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In her latest Happy Herbivore book, Lindsay S. Nixon provides what her readers have been clamoring for—a practical, in-depth guide to living the plant-based lifestyle.A plant-based diet is not about saying “no” to a variety of foods. It’s about saying “yes” to you and your health. It’s about saying “yes” to whole, good-for-you foods that make you feel (and look!) great.EmbIn her latest Happy Herbivore book, Lindsay S. Nixon provides what her readers have been clamoring for—a practical, in-depth guide to living the plant-based lifestyle.A plant-based diet is not about saying “no” to a variety of foods. It’s about saying “yes” to you and your health. It’s about saying “yes” to whole, good-for-you foods that make you feel (and look!) great.Embracing any new lifestyle means changes, questions, and skeptics at your door. You don’t have to face that alone. Nixon has been successfully living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle for years and during that time, she’s helped thousands of clients make the transition. In Happy Herbivore Life, she expertly walks you through how to thrive as a happy herbivore, from making the transition to living plant-proud every day to overcoming objections from your family and friends.Nixon provides insight on key ingredients to include in your diet and exposes the myths concerning soy, carbs, fat, and protein. She offers tips on what to say to critical carnivores, how to live plant-based with a busy lifestyle, and ways to make easy substitutions in recipes that won’t change the texture and taste of your favorite dishes.Beautiful pictures and a sampling of new plant-based recipes accompany her savvy advice, plus testimonials from fans who have embraced the happy herbivore way and are loving the results.Happy Herbivore Life is the essential and ultimate guide you’ve been waiting for to help you transform your life through plant-based eating....

Title : The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living
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ISBN : 9781941631003
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Number of Pages : 279 Pages
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The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living Reviews

  • Patricia
    2018-11-13 17:35

    Practical and accessible! People who know me know that I've been a vegetarian for 33 years and have eaten a vegan diet for the last 5 years. For reasons of health, concern for the environment and compassion, I have settled on a low fat, whole foods plant based diet. Although I'm sold on this way of eating, I still eagerly look forward to reading the books that come out from doctors and people with similar thoughts about the best way to eat, including the doctors T. Colin and Thomas Campbell, Dr. Esseltyn and his son Rip, and Dr. John McDougall. I have found good information in all of them, but I am really pleased with Lindsay Nixon's book on plant-based living. It goes over all the misconceptions and clears them up (including a bibliography to back the information up), gives you plenty of practical advice and lists for getting started and handling social situations and includes the testimonies of many who have made the switch with amazing results. I'm going to keep this book at home to lend to any friends of mine who might be curious about why I eat this way or who might be interested in finding out more for themselves.

  • Ronni
    2018-11-12 16:55

    I picked this up from the "recently returned" display at the library thinking it was more recipes, but it's more the author trying to convince people to buy her products with mediocre profiles of people who tried her advice and felt healthier afterwards. The best thing about this book is the resources lists at the end, including recs for kids and adults and a variety of media, and organized by usefully descriptive categories (for athletes! for food justice! for animal rights! for health! and so on!)The worst thing about this book is that it's super anti-nuts/seeds/avocado/healthy plant based fats. This gets one star on its merits as a book and one star because I can't completely hate something that encourages healthy lifestyles and/or because I was mildly interested in a couple of the recipes.

  • Sharon
    2018-10-29 22:38

    This isn't a book, it's an excuse to write a very long sales pitch for the products (meal plans) the author sells on her website. The book is full of anecdotes from her fans - most of whom used her website or her meal plans or her other cookbooks - and very little actual information.Other than many references to the author's website, facebook page, or the fact that you too can buy her meal plans (!) - skip this book, it's not worth your time.Instead of this sales pitch, check out "The Campbell Plan" (by Thomas M. Campbell II) for a much better resource.

  • Katie
    2018-10-30 14:46

    Lindsay is a wonderful mentor for both the vegan/plant-based curious, and the long-term vegan. This book caters to the beginning stages of transition, as you can imagine, but has some recipes, resources, inspirational stories, and tips that I loved too. I would honestly support anything she wrote, haha.Oh, and my friends are featured in this book! So proud of their transition and clean bill of health after cancer.

