little book, even if you're not or don't intend to go vegan. Recipes are reasonably adaptable and give you some great vegan options that can always been changed up with non-vegan variations. If you're looking for some good ideas on how to eat fewer animal products OR how to include more wholegrains and veges in your diet, this is a great read. There's some slightly preachy sections about ethics and veganism, but you can take them or leave them (though for those who are vegans and aspiring vegans, I hear tell they're very good reads as well!). But there's also plenty of more healthy based information as well. I'm not vegan, but this book still includes some amazing recipes I'll always be fond of. The focus on health and wellbeing, and eating to maximize both, is a welcome approach for vegans and non-vegans alike.

Sydney, AU


Great title, great read!


A book well written with a personal touch. Very inspirational, informative with some great ideas.



The Kind Diet

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ISBN: 9781609611354
ISBN-10: 1609611357
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th March 2011
Publisher: Rodale Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 19.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1