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5.0 out of 5 stars So that's why I was so fat as a vegan :), December 6, 2011
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This review is from: The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body (Hardcover)
I love this book. I have to admit, I only picked it up because I had a loose connection to one of the authors and figured I would end up at a party pretending I had read it so I might as well scan some. But then, I started reading it and got hooked. It just makes sense to me. . that we spend a lot of time judging food by the basic nutritional values where we decided fats are bad, veggies are good, and well, everything else in between depends on what day of the week it is. But this notion that it matters more where the food comes from and what is IN the food than whether it is a meat, a vegetable, a fruit etc is LIBERATING! I spent two years thinking I should avoid meats and eggs and cheese and was the heaviest and most lethargic I had ever been. I find myself happier eating good food, and by good I mean fresh, preservative free, local whenever possible and this is pretty much the point of the book. It's not a license to eat whatever you want, it still talks about the importance of watching what goes into our mouths but it's a fresh look on it. Also, I like that there it's just the right blend of philosophy and science. . makes it easy to read but backs up the points with fact.
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2011 12:21:22 PM PST
M. D. Jones says:
So is the book saying you can't have a "happy" diet as a vegan?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 4:37:54 PM PDT
No. It just points out that veganism can be damaging (depending on what kinds of nutrients are lacking on a vegan's diet), and that eating chicken, meat, fish, and eggs (as long as they're organic and in the right amount) can promote good health - contrary to popular belief.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2014 6:49:37 AM PDT
I'm sad you had a hard time of it as a vegan. For me, it's about saving the lives of the animals and finding out how to be my healthiest without causing suffering to others.
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