PDF - The Kind Diet. In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Alicia Silverstone, perhaps best known for her The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet - Kindle edition by Alicia Silverstone, Neal D. Barnard M.D.. Download . foodfor thought. With her new book The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great,. Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, actress, activist and environmentalist.
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[DOWNLAD] PDF The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing. Alicia Silverstone shares a vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus dessert!) recipe from her book, The Kind Diet, now out in paperback. Hardrict, just switched to plant-based diets at the beginning of the New Year. Yay! It seems Mowry worships. Silverstone's “The Kind Diet”.
Let's drink it. Proof that Silverstone is funny and cute. This brownie is your new boyfriend! Desserts are not Boyfriend. Comparing food to romantic partners is unhealthy. I'm being completely serious here. She literally apologizes in the book for eating sugar this one time in Paris.
This makes me very, very sad. Extremely sad. This is hateful language. Labeling yummy foods as "bad" is damaging to you mentally. Associating eating yummy foods with guilt and shame is a terrible idea and a horrible habit to start.
Please, love yourself and stop shaming yourself for eating something 'off-plan. Hardcore chewers go for 50 - chews per mouthful. But then the bliss sets in I try hard to chew every mouthful 30 times Poster ED right here.
Her whole section on "Magic Foods" is the most triggering section in the whole book in regards to eating disorders. Umeboshi plums. Other pickles. Sea vegetables. This section is a hair-trigger for eating disorders. Not to mention she cautions the reader not to overdo it on the pickles. After all, pickles are salty and salt is BAD. Even these extremely low-calorie foods must be restricted, you cannot eat 'as much as you want.
Pickles and sea vegetables are already super-popular among anorexics due to their extremely low calorie-count and the fact that it is near-impossible to overeat them. I know anorexics in remission who to this day cannot eat a pickle or a sea vegetable without vomiting involuntarily, due to anorexia flashbacks.
The fact that she feels she needs to warn people about overconsumption of pickles is especially revolting to me. Worst section of the whole book. This entire mindset may be triggering depending on the anorexic. My heart aches for her. Tl;dr - I generally have good feelings towards Alicia Silverstone.
I think this book has it's good points and it's truths. Silverstone has a funny and cute voice in the book if you ignore her uses of the words "naughty" and "nasty". She has some vegan recipes in the back, some look very good.
She has cute, sweet, and pretty pictures scattered throughout the book, of herself, her and her hubby, animals, and food. On the bad side, this book is an absolute nightmare for people with any kind of restrictive ED whether active or in remission. It is extremely triggering. Are you saying Alicia Silverstone has an ED? And it's none of my fucking business whether she does or not. I'm not commenting on her personal life here.
I'm just warning you so that you know. Forewarned is forearmed. I'd expect as an anorexic you'd know what you were getting into by picking this up, but I would hate for anyone to undergo any unnecessary pain, hence the warning.
Also, I'm not sure how "Let's be vegan! This is not straight veganism. What she calls "superhero" level is not what I would consider 'vegan,' but a more extreme diet. There are plenty of fat vegetarians and fat vegans. It's not. It seems as if Silverstone could not achieve what she thinks of as "the perfect weight" another trigger through simple vegetarianism, then not through simple veganism either, then she went to raw, then she went to macrobiotic.
I often see young women cycling through increasingly and increasingly more restrictive diets as they try to whittle themselves down to that "perfect number.
There are tons of happy, healthy, non-eating-disordered people out there who practice a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. It is sad that these are so often associated with eating disorders, as that is NOT what those lifestyles are about, but sadly this book and tens of thousands of real life people does choose to use them as a weight-loss tool instead of for health, for animal-love, or for personal reasons.
Which is why people who are using it as a weight-loss tool end up restricting more and more and more, unsatisfied with the results of a simple vegan diet. If you have any kind of restrictive ED history or you are prone to developing an ED, I give this zero stars and a hard warning. If you are using this NOT as a "let's go vegan!
I'm not sure it's for everyone, but it would be very effective. View all 70 comments. Oct 25, Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: True; I have.
I think that Alicia Silverstone is adorable and I admire her for using her fame for good, to help others. I thought that she gave a bit of wonky advice, some incorrect advice in my opinion, but much good advice too. The optimal diet according to Alicia is one that makes liberal use of vegetables, whole grains, beans, sea vegetables except for a little kombu in some soups I am not a fan and I will pass on those and natural sweeteners. I also appreciated when Silverstone describes her own deviations from what she considers the ideal diet.
