UnDiet: The Shiny, Happy, Vibrant, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Way to Look Better, Feel Better, and Live Better Each and Every Day!

UnDiet: The Shiny, Happy, Vibrant, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Way to Look Better, Feel Better, and Live Better Each and Every Day!

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by Meghan Telpner

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A fabulous, practical, and modern guide to true health from a fresh and engaging certified nutritionist with an inspiring and transformational message.Without ever using the word “diet,” Meghan Telpner encourages readers to make major life changes small step by small step with help from the latest nutritional science, a fun and encouraging voice, and an


A fabulous, practical, and modern guide to true health from a fresh and engaging certified nutritionist with an inspiring and transformational message.Without ever using the word “diet,” Meghan Telpner encourages readers to make major life changes small step by small step with help from the latest nutritional science, a fun and encouraging voice, and an “abundance mindset.”Ideal for those seeking a gluten-free, plant-based mealplanandan accessible path to health.

UnDiet answers the question many people have when they realize it’s time for a change in their diets, a change in their health, and a change in their lives: Where do I start? Without being too far off the mainstream, this book offers a simple, attainable, and most importantly, maintainable approach to living life well. With her strong, appealing personality, Telpner guides readers toward optimal gluten-free health by incorporating simple lifestyle modifications. Information is explained with refreshing clarity and vibrant passion, making it easy to follow ideas right off the book's brightly designed pages and into everyday life.

When Meghan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 26, and told her incurable condition could only be treated with surgery and a lifetime of medication, this wellness warrior gave up her career in advertising and her gym membership, and instead began practicing yoga, making smart nutritional modifications, and adding awesome herbal remedies into her life. Within four weeks she was completely symptom-free, and remains so six years after her diagnosis. Now a certified nutritionist who shares her knowledge via online courses and videos with a dedicated following around the world, Meghan offers a lifestyle based not on deprivation and painful restrictions, but vitality, mindfulness, and joy. With her help, we soon discover how our level of health and happiness is our own responsibility and the grand missing component of total health is our attitude. When we raise the bar of how we care for and think of ourselves, that standard gets raised in all aspects of our lives. Eat your way to the life of your dreams!

Includes a plan for an 8-week transformation andmore than35 delicious gluten-free, plant-based recipes.

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"Meghan Telpner speaks the truth, you can eat your way to vibrant health. She is truly a "life"-saver, a spirited nutritionista after my own heart. I know you will love this feisty, fun and important book as much as I do." — Kris Carr, New York Times best selling author of Crazy Sexy Diet & Crazy Sexy Kitchen"Meghan's passion for people, food, and nutrition comes through in everything she does. Her knowledge is astounding, but it is her ability to connect and inspire everyone that is her true gift. In a matter of minutes, Meghan's engaging teaching style and unique recipes created a wonderful buzz at our local chef series demonstrations. Not only was the end result a hit, but the process of working together was more than enjoyable! Fearless and fun, I have no doubt Meghan will continue creating new ways to inspire those around her to live healthy and delicious lives." — Janice Chan, regional director of marketing, Whole Foods Market

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Meet the Author

Meghan Telpner is a holistic nutritionist based in Toronto and director of the Meghan Telpner Cooks culinary school. She is a contributor to a number of publications, including Women's Day, Huffington Post, Glow, National Post, and has appeared on a variety of television and radio shows in Canada. She offers popular online courses, in-person retreats, and one-on-one services.Meghan changed careers from fashion to nutrition after diagnosis with a serious form of Crohn's disease, a condition she was told was incurable with her only options being surgery and strong medication. Never one to play by the rules, Meghan chose to keep her intestines intact and reclaimed her health with yoga, meditation, acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies and nutritional modifications. Low and behold, nearly five years later, she remains 100% symptom free.Described as "the greatest health fueling party in Toronto," her cooking school, where she teaches classes, including Canada's only 200-hr Culinary Nutrition Expert Certification Program. This is also home-base for her inspired, simple, and awesomely delicious recipes for her well-loved blog, Making Love In The Kitchen which sees over 200,000 monthly visitors. For more see meghantelpner.com

