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Crazy Sexy Diet - Cookbook Review

Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

By Kris Carr

(skirt!, 2011)


Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

Good Morning, Sunshine! Put down that coffee and doughnut, it's time to wake up! If you stumbled upon this page in a zombie-like trance, half-hoping to find some unique recipes and maybe a way to change your increasingly dull and fat-filled life, this book will help resurrect your senses and rejuvenate your life. In the empowering words of Kris Carr, author of her new release Crazy Sexy Diet and founder of the "Crazy Sexy" lifestyle, "Stop digging your grave with your fork! Change now. Love now. Live now."
 
Those of you who are unfamiliar with Kris Carr and her Crazy Sexy self, there was a time where she too lived a SAD (Standard American Diet) and empty-calorie life … until she was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Young, vibrant and watching her world crumble, Carr later realized that "cancer was the best thing that ever happened to [her]." Maybe we should all live like we have the big "C," but in Crazy Sexy Diet, Kris Carr will give you the perspective, inspiration and ingredients you need to make an even bigger "C" — change, of course! 
 
Kris Carr's revolutionary Mind Body Spirit makeover consists of a low-fat, low-glycemic vegetarian program that reduces inflammation and balances your internal pH. In Chapter Two: "pHabulous," Carr explains acidic vs. alkaline pH, comparing the two with rebellious and stable guys — we all crave rogue men, but with excessive consumption suddenly we begin to corrode and grow sour. Backed by her team of experts, Carr provides simple and delicious plant-based, whole-grain recipes that will help maintain a slightly alkaline system, keeping you balanced and beautiful inside and out.
 
Crazy Sexy Diet exposes the myths and facts about the processed foods and deceptive words we consume daily. Not only does Carr unveil the horrifying facts about how much sugar, protein and carbohydrates our bodies truly need, she also urges us to reexamine our dependency on caffeine. She offers insightful information on supplements, cleansing, meditation and superfood that will result in a stronger and healthier energy boost than you'll get guzzling coffee and soda.
 
OK, so you might be a little unwilling to give up these precious and tasty drugs, but as Carr stresses, the CSD is not an "All-Or-Nothing" boot camp. She understands that diets fail because most don't dare take into account the emotional torment they typically put us through. And yes, you may also feel slightly guilty for living in a fat-induced state of mind all these years, but Crazy Sexy Diet will guide you to greener pastures. So dump the KFC back in its greasy bucket where it belongs. Put this book on your plate tonight and prepare to meet a sexier, more vivacious you!

Reviewed by Rebecca Hutchinson

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