Once again, here’s a book that is changing my life! First, it was Garbology by Edward Humes, which turned me from a normal recycler to someone who is making some big changes to go greener.
Now, it’s Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, which is revamping my diet and health. Skinny Bitch is “a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous.”
The book advocates a vegan diet, which is way too extreme for me. Even so, there were tons of great tips and facts about ways to make your own diet healthier.
The information is hidden behind sassy comments like “sober up a-hole” and “you need to exercise, you last sh*t.” Skinny Bitch is telling you how to get healthy, but in a way that sounds like it comes from your early 20′s BFF.
Keep in mind that these women promote a vegan lifestyle, and are pretty graphic when describing some of the processes by which meat is produced. You can skip these parts and still find value in the book.
Before even finishing my Skinny Bitch library edition, I ordered my own copy of the book from the library, along with Skinny Bitch in the Kitch (a cookbook companion, vegan-style) and another vegetarian cookbook. I also went out and purchased (and looked into) more vegetarian options to add to my diet.
Am I going to go vegan or vegetarian? Nope. I do enjoy meat, but I am making changes so that I can have a few vegetarian dishes on a weekly basis that are healthy, filling, and full of protein.
And although I’m not cutting out all the sugar in my diet, I’m working on cutting out dessert except for once a week. Dessert meaning anything dessert-like that’s not dried fruit, including a sugary coffee drink. It’s tough, but I’m proud of myself so far.
I even made a checklist in my phone of some of the more important things I gained from the book as a way to remind myself!
So right now, pledge with me to do one thing this week that will make you healthier!
My pledge? Keeping up with the 1 dessert a week thing and making 3-4 vegetarian meals per week.
What’s your pledge?