  • Lauri
    2018-11-15 19:56

    I read this book mostly because my daughter has chosen to be a vegetarian. I personally already eat about 75% vegetarian just because I love veggies and beans and rice. I guess I didn't look over the book well enough before purchase because it is more of a rah- rah book about becoming vegan and contains fewer recipes than I had hoped for. The message of the book is perfectly fine for those considering this lifestyle but the actual practical uses gained from this book are few. I think I would recommend just buying a full vegetarian and/or vegan cookbook. This was an easy read, though, and surely motivating. Just not really practical.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-22 20:37

    Great starter guide.

  • Samantha Kovach
    2018-10-29 16:46

    I enjoyed the The Happy Hervivore Guide to Plant-Based Living by Lindsay S. Nixon. She did a good job of discussing the many positive benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle, including a thorough discussion of what exactly it means to eat plant-based. The success stories from people who adopted a plant-based lifestyle sprinkled throughout the book were encouraging and interesting to read. The book is an easy, bright book to read with lots of pictures throughout the book. There are some recipes included at the back of the book but the recipes are definitely not the focus or primary purpose of this book. Lindsay S. Nixon has written several other plant-based cookbooks if one is looking primarily for recipes. I would recommend this book for somebody who is new to or interested in a plant-based lifestyle and enjoys hearing about personal experiences with plant-based eating as well.

  • Eman
    2018-10-31 18:38

    What I like about the book: - It contains really useful tips about substitutes and recommended brands.- It provides an awesome perspective about how to eat in travel and restaurants.What I d0n't like:-The science in the book because If I really want to read about the science behind the PBD, I will read Dr. Campbell , Dr. Neal , Dr Mcdougall books.- The long and useless interviews. Most of the interviews didn't add anything new to me. it was repetitive and long. I really wish if it was focus on the food and cooking experiences, because that what I was expecting when I choose to read for a cookbooks' writer.

  • Anabel
    2018-10-18 17:37

    Really enjoyed this book, as I found it was extremely helpful to gain insight into a plant based diet. Beyond getting to know what a plant based diet consist of, this books gives you tips and tools of how to transition to this diet. It helped me answer a number of questions, I pondered about when thinking of transitioning. Overall, I found it very informative and useful. Would highly recommend to anyone who is interesting in a plant based diet.

  • Sienna
    2018-11-08 14:54

    This is a great book for anyone interested in pursuing a plant-based lifestyle.It's got great information about why a plant-based lifestyle is a healthy choice and how to transition to a plant-based lifestyle and deal with various difficulties that plant-based people often face.

  • Bethany
    2018-11-10 22:49

    This was the first book I bought of Lindsay's. It helped to answer many questions I had about beginning a plant-based lifestyle.

  • Ijeoma
    2018-10-30 21:47

    So what is The Happy Herbivore Guide To Plant- Based Living? It’s target audience are individuals that are new to plant- based eating or just curious about plant- based eating and its benefits. Nixon helps readers understand what plant- based eating is, and compares it to the traditional non plant- based foods and snacks consumed and how they are harmful to the body. In addition, she has chapters that cover how to convert to a plant based diet, and how to deal with curious (and sometimes discouraging) friends and family. In this book she includes recipes (I found the recipes for the Mushroom & Potato Soup and the Indian Lentils & Cabbage easy and delicious.) There is also a shopping list to get one started on their new journey. If there is one thing readers will take away from this book: there is no need to go on a diet when you can just change your diet. Now for my thoughts: I liked the book for the information it provided. I am two years into my vegetarian lifestyle and this is a book I would have wanted in my early stages. So for those curious readers looking for a push in the right direction, start here. This book is an easy read with lots of pictures and side notes for emphasis. My favorite part of the book is the shopping list and the references (but that is just appealing to the researcher in me that likes to look into things further). What I did not like, and most of the reviews on GoodReads agreed, were the incessant plugs for her other social mediums as well as links to sites where she charges for the same information. I mean…really, Lindsay? Overall, it’s a great guide for “newbies” in the plant- based world. Nothing here is too technical, scholarly or boring. Just good sound advice provided in a friendly, non- threatening manner. Pages: 282 (Kindle) 279 (paperback)Purchase price: $11.46 (paperback) $7.99 (Kindle)

