Ok friends it’s time to talk straight. So as most of you know (not everyone, welcome new readers 😉 ) I have had stomach issues for years. I have done so many different tests with doctors and have even tried some other things myself. Well sadly nothing has seemed to kick it. The DOC says I am fine, but he’s not the one curled up in a ball most nights of the week because of contraction like pains. Something is wrong!!
After talking with Amber this past weekend after this conference who is Raw Vegan, she told me about this book called Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr.
“About Kris Carr
Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC, and the author of the groundbreaking Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris’ third book, Crazy Sexy Diet (#1 Amazon Best Seller, NY Times Best Seller) is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Kris regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. She is a Contributing Editor for Natural Health Magazine and writes for many online publications. Television appearances include: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Gayle King Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kris is also the founder of crazysexylife.com an award-winning wellness site offering daily tips, articles, programs and events. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless individuals to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-based diet, improving lifestyle practices, and learning to live and love with passion. Her motto: Make juice not war!”
Friends this book has made me think about the way my body responds to food. Yes, I know I am a pretty healthy eater and I do practice what I preach, but there is stuff in this book that reminded me of why I love eating healthy and staying fit. It’s not about what you look like, it’s about how you feel and this book reminded me of that.I love Kris’s approach to food and healthy eating. Her love for life truly shines through!!
“Crazy Sexy Diet is much more than a diet book. “Diet” can be a dirty word conjuring vanity, insecurity and calorie counting. Crazy Sexy Diet, however, is more about how to use your diet as part of a total health plan to cultivate a “luscious lifestyle” that Kris defines as a “loss of disease, a health-gain program that is meant to last a long time.”
Kris’s chapter called “Tushie & Milk Mustaches” is brilliant because it is the perfect primer on a plant-based diet, tackling all of the common misconceptions, with Kris’s awesome sass!!
THE CRAZY SEXY DIET
In her book she give a 21-Day Cleanse that gives you the action plan and kick-in-the-butt to take control of your body and health. It’s filled with checklists, affirmations, tips and recipes to keep you on track. I love it because it’s something I mostly already do, minus the , NO COFFEE, NO GLUTEN, NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, and NO unnatural sugars. Ok, not at all what I am doing right now 😉
Am I going to become Vegitarian? Will I become a Vegan? Who’s know’s, but I will tell you one thing it is all about balance and figuring out what’s best for YOU! I want to have more energy, I want to have less bloating, I want to feel rested, I want to have soft and firmer skin!
I plan to post daily on this challenge if not on the blog out on Instagram as I will need the accountability. I think her awesome recipes will be fun to share as well as a lot of her juices. I will still drink my Shakeology as it follows 100% of the guidelines in the cleanse (they just came out with a Chocolate Vegan Shakeology).
BREAKING MY ADDICTIONS!
I am addicted to COFFEE and I don’t want to be. I love that she says that it’s not ALL or NOTHING! It’s 80/20. I want to kick some of the bad habits that have cheeped in and see how I feel after 21 days of eating super clean and getting some of the crap out of my body. I have had too many sweets, more alcohol than normal, and just plain extra CRAP that I am not proud of.
There are so many amazing recipes I can’t wait to try in her book and I love that she makes it a journal for your body, mind and soul. I will treat the prayer and meditation as my time with the LORD and that is something I can never get enough of.
After my study “Soul Detox” last month with #SheReadsTruth, I realized I do need a cleanse from the inside out. I have wasted too much time lately being on the GO GO GO and need to stop and get back to time in the word and being still.
- Follow her 21 day plan as best as possible, it’s not the end of the world if I screw up.
- Break free from my coffee addiction, so that I can enjoy it once a month instead of everyday.
- Try new recipes!
- Juice once a day.
- See how my body digests without, dairy, gluten, and meat.
I highly recommend this book and will be sharing more of it in the next 21 days. If your interested in joining me on this journey, get to Barnes and Noble, or you can buy it on your Nook and send me an email!!! I am excited that Lynda from Hit the Road Jane is going to join me as well!! Having a friend do this with me is so much more fun.
I will be starting SUNDAY so I have some major prepping to do!!!