Today, people in 192 countries are banding together in peaceful demonstration to celebrate Earth Day. Founded in the twilight of the hippie movement, the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and is now the largest secular holiday in the world. Due in part to events like Earth Day, we’ve learned a lot about our environment and what we need to change to keep the blue marble spinning a while longer.
The word “green”— now an adjective, noun, and verb—is synonymous in our culture for expansive and minute efforts in environmental sustainability. Not surprisingly, there are a number of “green” diets. In celebration of Earth Day 2013, we’ve compiled nine eco-friendly diets that will help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals while reducing your carbon footprint.
The Kind Diet
The Kind Diet is a book by actress and vegan Alicia Silverstone that illustrates the benefits of a plant-based diet. Silverstone uses the book to show that a vegan diet can not only help your body, but help animals and the planet, too. The diet is beneficial because it allows you to progress in stages and preserves animal life on Earth. However, the drastic change to a plant-based diet may be too extreme for some, as no meat, dairy, or animal products are allowed. (more…)
Skinny Bitchin’: A “Get Off Your Ass” Guide to Help You Change Your Life, Achieve Your Goals, and Rock Your World! is the fourth book from Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. These two authors and self-proclaimed Skinny Bitches first brought us Skinny Bitch: A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous, and then Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven and Skinny Bitch: In the Kitch.
Just an fyi: You don’t have to be a Size 6 or under to be a skinny bitch. The only prerequisites are that you enjoy food, eat well, and love your body. They say skinny bitches can come in all shapes and sizes.
Their latest creation, which will hit bookstores November 5, is a motivational guide delivered in the characteristic brazen, frank and highly entertaining tone. (more…)
Are you looking for a new book to jump start your diet efforts? Time Magazine has an informative review of the latest diet books and the ones you shouldn’t glance over at the bookstore. Among them are the latest from the “Skinny Bitches” and one that’s a not-so-subtly rip, I mean, homage to the Skinny Bitch sensation.
Others on the top ten list include:
How to eat like a Hot Chick
The Genotype Diet
The All-New Atkins Advantage