The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

by Kathy Freston

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602861985
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 786,486
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kathy Freston is a bestselling author with a focus on healthy eating and conscious living. Her instant New York Times bestsellers include Veganist, Quantum Wellness, and The One. She has appeared frequently on national television, including Oprah, The Dr. OzShow, Ellen, Good Morning America, The View, The Martha Stewart Show, Extra, and OWN. She lives in Los Angeles.
 
 

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Day 1 Drink Water. Lots of Water 1

Day 2 Have a Hearty Breakfast 7

Day 3 Eat an Apple 15

Day 4 Clean Out the Cupboards, and Just for Today, Say No to Your Poison 21

Day 5 Go a Little Nuts 25

Day 6 Trade Your Milk and Butter for Plant-Based Versions 32

Day 7 Put a Little Flax on It 40

Day 8 Do a Deep Dive for Five 43

Day 9 Switch Up Your Drinks 49

Day 10 Make Your Lunch without Animal Products 57

Day 11 Take Your Vites 68

Day 12 Add In Some Exercise 77

Day 13 Change Up Your Cheese 88

Day 14 Eat a Superfood 98

Day 15 Love Yourself a Little 107

Day 16 Toss Up a Big Bowl of Love, a.k.a. Salad 113

Day 17 Make Some Cashew Cream 118

Day 18 Take the Animals off the Dinner Plate 122

Day 19 Have a Little Fun 136

Day 20 Pump It Up 145

Day 21 Connect the Dots about Where Food Comes From 156

Day 22 Blend Up a Power Smoothie 162

Day 23 Back Away from Sugar 166

Day 24 Start Seeing Your Weight Loss as Real! 174

Day 25 Juice It! 182

Day 26 Eat Lower on the Glycemic Index 187

Day 27 Cut the Oil 194

Day 28 Do Something Purposeful 201

Day 29 Schedule Your Day 205

Day 30 Make Progress, and Don't Worry about Perfection 216

What to Eat: Suggestions and Recipes 225

Shopping and Resource Basics 301

Recipe Index 315

General Index 321

Acknowledgments 331

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Andrew Weil, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Happiness
“Kathy Freston has been a steady source of reliable, practical advice about health. In The Lean,she presents a sensible plan to jump-start weight loss and improve well-being. I recommend this book.”

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of The Spectrum
“Kathy Freston is one of the most powerful and effective health educators on the planet. If you want to lose weight and keep it off in a sustainable, healthy, and beautiful way, read The Lean.”
Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
Abundant scientific research has convincingly shown that the approach Kathy Freston brings to her readers is the most effective way to reach your goal weight …The Lean puts this breakthrough into practice with a simple, step-by-step, can’t-fail guide. Kathy’s guidance is easy to understand, beautifully structured, and so encouraging that you’ll reach your goals more easily than you could ever have imagined. Our clinical studies and those of other research teams have shown how powerful a diet change can be. The Lean now makes it available to everyone.”

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The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Lizah More than 1 year ago
I think the description of this book as "Vegan Friendly" is misleading. She is actually easing you into a vegan diet in this book. There is nothing wrong with that but when I read "Vegan Friendly" I was of the impression there would be options for those who still ate meat and/or animal products. There is no such thing in this book. She does have some good information in this book but a better description would be that it is a good book for those interested in easing their way to a vegan diet. If you are interested in that, this book would be a good step by step way to do it.
tillymasterson More than 1 year ago
If you go into the book knowing that you are being led into at the very minimum being a part time vegan, then I would definitely recommend this book. I like that there is no promised "10 lbs in 2 weeks" type of headline for The Lean. I am halfway through the habits/days and feel great. There is nothing too difficult that you can't at least give it a shot. My mood and overall energy level have dramatically improved since starting The Lean habits.
Han More than 1 year ago
The Lean by Kelly Freston is a book that follows a simple 30 day plan to change your eating habits so that you can live healthier. The book was really easy to follow, and the steps truly were simple. I thought that a lot of the steps that were included were very true, and things that people should be doing all of the time. I especially liked how this books was more of a baby steps kind of book. You can take the diet plan one step at a time thanks to the day by day schedule. I think that that's one of the reasons that this is so appealing. You can ease yourself into the vegan lifestyle without taking the giant leap. Even if you aren't wanting to become a vegan, then you can still benefit from this book. It is full of great steps to help change your body for the better, even if it's as simple as eating an apple. I think this is a great book for anyone who is looking to eat healthier, or is just looking for some great reading material on nutrition and foods. I definitely enjoyed it, even though I have no intention of giving up my carnivorous ways. :) If you're curious about the 30 steps and what they mean, I would highly advise you to check out Kelly's page of badges. These are great to share on FB, Twitter, etc. to drum up support from your family and friends, especially while going through the 30 day plan. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend The Lean to everyone who is ready to lose weight, especially those who have tried diets and have failed or those who like myself who have just exercised in the past. The weight has literally melted off. Kathy makes it easy by giving you one thing to try each day thereby making gradual changes to your eating. I liked most of the book and have been able to apply them to my life. I have lost 10 lbs. in the last 40 days and feel energtic and great! Give it a try if you are ready to lose the weight.
IamSyncho More than 1 year ago
I don't like that she promotes all this artificial meat and cheese products. They are full of chemicals which are not good for your health. I don't believe that eating processed substitutes will make me healthier.
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