Nora, thank you so much for sharing your story with me! So happy for you!
I purchased your book in January, The Kind Diet. I was vegetarian but was consuming ice cream, cakes and sweets as I had fallen into these bad habits. I love goat cheese on my daily salads, and was capable of eating copious amounts of it. I had strong cravings and would eat huge amounts of my homemade nut butters to satisfy this urge. I gained 15 pounds. I immediately switched to your recommendations and follow almost 100% your macrobiotic vegan diet most days. The weight quickly came off and I find I am no longer hungry nor do I have these immense food cravings! I found the bowl of greens and (I also steam beets, red cabbage, purple daikon, and rutabaga) which I have with breakfast and lunch, with a salad for dinner keeps me satisfied. I now have whole oat groats, with sprouted hulless oats and buckwheaties for breakfast. I am no longer starved!
Thank you Alicia Silverstone for showing me this new way of eating which I will continue for the rest of my life. I am 55 years old and feel I can enjoy good health as I enter my elder years. Ouch!