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UnDiet: The Shiny, Happy, Vibrant, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Way to Look Better, Feel Better, and Live Better Each and Every Day! 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Holistic Nutritionist I have collected many health, recipe, and well-being books throughtout the years. I found myself feeling perplexed by the many health books on the market and thought to myself, if I am confused, how does someone out there that doesn't know about nutrition decide what to choose. What I have found over the years is that I like a blend of cooked and raw foods, no meat, but with a little dairy, a little wild fish and some treats. Meghan's approach in UNDIET takes you through a blend of this style of eating from the healthiest and most natural ways. She has a wonderful story to share and her colourful and light hearted writing style make for a FUN and EASY read. A book that encompasses, mind, body and soul throughout the whole book. Wonderfully inspiring and right for EVERYONE with no focus on calorie counting, or counting your proteins, carbs or fat grams. A holistic and natural approach to your whole life. If there is only one nutrition/health book you buy this year, make it this one... and buy a couple extra's as you will want to have your family and friends have their own copy. ~Nikki~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Undiet is awesome. I took a cooking workshop with Meghan many years ago, and she has had a huge influence on my whole outlook on health and nutrition. I am a vegetarian, and was when I met her. I thought I was eating healthy before... and quickly realized I had a long way to go — but not in a daunting annoying kind of way. In a wow, I had no idea that I've been so passive about what I have been putting in my body kind of way. It was actually empowering. She's honest and non-judgey, and will open your mind. She doesn't necessarily back everything up with "science" or data, but to be perfectly honest, her approach resonates way more with me because of it. A lot of it is straight up common sense, and listening to your intuition.  I've seen some negative comments here, and everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but I think they come from a place of resistance to change. Meghan doesn't come out and say "you should do this or that", but she encourages you to make small changes. You don't need to drastically change your diet overnight... but make yourself AWARE. Learn about your food and what you put in your body, and start taking steps to do some common sense things like increase your water consumption, increase your fresh fruits/veg, get active, and reduce your toxic load! Her writing style is witty and approachable, it's fun to read, and her recipes are always fantastic. After 5 years of reading Meghan's material, I still base the majority of my cooking on recipes of hers. Meghan, you inspire me. You've had the biggest influence on the health decisions that I make day to day. Keep up the good work!
Tamara1 More than 1 year ago
I found Meghan about 3 years ago when I was searching the web frantically for a way to help my son who was diagnosed with Crohns disease. Her blog spoke to me with wit and humor that I desperately needed during the darkest part of our lives. Day after day I was drawn back to it, learning and laughing and at some points crying (for all the things I just didn't know about food). My son's journey was long and difficult but I continued to make things that were healing for him. Three years later I am so thankful to God for his healing hands and to Meghan for her straight forward teachings and truely yummy recipes. I was so super excited when she announced she was writing a book! Her joy for life just jumps off the pages and makes you want to be the best version of you possible. A must read for every mom (and dad) who want to give their kids (and feed their kids) the very best our beautiful earth has to offer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
UnDiet is an absolutely amazing fun way to let go of rules (think counting calories and much more)  and learn to eat foods that are whole, unprocessed and absolutely amazing for your health. It's about making small shifts in your life that bring around big changes in all aspects of your life. Meghan is an amazing teacher of all things healthy.  It's not just about food, but she opens your eyes  to where your trash goes (there is no such thing as "AWAY"), how your cleaners affect your health  and the environment, how the products you use on your body affects your health, how to slow down  and make eating something to enjoy and even how to love what you do and do it with love. If your not familiar with Meghan, hop on over to her blog and check out some of her amazing video's and recipes.  Meghan spreads her wealth of knowledge in such a fun way, that you can't help  but want to learn more. - Melanie Connolly
Marthaeo More than 1 year ago
This book is about not only your diet as in what you eat, but she also expands the "au natural" philosophy into every life aspect. I would have like to see more on diet and less on the rest of life. The part I find strange is that she is clearly writing to a female audience. Why would she do that, limiting the audience of her message? Frequent mentions of cosmetics and female lubrication clearly indicate a female audience.
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SharonStanley More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I love how in reading it, I did not feel pushed into a certain way of eating but rather encouraged to eat WHOLE foods. Ms. Telpner has a humorous common sense way of making you take a hard look at your diet and question why you eat what you eat. Her personal story with health issues and food are inspiring and certainly encouraging to others. But in addition, this is a colorful fun book not just a well-informed read. The food photos, recipes and how -tos are easy to understand. Ms. Telpner is extremely well-informed and yet has written an easy to read, easy to incorporate into daily living book. If you are looking for a nutrtition book that is entertaining as well as informative, this is it!
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SaarG More than 1 year ago
