Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

Kathy Freston

Weinstein Books,  December 2011

Kathy Freston wasn't born a vegan. The bestselling author and renowned wellness expert actually grew up on chicken-fried steak and cheesy grits. Not until her thirties did she embrace the lifestyle of a veganist -- someone who eats a plant-based diet not just for their own personal well-being, but for the whole web of benefits it brings to our ecosystem and beyond.

Now Kathy shows you how easy it is to gradually move toward a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle, to heal your body and start making the world a more livable place. It's about leaning into a healthy lifestyle simply by tweaking our very favorite meals so they are delicious and nutritious versions of the things we already love.

Step by step, the impact is incredible. Effortless weight loss, greatly lowered risk of (and even reversal of) major diseases such as cancer and diabetes, reducing your carbon footprint, feeding the global poor, spiritual awakening -- these are just a few of the profound changes that can be achieved through a gentle switch in food choices. Filled with compelling facts and Q&As with leading medical researchers, this optimistic and illuminating book will change the way you eat forever. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying -- just better for you and for all.

Paperback | ISBN: 9781602861596 | Publication Date: December 2011


"Kathy Freston makes the case that if you care about your diet and health, the earth and the environment, animals and sustainability, or all of the above (and you should!), moving towards veganism makes sense. And she does it convincingly, with love and respect." - Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything and The Food Matters Cookbook

"Kathy Freston writes so beautifully and convincingly that even this most carnivorous of rock stars finds himself staring at his bleeding protein with new eyes."
-- Bono

"Veganist is a must-read for all current and aspiring Skinny Bitches who want to understand how their food choices affect their waistlines -- and the rest of the world."
-- Rory Freedman, coauthor of Skinny Bitch

"While we can't expect everyone to go vegetarian or vegan entirely, read Kathy Freston's new book, Veganist, and be surprised at how simply and amply you can benefit from just changing a few things in your daily intake. This is powerful stuff with long legs into our shared future."
-- Mario Batali, Chef/entrepreneur