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Interesting, helpful but not what I was hoping
on November 20, 2012
I get the vocabulary and the marketing angle here....it's like Skinny Bitch but on a perky, self-love level rather than self-hate. But I'm 27 and talk pretty vulgar and even I was thrown off by "titties". Just hard to take seriously in a book that covers serious topics.
I really am not into the juicing despite the popularity craze and health benefits of it. The time spent juicing and the money put into both a decent juicer and a weekly purchase of the entire produce aisle is just too much. If however, I were suffering from an illness then I'd would definitely consider it. Shots of wheat grass juice sounds fantastic but again the time and money just aren't feasible unless there's something like illness that would make the sacrifice worthwhile. You can have an outstandingly healthy, disease-preventing diet without the juicing...to me the juicing is more of a pricey high quality supplement. I prefer to make green smoothies and/or just eat my veggies in their whole form.
I read the part about the 21-day cleanse and almost passed out from stress. lol That's quite a to-do list. Though I won't knock it entirely because these would be great things to introduce more gradually. There would be no serenity in my life whatsoever if I had to chase around that to-do list for 21 days.
But I do think this is a good "beginner" book for girls a bit younger than me and even females my age or older that haven't been exposed to information like this (I didn't include males just because it's not marketed towards them). Nothing in the book was really new for me; it really does seem more like an all around healthy lifestyle "starter book". I tend to disagree with their calling it a "diet" but being a marketing gal myself, I know that calling something a diet or saying that it will help you lose weight will certainly bring in more interested people and therefore more cash.
So overall advice, if you're already privy to the vegan lifestyle, have already done your nutrition research, know the benefits of yoga, etc. you don't need this book. If you're new to all that great stuff, then this book is perfect.