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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 a powerf ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Harlequin
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Kimberlyann
Sep 12, 2011 Kimberlyann rated it it was amazing
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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Erika
Jan 13, 2012 Erika rated it it was amazing
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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Dawn
Jun 15, 2012 Dawn rated it it was ok
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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Tina
Jul 17, 2012 Tina rated it liked it
Shelves: whole-foods
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
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
Feb 20, 2012 Kerry rated it liked it
Shelves: health
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
May 17, 2011 Diane rated it liked it
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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Farnoosh Brock
May 05, 2013 Farnoosh Brock rated it really liked it
Shelves: healthy-body
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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Sony
Dec 16, 2013 Sony rated it really liked it
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
Elaine Mcdonald
Dec 21, 2014 Elaine Mcdonald rated it really liked it
I don't understand why anyone would think the Glowing Green Smoothie is difficult. It is one of the fastest ways to make a healthy breakfast. She does use studies to back up her beliefs and they do make sense. No, it is not as easy as a drive through McDonalds but it is much healthier. If it just makes you aware of the junk you put in your body it is helpful. I no longer add protein drinks to my day.
Pamela
Nov 21, 2014 Pamela rated it really liked it
I have to admit, the first part of the book about food combining turned me off. I haven't researched it enough to honestly know what I believe, but I do know it isn't something I could stick to. The "No protein with starch" is a killer. BUT, after the food combining was over, she moved into explaining the importance of different foods, which foods were the best, which supplements to take and why, portion control, quoted many Drs. I agree with, etc. and I enjoyed the book more.

Her food choices a
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Kat
Mar 05, 2015 Kat rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
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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Latiffany
Jan 15, 2014 Latiffany rated it liked it
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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Lesley
Aug 14, 2011 Lesley rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
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
Melissa
Jan 23, 2012 Melissa rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012, food
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
Apr 05, 2013 Amy Lesher rated it it was amazing
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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Hillary Millecam
Dec 02, 2015 Hillary Millecam rated it really liked it
Not going to lie - totally panicked the first time I read this book. It was overwhelming to realize all the things hurting me in my diet!

Although Kimberly encourages to tailor your diet to your lifestyle, I have taken some of her things in stride and notice a huge difference in how I eat and how I look at nutrition! I have more energy, appetite is manageable, acne cleared up, waistline shrinked, and I feel like the good things I put in my body genuinely nourish it. I stop looking at food as an
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Prima Lily
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
May 17, 2011 Pamela rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2012 Lola rated it really liked it
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
Nov 18, 2011 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: health
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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Meg
Oct 12, 2015 Meg rated it liked it
I absolutely love Kimberly's enthusiasm, and a lot of what she puts in the book is common sense in my opinion. It was actually relatively well written, and laid out in an organized manner which I appreciated. However there were a couple philosophies that seemed trendy rather than sustainable: I agree with her about what foods to eat and avoid, but I did not see enough scientific evidence behind her theories around the order in which you should eat foods. Definitely an interesting read, but I can ...more
Julie
Jul 06, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
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
Jackie L
Feb 23, 2012 Jackie L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 13, 2014 Raquel Sabz rated it it was amazing
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.
Elisa
Jan 07, 2016 Elisa rated it really liked it
Loved all the science in the book and how she helped her readers understand food and how it's processed in the body and why we should avoid certain foods. I also love the recipes in the back! I have been making green smoothies daily for 6 years now(love the energy I get from them and I feel cleaner inside) so that wasn't new to me though I did like reading her recipe and trying it out which was a little different than my own. That being said, though I do agree that we should eat a lot less anima ...more
Rick Munir
Aug 13, 2012 Rick Munir rated it it was amazing
By far, one of my favorite books on healthy eating. It is really packed with information on healthy food that are not processed. I am vegan, but I like the fact that he doesn't shove it down your throat. She says, you don't have to totally go vegan, but basically get as close as you can.
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