Like many of you girls out there, I've tried almost every other diet known to mankind. I even had enough creativity to make up my own! I've tried the fat-free diet (eating only foods that have exactly 0 grams of fat), no-cook diet, five-factor diet, calorie restriction diet, and everything else in between. sigh.
Obviously, they haven't worked. If they did, I doubt I would have gone on so many different types. And surprise, surprise! One of my new years resolutions is to eat healthy and get back into shape. It's time to step out of hibernation, I decided.
The most inspiring method of eating healthy? Skinny Bitch is a no-fuss, straight-up way of teaching all you sexy women out there to eat well. I picked up this book after finding out they advocated the vegan lifestyle. Yep, that's right. No more meat, eggs, and cheeeeese. But Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (authors of Skinny Bitch) make it sound sexier than your most risque party dress. And they give you straight facts. Something that was pleasantly surprising from a book with profanity in its title.
Reading this book will open your eyes to the all the atrocities of the meat business. How cows cry out in grief because their families are getting slaughtered. How chickens are put in cages so small that they can't even turn around. How they are packed with steroids so they'll ultimately grow bigger than normal. Yea, spit out that piece of grilled chicken sandwich you were eating.
Of course, like many others, I doubted my loyalty to this lifestyle. It made me excited and ready for my new adventure. I love, love, love animals so I knew I was doing this for a cause also. But alas, when I went out the other night for dinner with some friends, I was definitely tempted. But no one is telling you to be perfect. Start slow one day at a time. You don't think you'll be sexy from eating like this? Check out the pic of the authors - former models? Bring it on. I would kill to look like them. Oh yea, and Victoria Beckham even was spotted picking up a copy. Reason enough?
Best of all, they just came out with a new book that's chock full of vegan recipes. So easy that I can even pull it off - and trust me, I can't even boil an egg. So pick it up for some New Years inspiration! Maybe you'll find the passion and the heart to carry on this lifestyle not just for yourself, but for the treatment of animals everywhere.