Friday, May 13, 2011

Current Read: The Kind Diet

Yesterday, I went to the library and checked out a few reads including some decor books and The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. Alicia was pretty much the Molly Ringwald of the 90's, at least she was in my heart : ). Alicia starred as Cher in Clueless, as well as Batgirl in Batman & Robin. She very recently (last week) had her first child with her husband Christopher, a baby boy named Bear! Both Alicia and her husband are vegans, and have been for about 15 years now.
Even though this book was published in 2009, I am just now getting around to reading it, and for good reason too. I like cheese and eggs and deserts made with milk and eggs and white flour. (White flour is not an animal product but highly processed which ups your insulin production and tells your body to store the f-word, FAT. See? I'm learning already!)

Recently though, I read a review somewhere that after reading this book the author of the review gave up animal products completely after reading about the cruelty to animals that goes into bringing us said cheese and milk and eggs. This made me hesitant but also interested to read it. I definitely don't want to feel more guilt about what I eat, but if this book can motivate me enough to give up animal products completely and give me more energy and a slimmer silhouette, I'm all for it.

Save for the occasional hamburger, I pretty much eat vegetarian at every meal already. I can't help it. I married a man who was raised vegetarian and only wants to eat vegetarian at home, but oddly enough eats McDonald's hamburgers an average of 5x a week! Now I meant it when I said I only eat an OCCASIONAL hamburger, as my personal meat intake probably averages 2x a month.

Since having Ella, I have tried cutting out fats like cheese and replacing them with more whole grains. This has helped me but not as much as I'd like, I'm pretty much stuck @ 116 (before you freak out and say that's not very high, I agree, it's not, but know that the "medically" ideal weight for my height is about 110) and while I haven't been exercising (shame on me, I know!) I'd still like to find a way to get that number down! If you've seen a pic of Alicia Silverstone lately (pre-pregnancy) you would agree with me that she has definitely slimmed done some and I believe her when she says that doing The Kind Diet gives you this result. I also would like to point out that "The Kind Diet" isn't a "diet", it's changing what and how you eat permanently which is a change in lifestyle, for sure!

I could go on and on and on but I just started reading this book! And if your curious about it, you should too! Check out your local library, and if you're like me you'll probably end up wanting to buy a copy to own.
In the meantime, check out her website: The Kind Life.

1 comment:

  1. The thing I've noticed most with vegan cooking is that many times the recipes seem bland and extra herbs or spices are needed for definitely have to work on some of them.


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