The web site looks sensational. Alicia Silverstone is doing a great service with this book and especially with the web site. The recipes make up a significant part of the book; it is a cookbook. They go from pages The Superhero recipes that look especially good to me are: Of course, the Vegan sans Superhero recipes looked delicious to me. Some of those that look especially tasty are: View all 47 comments. Apr 10, Mypetconcubine rated it it was amazing Shelves: What's the book about?
This is not just a food diet it is a life diet. It shows you how to look at food in a new way consciously and decide for yourself if it is something I want in my body. Like countless celebrities before her, actress Alicia Silverstone has put together a book that she says reveals the secrets of how she stays fit and healthy. In The Kind Diet, Silverstone she swears that a diet of only organic, vegan diet, free of meat, dairy, white sugar and processed foods is what keeps he What's the book about?
In The Kind Diet, Silverstone she swears that a diet of only organic, vegan diet, free of meat, dairy, white sugar and processed foods is what keeps her fit and healthy. In The Kind Diet, Silverstone reveals that she is a passionate animal activist and environmentalist. She says a plant-based diet is not only good for your body but also saves animals and is one of the "greenest" things you can do. In her opinion "a plant-based diet requires less fuel, water and other resources than animal products, and following a vegan diet is one of the best things you can do to lose weight, improve your health and the health of our planet," says Silverstone.
This is a fact. I wanted to see if this was just a bunch of hot air.
In addition, it is fact take a look on the internet and there are many articles out there that back up her theory. What You Can Eat? Silverstone encourages readers to switch to an organic whenever possible , plant-based diet, and rich in whole grains, sea vegetables, and foods many Americans have never tasted, like dikon, shoyu, and lotus root.
Big No is for the diet is Meat, Dairy anything processed. In basic terms if you want to download something ready made it has to be organic and say all natural. Included in the book are delicious recipes that range from main meals to desserts to prove that eating vegetarian is not about just eating grass.
You can eat a wonderful variety of foods even if it is vegetarian. How It Works Readers choose from three different stage points into The Kind Diet, from the first, "flirting," stage to the "ultimate superhero" stage.
The flirt level encourages readers slowly replace meats with plant-based foods and suggests they will see immediate results to spur them on to the next level. This is the stage most people will stick to; it is just taking baby steps to a healthy eating and Making better choices. The book is full of information anecdotes, cooking advice, eating-out strategies, and motivational tips encourage readers to stick with their chosen plan for four weeks before moving on to the next phase.
The recipes in the book are outstanding. They are satisfying and yes, they are very yummy. Based on her personal experiences and philosophy, Silverstone also claims the vegan lifestyle will lead to clearer skin, higher energy levels, mental clarity, and smoother digestive function. At this point, I do not see it but as you know, change does not happen over night. As for exercise, The Kind Diet recommends going outside for walks, playing games or sports with friends, practicing yoga, or engaging in fun exercises three to five times a week.
Silverstone prefers activities that allow you to commune with nature to the rigors of the gym. Food for Thought The Kind Diet does a good job of making readers' aware of where food comes from and the impact it has beyond our bodies. And most of us would benefit from shifting to a diet with more plant foods and fewer animal products.
The Kind Diet is not for everyone, but if you have ever wanted to try a vegetarian diet, the "flirt" stage is a nice way to experiment with eating more plant foods.
Taking it to the "superhero" stage is probably too drastic for most people, because it requires dedication, commitment, and a consultation with a registered dietitian or health-care provider. I absolutely recommend this book for anyone who wants to eat healthier. Just because this promotes a began diet, it does not force a complete vegan diet down your throat. It shows you ways you can make better choices when it comes to food.
Now I am on the flirt stage and I think I am going to on it for a long while. However, what this book has done is it has made me look at food in a new way. I read the labels and packaging better. Before I never use to do that. I would just look for what is on sale and throw it in my wagon.
Now I look very carefully at what is in the product and if the ingredients are something I do not know, I put it back. I make better choices. I eat more greens and less sugary junk food. However, if I do want a sugary junk food I make it myself replacing the high sugar and un-healthy crap for healthier ingredients. Okay so information in this book is not new. It has been around forever but Miss Silverstone did something that I did not get from the other books.
She made it so I understand and its fun. It is not a chore reading this book. It is something I look forward to, for over week this book has not been back on my bookshelf that is how much I read or scan through the book for recipes.
I know this book will be a staple in my fight to get healthier. Dec 14, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, I loved Alicia's book! I had heard about it, since, well, she is Alicia Silverstone. I love the title of the book, I mean, who wouldn't want to follow "The Kind Diet"!?
