100 Mile Diet
Can you live on food that was raised within 100 miles of your home?
The term "eating local" is a buzz phrase for eating for a healthier you and planet. But for 100-Mile Diet authors, Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, they took this concept one step further. For one year these writers subsisted on foods that were raised and grown within a 100-mile radius of their Canadian home. Relying on farmer's markets and local farms, they ate a diet of locally-raised chicken, fresh-caught seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Inspired by the increasingly popular locavore movement, The 100-Mile Diet is not a preachy read about why we all should be eating more locally, but rather a personal, honest and often humorous account of one urban couple's experience of eating locally and sustainably.
- Sets an example for how eating locally can be accomplished
- Eating sustainably supports the local economy
- Promotes eating a very healthy and unprocessed diet
- Tone of book is inspiring
- May be difficult to maintain for a long period of time
The 100-Mile Diet focuses on the experience of a couple's one-year journey to eat only foods that were raised and grown locally in a 100-mile radius of their home. Subsisting on locally-raised chicken, fresh-caught seafood, root vegetables, berries, corn and seeds, the 100-Mile Diet provides an eye-opening introspection on where food actually comes from and how food goes from farm to fork.
Throughout the one-year duration of the 100-Mile Diet, the couple harvests seasonal fruits and vegetables in preparation for the winter months when fresh food is scarce.
Overall, The 100-Mile Diet is a healthy eating plan, albeit one that requires effort, education, dedication and effort.EXERCISE
The locavore movement has generated intrigue and popularity as society in general becomes more aware of how food goes from farm to fork. The 100-Mile Diet is a honest and inspiring look into a first-hand experience of eating locally and sustainably.
If you're worried that this tale will be filled with preachy punches and commanding insights, you need not worry as the writers describe their experience with honesty and humor and leave you only with inspiration and fascinating food-for-thought.Common Misspellings
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