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The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted

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Nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder helps dozens of A-list celebrities get red-carpet ready—and now you're getting the star treatment. Kim used to struggle with coarse hair, breakouts and stubborn belly fat, until she traveled the world, learning age-old beauty secrets. She discovered that what you eat is the ultimate beauty product, and she's developed ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Harlequin
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Kimberlyann
It works and you'll get amazing results. Does it take time to prep for each day? YES. I spend a couple of hrs each week finding and prepping vegetables plus shopping time AND each night I make the Glowing Green Smoothie for the next day. Each person needs to make the decision is it worth it. I'm 46 and was taking meds for high blood pressure, 20 lbs overweight and just generally felt crappy all over. So for me it was worth making a huge lifestyle change. I'm off the meds, lost all the weight and ...more
Virginia Jacobs
This is a tough book to review. I really liked Snyder's enthuasism about her eating philosophy, and I felt that she does care deeply about the health and well-being of her readers. She seems like a genuinely good, caring person.

That being said, I just don't think I can do this diet. I really like the idea of it, but I also really like the idea of gardening, and I know it will be no fun for me.

Snyder's basic tenents are pretty much what you would expect: cut out processed foods, alcohol, caffein
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Dawn
Don't judge me because I read a diet book--judge me because I only read it based on my favorite celebrity's endorsement.

I can't argue with Snyder's overall theme: eat more veggies and fruits, and you'll look better as well as feel better. However, I find it annoying how these "lifestyle" gurus can advocate living "closer to nature," without realizing that a person can only follow diets like this if s/he lives in a major metropolitan area (and by "major metropolitan area," I mean any place the al
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Erika
Let me preface this to say that before reading this book, I'd been already mostly following Dr. Furman's "Eat to Live" book, so the Beauty Detox Solution wasn't as much a shock to me as it may be to some.

And, please realize this book is called "The Beauty DETOX Solution." Not sure you'd want to eat/live like this every single day for the rest of your life, but great for when you want to detox.

This book gave me quite a bit of new knowledge. For instance, it is really important to eat certain food
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Amanda Linehan
Really interesting, I'm definitely glad I read it, but not sure I could follow through on the strictest of the recommendations she outlines. I've picked a few of her suggestions to follow -- the best ways to combine different types of food for easier digestion, and paying attention to how quickly certain foods move through your system in order to avoid discomfort (e.g., fruit = fast, animal products = slow). I've also found a few great recipes in here, and I know from experience that her "green ...more
Kerry
I liked this book on several levels, but overall, its just too restrictive of a plan for me to follow exclusively. I'm already a vegetarian with strong vegan tendencies and I do eat mostly well, and I still feel like I got a lot of value out of this book.

First, I liked that she focuses on plant nutrition and does a lot of explaining as to why certain foods are detrimental to your health and how vitamins and certain supplements can be very helpful. She's not super preachy and acknowledges that n
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Diane
A book that can help me get rid of belly fat and make me look younger? Sign me up! These were (2) of the things that appealed to me when I read this books description. However, I am realistic, but was still a bit curious.

The author's book is about ridding your body of toxins. Once you do this she claims that you will not only feel better, but also that you will be on your way to a more youthful appearance, rid yourself of wrinkles and have healthier hair and nails as well.

The secret she says is
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Tina
I have to give this girl her props for her congenial dialogue,and tenacious adherance to what I can only describe as dietetic asceticism. I get it that her world travels and experiences have broadened her nutritional knowledge. I get the science behind her appeals and approach; and the numbers certainly don't lie when you compare the end health results of the typical American or Western diet with those of South Africans,Indians, and Asians. I can even appreciate and gladly incorporate some of he ...more
Sony
I think she has some great advice about how to clean out your system. And her medical knowledge combined with personal testimony offers a compelling case for the type diet she's suggesting. The diet itself, I think, is HARD to really adopt. It's strictly vegetarian. She tries to ease you into it in phases, but I can tell I'll be stuck on the first phase for a long time, if not indefinitely. I love meat too much to fully adopt this one. Nevertheless, I'll be referring to for tips for years to com ...more
Phyllisia
While the book confirms what most nutritionists will tell you (eat more veggies and fruits than meat, don't eat processed things) it's basically trying to persuade the reader towards vegetarianism. It sadly however lacks scientific credibility. Some of the most important points made are sited as being from non-peer edited/scholarly journal sources. I appreciate that she's trying to improve people's health, but I don't appreciate anecdotal science mixed with credible studies used in a biased mann ...more
Kat
I used to follow Kimberly's blog and enjoyed reading her recipes, found I was in line with much of her food philosophy, and liked her yoga posts as well. The title doesn't really speak to me, but I was willing to give it a try to see what the author had to say.

