Detox: Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr, Rory Freedman, Dean Ornish - Weight loss REVIEW
Not a diet book
Crazy Sexy Diet is a brand new book that's selling like a hot cake. But is it worth it?
(Don't miss the author video at the end of this article.)
I am fond of fitness and healthy living, and I have read plenty of books on health, fitness, diet, meditation and yoga.
Now, I did not find anything new in the book; yet I loved the book. The authors are under no illusion that this is a diet book. They have written the book as "a guide to living fully; not a meal plan but a roadmap to self-empowerment."
I was raised on non-vegetarian diet and I turned vegetarian when I was 18. Now I prefer vegetarian food naturally. This book confirms my belief that plant-based food is good for health. I can personally vouch the vegetarian diet prescribed in the book.
Along with diet, the book prescribes stress management strategies, moderate exercise, and living to give love, as secrets to healthy living to lose weight fast. Of course, we all know that. However, the book makes all these factors very easy to understand and follow.
So what's so good about this diet book?
The best part of the book is the advice is given in a cheerful tone. It not only gives advice, but it motivates the reader to take action.
However, there's an interesting finding in the book which I wasn't aware of. The author sights a research that shows that our diet alters our genes. Essentially, you can't blame it on your genes any more, because the food you eat can change your genes.
For example, for men with prostate cancer, making comprehensive changes given in the book caused changes to over 500 genes, turning on disease-preventing genes and turning off disease-causing genes.
In addition to recipes, the book also contains Kris Carr's 21-day crash diet.
This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to make a lifestyle change and lead a more fulfilling life.
My advice: Buy this 240-page book containing 10 great chapters on food and health, only if you are fully committed to your health and wellbeing.
About the authors: Kris Carr has written bestselling cancer guidebooks. Rory Friedman has written New York Times bestseller, . Dr Dean Ornish is the founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. The book also contains valuable advice from Dr Neal Barnard, Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness and many others. Skinny Bitch
How to Jump Start a Weight Loss Diet
OK, here I am going to share a few tips from my personal experience:
- Start your detox with lemon. Simply add a bit of lemon juice to your water, and drink that water as you normally do. This is the simplest way to detox your body with minimal effort.
- Stay away from diet foods. Yes, you read that right. These diet foods are short cuts and give very little benefit. Instead, get into the habit of reading the labels and do your own research before ordering your next take out. Also, before you head out to buy your grocery, make a shopping list and stick to it. Getting carried away is quite common while shopping, so a pre-made shopping list is very useful.
- Try to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. This had two benefits. First, in-season food is fresher and more nutritious. Secondly, it is also an environmentally sustainable practice.
- Have soups. Soups are easy to digest, and are mostly low in calories. Freshly made soups have a lot of nutritional value.
- Follow routine. Try to eat each meal at the same time of the day. This helps body know when to expect the next meal, and lowers the body's tendency to store food in the form of fat.
- Drink coffee. Bob Harper recommends drinking coffee soon after waking up. Coffee helps in improving metabolism rate, which in turn is very useful in burning more calories.
- Drink plenty of water. This is a no-brainer, but sometimes we miss the obvious. It is important to drink enough water every day. While this tip comes at the end of this list, but it is the most important tip. How much water is sufficient? A typical rule-of-thumb is divide your weight by 8. The result will show the number of glasses you should be drinking every day. For example, if your weight is 72, then you should drink nine glasses of water (72/8=9)
So there you go. Pick up a book, form your plan, and start your journey of getting in shape for the holiday season, and get in the bikini for the summer!
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