  • Holly
    2018-11-06 23:01

    Eating a plant-based diet has never been easier than it is today! For readers who are interested in eating healthier, a good “guidebook” is essential for success, and who better to write one that Lindsay Nixon, author of the popular "Happy Herbivore" cookbook series? Now, with "The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living," Nixon offers readers answers and advice about how to truly live the happy herbivore lifestyle. From the basics of what a plant-based diet entails (it’s similar to a vegan diet, but goes even further into the realms of healthiness, eschewing oils and consisting of only unprocessed plant foods) to pantry staples, from eating right while on the go to dealing with negativity and questions from others, Nixon covers most every question readers might have about how to make a plant-based diet work for them. She discusses reasons for ditching animal products (mentioning health, environmental, and ethical concerns) and busts common myths about getting enough nutrients and the so-called “dangers” of soy. There is a ton of information packed into this book, and all of it is delightfully user-friendly and accessible to anyone. Also included are inspirational stories of people who have reclaimed their health through better eating and fourteen recipes to get readers started. This is an excellent resource for anyone considering going plant-based!Review originally written for San Francisco Book Review.

  • Megan
    2018-11-01 20:50

    The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living is a good starting point for people who are interested in eating a meat-free and dairy-free diet without eating a bunch of fake things.There are no recipes. It is about how to deal with external influences (social situations,etc.) and problem solving such as food substitutes and feeding kids.If you have read books like the China Study or other heavy "sciency"books this will feel like a light read, If you feel well-grounded and know what you are doing, this book might be beneath your level of expertise. If you "know"what you are supposed to do but can't quite stick to it, reading this book may help.It is a quick read. It only took me 2-3 hours split up over the last day or so. The conversational tone made me lose track of the time that I spent reading.There is no "conclusion", after some troubleshooting topics--wham! appendix. Just like my review.

  • Liz
    2018-11-18 17:33

    If you are new to plant-based eating, or need new ideas, this is going to be your go-to reference! I love this book. It is quickly becoming dog-eared and is pocked with Post-It notes. Love all of Lindsay's books.

  • Joanna Cabot
    2018-10-27 21:01

    This very short little ebook offers a beginner's guide which aims to answer the most commonly asked newbie questions about going plant-based. I really liked the way the science stuff was explained---more concise and easily digestible (no pun intended) than the fairly dense China Study, and I think Nixon did a good job anticipating what the most common questions would be.My only complaint was that I would have liked to see more actual meal suggestions---Nixon plugs (frequently!) her meal plan service and cookbooks, and I guess we are meant to go there for food suggestions. But given how very short the book is, I felt there was room for more of that here. It wouldn't have killed her to provide a starter week, or even a few days worth, of full meal plan for people to try without sending them to other books or services.

  • Teri
    2018-10-27 14:37

    Before getting this particular book, I already owned a few Happy Herbivore cookbooks and have followed her blog for recipes for quite awhile. This one does have some recipes in the back, but it isn't exactly a cookbook like her other ones. Most of the book is about a whole foods plant-based diet and how to navigate it. Most of it was derivative (The China Study and Dr. McDougall's books come to mind) and anecdotal, so I've found it somewhat redundant in my own library. It could be a good place to start for a newcomer to a WFPB diet, however. I did appreciate the section on travel and camping-- there were some really helpful tips there that I hadn't seen elsewhere in the WFPB lit. As always, her recipes are yummy, quick and uncomplicated to make, which is why I keep coming back for more.

  • Rebekah
    2018-11-18 21:40

    This might be good for someone completely new to the idea of going plant-based. As for myself, I have read all this information in many Happy Herbivore blog posts and other books. There are many, many books that can help. It would seem they might be redundant, but the other books I have read (and shelved under "food") usually had something new to teach me. But again, this kind of book might be useful when you want to go and check an idea to get yourself ready for a new experience as a plant-based eater. It might be easier than looking up a blog post, but then again, even the book references some of those posts. I am a huge fan of Lindsay's cookbooks. I might keep this one to lend to friends who are interested and need an easy reference.

