What You Should Know
Color Me Vegan: Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Greatis a cookbook packed with recipes and valuable information about how people can get the most nutrition and improve their health by eating a vegan or vegetarian diet. The cookbook is not designed to help you lose weight, but as it is a healthier diet than what most people eat every day, following it can produce weight loss. Even if you do not like vegetables, using the recipes in this book may help you find ways to prepare them that will make them more desirable.
List of Ingredients
Color Me Vegan is organized according to the color of a vegetable or food. With each color, you will find information about the phytonutrients contained in vegetables of that color, to show you just how they can benefit your health, and why your body needs them. You will also learn about what a lack of those nutrients can do to your body in the short and long term. Beyond the educational aspect of the book, you will get a variety of recipes that will make it easy for you include these foods in your diet so you are getting plenty of antioxidants, fiber, and even protein without eating meat products. Many of the recipes are vegan, but are easily adapted for vegetarians who are not comfortable living without any animal based products. One of the most important parts of this book is getting as much color and variety on your plate as you can with each meal, and by creating colorful meals, you will be enticing yourself to eat better. Many people say you eat with your eyes first, so plates that vibrant in color are naturally more appetizing than those that are not.
- Color Me Vegan promotes a high vegetable intake and better nutrition.
- Color Me Vegan will not appeal to people who do or want to continue to eat meat.
- Weight loss is not a main goal of this book.
- As a cookbook, this does not address exercise, which is an important part of weight loss.
- Eating a purely vegetarian or vegan diet can be costly.
- A vegan diet is highly restrictive and may be hard to stick to. It will require a complete lifestyle change for people who do not already eat a diet high in vegetables and low in animal products.
Color Me Vegan can help you lose weight, simply because you are eating fewer calories with the recipes than you would with most prepared and processed foods. When you get more nutrition from the vegetables, you will be less likely to crave the bad stuff, and will feel more satisfied with fewer calories, thus producing the weight loss. Having said this, however, it is not designed to be a weight loss program and does not address exercise, which you should also engage in, so as to improve your overall appearance and health.