A lot of the language was superficial and turned me off (sludge, beauties, iffy comparisons to wild animals, etc.)

I liked the basic tenets of the plan-- eat more veggies, changing your life not all or nothing-- she is very reassuring that
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Julie
First of all anything with the word "diet" in it completely turns me off, but I saw the author on the Dr. Oz show making a green drink and I wanted the recipe so I ended up picking this up at the library to see what else she had to say. I was already familiar with a lot of the principles in the book (i.e. food combining, alkaline/acid, gluten free and dairy free, raw foods, vegan, etc.), my major gripe is that by the time you get to Phase 3 of Snyder's eating plan there is very little to eat, on ...more
Lesley
I'm 30% into this book. Here's what I think - it is true you will most likely be thin by following these philosophies (we'd all be thin if we ate mostly veggies and avoided meat and refined sugars and carbohydrates). Snyder's "science" makes sense on paper, but I am wary of it. Some of it is probably true, while other parts are not true (I don't care enough to look it all up.). Primates are not herbivores. It's definitely a strict diet (compared to the average American diet), but it wouldn't hur ...more
Farnoosh Brock
Loved Kimberly's book and approach to beauty and detox. This is very similar to Natalia Rose's beauty detox books, both of which I read as my first foray into this world of eating raw, more vegan, less animal/dairy, more fresh whole foods, and understanding the long-term myths about food, especially those ingrained in my own Iranian culture, not to mention the American ones and really, the whole general world perspective on the food pyramid.

What I enjoyed most about the book:
-The holistic appro
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Melissa
Kimberly Snyder is insane. I had come across her Glowing Green Smoothie recipe and had been drinking it for breakfast for a few weeks, so I wanted to see what the rest of the program was about. She had me going for about half of the book until she revealed what you cannot eat on this plan: dairy, cereal, pasta, bread, cookies, bagels, soy, peanuts (oddly enough, meat is not on the list). I'm already a vegetarian, and I'm pretty vigilant about the quality of the food that I eat, but this is ridic ...more
Amy Lesher
For anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired, this book is for you: A natural, back-to-basics - yet cutting-edge - approach to diet and lifestyle that brings about amazing changes inside AND out.

If you're interested in learning what your doctor doesn't know, or doesn't tell you, then this is a must-read. Tips about food-combining (what types of foods should and shouldn't be eaten together), along with the important role that digestive enzymes and probiotics play in digestion and nutr
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Lady Krystal
It was okay. I agreed with SOME of what she said, but the rest of it...not so much. I believe that Kim is a beautiful person on the outside due to genetics, not as a result of her diet. This book gave me the impression that one could change the mechanics of their makeup by changing their lifestyle--NOT SO! Your nose, your eye color, and your hair texture is determined at birth, no diet will change that. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I feel as though they found one of the prettiest wo ...more
Pamela
This book isn't really a detox or cleanse in the traditional sense, as Snyder is providing information about how to eat well every day, not just for a limited period of time. I found the book very enlightening in that she explains that when and how you eat food strongly impacts your body's ability to absorb the nutrients and process the food thoroughly (for example, always eat fruit on an empty stomach or before your meal, never afterward). The recipes that she provides have been excellent so fa ...more
Lola
This book went beyond my initial expectations. I thought it would be a lot of information that I already heard before, but it was generally ALL new to me which was very exciting. Obviously a diet plan is set up for an individual and their lifestyle. I think that she did a good job of reminding the reader to take in all the information and use what they can in their life. I see a lot of complaints that people could never follow the diet but I think that is because they missed the point. Do what m ...more
Monica
A good and interesting read if you are a health conscience individual. I discovered this book while looking up how to make a tasty green smoothie. I haven't tried her green smoothie recipe as of yet.