It sounds like the best diet ever! Sign me up! But I'd hesitated to pick it up because I know some reviewers slammed the book and I am sometimes more than a little annoyed at celebrity-authored books.
But then a few of my vegan friends here on GoodReads gave it a hearty endorsement, and I found out my library has a copy, so I figured I'd give it a try. I am SO glad I did! I have to say that, first of all, I am probably a great target audience for this book. I'm a female in my late twenties--and I have to say Alicia really gears her tone in the book to hanging-out-with-my-gal-pals. I doubt most guys will relate to the one month trial of the vegan diet as being "only one menstrual cycle, or four episodes of 'The Bachelor'" long.
And while I do wish she had been a little more universal in her tone—I mean, there is no reason for guys NOT to follow the Kind Diet, and she includes many examples of men, including some famous athletes, who are vegan—I also think that you really do need to think that you are writing to someone if you want your sentiments to come off the page and really touch them. So, thanks, Alicia—it was fun hanging out with such a funny, wise and caring gal!
I'm also a prime target audience because I have dabbled in vegetarianism since I was sixteen—sometimes staunchly adhering to my self-imposed regime for many months at a time.
Then there have been spells where I would eat meat chicken, fish now and then, due either to what I perceived as necessity i. Yet, every time I slid away from vegetarianism, I felt unsettled--something kept speaking to my heart, telling me I was not being true to myself, or to the spirit of love and harmony I feel for animals.
Her warm, wise approach and the humor and passion with which she conveyed her ideas really worked for me. I also firmly believe that food is the foundation for our lives, that what we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we feel, how we act, how we regard ourselves and how we treat others.
I am not a fan of processed foods, and believe in the power of fruits and veggies and eating as straight from the earth as possible. In some ways, I think this book would be perfect for anyone dabbling in, or even just considering, vegetarianism or especially veganism. She is very good at being non-judgmental and reminding you that any step you take to reduce your support of the meat, dairy and egg industry is one step you are treading lighter on this earth; but also that not all of us are going to quit cold turkey insert groan at pun here.
Then there is the Vegan Diet, which is much more restrictive but also she gives a handy list of her favorite convenience foods and some recipes to try and sample meal plans for one week.
She presents it all as very doable, but I must say I think the practicality is not there for many of us. How cool! Her philosophy is that we are all connected, and the pain we are causing the animals and the earth by ingesting their flesh, milk or eggs is taking a toll on not only on them but on our health and happiness. Admittedly, there will be some people who just do not agree with this at all—and I doubt they will connect with the book. View all 6 comments.
Mar 03, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a really great read about vegetarianism, or more accurately veganism, and what it entails along with insights into being environmentally friendly.
The book covers all aspects of what to do to live healthfully, taking care of your body and our planet. Alicia Silverstone uses easy to understand writing and a conversational style tone to convey heavier topics such as why one should abstain from animal products. She takes leading research from The China Study, Dr. Furhman, Dr. Ornish and Dr This was a really great read about vegetarianism, or more accurately veganism, and what it entails along with insights into being environmentally friendly.
Ornish and Dr. Barnard and breaks things down so that it is digestible and concise. For those new to vegetarianism or want to know more about the lifestyle without reading a plethora of books, this is the book for you. She does not call for anyone to be a legalistic vegan, but rather to start slowly and gives three stages - flirt, vegan and superhero.
Her superhero chapter and recipes goes into macrobiotics, which I found highly interesting to read.
This was my first encounter with macrobiotics and it just made sense. I have made some recipes from Alicia's book and all I can say is "Wow! None of them have been boring, that is for sure! Her homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are to die for. Her vegan recipes are comforting and pleasing - taking a more nutritious spin on old favorites, while her superhero recipes are wholesome, filling and energizing.
From her vegan recipes I have made: From her superhero recipes I have made: Did not turn out firm, but rather mushy and not tasty. The cream is out of this world! I added some mirin and this was a wonderful salty, sweet, tangy creation.
Next up - tempura. I'm looking forward to it! Happy eating from the outside in! Nov 11, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of the better vegan books out there.
She doesn't rely heavily on soy which I really appreciate. The recipes, for the most part, are normal, everyday foods that my kids would eat. The pictures are lovely. The first half deals with why a person should become vegan. I wasn't really interested in this part since we eat meat - I'm just wanting to find more vegetarian recipes to add into our menus to decrease our use of meat and dairy.
I think the author does a good job explaining the vegan This is one of the better vegan books out there. I think the author does a good job explaining the vegan diet and addresses things like supplements, protein, a stocked pantry, exercise, etc. She also sets up a few different "levels" of veganism - those that are flirting with it, those who are vegan and those who want to be "superheroes" and go a little further.
