The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
This is one of the first books I picked up on my journey towards health. And to be honest, the word vegan was not even in my vocabulary in the beginning. But her book really got me motivated to cut out all of the physical crap in my life, namely the crap I was putting into my body–processed foods, sugary foods, caffeine-laiden energy drinks and coffees, sodas, diet pills and so much more. I truly began to appreciate the expression “We are what we eat.” I had a serious diet coke addiction and I needed to quit. I didn’t realize how all of the crap was making me feel until I cut it out. She also introduced me to organic produce and eco-friendly non-toxic cosmetics and household items. She preaches a wholesome vegan macrobiotic “super-hero” diet. She also has a great interactive online community called The Kind Life, which has been a huge inspiration to me as well and helped me connect with other people on similar paths.
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