  • Carmie
    2018-11-03 20:40

    What a great book! I was wondering what this book would really be about the second Lindsay announced it. I thought it would be more like "30 Day Vegan Challenge" by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. But, I'm happy to say that this book complements Colleen's nicely. It's not a surprise to anyone who has been following a vegan lifestyle for a while, but it's got a lot of great information and testimonials in it. The layout is very nice, too. Lindsay always brings such joy and passion to her books and it definitely shows in this book. Anyone who is thinking of a vegan or whole foods plant based diet should definitely check this book out!

  • Tony Jr.
    2018-11-04 16:55

    WOW, what an excellent book on transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle. Lindsay does a great job keeping everything simple, straight-forward yet still comprehensive. She covers the WHY of the plant-based lifestyle as well as the HOW-TO(20%why,80%how-to). Ive personally been vegan for 3yrs now yet I still found useful advice and new perspectives that expanded my knowledge base. This is definitely one of the best plant-based lifestyle resources out there.Tony Rogers JrAuthor of Visionary:Making a difference in a world that needs YOU

  • Dawn
    2018-10-20 19:00

    I found it interesting to read her perspective and to consider the changes that she recommends. Since I am already dairy free (allergy) I was curious to see what other changes would be involved. I might reduce my consumption of meat, since they say all food is going to be much more expensive this year because of the drought conditions in so many places. But completely and absolutely? I don't see that happening yet.But I have to say that many of her recipes are very appealing, whether you want to go vegan, plant based, vegetarian ... or not.

  • Spook Harrison
    2018-10-25 17:42

    I enjoyed it. While it's more of an overview of available material/research than a primary source, I appreciated the more social tips Nixon wrote about. Losing friends and having one's life choices threaten others is something one has to deal with when one chooses to become vegan, or to eat a WFPB diet, and very few books delve into those issues. I actually wouldn't mind a book that simply dealt with that side of the story!

  • Mesmoiselle
    2018-11-11 21:01

    As an already vegan of near three years and a fan of Lindsay Nixon for two of those years, there was nothing new.But for those coming into this style of eating for the first time, her upbeat, supportive, and forgiving tone is a breath of fresh air in a world of pick-at-you omnivores and hyper vigilant vegans. I highly recommend the audible version, which she voices over herself.

  • Mary Retzlaff
    2018-11-10 22:00

    I love what Lindsay has to say about becoming plant based. I am not there yet, but working on it. Suggestions on how to deal with questions are great. I would love more help finding good vegan ingredients in my local area, but ordering off the internet is a great suggestion. Progress, not perfection.

  • Lindsey
    2018-10-26 20:52

    Mostly liked all the success stories. Maybe a few new tips and food ideas for me (I've been vegan for almost 8 years). She includes her URL I don't know how many times in the book, which was off-putting, since there is no free content at that site (besides one sample).

  • Cindy
    2018-11-11 22:47

    A wonderful guide to plant-based eating, cooking and living. I recommend this book to those new and experienced in plant-based diets. I have been a vegan for 2.5 years and found the book very informative.

  • Maeve
    2018-10-26 22:43

    I got this on audiobook and while I enjoyed it I think it would work better as a book-book or ebook. Really good guide for anyone transitioning or exploring eating plant-based. Practical, flexible and not preachy.

  • Amy Miller
    2018-11-11 22:50

    I really enjoyed how the author made a point to keep it simple, I think people often get overwhelmed with lifestyle changes and make it more complicated than it needs to be. I highly recommend even for anyone interested in plant-based eating/living.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-17 20:37

    This is a practical starter guide for folks interested in a plant-based life. It's also enjoyable reading. I particularly like the sections about food to pack for traveling and easy-to-find plant-based meals in restaurants.

  • Allegra S
    2018-10-19 16:58

    Quick easy-to-read introduction to the plant-based lifestyle.