Title: The Complete Pegan Diet for Beginners
Author: Amelia Levin
Publisher: Rockridge Press
“The Pegan diet is all about fresh, wholesome foods, enjoyed in balance with each other and in accordance with what your body naturally craves,” Amelia Levin writes in the first chapter of her book, The Complete Pegan Diet for Beginners: A 14-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan with Over 50 Easy Recipes.
~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-eighty-seven-page paperback targets those who are interested in or want to learn about a diet that mixes vegan with paleo. After a dedication and introduction, the book is divided into two sections, followed by a glycemic index and load chart, pesticides on food, measurement conversion tables, resources, index, and the author’s biography.
The first part explains the pegan diet basics of eating plants with a side of animal protein, its benefits of losing weight and belly fat, and a jumpstart plan for the first two weeks. The second section has six chapters of recipes for breakfast, salads and soups, meat and chicken, fish and shellfish, easy sides, and snacks and sweets.
Covering one to three pages each, the recipes begin with a title followed by prep and cook time as well as serving size. A paragraph down the left side of the page discusses the dish with ingredients listed in used order. The numbered instructions are easy to follow in paragraph form. Storage and various tips are set apart with the caloric content included at the end of the page.
~ Why ~
Having never heard of Dr. Mark Hyman’s Pegan diet, I can see how it is a blend of two popular diets but geared toward eating healthy things in moderation. Since I have cut back on wasted carbs and processed sugars, I value a diet that makes sense eating for a lifetime to improve one’s health. It is an ideal book for a beginner as it explains the why of and how the diet works.
Some of the interesting recipes that caught my eye are Grain-Free Nutty Granola, 30-Second Egg, Easy Cucumber-Tomato Gazpacho, Chilled Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Pegan-Style Bibimbap, Gingerly Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Miso-Glazed Pan-Seared Salmon with Bok Choy, Crab Cakes with Creamy Citrus Slaw, Easy Cauliflower Rice, Garden Ratatouille, Coconut-Banana Ice Cream, and Cacao-Nut Truffles.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not think a paleo/vegan diet that avoids carbs while monitoring protein will help them lose weight and feel better may avoid this book.
~ Wish ~
Being a visual person, I wish there were colored photographs of all completed dishes.
~ Want ~
If you want to know more about the Pegan diet and how it works, this is an excellent beginner’s book if you don’t mind it lacking photographs of the finished meals.
Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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