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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 17, Johan rated it it was amazing. The perfect book for those who want to switch to a vegetarian diet or for those who want to cut down on animal produce. The book has a very straight forward method of explaining Why and How to become a vegetarian.
There are alot of myths regarding the conversion to a vegetarian diet that you do not get enough protein, you can only get vitamin B12 from animals etc which the author dismantles with great conviction. The book doesn,t stop there. Switching your diet not only effects you, but also The perfect book for those who want to switch to a vegetarian diet or for those who want to cut down on animal produce.
Switching your diet not only effects you, but also people around you. If you have trouble convincing others why you are a vegetarian or just don't know what to do when confronted by a carnivore then there is a specific chapter "Vegetarian Diplomacy" for you. When you change your diet it's often harder for others to accept your change than it is for you. Becoming a vegetarian is not hard, its easy.
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I highly recommend this book it's for lack of a better word, a vegetarian "bible". It's really unfortunate that this book has vegetarian in the title, because everyone can really benefit from reading this book! I am learning a lot about nutrition and balanced diets.
I have tagged many pages to refer to in the future! It's nice to read about vegetarianism without being bombarded with PETA-type sensationalism. I would highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about what they eat, for whatever reason! Oct 02, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Excellent book for anyone who is starting to think about a vegetarian lifestyle, like myself, but also great for established vegetarians. This book outlines the bennefits of this lifestyle in an easy-to-read way, without seeming pushy. Includes recipies, dietary infomation for pregnant women, children, and elderly.
My favorite thing about Excellent book for anyone who is starting to think about a vegetarian lifestyle, like myself, but also great for established vegetarians. My favorite thing about this book is how it talks you through different dietary needs of the vegetarian, and how to sucessfully incorporate them into your diet--without too much work! In addition, I found the "diplomacy" chapter helpful because it shows readers how to resolve conflict between omnivores and vegetarians, and how to explain it to others without coming off judgmentally.
In this way, I found the book to be "wholesome" meaning it includes all aspects of this lifestyle you might have questions or concerns about , which I appreciated. I cannot stress enough how necessary this book is, and find myself referencing it often. Jan 14, Erek rated it really liked it. A great book about healthful eating. Proves a lot of myths wrong about people who are vegetarian.
Help me decide to become vegetarian. Would highly recommened it. All people need to read this book if you plan on eating. This book is packed full of information. As another reviewer mentioned, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike could learn a lot from this book about nutrition.
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I read the entire book, except for chapter 9 "Vegetarian Nutrition in the Growing Years" since none of that information really applies to me yet. I thought the " This book is packed full of information. I thought the "Vegetarian Diplomacy" chapter was a little silly at times, but nonetheless I suppose it covers some of the issues that vegetarians encounter in daily life, although I think vegetarianism is more and more becoming a widely accepted lifestyle choice.
Overall I think this book is full of useful information and tries to be as objective as possible, allowing the reader to make decisions for his or herself. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but they seem like good building blocks for a nutritious, diverse vegetarian diet. Oct 18, Ann Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am learning so much. For instance, this morning I had orange juice with my oatmeal because it helps the iron get absorbed better.
Then I got some cashews for my mid-morning snack because they are a good source of zinc but you don't eat them with grains because the zinc won't absorb as well. I am excited about these changes because I love oranges and cashews. A must read for becoming a vegetarian. This is an excellent book on nutrition for everyone, not just aspiring vegetarians.
I agree with another reviewer who said that its a pity that the word vegetarian is in the title, as the information would also be useful for omnivores. I love that it is science based and presented in a logical style. I read a copy from the library, but will be in search of my own personal copy soon.
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Jul 23, Damla Yur rated it liked it. Comprehensive book with quality information and some good recipes. I am more of an omnivore but, I find this super helpful on a regular basis. Aug 12, k. As a brand-spanking-new vegetarian, I wanted an extensive book that detailed the health and food information I should know with my new diet. The New Becoming Vegetarian is just that: This book isn't a piece of published propaganda - it's more like a textbook. Personally, I appreciated this fact as that's more of what I was looking for.
The studies in this book are mind blowing but also reputable. The only thing that As a brand-spanking-new vegetarian, I wanted an extensive book that detailed the health and food information I should know with my new diet. The only thing that bothered be about this book was that the author tried to subtly influence the reader into considering veganism.
I know, I just said the book was unbiased, and I feel that it is. But the author is upfront about being a Vegan and gives many vegan options and at some points doesn't include dairy in her options. That's fine, I understand, but I think it was a little inappropriate to put those 'gentle nudges' in so soon because many people reading this book are-the title says 'Vegetarian' hint hint-new Vegetarians, not Vegans.
However, my dislike was minimal. This is a really great resource into the diet-science of being vegetarian. Sep 16, Hilary Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book months ago but haven't been able to write about it because it makes me too nauseous. I still can't write in as much detail as I would like, but I can say how much I loved this book!!! I have read lots of books about healthy eating, along with being vegetarian and vegan; and this book is the best! It is very thorough in explaining all aspects of safely reducing animal protein in your diet.
