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Cannonball Read V: Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

By Alli | Book Reviews | May 2, 2013 | Comments ()


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I decided to read Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! by Kris Carr after seeing her in the documentary Hungry for Change. I was very motivated at the start of the year to learn more about eating clean and plant based diets so naturally reading this book really appealed to me. Overall I really enjoyed this read and it helped me stay focused on my goals at a time where I needed the help. There are some things in this book that I would prefer not to follow (like giving myself an enema) but to each their own I suppose.

We start off the book with an introduction to Kris, how she got to be where she is today and then moves quickly to how to get yourself started on a clean eating diet and all that fun stuff. Although there is a lot of scientific information contained in this book, the tone is very light an humorous (sometimes a bit too much as the cuteness factor is set a bit high for my taste from time to time but you have to take the good with the bad). There is even a 21 day cleanse in there (not the kind of cleanse where you don't eat but involves eating clean and staying away from things like caffeine and sugar). There is an optional fasting component but the book recommends that you tailor the plan to your specific needs.

Even though I was aware of a lot of the information in this book, it was a great refresher for me and would be a good book for a person who wants to start learning more about plant based whole foods diets. There is also a section that talks about chemical free cosmetics and it motivated me to make a change. I never really considered that I was putting chemicals on my face each day. I don't wear a lot of makeup, but I spent a bit of money and got a couple of natural versions of products that I use and I feel a lot better about it when I use them each day. There are no guarantees that doing things like this will help me live a longer life, but I figure that it is a step in the right direction and every little thing that I do for my body is something to be proud of.

I am very glad that I bought this book on my Kindle app as I am sure to reference it in the future. I recommend giving it a read, although some of the suggestions in it are to the extreme, there is a lot of valuable information in it as well. I am all about my smoothies and salads and happiness!

This review is part of the volunteer Cannonball Read V. Read all about it, and for more of Alli's reviews, check out her blog C.H.A.M.P..

(Note: Any revenue generated from purchases made through the amazon.com affiliate links in this review will be donated in entirety to the American Cancer Society.)



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  • Holly

    Why is this written like a 7th grade book report?

  • I'm not the best at writing reviews, but I'm part of the volunteer group as mentioned above.

  • BWeaves

    What exactly does she recommend as a diet, as there are 100 different versions of "vegetarian" out there?

    I'm interested, as I'm mostly vegetarian. I just can't seem to give up sushi. I eat dairy rarely as it doesn't agree with me, so I buy mostly vegan cookbooks even though I eat eggs.

  • She recommends a mostly raw vegan diet, encouraging fresh foods, making your diet more alkaline. Lots of produce, smoothies and things like that. She encourages a ratio of 60/40 or 80/20 (alkaline vs acid forming). I find I feel really well when eating more fresh foods but I struggle to stick with it all of the time, but I am working on it. I have been vegetarian over 2 years, I am trying to be vegan more of the time, but I do enjoy cheese so that is hard for me to give up entirely but I have a few reasons why I would like to.

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