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Go Green Get Lean

Minimize your effects on the environment with this healthy diet.

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Go Green Get Lean by Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D., is a book that guides you through a plan to help you lose weight with a low-carbon footprint diet.

The Go Green Get Lean plan is a six-week long program that encourages the consumption of more plants and vegetables, and less meat, fish and chicken.

Geagan walks you through the current state of our food industry and explains how the meat, poultry, fishing, dairy, egg and processed food industries are causing harm to the environment. She also discusses how all of these industries can be run, as some of them are, in a sustainable manner.

Geagan also discusses how eating a more plant-based diet is not just healthier for you but how it can help you lose weight, stay trim and provide a boost to Mother Nature.

Go Green Get Lean offers a tremendous amount of comprehensive information elucidating the current "energy crisis" our health is in.

Anyone who is looking to take a long hard look at their eating habits and how their food choices are contributing to their expanding waistline and the expanding amounts of fossil fuels circulating the planet would benefit from this book.

PRO
  • Encourages eating green
  • Focuses on more plant-based foods and fewer meats, fish and chicken
  • Environmentally friendly tips are included with this diet
  • Recipes are broken out by seasonality
  • Offers tough-love messages to those who regularly consume earth-unfriendly foods
  • Author is a registered dietitian
CON
  • Diet may be difficult for those who prefer more meat
DIET and NUTRITION

The overall premise of Go Green Get Lean is that the food choices we are making are not only affecting our health and weight, but they are also affecting the health of the planet.

Chapters are divided among food items: Beef, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs and the beverage industry. Unsustainable methods for how these foods are produced are discussed in great detail as well as farmers and food producers who are cultivating food in ways that support the environment. Geagan also shows how green foods like organic grass-fed beef, organic eggs or non-GMO tofu are better for your health and waistline as well.

Tips are included that encourage you to reduce your use of plastic water bottles, unhealthy fats and overly processed ingredients as well as how to dine out in a earth- and figure-friendly way.

The Go Green Get Lean menu plans include your breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose your snacks from some of the suggestions offered throughout the book.

Recipes include:

  • Autumn Squash with Pinto Bean Chili
  • Farm Salad with Fingerling Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Steamed Fish with Kale Almond Pesto
  • Gorgeous Green Smoothie
  • Endive and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing
  • Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Fall Vegetables
  • Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Gruyere Cheese
  • Cinnamon Granola Parfait
EXERCISE

Exercise is also important with the Go Green Get Lean plan. Many times throughout the book it is recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. There is also the emphasis that if you're going to indulge in your favorite cocktail or dessert, that you spend a bit of extra time working out.

Exercising outdoors is recommended, since it puts less strain on the environment and it encourages a connection to nature. Hiking, walking, biking, running are all great options.

CONCLUSION

Being more environmentally conscious is the social responsibility of everyone. Go Green Get Lean shows you how you can incorporate small changes that will make a big difference. Eating less meat and focusing more on plant based foods is only part of the story.

Go Green Get Lean offers a compelling argument, backed by research and scientific evidence that motivates and inspires anyone, from tofu eaters to Big Mac eaters to becoming more eco-friendly and losing weight at the same time.

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