Diet

If you think eating vegan is for wimps, the Engine 2 Diet could change your mind. Author Rip Esselstyn was a firefighter when he wrote this book; vegan for 20+ years, he thrived in a world where, if you weren't strong, smart and alert, you were—literally-- toast. His “plant-strong” diet is simple: whole fruits, grains and vegetables; no sugar, meat, dairy, or processed oils. What separates this book from its peers are the three approaches Esselstyn recommends to get you plant-strong. First, he details two ways to transition to the vegan lifestyle: gradual, or cold-turkey. Second, he includes three levels of exercise routines, beginning to advanced, which target your legs, arms, core, and cardiovascular system. And third, throughout the book, he teaches how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your stuff from fire. A good read, with plenty of practical advice (and recipes).

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The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446506687
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - December 26th, 2017

Okay, so maybe you're not into rabbit food. You can't give up cheese. Tofu has no taste, "fake" foods freak you out, you scream for ice cream, and vegan cooking?—bleh, too hard. Oh, and by the way, where's the beef??? If your thoughts churn in this direction, you're not alone. But…if someone secretly prepared one of the tastealicious recipes from this book, and you ate it, chances are you'd feel a whole lot different about vegan food. Kristy Turner, food stylist behind the vegan blog "Keepin' It Kind," puts all of your anti-vegan excuses to rest in this flavor-packed, informative cookbook loaded with photos that will have you begging for more. From pizza to meatloaf to onion rings to sloppy joes, cheesy dishes, scrumptious salads, and desserts to die for, this gal knows how to mix the right ingredients that will have your taste buds doing the bossa-nova.

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But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It's Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over fo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781615192106
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Published: Experiment - December 2nd, 2014

You may have seen the documentary Forks over Knives, where medical experts and researchers made the case that modern diseases can be prevented and often reversed by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet that minimizes or eliminates meat, dairy, eggs, and refined oils and sugar. Maybe you want to make the transition to a plant-based diet yourself for health or other reasons, but don't know how. This book offers an easy-to-follow plan. Over four weeks you'll learn what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, how to stock the fridge, plan meals, combat cravings, and snack healthy. By building your plate around starch-based foods and fruit, complimented by vegetables, you won't go hungry. By eating to satiation, you'll get superior nutrition. You'll learn to shop economically. You'll find out how much protein and calcium you need and how to get it. With 100 recipes, color photos, and personal stories from those who have made the switch, this book is, according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "the prescription you need to live a long, healthy life."

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The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476753294
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 16th, 2014

Based on his previous books, we know that Pollan always speaks important truths, in a lucid, thoroughly engaging way. Cooked is no exception. Here Pollan records experiments in his own kitchen, tutored by four masters, in the techniques of barbeque, braising, making bread, and fermenting. In each case, he records the what, why, and how of all that he learns. At the same time, a thread of comment on America’s food culture winds throughout, documenting in yet more ways how Americans are eating more but enjoying it less.

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125334
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

A trustworthy, truly holistic reference. The author thoroughly discusses problems and provides specific solutions—from the perspective of Western medicine, naturopathy, Ayurvedic philosophy, and Chinese medicine.

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Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556434303
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 5th, 2002