Believe me, you are preaching to the choir. It seems you misunderstood my comment -- it's not the book I have a problem with (the book is great!!) -- I have a problem with the editing job on the video. Watch the video again. You'll see there is no mention of what the Skinny Bitch approach entails (namely, giving up animal products and eating whole foods). Then, out of the blue, there's the line, "There is a delicious substitute for everything." If someone has never heard of Skinny Bitch and doesn't know that it espouses veganism, then what will that sentence mean to them? Nothing! They won't know what it means. "A delicious substitute for what?" they'll ask, because they don't know what the diet involves. I'm not saying that the video should include more info on the diet, all I'm saying is that that one sentence is out of place (from an editing point of view).
My second point is this. Of course "it's a logical statement to say that vegan products can be used instead of animal products" -- that was your response to my comment, and I agree! But whenever you are talking to people who eat meat/dairy, it's better to refer to vegan food on its own terms than to refer to everything as substitutes for meat/dairy. If we refer to them as substitutes, we are only supporting their idea that meat/dairy are "the real thing," when they're not. Know what I mean?
Finally, if you'll re-read my comment, I think you'll see that I never said I didn't like soy. In fact I do. My negative comment about showing a picture of soymilk was only about the video, not the book. My point is (I will say it again): many people are turned off by soy. So if this video is meant to attract people to the book and veganism, soy is not the thing that should be singled out as "a delicious substitute." A better idea would be a picture of a whole bunch of products -- this would do a better job of illustrating the abundance of vegan foods out there.
Now I understand! :) No problem, Linda! I'm really excited with how well this book series has done, too. And now the Rip Esselstyn book! ...Things are starting to look up.
I have not read that, Linda, but thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out.
Hi Deedee and all,
Regarding soy... I will say, first of all, that I do not know what the truth is on the subject. Strong pro-soy and anti-soy messages abound out there, don't they? I think it's really important to remember that soy is caught up in a couple of agendas, to the point that people are no longer seeking the truth on the matter, but rather, are seeking only to defend or attack the bean in order to preserve their related interests. So on one side, we have the meat and dairy industries who are losing business to soy, and on the other, we have vegans who are eager to point to soy "substitutes" in their efforts to convert meat-lovers. This is just one example of how bias affects information -- I mean, surely, if it were possible to put aside everyone's interests, we would know by now how much and what types of soy we can safely consume. The mixed messages wouldn't happen. But the reality is that this kind of thing happens all the time, and this is why it's so important as consumers to stay open to new information. That "soy online" website probably has some truth to it, but its links to the Weston A Price Foundation severely undermine its credibility. It's crucial that we get our info from a variety of sources so that we are free to come to our own conclusions.
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I was also thrilled to find "Skinny Bitch, Bun in the Oven" it was perfectly timed to support my good friend's pregnancy. The book was a great tool to help her with so many usually intelligent people's comments about mothers needing so much protein. I have found "..Bun in the Oven" to be even more insightful and well researched than the first "Skinny Bitch." Keep up the good work Kim and Rory, it is much appreciated! Also thanks for your comments DeDe!
So glad you enjoyed bun in the oven! There are so many misconceptions out there about pregnancy, about how much protein we need and where to get the protein. The truth is, we not only eat TOO much protein in USA, but we eat the kind of protein from animals which comes with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, auto immune diseases, etc. So go with what Rory and Kim say.plant based protein...a great source without the baggage!
I love this book!!! It cracks me up but makes me realize how crappy the food of today is. I am going on a week of being a vegetarian and i feel great. I didnt realize how bad animal meat was and how gross it actually is. If everyone read this book there would be a lot more animals saved and maybe our government would get the message that what they are doing isnt right.
Hi, if you really want to feel great, buy Skinny Bitch in the Kitch!
I am not saying you will turn into raving beauties like Rory and Kim, but you will have a healthier body weight and feel great! And, since you will not be eating dairy or eggs, you will no longer be hurting the animals. Did you know that dairy cows are raped over and over again, while pregnant, to keep the milk overproducing for humans to use? And then, after 4 horrible years of confinement and torture, crying for their babies who were taken from them within miniutes of their birth, they are taken to the slaughterhouse to become your hamburger! Go online to: goveg.com
Stop the cruelty!
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