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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet Paperback – Bargain Price, March 15, 2011
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In 1997 Silverstone produced and starred in "Excess Baggage," featuring Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken--making her, then, the youngest producer of all time.
Silverstone's stage work includes performances in "The Graduate" (on Broadway, alongside Kathleen Turner), the David Mamet-directed production of "Boston Marriage" (Los Angeles), Mamet's "Speed the Plow," and most recently, Donald Margulies's "Time Stands Still" (directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan).
Among her television portrayals are leading roles in three of Aerosmith's best known videos (including "Cryin'" which was voted Best Video of All Time by MTV), a Golden-Globe nominated performance in the NBC series "Miss Match," and an Emmy-nominated performance in the hit animated children's show "Braceface," for which Silverstone provided the voice of the main character and served as executive producer. The series earned a Genesis Award, an Environmental Media Award, and a Prism Award nomination.
Silverstone has long been a vocal advocate for environmental causes and was recently awarded a "Heart of Green" award by the Hearst corporation, which recognized her pioneering work in helping "green go mainstream." Silverstone is continually asked to offer environmentally friendly fashion, dining, entertaining, and lifestyle tips to leading media outlets.
Her New York Times bestselling first book, The Kind Diet: How to Feel Great, Lose Weight, and Save the Planet, was published by Rodale in October 2009 and features recipes and advice which speak to the fact that, what's good for the planet is also good for the body.
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According to Alicia, in addition to meat, Nasty Foods include also dairy, refined sugar, and processed foods. These are the foods that we have to avoid in our daily diet. However, she realizes that it is very hard, if not impossible, for most people to just drop their normal nutritional habits and go totally vegan from one day to another. Therefore she suggests three levels of changing into Living in the Kind Life - from Flirting, via Going Vegan, to Becoming a Superhero.
Alicia insists that by eliminate harmful foods like meat, dairy, refined sugar and processed products, and enjoying an endless variety of deeply nourishing grains, vegetables and other delectable whole foods, you will live in agreement with nature and get rid of obesity problem that plagues the modern societies. By changing your eating habits and becoming vegan you will say good-bye to dieting once for all. And that's while enjoying "irresistibly sweet treats, you can eat every single day, forever."
I recently verified Alicia's statement on my recent trip to Central Europe. I discovered a restaurant chain called "Green Wave" that was serving plant foods only. Throughout the whole week I was consuming a variety of delicious meals not even once missing my traditional North American Big Burger.Read more ›
The book begins with Silverstone's personal story. It includes her early attempts at not eating meat, and an unhealthy period when she ate only raw foods.
Then the book discusses the "nasty foods"--meat, dairy, white sugar and processed foods. We learn the many reasons these foods are unhealthy, bad for the planet and bad for animal's welfare.
Next, we learn what the "kind foos" are--notably, whole grains, new proteins, veggies and healthy desserts.
There is a chapter on nutritional FAQ's.
Silverstone gets we are not all ready for a vegan diet, especially if we are used to a diet heavy in meats, dairy and processed foods. So, she presents three levels: flirting, vegan and superhero.
In flirting, she makes recommendations like: go to a vegetarian restaurant and order a dish, buy some vegan products from her "Transitional food chart", and simply recommends we start adding vegan meals into our diets.
In vegan, she presents a plan on how to build a meal and a vegan meal plan.
Finally, the superhero level is loosely based on the macrobiotic diet (minus fish,) and features fresh, local and seasonal fare.
Silverstone adds helpful tips, like chew your food really well, what to do about detoxing and cravings and more.
There is a chapter on tips when away from home.
Lifestyle tips is a very short chapter, mentioning things like the importance of reusing and buying secondhand.Read more ›
I cooked the last of the ground turkey last night and had it for supper, Alicia recommends either giving it away or finishing what you have, no waste! I also baked a lot of brussel sprouts with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper and that should last the remainder of the week. Tonight, I make the grains that Alicia talked about - for protein, and this morning I brought in a tomato and avocado for morning. Which is better than having nothing for breakfast, my normal routine. But ohhh, someone brought in donuts this morning. But I feel good. Because now that I know what processed sugars will do, it makes it easier. ONly because I now understand the effect white sugar has on my body. I cant give up lemonade for now, eventually yes, but this being my first day - I'm going to wean into this gradually.
The point is, whether it was Alicia or someone else, find the right book for you that has a message written so that you can understand.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alicia Silverstone is so much more than an actress (especially the character she played in CLUELESS, which is the movie most people connect to her). Read morePublished 5 days ago by British Mystery Buff
A little corny on the categories of eating but I still enjoyed it and really liked several of her recipes. (The Quick Apple Oatmeal is delish!)Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good recipe book packed with lots of information and great recipesPublished 10 days ago by M. Morse
Excellent book - it's chock FULL of information and resources from recipes to general information about foods. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Alison
I found some delicious recipes in her book. My favorite was the Lentil Stew.Published 14 days ago by Betty J. Robles
The book has some helpful info on being a vegan or vegetarian. However, the info pertaining to diet and what to eat really are pitiful. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Angela D. Douglas