Friday, January 8, 2016

Book Nook: The Planet Friendly Diet

January is a time when lots of people make commitments to change. The Planet Friendly Diet is a book targeted to people who know they want to make a change but don't know where to start. The meal plan is designed to eliminate food waste, fit on a budget (less than $5 per meal), be appropriate for lifestyle needs (diabetic, kosher, halal), efficiently prepare meals (no more than 20 minutes, using fresh, common ingredients). The diet also uses no meat, dairy, or wheat.

There are some features of this book which I loved when I got to review a copy. The pictures in the book are real-life people - not models. The tips in the front of the book are great starters, or good reminders. It's convenient for anyone to implement, with clear guidance and pages to help record progress. Really, the only drawback is that if you want to use it for your whole family, you'll have to adjust the amounts for the recipes, as they're all single-portion (although this is also a benefit, because it helps eliminate waste by leftovers that go bad).

Cat Smiley, is an award-winning body transformation specialist and owner of Canada's popular weight-loss retreat for women, Whistler Fitness Vacations (The Planet Friendly Diet is the official nutrition plan for her retreat). A former world-class skier, Cat has been named as Canada's top trainer three times by the International Sport Science Association, and is a renowned body transformation specialist. She is a popular fitness and weight loss expert for many publications, and her fitness column Kick Start was nationally syndicated across Canadian community newspapers. Her goal is to inspire and educate people to find their happy size and live a healthier life through empowering them to make their own nutrition choices. Please visit Cat’s website, for blog posts and videos about lifestyle, recipes and nutrition, fitness workouts and travel.

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