hi there... i read the book and i was really inspired. although my partner wants to stay carnivore, he's really supportive so i'm going superhero full on! thanks for laying down such a great foundation.
I can't say I have made it there yet. I have been trying everything in steps. First month I didn't have meat which I didn't miss. The second I started working on staying away from processed foods. This is a lot harder I find. . The book was a great help and I keep going back to it. I am in Canada so finding fresh veggies in the winter is a major issue. I am working one step at a time and it seems to be working.
I loved the book! I even made my husband read it. And I just ordered Christina Pirello's new book on Amazon! Just one question though: how do I post/start a discussion on a topic? I'm not very forum savy. Thanks! :)
Hi! I may have posted this somewhere else on the site but I'm a newbie so hopefully I'll get the hang of it. I have been a vegan for several years now and did so because of animal compassion and animal rights. However, I haven't always been so kind to myself - overeating (yes, Fritos are vegan and so is a lot of pasta and carbs.) I have made a decision to be kinder to myself and embark upon a healthier lifestyle. Thanks for listening and I really like this site!
Fritos are Vegan?! Thats the best news Ive heard all day. Ha ha Im new too... actually havent even read the book yet (its on its way though!). I guess I would consider myself a 'fliter'. I read "Skinny Bitch" last year and it turned me into a vegetarian for about 5 months but then I fell back into meat eating. Now Im considering vegan but in slow stages. Im a firm believer of letting yourself have treats, as long as its in moderation (Hello, Fritos!) but again I havent read the book yet. Welcome to the forum and good luck!
Hi, I started the Kind Diet 1 week ago... I weighed in a 3lbs lighter this morning & I haven't once felt hungry or deprived! I feel great so far (am also carrying the book under my arm around the house & constantly referring to it)
Can anyone help with the only problem I have?
I cannot find Daikon, Umeboshi Plums or Lotus Root anywhere. I am in Laguna Beach in CA. I've tried Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Henrys, Ralphs, Pavillions & Farm To Market..... no luck with any of them.... any ideas?
I'm Stephanie, I'm 26 and I live in Belgium -Sorry for my poor english-
I just ordered Alicia's book but I will receive it only in January... I can't wait to read it !
I decided to stop eating meat last July. It's hard when you got used to eat meat since you're little... It's hard because I've nobody around me who share my idea about that so... That's one of the reasons I am here, you know. I hope to know new people who will help me with that :)
I'm happy to join the "Kind Life" Community. Great idea, great site ! Thanks Alicia :)
Hello, my name is Rachel. I just started this diet and it's so hard. I am so busy, normally working from 730am to 630pm most days. And to make it just a little more hard... my fiance still eats meat and lives like a gross, college student. Any tips?
Hi Flubber - I swear I had never seen a daikon or even heard the word prior to reading The Kind Diet. soon after though, I began seeing daikons everywhere...even my always-disappointing grocery store had it. It's a bummer it hasn't appeared at any of the stores you tried. maybe a smaller farmer's market? I think they're in season now - not sure. as for umeboshi plums, I haven't gotten any yet but am aiming for an Asian grocery store. I think they might be the best bet. maybe there are some in/around Laguna Beach? the lotus root may be at the farmer's market too, though I'm really not sure. good luck with your hunt.
Hi Stephanie - I love Belgium. Welcome, and your English is fine!
Rachel - I know long work hours can limit the time and energy you put into meals and food. it's tough. one thing that I rely on is cooking several big dishes over the weekend and then bringing leftovers to work for lunch duing the week. I'll supplement them with soy yogurt or prepared vegan soup or hummus - I love hummus and it's pretty portable. some weeks are easier than others. stick with it. good luck with the boyfriend...I've asked my boyfriend to read The Food Revolution because I think John Robbins can explain the benefits of plant-based diets better than I can, plus he made a few recipes out of The Kind Diet and found all the info convincing. maybe if your boyfriend read some of these things too it'd help? I swear the dividends are worth the hassle of transitioning to this! all this is just what I've learned so far...I'm still working on it.