I just read this book, and , if you can overlook the (sometimes amusing imo)
vulgar language here and there , bespeaking a lack of professionalism
to perhaps some readers- the book is based on sound and good nutritional
principles, particularly for fitness (which is was they really mean by"skinny"-
they just mean, fit instead of fat) . It is also pro vegan, derived primarily from the revulsion on the part of the authors (and really, most of us who
know about this too-) into how animals are treated on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, and the environmental impact of all that. They do give arguments for veganism rather than simply asserting veganism- and then they totally leave the reader space for making their own decisions.
there are great lists of food sources- including brand names of fairly easy to find prepared foods, such as whole grain breads, baked goods, and treats, as well as meat substitutes. they also have a new recipe book out- havent seen that one yet. The amazon reviews tend to be polarized- surprised? this has proven to be a polarizing subject in current society.
Critically speaking, if it were not for the vulgar language sprinkled here and there in the book, it would be great for teens and tweens, as it has a youthful appeal, and I hope someone takes that idea and runs with it.
One think I love about the book, is it also brings attention to the machinations of our FDA, and USDA, and how they really operate-
we need constant reminders and exposures of the travesties in those agencies, and others such as EPA. We need to unlearn that those agencies are protecting us or helping us.
so while they tie in their own experiences and opinions in order to offer good health advice, I still think, all in all, they offer good health advice. The book also contains a great list of resources - books, tapes, web sites, companies- to look into for further information. I found it inspiring, and it shows imo the way the country is going- in a few decades
this stuff will be old hat, and we will look back in wonder that we ever accepted a toxic and disgraceful food supply, rather than a truly organic
and fair food supply. And the book offers a good pathway for weight loss - they stress they are not looking to create more anorexics - if weight loss is realistically the thing you need to consider.
anyway, it could not be more about "Real Food"- and what nourishes us.