Monday, October 5, 2015

The Planet Friendly Diet: Your 21-Day Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss and Optimal Health

Publisher:    New Society Publishers
Published:   January 12, 2016
ISBN:      978-0865718111
Genre:    Non-fiction, Health
Format:  Ebook via Edelweiss – Above the Treeline
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


It’s always hard to rate a non-fiction unless it’s really awful or really good.  Cat Smiley’s The Planet Friendly Diet:  Your 21 Day Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss and Optimal Health is one of those really good books.

The Planet Friendly Diet is much more than a diet – it is an introduction to a sustainable and healthy way of living for those new to the idea and a supportive narrative for those already living “green” as it were.  I read the electronic ARC and even the ebook has some marvellous photos of people harvesting sustainable food products as well as menu creations.  There is some wonderful history of food and nutrients followed by explanations of why we need to eat certain food groups and what healthier, vegan or non-meat products are available to meet those nutritional needs.  Mixed in are some delicious sounding recipes including one for salmon that was just fantastic.

Smile doesn’t hit readers over the head with “this is the be all and end all and you must do this” writing, but takes readers along the path to healthier, more sustainable eating. 

One reason I’d advocate for the e-version of the book is it makes it much easier to carry around as a reference or while traveling, if cooking facilities are available, to turn to those really fabulous reciipies.

This is an objective review and an endorsement of this book.


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