Kathy Freston’s new vegan diet book, “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World” is Oprah Winfrey’s favorite vegan diet cookbook now. Today, February 1, 2011, Oprah’s guest, author Kathy Freston, announced the release of her newest vegan cookbook, and just in time to coincide with Oprah’s Vegan Challenge that also began today.
And you know that whenever Oprah recommends a new book, it usually goes straight to the #1 Amazon Bestellers List, or the New York Times Bestsellers List—or both. Guess what? Kathy Freston’s vegan book did indeed go straight to the number one spot on Amazon.com Tuesday, February 1st.
What is a Veganist?
Kathy Freston calls herself a “Veganist”. That’s a new culinary term. What’s a Veganist? The back cover of the book says the definition of “Veganist” is…
- 1) Someone who looks closely at all of the implications of their food choices to lean into a plant-based diet
- 2) Progress, not perfection.
Kathy Freston’s 10 Promises
Kathy Freston’s book, “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World” isn’t just a vegan diet cookbook, although it does have vegan recipes in it. The “Veganist” is organized into 10 promises. For example, ‘Promise 1. Your Body Will Find and Maintain Its Ideal Weight-Effortlessly. Promise 2. You Will Lower Your Risks for Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes—and Even Reverse Diseases Already Diagnosed. And Promise 3. You WIll Live Longer—and Better.” WOW! Those are HUGE Promises!
According to Amazon.com, “Kathy Freston is the author of four previous books, two of them—The One and Quantum Wellness—instant New York Times bestsellers. She appears frequently on national television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, Good Morning America, The View, The Martha Stewart Show, and Extra. Her articles appear regularly on the Huffington Post and Alternet, and her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, W, and Fitness, among other publications.
Oprah’s Vegan Challenge
Episode 1 began today with Oprah’s guests Kathy Freston, and Michael Pollan. Both were totally riveting. Lisa Ling went into the Cargill beef processing plant, and watched the slaughter of beef cows from start to finish. The only thing they didn’t show was the cow getting the 4-inch bolt shot into its head to render it brain dead while the cow continued to bleed out. We heard the shot, but the images were hidden from us.
Make sure to check back and see how Oprah’s Vegan Challenge is going! Watch the video, Harpo Vegan Challenge: The Results here.
Where to Buy Kathy Freston’s New Book, “Veganist”
Published by Weinstein Books, Kathy Freston’s “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World” is available now at Amazon.com for $13.43. That’s a 46% savings lower than the retail price of the book for $25.00.
Sources: Oprah.com; Amazon.com
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