Mini- Review: Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

February 7, 2014 2014 Read & Review, 2014 Reading Challenge - Review, becoming an awesome me, Did Not Finish (DNF), Edu-How To, Hardback, Life, Non- Fiction 0

Crazy Sexy Diet

On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes.

In ten chapters with titles such as, “pHabulous,” “Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” “Make Juice Not War,” and “God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches—advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts—she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life.

Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

Crazy Sexy tips for optimal health:
Flood your body with alkaline nutrients * Flush stored waste products and chemicals * Reduce or eliminate animal products * *Dump sugar, you’re sweet enough * Go gluten-free *Shake your booty * Wrangle the monkeys in your mind and turn down the stress * Install healthy boundaries so you don’t burn out * Kill your television and Detox your In Box (Facebook too!) * Take fun seriously * Build a wellness posse support system *Be a “prevention is hot” cheerleader!

I’m constantly working on me. My lifestyle, my exercise habits, my diet.

I picked up Crazy Sexy Diet from my library. I was looking for a book (with recipes and meal plans) that I could use to adjust my diet.

I am not rating this book because I was expecting something different and I stopped reading it once I realized it was not what I wanted.

My Expectations:
A book that discussed the importance of whole foods with an emphasis on vegetables.
Balanced meal plans and recipes that contained vegetables as well as protein.
21 Day Juice Cleanse

What I got:
A book that discussed the importance of becoming a Vegan (preferred) or vegetarian.
A book with very few recipes and (from what I saw) no meal plans.
A lot of discussion about pH balancing the body.
21 Day Juice Cleanse

While I was not exactly excited about this book once I realized it wasn’t what I expected, I still planned to read it in its entirety. But I didn’t. I stopped somewhere after chapter two.

Why?

Because the author’s chirpy tone, occasional body shaming and the annoyingly “cutesy” language. Seriously. As I read, I just imagined the author bouncing around a room like a toddler on a sugar high:

“I call these misinformed veg-heads ‘muffin vegetarians.’ When I eat like a muffin vegetarians, I develop what is known as a ‘muffin top’ – a puffy tube if blubber that hangs over my jeans.”
– page 13

“A generation later we’re as lost and confused as ever. It shouldn’t be so Zen koan complicated.”
-page 15

“Take a look at your overall spending. I’ll bet you can find places in your life where you can reallocate the do-re-mi.”
-page 16

I decided to DNF this after finishing up chapter two and skimming the rest. Especially when I ran across “God Pod” – the author’s term for “body.” *shudder*

I almost didn’t post this mini-review but as I have challenged myself to review all…

I would not recommend this to someone who looking for help with macro meal planning.

I can see this book being very helpful for others – especially if they don’t mind the chirpy tone and cutesy language.

No Responses to “Mini- Review: Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr”

  1. Vinny Grette

    I agree with you – I find the plan far too extreme and in spite of her emphasis on balancing the body the meal plans are not balanced, ie not enough variety. I also agree, not enough recipes!

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