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The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

Longtime vegetarian-gone-vegan Alicia Silverstone released a book last year called The Kind Diet. The Kind Diet is an introduction to all the benefits of eating a vegan diet, going over the hows and whys and even sharing over 100 vegan recipes.

Alicia shares her personal epiphanies when it came to going from carnivore to vegetarian to vegan and how it helped everything from her skin to weight loss and more. With all the diet trends going on right now, from raw foodists to locavores, to just being more environmentally-friendly and aware of the Earth, the Kind Diet falls in line nicely. So nicely, in fact, that The Kind Diet has made its way to the New York Times Bestsellers List.

In The Kind Diet Alicia lays out three different levels of jumping on the diet: Flirt, Vegan, Superhero. A flirt is someone who toys around with the idea of eating vegan. You slowly start replacing the meat in your diet with plant-based sources of protein. At the vegan level you have completely replaced all meat and other animal products like eggs and cheese from your diet. The superhero level goes one step further with a diet that consists of mainly vegetables and whole grains.

Overall, Alicia stresses that the whole concept behind the Kind Diet is to be kind to yourself and your body. When you put good things in, you’ll see the beneficial results. Additionally, she has said it numerous times in interviews and speeches that she doesn’t want people to beat themselves up if they fall off the diet one day. This is the kind of diet where you can just hop right back on if you need to.

Have you heard of the Kind Diet? What are your thoughts on going to the superhero level? Do you think there are any downfalls?

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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15 thoughts on “The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

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  3. says:

    I just saw something on this book today – I’m going to check it out at the library. I think it would be difficult to give up eggs and dairy, but I like the concept – we have several ‘vegetarian’ days each week, and I’ve been thinking of having a few vegan days. I’ve also heard of other people (Mark Bittman I believe)who do ‘vegan before 6′, and eat vegan for the first two-thirds of the day, but not at dinner.
    I do believe it is kind to your body, and also to the planet. Even more so if you grow your own veggies, or get them locally!

  4. Maria says:

    I wish people would stop calling plant-based diets veganism. Eating a plant-based diet is not veganism. Much less so eating ‘vegan’ before 6! Ocasionally eating eggs or milk is not vegan.

    It is an insult to people who are vegans. Veganism is a philosphy about animal rights. Not a diet. If you or someone else hasn’t given up all animal products from your life use some other label besides vegan please.

  5. Alexis says:

    Does it bother you to have someone call that vegan? Have you become so associated with the name that to hear someone call anything other then your definition of the word offends you? Come on, seriously it is just a word if anyone would like to call themselves vegan…it really is ok..I am interested in learning more about the book and would like to see the results. Has anyone ever met an overweight vegan?

  6. says:

    I understand your point, and that you obviously have a great commitment to not eating or using animal products. No insult was intended. You must get really angry at all of the folks that eat a vegan diet, call themselves such, and then traipse around in leather sneakers. Whatever people choose to call themselves, I do think it is wonderful that people are becoming more exposed to and open to making more of their diet plant-based. It is healthier and more environmentally friendly. I think that is the most important element, as opposed to the actual label.

  7. becky says:

    not a true vegetarian, but at least people can eat more healthy, hopefully eat the way god intended us to eat. witch in the beginning was “vegetarian” they just didn’t have a name for it back then.

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