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#11 Alyssa

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    Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:40 PM

    I am in the middle of reading it. I have read most of the work that they cite and am familiar with a lot of the scientific research that it is based on. there is a lot more credibility to this book that a lot of people are giving credit to.

    however, i do not believe the only way to be healthy is to be vegan but organic and natural makes sense, common sense so i try to live as clean as possbile.

    i love the tone of the book - how blunt they are! :)

    #12 shae

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      Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:15 AM

      i think this book is great and have recommended it to friends. but i always tell them that the book isn't as superficial as it seems and the title is geared towards marketing the book.

      i haven't eaten red meat in about 16 years since i never really liked it and because i love animals. but the book made me realize the ill effects of dairy. i stopped eating dairy and noticed a HUGE difference in how i feel. on the rare occasion that i do have dairy i notice it triggers my asthma.

      i'm not completely vegan, vegetarian or pescadarian (sp?). i simply do my best to eat sustainable foods and to be an informed, responsible consumer :)

      #13 KelZavs20

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        Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:41 PM

        i read it and really enjoyed it....made me laugh a little - unfortunately it only changed my eating habits for about a week!

        #14 hat0112

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          Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:27 PM

          Originally Posted by NYJen
          Yup, I read it last week and that's exactly what I thought. The book does have some good health points, but I don't agree that being a vegan is the only way to be healthy (hence skinny.) But it's a good/fun read.

          I posted this on another thread - just be carefully, there's a whole chapter dedicated to the graphic details of what goes on in some slaughterhouses. That may be too much for some of you to read, just skip that chapter.
          I definitely agree with everyone. It is a good read, but they make it seem like if you aren't a vegan then you will be fat and die soon. I did skip the slaughterhouse chapters. I felt that was very unnecessary to go into so much detail. They only did it to scare you into being a vegan and if begin a vegan is the best thing for you; you shouldn’t have to be scared into it.

          I will say I do recommend it and I also have the cookbook. It is good to be informative about being a vegan and that lifestyle.
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          #15 carolina24

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            Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

            i always wanted to get the Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven book when I get pregnant...heard its hillarious!!

            #16 mnh1983

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              Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

              I've heard of the book, but I haven't read it.

              I have to say though that being a vegetarian doesn't necessarily make you skinny. I've been a vegetarian for 13 years, but I have definitely not been skinny.

              #17 peterpanpixiedust

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                Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

                Its a funny book. I have a lot of trouble with dairy, and it has some awesome dairy alternative recipes that don't taste like ass! Changed my view on sweeteners too, I just use regular and raw sugar now and thankfully, I haven't gained anything extra since and it has been over a year.

                #18 jk1101

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                  Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:33 PM

                  I cracked up at this book from the first page, but as a smoking, coffee drinking, Equal/nutrasweet Loving Meat eater...it didn't really help me.

                  the chapter on the slaughterhouses was rough...FI and I are both huge animal lovers...but we both....ahem....got over it....

                  I have gotten much healthier and thinner...but on my own terms....less of everything...more exercise.....you know, eating less, moving more...old fashioned but works.

                  #19 pfeiffla

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                    Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:07 PM

                    I think I will look it up!  Thanks for the info-sounds good :)

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