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Dishin' with the Skinny Bitches (VIDEO)

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We've all heard about them.  The bestselling SKINNY BITCH series of books.

Skinny Bitch and its sequels are huge smash books for many reasons.

The central reason is probably because authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin don't pull any punches. They just tell it like it is.

Oh, and they tell you how to lose weight -- a lot of weight -- and keep it off.

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To get your own copy of SKINNY BITCH, click here.

 

To watch an excerpt or Rory speaking at the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo, click here.




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Rory and Kim Rock! They have changed so many lives with this Book. I have now hundreds of personal training clients who have
lost the extra pounds (55-100lbs) because they gave up the animal protein which is harmful to humans! Thank you Rory and Kim
for this outstanding, life changing, no nonsense, tough love book!
You have literally changed the world, one person at a time! Your biggest fan ever...Linda M

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Excellent book, love it. And it it makes absolut sense plus it is funny! Highly recommendable!!!

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Dear Rory and Kim: The term, "bitch" is not only misogynist but,like PETA's naked women fur campaign, serve only to demean and objectify female human and nonhuman animal species. Well meaning attention grabber title's are useful only if they address misogynistic and sexist attitudes radically, from inside out beginning with words that harbor hate and speciesism. If your book has inspired some to choose a vegan lifestyle, imagine how many more would not only become vegan, but more important, understandd the root of violence toward women as having begun with practice on female animals whose bodies are grown to suffer tortured lives and then slaughtered needlessly.

P.S.
I urge you to read Gary Francione, ABOLITIONIST APPROACh and Carol Adams, THE POLITICS OF MEAT.

All the Best. DeeDee Bridgewater

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I understand your sexist concern but these 2 meant no sexist in their approach. In fact, they have Skinny Bastard too. This catchy title has brought more people to the vegan lifestyle than ANY OTHER book out there....because of the catchy name, which attracts both men and women to the contents.

GREAT job Rory and Kim!

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Dear Anonymous:
For more catchy names I urge you to read, THE POLITICS OF MEAT by Carol Adams and THE ABOLITIONIST APPROACH by Gary Francione. Many terms designated for the purpose of dehumanizing women and perpetrating cruelty toward all nonhuman animals abound. DeeDee

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Dear Dee dee, While I agree with the abolitionist movement,
The names like The politics of Meat...are NOT catchy names and will not reach the thousands of people that Skinny Bitch has reached with a truly catchy name!

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Dear Anonymous: Reading THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT is not a suggestion for a book title, since it has already been written. Rather, reading a book by a truly conscious individual who can see human and animal spirituality as interconnected, is an opportunity for those of us who continue to normalize speaking of dead flesh and other animal pseudonyms with deadened sensibilities.

Remember, while the alleged "more people have become vegan due to Rory and Kim's book," even greater numbers of people are now eating more and more animals and, at the same time, feeling good and moral about doing so because of the fake "humane" production of animals for food scam.

Please don't waste precious moments arguing about book titles that are effective for a few and result in personal profit for even fewer. Show me the statistics and the empirical studies that claim a reversal of ignorance regarding women, non human animals, violence and the consumption of animals.
All the Best. DeeDee

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You know, I also do not believe in Sexism...and you are a correct in your stance about abolition. Unfortunately, intelligent people like yourself will look into why people should not breed, kill and eat animals and understand directly that we should not look at women as bitches or men as bastards, but the masses are not even looking at all. As a personal trainer, I have used that book as my number to read. Then, 100's of my own clients have the "light bulb" go off and the tough stance that Rory and Kim have in there gives them, my clients, the aha
realization that it is NOT ok to eat the animals. So, it DOES work due to the catchy title and people are drawn to the book and then actually read it. So, yes, it works.

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Wow! What a success story! I'll be sending this around, for sure.

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Thanks Jack in OH. Skinny Bastard has SUCH great info and insights. I have lots of guy clients with this ONE book!

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I was going to post the "Skinny Bitch" video to my Facebook account, but then as the video came to an end, I disagreed bigtime with one of the last sentences -- "There's a delicious substitute for everything."

