Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide T...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 61% off the $21.95 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet Paperback – August, 2003
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
Many other reviwers have noted that this book is objective and not "preachy." I agree. It points out honestly what's wrong with and what's good about omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan diets and then shows how to improve in each case. It does address reasons for veganism, but this book is in no way dogmatic. There's also an entire section on "diplomacy," that is how to resolve issues between ominvores and vegetarians.
One of my favorite parts of this book is the latter half, in which advice is given on transitioning to vegetarianism or veganism. To often the changes that need to be made in lifestyle aren't addressed, in favor of reasons for going vegan or recipes. Here, however, they provide advice on mundane but necesary topics like meal planning and grocery shopping.
This is definitly not a recipe book by nature, by several recipes are provided in the back. These are not gourmet or experimental recipes. Rather they are recipes that the authors themselves eat on a regular basis and which new vegetarians can realisticly incorporate into their menus. The recipes were also all chosen with nutrition as well as taste in mind, so they contribute to learning how to plan well-rounded vegan meals.Read more ›
I was educated as a biochemist and taught Physiology in a university at one time. This book is accurate and addresses potential problems such as not getting certain essential amino acids and fatty acids. This material is presented in just enough detail for layman and without extraneous content.
I also found the book an enjoyable read and the authors kept me engaged all the way through. The organization was well thought out and they make a very compelling argument for a vegetarian diet based on sound information. The tone is also balanced and I didn't find the book dogmatic although they do argue their point well.
An added bonus is that this book contains some recipes a good nutritional recommendations including for children. They do not take a fanatical approach and their section on shopping.
You really can't go wrong adding this book to your library. If you are only going to buy one that covers everything that is important, this is a great choice.
It doesn't just tell you how to avoid meat. It tells you how to be as healthy as possible within the vegetarian and vegan diets. It's not just a vegetarian guide, it's a diet plan as well. The authors tell you exactly what you need to get the nutrients you need, and how to get it.
There are some recipes at the back, but this goes beyond the average cookbook. It helps you learn the vegetarian philosophy, the vegetarian lifestyle. Which products to buy. Where to look for them. Why you need them. Interestingly, it also includes a social guide to being vegetarian, advising you on how to deal with people opposed to your diet, how to deal with eating as a guest, and so on.
A great book at a great price. When vegetarianism was just starting to gain popularity so rapidly, this was one of the first and best books out there. In its new edition it includes all the scientific research since completed, making it the obvious choice for any longstanding or soon-to-be vegetarian.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As someone looking to stave off of pescetarianism and into a more plant-based lifestyle, I've found most books on the topic to have a biased in it... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amanda
I gave this as a gift and I do not know what the receiver thought.Published 17 days ago by Gypsylady
This was a gift for a friend who is a new vegetarian. She found it insightful and helpfulPublished 3 months ago by Eileen
Awesome book if your looking for the benefits of being vegetarian and how to make up for vitamin and nutrition loss.Published 7 months ago by Delaney
This exceeded my expectations on everything needed to know about maintaining a vegetarian diet, as well as how to segue to a more vegetarian menu without all the hype and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eugene Montgomery