I don't agree with all her healthy ideas, as in, I'm not giving up coffee because it is acidic and our bodies should be more alkaline, but .. I found the food combining interesting. And I do enjoy her blogs and video's on youtube.

I'm more of a 'everything in moderation kinda eater', but it never hurt
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Julie
Because of this book, I purchased a "green drink" from the health food store and it's really quite good! I loved the beginning chapters: the science behind how certain foods help your body. Learned a lot about "food combining" and greens. I love reading about nutrition and this book made it exciting and easy to read. It even tells you how to avoid bloating and being tired after meals. She's been on several news programs lately. However, the last few chapters are all about dieting, and frankly, I ...more
Kitten Kisser
First off, Kimberly does NOT tell you that you must go Vegan. What she does do is give her opinion on meat. Personally I feel her opinion on meat is rather misguided & harsh but that doesn't mean I mind those who have a Vegan lifestyle. Because I recognize & must fully disagree with Kimberly that humans are not meant to eat meat - we are we are Omnivorous not Herbivores nor are we Carnivores. She uses Carnivores to describe many traits of human vs hunter that are inappropriate. She almos ...more
Jackie L
I really liked the information provided and have since tried to implement many of her ideas into my diet. I was already a huge believer in the green smoothie and because of Kim, I eat more vegetables than ever and have greatly decreased the amount of dairy and animal protein that I consume. As much as I believe in what she says, her eating style is strict and difficult to follow day in and day out, though I think if one can do it the results would be fabulous!
Barbara Clemons
Beauty Detox is about eating right and ridding the body of toxins. I found the book very interesting, not boring at all. As a matter of fact, I am trying to eat more vegetables, fruits and nuts. She wrote about colonic and cleaning out your digestive system. I am a big believer in detoxining your colon. I am trying to follow her diet system.

I enjoyed the book and keep referring back for information or rereading some parts. Good job, 4 star.
Raquel Sabz
Great book,however it is like a text book. Meaning you're learning a lot while reading and it takes effort. But it is great information that can totally change your lifestyle, as it did mine!
Linda
Mmm, probiotic and enzyme salad, sounds yummy. Not!
While there are some interesting things to be gleaned from this book, it's a crazy diet that does not sound too tasty. Is having good hair and skin worth never enjoying another meal? I do not think so.
Admittedly, I did not read the whole thing, after I read about the above salad I decided this was not for me. I skimmed the rest.
Meredith
This book is supposed to be about eating right, not dieting and the author is under the impression that this way of eating is easy, convenient and inexpensive - all of these are wrong. The food plans outlined in this book are extremely calorie restricted. The author never gives calorie counts, but as someone who knows calories counts, I know that eating mostly greens all day- starting with celery, yes, celery at breakfast, then at lunch Kale Salad then some Squash Bisque followed 3 hours later b ...more
Latiffany
This review only covers the content of the book and not the actual plan as I have not tried the plan and am not sure if I am going to.

A coworker gifted me this book for Christmas because she knows that I am into all things healthy and lost quite a bit of weight. I have managed to keep it off through calorie counting and exercising.

This book came at a great time, because though the weight is staying off, I often feel restricted in my diet and after 506 days of calorie counting (of course I keep a
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Lisadunbar22
I will try the glowing green smoothie but the rest of her eating rules are too complicated for me. If I was single and not planning and cooking for a family I might try her more of suggestions. She suggests the elimination of caffeine which is torture I would never put myself through.
Angela
Nov 24, 2013 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: diet
Very informative. I learned a lot. I don't think I can completely follow her diet, but I am definitely going to be changing some things. And if I can ever afford a high-end blender, I can't wait to start making her morning Glowing Green Smoothies!
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