I have a couple of problems with this statement. It is out of context, for one: there's no explanation of what is being cut out of one's diet when following "Skinny Bitch," so to any viewers unfamiliar with the diet, they'd wonder what is supposed to be substituted for, and also, why is a substitute better than the real thing (whatever that "real thing" is)? Accompanying that statement is a picture of soy milk -- but that's not a good idea because there are plenty of people out there who really don't like the taste, who are grossed out by soy products in general! But most importantly, I take issue with calling vegan things "substitutes" without clarifying what is meant. I, as a vegan, understand the limited purpose/place of substitutes: they make veganism tastier and easier for those of us who used to enjoy our animal products. (Most vegans used to eat meat, after all!) But to the non-vegetarian, it is confusing. They often think veg substitutes are supposed to make up for nutrition lost when giving up animal products -- which is not at all the case. Saying that there are substitutes for animal products insinuates that animal products have a place in our diet -- and they don't.

Perhaps some further editing could be done on this otherwise fantastic video?

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i can understand why some people would be confused, however,
saying that delicious vegan products can be used instead of animal products seems to be a perfectly logical statement! Because it is true. Read their next book: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch to get ideas of how to sub out the ever so harmful meat, dairy and egg products with yummy vegan foods. Vegan foods are plant based so therefore do not have cholesterol and are generally lower in saturated fat. Many people, such as myself, love soymilk but you could also buy rice, hemp, almond milk if soy is so distasteful for you. What is DISGUSTING is cow milk!
Cow milk is full of pathogens (even pasteurized) and has billions of bactera! YUK! And, it is acid, causing bone loss since we humans are alkaline...! I am glad you are vegan and I would not hesitate to help others by using Rory and Kim's book: Skinny Bitch! It has helped 1000's people understand the need for eating a plant based diet! How great! How fantastic they are!

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Really Now! If you think you're disgusted, imagine the horror and terror experienced by a calf and her mother (who produces milk for her calf only) when her child is yanked away from her and brutally killed, so that her mother can be chained up 24/7 to an indoor milking machine and suffer chronic pain in her overused udder, calcium and bone loss and then, when she can no no longer provide the greedy amount of milk required for human animals, she can barely walk toward the cruel death awaiting her at the slaughterhouse.

Also, Soy is NOT a healthy food for human animals. It is used to fatten non human animals for slaughter. Asians use it in very small amounts. An abundance of plant food is available to choose from and we and the planet will all benefit from our efforts to find these foods.

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Graphside:
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.

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Hi Erin, so sorry...I never watched the video. What you are saying makes sense to me now.. I guess it is hard to fit everything they need to in a video but I agree with your statements and concerns. I thought you were refering to the book version so I did not get your view then...now i do.. Best Wishes, Linda

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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.
Thanks,
Erin

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yes, thx Erin..I am telling people to buy Engine 2 constantly. Have you read: the World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle? Fabulous.

Linda

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Erin. Ditto! Vegans can and do eat a variety of plant food. Nourishing and delicious foods do not need to substitute for eating the flesh of living beings.

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I have not read that, Linda, but thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out.

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Great Erin...you will love The World Peace Diet book!
And, people are so confused about soy too. Soybeans are a plant food and in their more natural states like the bean itself, tofu, tempeh, organic soymilk is NOT bad for humans. The soy that is bad for humans are: FAKE meats made from isolated soy proteins!
So, eat the unprocessed soy and it actually suppresses the real estrogens which can be harmful to humans because soy is a a fake estrogen which suppresses the real harmful estrogen production!

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People are not "confused" about the harmful effects of soy. In fact, in a thorough research, on your part for soy, you will discover numerous facts such as: even organic soy milk is processed with chemicals like MSG. The soy bean is processed as well for use in tofu, etc. The term "organic" is arbitrarily designated. Therefore, chemicals in processing negate any benefits of the organically grown soy bean. Moreover, cultures like the Japanese and Chinese not only use minute amounts of soy, but consume small amounts only of non human animal protein and mostly an abundance of vegetables. The only safe soy is the shell bean edamame which can be grown organically and harvested for use as is.

For more soy enlightenment, go here:

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/03summary.htm


Finally, it occurs to me that I would prefer not to align myself with a group of bloggers identifying themselves as "Dishin with Skinny Bitches. Have a nice day. Ciao DeeDee Bridgewater

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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.

Erin

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Dee Dee.
I realize that not all "organic" is as pure as possible. But animal protein from any source is a far more serious choice for human consumption. When I lived in Japan, I had soy milk with our Japanese family everyday! And, at home, I use organic soybeans and make my own soymilk for my oatmeal in the am...