It talks about kids of all ages and even pregnant and lactating women. As a bonus, there we I read this book months ago but haven't been able to write about it because it makes me too nauseous. As a bonus, there were some really good recipes in the back. I'm pretty sure this book also had lots of extra references websites, additional reading and places to find information in the back.
I honestly think anyone who would like to eat this way should have this book around as a reference!! Sidenote -- I also think everyone should look into the health benefits of eating this way. Try reading "The China Study". I found this book in a bookshop in Christchurch while on holiday in the New Forest, England. It was one of those browsing bookshop visits and I thought then that it looked sufficiently interesting to memorise the title and authors.
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Wind forward several years and I thought of it again. By some miracle, I remembered the details and bought the book. I found it informative, intelligent, thorough and interesting. By far the best case for vegetarianism I have read. I went vegetarian for a couple of yea I found this book in a bookshop in Christchurch while on holiday in the New Forest, England. I went vegetarian for a couple of years!
This book is worth reading if you are considering going vegetarian. For me, vegetarianism didn't last, save that it changed my diet long term even as an occasional meat eater and enjoyer of the odd bacon butty now and then.
I've kept the book and still come back to it. I decided to become vegan at age 14, and my parents bought me this book, since "Becoming Vegan" was not even published yet at the time. They were extremely worried about my health and that I know about nutrition before I started on such a potentially dangerous diet change. Thanks to this book, I have been extremely healthy from the get go, and the nutrition knowledge in this book made me more knowledgable than even most adults I know today.
It's a great resource for anyone thinking of becoming v I decided to become vegan at age 14, and my parents bought me this book, since "Becoming Vegan" was not even published yet at the time. It's a great resource for anyone thinking of becoming vegetarian, or even someone who would like to know more about nutrition and how to rely a little less on meat.
Jul 17, Maggie rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 03, Jamie rated it did not like it. It had so much information compacted into a boring never ending stream of words. I wanted to finish it, and I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't. That's very painful for me, I absolutely hate leaving things unfinished. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: Sponsored products related to this item What's this?
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. As someone looking to stave off of pescetarianism and into a more plant-based lifestyle, I've found most books on the topic to have a biased in it This book doesn't have any of that. It's very helpful, educational and informative guide filled with facts, history and the things I'd been hoping to find. I'm a researcher by nature! If you're looking into a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle or maybe you're just curious and want to know what's what, then I recommend this book.
Excellent book, very informative. Should be required reading for vegetarians! Though the concepts may not sound as cutting edge or trendy, they are scientifically studied and verified. Excellent starting point for the intelligent newly vegetarian. I love how it's very thorough and explains a lot about the changes and in the why's and how's of why it's important to eat healthy and to eat a more plant-based diet.
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I knew the different types of Vegans out there and what they entailed and I could find many recipes, but what I did not find so easily online was what this book brought. It dispelled many myths, and helped sort out many things such as what you might be missing in you're diet with no meat which is nothing if you balance everything right!
A bit more about me, I am in low 30s and always hated meat, I am now a wife and mother. But was raised to eat it and like it. Its not the taste that got me, its the rights of the animals. Its at the point that I cook meat for my family but I dont eat it, and really that cant be good for me, and I found myself hungry right after a meal! So I decided to explore more about vegetarian diets. This book was a life saver and I now feel very confident I can do this now. This book also doesnt downplay meat as evil. It even has a menu plan for a vegan that still eats meat a few times a week, which is perfect for my family, I am Ovo-Lacto vegan, but this allows me to prepare meals and make my family a bit healthier as well.
Now this isnt a recipe book. It gives a general idea for a menu plan for different Vegans and has a couple ideas but this is really about the idea of planning a meal and what to eat, without skipping calories and nutritional needs. A must for everyone who is looking into a more Vegan life style.
I do want to say that I got the kindle edition. Its not the best. Some of the print is very small and needs to be enlarged. Also some words are improperly spaced. Might be better to get this one as a book, but still great to read on Kindle: Perfect for a new vegetarian wanting to learn the ins and outs to becoming meatless. Lots of details on nutrients we need and how much and where to get it from. I originally purchased this book because I was considering vegetarianism and wanted to make a smart go at it.
When I was a teenager I had a short stint as a vegetarian, but instead of eating the meals my parents prepared because they contained meat I mostly ate junk food. To no one's surprise, within a few months I wasn't feeling too great. Now that I'm in my 20's I wanted a better idea of what kinds of foods I should be eating for optimal health vegetarian or not. About 20 pages in, this book convinced me to not only go vegetarian, but vegan.
The book also broke down well-balanced nutrition and made it very easy to understand. I was not overwhelmed like I have been by other books on nutrition. Since the switch I've felt great. I had been struggling with stomach problems for years and my tummy woes have almost vanished. Now that my system is clean of animal products, I reintroduced them one at a time as a test and found that they were the likely cause of my almost daily struggles with eating.