This book can be used as both a cookbook AND a lifestyle/detox/healthy eating guide. If you want a complete transformation and are serious about cutting the junk and eating all real, healthy food, this is a great book for you.
Go Clean, Sexy You by Lisa Consiglio Ryan
About the Book
Go Clean, Sexy You offers both healthy vegan recipes and a seasonal guide to detoxing and staying healthy. The author, Lisa Consiglio Ryan, is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who guides you through taking a holistic approach to live a healthier life.
My Overall Impression
I like how Lisa gives a detox plan and recipes for each season. The recipes are pretty easy to follow and contain all fresh, natural ingredients, making the whole “let’s get healthy!” mentality seem a LOT more feasible if you’re in a bit of a health slump and need some help. This book a good choice for people who are new to healthy eating and could use a step-by-step, seasonal guide to detoxing.
What Sets This Book Apart
Why is PH Balance so important? Which produce items contain the most pesticides? What are the daily instructions for embarking on a cleanse? Lisa answers these questions and more in the beginning chapters before getting into the seasonal eating guides.
Recipe Difficulty Level
Focus/Main Types of Dishes
This book focuses on how to live healthier and how to eat better by following a seasonal detox plan full of fresh produce. The end result is a cleaner, sexier you. Sounds good to me!
A Few Recipes I Bookmarked
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- Coconut Berry Quinoa (pg 64)
- Spring Clean Salad (pg 67)
- Pump Up the Iron Salad (pg 71)
- White Bean Dip (pg 79)
- Melon Soup (pg 90)
- Creamy Avocado and Cucumber Soup (pg 99)
- White Bean, Beet and Butternut Squash Salad (pg 123)
- Green Lentil Soup (pg 169)
Who Should Read This Book
This cookbook is good for vegans who want to eat cleaner and better, or for anyone who wants a guide in how to detox and eat clean.
From the Publisher
The publisher of the book says, “As a nationally acclaimed wellness expert, Lisa has worked with thousands in her detox programs. Her approach incorporates easy-to-adopt eating habits, free from counting calories and fat grams. As you navigate through the seasons with Lisa’s whole food–based detox plans, you’ll be tapping into your body’s wisdom, forming sustainable habits, and developing loving, respectful relationship with your body. Not only will you feel better, you’ll look better too!”
From the publisher: “A certified health and nutrition coach, author Lisa Consiglio Ryan provides straightforward guidance on how to overcome the obstacles that keep you from losing those last ten pounds, make you feel exhausted every afternoon, and compel you to indulge in unhealthy habits. Spending years struggling with a growing arsenal of health-destroying conditions that ranged from fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, candida and rosacea to cystitis and tons of allergies, Lisa decided to turn to nutrition and lifestyle to reclaim her health. Then pursuing her education with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she turned her personal quest into her vocation with the launch of Whole Health Designs.”
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