Organic tofu or tempeh is also used a lot in Japan and that is what I use here. Since it can be higher in fat (healthy fat!) I only eat small portions every other day or so.

Eating ISOLATED soy protein is the DANGEROUS form as promotes the IGF_1 growth hormone. I do not recommend it to anyone.

Would you eat your dog? Or uncooked meat?Probably not...Then why would you eat a chicken?

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I haven't had the opportunity to read the book yet of Kim&Rory-maybe they have helped a lot of people but I have to say personally I don't think they had to have a "catchy" title such as the title they have to get people to read the book(maybe they could've thought of another "catchy" phrase&think of something else to call themselves,like chick,lady,woman etc).I personally TAKE OFFENSE to being called a B---- (&I'm not one),&it's not a proper title or name. I'm a Christian& don't see why people think everyone likes cursing or does cursing,which I consider the word B---- to be.I'm even embarrassed to purchase the book,or request from my library(if they have it)to read because of the title.I guess it's a little late now,they can't change the title but thought I should make my opinion known&stand up for what's right.

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I can understand why you do not like the "bitch" reference but it DID and DOES catch people' attention. "Bitch" in this case, was meant to be humorous and not taken so literally. If you can just get the book and read it, you will be even more offended with the swear words...also done in and for humor, not to offend. I do find that religious people often tend to get so serious sometimes and then the good and the humaneness of the results of this book are not appreciated. The numbers of people that I personally have switched to a plant based diet (by using SB book) is astounding...they laughed when they heard me say the title and laughed all the way through but then also MADE the change to AHIMSA...do no HARM! To me, the humorous swearing words are quite insignificant compared to the real world results my clients have had reading this book. It worked and it works to change hearts and minds to compassion! It works to show: Do unto others and you would have them do to you! In the most profound sense of that statement.

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Dear graphside,I'm sorry but I still don't find the word b---- humorous or hilarious!I don't like curse/swear words & don't use them myself.There may be people that find them funny but I don't have or care for that type of humor.How do you know that the title was meant to be funny?I don't see any indication that is was meant to be humourous&even if it was like I said I don't find it humorous&still say they could've found some other "catchy" phrase that didn't include cursing& I don't see why they want to call themselves that,unless they feel like they are that(you know the word).If the book is filled with that type of words I don't want to read the book-maybe you can suggest some other book that has the information about the diet/lifestyle referred to that doesn't have that type of language.And just for your information the correct wording of your statement at the end is:Do unto others AS you would have them do unto you,not do unto others AND you would have them do unto you.I have a friend that is a vegan&she referred me to this site,for the information about eating a heathly diet&losing weight,to see the video of the woman who lost weight(Lisa Tabari)not so I can see a bunch of curse words.May you be in&continue in good health.

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Since you are highly religious, which is fine, this makes you so so angry when swear words are mentioned, right? So there is NO reason to discuss this any longer. You will always be offended by swear words, even if said in humor. So, just do not buy the book or use it. I do buy and use it and give it out. it works and people laugh! I use what works for people. You can give out swear-less books. Do whatever works for you....just like I do!

Be well.

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Yes, I agree, so go with people who study nutrition! Go to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, look up soy!

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I went to VegMichigan's VegFest yesterday, at which Rory Freeman spoke. She looks great, and is definitely not a bad tempered woman. She's hilarious. She's also a committed vegan. Also on the program, among others, was John Salley, a former NBA basketball star. He also follows a vegan diet, and is working with PCRM to get Congress to pass legislation mandating vegetarian and vegan options in the school lunch program.

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Hi, I SO adore Rory. She is so beautiful too, on the inside and outside. She does so much good in the world. Glad you were able to see her...!
Linda

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I have several books and dvd's that advocate a vegan life-style and whenever I offer to lend one to a friend or family member, the only one that is ever accepted with enthusiasm is Skinny Bitch (or Skinny Bastard for the guys).
After reading this book, they usually either become vegan or at least become more interested in the subject and request more information. So I say, the catchy title and writing style obviously works, and that's what it's all about, isn't it? Great information can be found in a book, but if a person doesn't read it, they won't get that info. It's that simple.

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Dear Kathy, You are so correct! Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard book lay it all out there in a succinct, no nonsense way! And people are caught up with the titles and want to know what is inside. I have had great success with helping so many people go vegan using these 2 books! And recipes in Skinny Bitch in the Kitch!!!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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