Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World
by Kathy Freston
Weinstein Books, February 1, 2011, ISBN-10: 1602861331, ISBN-13: 978-1602861336
Kathy Freston wasn't born a vegan. The bestselling author and renowned wellness expert actually grew up on chicken-fried steak and cheesy grits, and loved nothing more than BBQ ribs and vanilla milkshakes. Not until her thirties did she embrace the lifestyle of a veganist - someone who eats a plant-based diet not just for their own personal well-being, but for the whole web of benefits it brings to our ecosystem and beyond. Kathy's shift toward this new life was gradual - she leaned into it - but the impact was profound. Now Kathy shows us how to lean into the veganist life. Effortless weight loss, reversal of disease, environmental responsibility, spiritual awakening - these are just a few of the ten profound changes that can be achieved through a gentle switch in food choices.
Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist... easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying - just better for you and for all.
"Kathy Freston writes so beautifuly and convincingly that even this most carnivorous of rock stars finds himself staring at his bleeding protein with new eyes." - Bono
"Veganist is a must-read for all current and aspiring Skinny Bitches who want to understand how their food choices affect their waistlines - and the rest of the world." - Rory Freedman, coauthor of Skinny Bitch
"While we can't expect everyone to go vegetarian or vegan entirely, read Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist, and be surprised at how simply and amply you can benefit from just changing a few things in your daily intake. This is powerful stuff with long legs into our shared future." - Mario Batali, Chef/enterpreneur