Speed course in Nutrition As a current student in holistic nutrition, I am wow-ed by the amount of information Meghan has been able to provide in her book - 'Undiet'. I wish I would have been able to have this book on my desk from my first day at school onwards. It explains so many mechanisms we've discussed over the past year so much clearer than when they were first explained to me. This is what makes this book a total winner to me; it will come in handy when starting of my own practice, gaining the self-esteem and finding my own voice, by having Undiet as a guide while explaining a lot of health issues to my future clients! Meghan's personal story is very honest, touching and inspiring, and throughout this book she knows how to speak to YOU - the reader. Her writing style is fun and engaging, and helps you to boost your self-esteem and to motivate you to start your journey. A journey towards OWNING your health. A journey that will be guided by your intuition, with the knowledge what 'real food' truly is. This book is jam-packed with "juicy a-ha bits of info", yummy, pretty, easy and package-free recipes (I wouldn't have mind some more recipes in the book), personal pictures, super clarifying tables with information - all slathered in Meghan's bright energy and joyful colours. Undiet is a work of knowledge and passion to return to over and over again. You'll feel tempted to read it in one go, but take it easy! There is SO much to learn and achieve, try to implement small changes as you go. Change your mindset concerning calorie-counting, as Meghan clearly explains the flaws in this method. And when feeling overwhelmed while getting groceries, remember her rule: "When in doubt, keep it out!". I highly recommend this book, as it proves to be a joy to the eye, mind, body and your healthy future.
ElusiveLaurie More than 1 year ago
I've been following Meghan through her blog for years. As such, I wasn't sure if I really "needed" this book. I was wrong. This is a grown-up and polished Meghan - though not too grown up. She did manage to slip in a reference to "poo-juice"! Even the familiar is presented in a fresh, fun way. New, beautiful photos are mixed with photos from her website. Standard "Meghan" recipes are updated for the book. Hooray for veggie rice wraps in all their delicious variations! Meghan is the perfect cheerleader for anyone wanting to make positive changes in their life. She encourages you to take things at your own pace, and on your own terms. Break the rules. Yes, there are non-negotiables, but Meghan doesn't dwell on them. Rather, she emphasizes all the amazing things you can have and do while living the life of your dreams.
Pawleenah More than 1 year ago
A colourful and delightful read! Recreate a new, more fulfilled lifestyle with Meghan Telpner’s book UnDiet. Everything you’ll need to get you started on to a better, healthier path for both you and the planet is detailed in this book and heavily peppered with a sense of humor. Learn to make a delicious green smoothie, cut down on your caffeine and/or sugar addiction, create a facial toner and lighten your toxic load to name a few. You’ll want to jump into Meghan’s beautiful, colourful world and wonder why you weren’t living this way before!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inspiring, full of useful tips, and delicious recipes! It's also easy to read, informative and honest.  Most people will benefit from the information in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great resource for those who are looking to optimize their health or clean up their diet. There is something to be taken from the book for those just starting out to the health  fanatic. Whether it be using a recipe,  changing an eating habit or a implementing a healthier routine or regime  there is something for everyone to take from this book. Meghan's Undiet is easy to implement and results in lifestyle changes you will maintain and further build upon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Believe it when people say this book is inspirational! Meghan's honest voice and fun personality shines through this book. She covers much more than food here; body care, home care, self care, and my ultimate favorite part, a breakdown of food additives and what they do to the body! It's a frightening list, but so incredibly helpful to fully understand why a switch to whole foods makes such a difference. This book gives you baby steps to guide you on the path to living a healthier life and gives you the encouragement to keep with it. Lovely, fun book, definitely recommending to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a breath of fresh air! Meghan tells it like it is while holding your hand through the process of making healthy life changes down the road to vibrant health. This book is not about counting calories, it's about making healthy choices and giving our bodies what they need by eating whole and delicious foods. From meal prep and food waste to healthy body and home care the UnDiet covers every aspect of life and Meghan acts as a cheerleader as she guides each reader through the chapters. The recipes are delicious and definitely worth a try and the way the book is organized makes it easy to incorporate UnDiet changes into your daily routine one week at a time. Meghan's enthusiasm for the information she shares is what makes this book hard to put down. I will be using this book as a guide for healthy living and Meghan as inspiration that healing through good food and good energy is entirely possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could NOT (for the life of me) put this book down. Not only it is entertaining, funny and interesting, but it’s easy to read and full of recipes. This is one of those books every.single.person needs to own because you will refer back to it over and over again!
CallieF More than 1 year ago
What a refreshing read! Informative, honest and easy to follow, Undiet is a great book for anyone looking to take charge of their health! Meghan is easy to relate to, while also being an amazing cheerleader for breaking down barriers to reach your optimum health. I truly appreciated all of the "real" talk and insight into the problems with today's health care and food system. Very easy to follow and inspirational... an absolute must for 2013.
kasiaJ More than 1 year ago
Meghan has created a comprehensive guide to healthy living. This book is not about diets, it is about UNDIETING, it is about making changes for a lifetime that make you feel vibrant, young & free. This book is educational and inspirational on all levels! The recipes are not only healthy but fool-proof and delicious! Meghan has a way of engaging readers by giving nutritional advice that is straightforward and highlights the how and the why without being bogged down with jargon. This book is such a great resource to have, I  highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in changing their lives but doesn't know where to begin. 
