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First of all, this is a basic, Vegan lifestyle book. They need to call it what it is. And it really isn’t even a good, creative one. It is certainly not a “Plan”. The recipes are meh. And they aren’t scientifically accurate or consistent. No oil can be at all. You cannot sauté in water — well, you can, but in a Teflon pan leaching chemicals. Only sweetener is “pure maple syrup” — over a cup in one recipe — very expensive! That’s ridiculous. Lots of canned foods, which can have marginal nutrition. They make comments like “Use a store bought BBQ sauce”. That means the one with sugar, right? But no sugar is allowed? They state that plants don’t have the right proportions of amino acids to be complete, yet say it doesn’t matter, dismissing how indigenous people have survived for ages. Total waste of time. I will return this.
I have three books of this series. I've only used them for recipies before (which are okayish) but recently decided to read the content. I'm very worried about claims that authors make which are often pseude-scientific and not based on any evidence. The most troubling for me is the way the authors contrast the allegedly "health lifestyle" that they advertise in this book and the "traditional evidence-based medicine". The claims the authros make about heart deseases and statins and bood pressure are not correct. The authors make wrong claims that can unfortunately persuade some people to stop taking very important medications believing that everything can be achieved just with this vegan diet. Please don't do it and don't read this book.