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For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you'll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard's advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you'll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:
~Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.
~Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.
~Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.
Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you've been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.
While I have not actually done the three week kickstart, I found a lot of information from this book about the benefits of a plant based diet. Dr. Barnard talks about needing support to really commit yourself to this diet, which I do not have. My husband is a big meat eater and milk drinker, so it would be very difficult for me to completely go without animal products. I did however take a lot from the book. It really talks about the benefits of not eating meat and dairy. It did a great job showing from research and people that have done the 21 day kickstart how well the diet could work for anyone.
For me it gave me ideas on ways to cook with more vegetables,grains and legumes. It has a great section on recipes, plus talks about the different types of foods and where you can find them. It tells you how to use items like Tofu, Tempeh, TVP, and Seitan. These are items that I am not familiar with and did not know how to add them to my diet, or even what they tasted like. I am now intrigued in using these. After reading this I did purchase some easy items that I plan on adding more into my diet like bean, lentins, and barley.
It really talked about the negatives of meat, dairy and eggs. I think it will make anyone who reads it think again about the nutrious value of these items when they put them on their plates. It has me! If I had more support I could most likely do this diet with out much problems. It has sections on eating at restaurants and gives you ideas on items you can have, so you can eat while out. It even has sections that talks about going grocery shopping, making up a list of items that you would eat. There are so many already for me, that I would like that are included in this diet. Really it is not about limitting yourself from snacking and you do not count calories at all. You pretty much just eliminate any animal products (meat, fish, cheese and eggs) and try to really limit oils.
So if you are interested in trying new recipes and want to challenge yourself for three weeks, check out this book. It is an easy read and one you may want to keep on hand well after the three weeks!
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disclosure: I received a copy for free to review. These are my personal opinions.