MirandaH610 More than 1 year ago
Since last summer, I have been on a health journey of sorts to try and heal myself from multiple allergies that I have mysteriously developed. I came across Meghan Telpner's blog, and since then, she has been an invaluable resource in my healing! This book helps to put everything she teaches in one place where you can read it all again and again! The thing I love most about this book is how EASY it truly is. It's not another gimmicky diet book - it's about going back to basics and eating REAL food. And besides food, Meghan gives great tips to incorporate other lifestyle changes like exercise, drinking more water, ditching the chemicals in your beauty products, and helping the planet. This really resonates with me because once you start looking at where your food comes from and what's in it, it follows that you want to help the planet and make a difference. That's why it's not at all out of place in an UnDiet book! And for those who have a multitude of excuses about why they can't incorporate these changes - exercise, get back in the kitchen, etc., Meghan has the answers taken care of already so that this lifestyle is accessible for everyone. I have already bought several copies of this book for family and friends, and hope that Meghan's fun, approachable way of teaching helps them to make some much-needed lifestyle changes. This is one revolution the world desperately needs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meghan Telpner's UnDiet: Eat Your Way To Vibrant Health is a fun and informative book for anyone looking to live a healthier life! The book breaks down crucial information about health, food, nutrients, our bodies, detoxing your lifestyle, and living the UnDiet Revolution in a way that is easy to understand and engaging. You will be empowered with the knowledge and enthusiasm to reach your goals and improve your health step-by-step! The included easy to follow 8 week transformation program and meal plan are filled with delicious recipes and clear steps to wellness. Overall, this is a fun and vibrant tool to enhance your health whether you are a tried and true health nut or just starting to make healthier choices!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are looking for the inspiration to begin your transformation to a healthier lifestyle, or just in need of new fuel to keep you going on your wellness journey, Meghan Telpner's new book, UnDiet, is a must for your home library. This book mainly focuses on the "food as medicine" theory of healthy living, but also touches on keeping your mental and spiritual health in alignment as well. Meghan explains how to face your fears and provides you with a way to start changing how you think and live on your journey to a more whole life. She explains how "what we eat will either build our health or build our disease," and describes how we need to stop the source of the problem in order to heal. From this book you will learn how to read labels and decipher food labeling. Meghan provides us with meal planning tips, as well as an 8-week transformation guide, with healthy guidelines to follow each week and an UnDiet week long meal plan. We learn how to "redefine what convenience eating is," with awesome recipes such as Lemon Lentil Vegetable Soup, and Sun-Dried Tomato and Bean Hummus. Absolutely a must have for your health and wellness resource library!
Splendid_Amber More than 1 year ago
Undiet is so simple and tangible, and yet revolutionary. As someone who has struggled with my weight and health for years, I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Meghan Telpner, her team and this book. Meghan's holistic approach reminds us that making lasting change requires taking inventory of our life and the choices we've made advertently and inadvertently to this point. The best part is, it really is an "undiet", there is no calorie counting or obsessing about portion size, and the book is full of easy delicious recipes that truly satisfy any craving. Beyond that there are other helpful tips and topics covered like how to organize your fridge and prep for the week,including a gorgeous large photo of the contents in her inspiring fridge. The biggest take away for me after reading this book is being mindful of what I put in and on my body. This book is about building and celebrating health and having fun while doing it, I love it and refer back to it often.
CaitlinIles1 More than 1 year ago
As a holistic nutritionist I’m always on the lookout for new alternative health and wellness books and I have to admit I was incredibly excited for the release of Meghan Telpner’s Undiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health.  This book is a game changer. It’s completely inspiring, totally authentic, the writing sings, and the research is solid. Most importantly, however, Meghan encourages her readers to take responsibility for their own state of health by reconnecting with the foods they put inside their bodies and listening to how those food choices make them feel. This book educates and empowers by demonstrating just how easy and attainable healthy living truly is if you take small steps every day towards your overall goals. Meghan’s plan goes far beyond diet and segues naturally into a connection of mind, body, and soul to create a picture of joyful living that anyone would want to manifest. Undiet is a necessity for anyone frustrated by conventional health and nutrition and looking to take action to create a better body and life. It will have a place of honour on my bookshelf and will be the book I recommend to clients when they ask me where to start on their journey. As she says, we can either build health or disease, and with this book as a guide you will joyfully choose to build health every day for the rest of your abundant and beautiful days. Some specifics about the book I thoroughly enjoyed were: 1. The inclusion of a sort of "cheat sheet" at the end of every chapter that summed up the key ideas and actions that had been covered.  2. Each chapter ended with delicious recipes that corresponded once again to the topic of said chapter.  3. The photography is beautiful and includes many authentic day-to-day shots of Meghan and her friends and family living joyfully. 4. The writing is captivating, honest, hilarious, and informative without being preachy. You will tear through this book. 5. Meghan included practical tips for slowly but surely overhauling your pantry and by extension, your life.  If you do yourself one favour in 2013, it should be to buy this very important and incredibly inspiring book!