A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body

Micaela Cook Karlsen. Amacom, $16.95 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-8144-3707-0
Karlsen, a public health and nutrition expert, here advocates what she calls a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle for optimal health. Her practical approach offers equal amounts of motivational coaching and uncomplicated nutritional advice. Her three-part plan is simple: increase the amount of WFPB foods you eat, decrease the amount of animal-based and processed foods, and create an environment to support your success. To that end, the book prescribes not only what to eat and what to avoid, but how to sustain this lifestyle. By addressing common questions and concerns, dispelling myths, and taking on naysayers, she clearly explains how to make beneficial changes. Part One outlines five steps: making the commitment, becoming educated, abandoning unhealthy habits, matching environment to diet, and “making your diet socially sustainable.” Part Two is centered on maintaining the momentum and features 100 recipes from other contributors along with a three-week meal plan and a list of resources including websites, social media, and books to consult. Despite major competition from perennial and vegan lifestyle cookbooks, the strategies in this book will appeal to many readers. Agent: Linda Konner, Linda Konner Agency. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/06/2016
Release date: 07/01/2016
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