Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

Kathy Freston

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 1602861331

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Kathy Freston wasn't born a vegan. The bestselling author and renowned wellness expert actually grew up on chicken-fried steak and cheesy grits, and loved nothing more than BBQ ribs and vanilla milkshakes. Not until her thirties did she embrace the lifestyle of a veganist--someone who eats a plant-based diet not just for their own personal well-being, but for the whole web of benefits it brings to our ecosystem and beyond. Kathy's shift toward this new life was gradual--she leaned into it--but the impact was profound. Now Kathy shows us how to lean into the veganist life. Effortless weight loss, reversal of disease, environmental responsibility, spiritual awakening--these are just a few of the ten profound changes that can be achieved through a gentle switch in food choices.

Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist…easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying--just better for you and for all.
















recover more quickly and fully. And even more startling: such diets can be catalysts in curing some of the most serious diseases we face. That’s right, curing. * * * Our food choices can either kill us—which mounting studies say that they are—or they can lift us right out of the disease process and into soaring health. * * * What this science is telling us is that we have to rethink all our assumptions about deadly diseases. No longer are pharmaceuticals or drastic medical

results that pointed to a different truth: that animal protein is disastrous to human health. Through a variety of experimental study designs, epidemiological evidence (studies of what affects the illness and health of populations), and observation of real-life conditions that had rational, biological explanations, Dr. Campbell has made a direct and powerful correlation between cancer and animal protein. For this book I asked Dr. Campbell to explain a little about how and why nutrition (both

found in plant-based foods, is something of a weight-loss magician. It fills your stomach quickly (by holding water) and fools your brain into thinking you are full. A plant-based diet revs your metabolism, causing you to burn calories up to 16% faster than you would on a non-plant-based diet for at least the first 3 hours after meals. Most of us only overeat when we’re eating the wrong foods. When we’re eating healthfully, our bodies know when to stop and “turn off” our hunger switch.

meat because I know cows give off methane.” But the factory farming of chickens releases tremendous amounts of greenhouse gas emissions as well. Industrial farming of any animals is a problem because, whether for cows, pigs, or chickens, food still has to be grown and turned into animal feed, and extra trucks and factories are operated that would not be needed for plant foods. So if you do indeed decide to cut back on meat, cut back on all meat, because just switching from beef to chicken doesn’t

collect dead chickens—live, breathing birds buried underneath the dead. Bird injuries and neglect were common at the farm. I remember coming across one bird that had a wound I can only describe as a crater in her side. I found her lying in her cage, missing most of her feathers on her exposed right side. She didn’t move as I lifted her through the cage door, examining a wound about three inches across her torso. It was sunken in at the center and built up around the edges, openly bleeding in

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