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 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…)
If you’re considering a vegan lifestyle, then we want to help you get started! This vegan prize pack includes many of author Kathy Freston’s favorite vegan things. At the top of the list is her new book The Lean, a 30-day weight loss plan that is supported by a vegan-only diet.
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Author Kathy Freston has created the 7-Day Lean Challenge to coincide with the release of her new book titled The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy. Although the book involves a full 30 day program, Kathy’s 7-Day Lean Challenge allows you to test the program before fully committing to it. This program is all about making small changes each day and replacing the animal products in your diet with plant based foods.
Kathy’s challenge is targeted at those that want to stop dieting and start losing weight permanently. The 7-Day Lean Challenge is Freston’s way of easing you into change, and will give you healthier options to the food you are already eating. Freston is upfront with the fact that you will be moving into a vegan diet and away from animal products, but everything is done gradually. You get to continue eating the foods you love, just healthier versions of them. One thing that Freston focuses on is that you will still get to eat foods like pizza, burgers, apple cobbler and other foods that you have always loved.