I grew up on a farm. We raised our own beef, chickens, goats and sometimes rabbits and pigs. I know all about having to kill "cute cows" and then eat them so arguments about 'the poor animals' don't really work with me. These animals don't contain all the hormones, steroids, toxins, etc and should be included in any discussion of good nutrition.
There is the bad of meat, but there is also the good The second half of the book is mainly recipes and there are a lot of great sounding recipes which is why I checked the book out in the first place. I think it's also a good resource for those just wanting a few more vegetarian recipes to add to their repertoire. Nov 02, Kristie rated it it was amazing. It's not often that I read a book and am so inspired. Essentially this is a book about eventually becoming macrobiotic which I had no interest in doing but now I'm intrigued and am doing research about this diet.
I love how this book is non-judgemental and I really feel like it was written from the heart. I've made two of the recipes so far and I loved them both try the risotto recipe! This is one of the best books I own, hands down. Jan 27, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a relatively new vegetarian new at it compared to now, when it's been over twelve years and she was active in PETA and also super-cute.
Basically, I wanted to be Alicia Silverstone. I even did a book report on an unauthorized biography of her for sixth-grade English class. Now Alicia has given me the tools, er recipes, to be more like her. I'm not sure how I feel about this book being labeled as a "Diet" book. It's really more a lifestyle that Silverstone suggests, after all the subtitle tells you you will be "Saving the Planet" by following her suggestions. Here are the suggestions: Stop eating meat, Stop eating dairy, Stop eating eggs, Discover whole grains and beans which are super good and super good for you, Stop eating refined sugar, And so on.
I'll admit, the book gets a little preachy in the parts about why you should stop eating meat although not super graphic in the way that books like Foer's Eating Animals gets about their conditions. Suffice it to say that factory farms are inhumane and that it is more cost effective and healthier to eat a plant-based diet.
Here's what Alicia's book does really well: It gives you several levels of diet, flirting, vegan, and superhero to try. It's a good way to ease yourself into eating more healthful foods, giving you options instead of just saying "eat this, not that" which, coincidentally is the title of a series of dieting books. Alicia's book also gives you a complete guide to her favorite vegan foods from envirokids crispy rice bars for snacks to veganaise in you tofu-based "egg" salad there are even recipes for a complete, completely vegan traditional English breakfast Alicia's parents are British.
Yes, the recipes. As they say the proof is in the pudding, and I knew that before rating this book I had to try at least one recipe. I made Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup, and I have to say it is pretty much what pushed the book's rating up to 5 stars, it's just really savory and delicious, my whole family and my boyfriend liked it a lot, and it's very good for you.
So now instead of doing book reports about Silverstone, I'm just going to borrow some of her recipes. Next up is her recipe for Candied Ginger Pears, it looks amazing. I would feel deprived and hate food, that I would miss out on restaurants and celebrations, that I would get headaches and be irritable, etc. I was wrong about all of that. At first I did feel deprived and I did hate food. Most of all, I hated myself for agreeing to do this experiment. Who did I think I was? Without a moral leg to stand on, it felt overwhelming.
What vegan wears leather?! The problem for me was the pressure to follow the meal plan outlined in the book. There was no way that I could balance my career, a social life and my other obligations with cooking dinner, preparing breakfast and whipping up lunch to bring to the office all at once.
I nearly threw the book across the room when one lunch recipe required homemade cashew cheese. Good luck with all of that. One way to approach it, she suggested, was to think about what I wanted to eat and find a recipe in the book that would satisfy that craving.
Stick to the tenets of the diet, but make it work for you, she said. This is supposed to be fun. It may have been a violation of the rules, but it helped: If I wanted Mexican, there were walnut tacos. One friend declared that they looked like "a nightmare," but I loved them. Vegetable curry. Bottom Line: You can eat a variety of tasty plant-based meals on a vegan diet. How to Eat Vegan at Restaurants Dining out as a vegan can be challenging.
One way to reduce stress is to identify vegan-friendly restaurants ahead of time by using websites such as Happycow or Vegguide. Apps like VeganXpress and Vegman may also be helpful. When dining in a non-vegan establishment, try scanning the menu online beforehand to see what vegan options they may have for you. Sometimes, calling ahead of time allows the chef to arrange something especially for you.
This permits you to arrive at the restaurant confident that you'll have something hopefully more interesting than a side salad to order.
When picking a restaurant on the fly, make sure to ask about their vegan options as soon as you step in, ideally before being seated.
When in doubt, opt for ethnic restaurants.