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Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

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On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

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Hardcover, 230 pages
Published January 17th 2011 by skirt! (first published November 1st 2010)
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Haliation
Jul 30, 2012 Haliation rated it did not like it
That's a 1.5. I like the recipes in the back. But I'm more comfortable rounding it down to a 1.
There's nothing original in here, especially for someone who's been vegan for 4 years, like myself.
The woman's tone also made me grind my teeth. Condescending, laden with body-shaming (Sick of your dimple thighs?), poverty-ignoring (at one point she writes about her awesome mission to ~help~ the people of hurricane Katrina by teaching them that green juices are healthy! But oh no! These people live on
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Laura
Feb 18, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Ok - so while I don't ever think that I will be a complete vegetarian, Kris Carr's book has really helped me understand why it is vital to eat REAL food and why. With many excerpts from doctors and other allied health professionals as well as natural foodies, the science really comes to life as to why incorporating these vital nutrients that we often forget into our diets.


I have been fighting the diet struggle for years with calorie counting, carb counting, and even points counting, but this bo
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Tarah
Jul 02, 2012 Tarah rated it it was ok
While this book promotes some great concepts (i.e., raw foods, juicing, limiting meat consumption, maintaining your body's pH balance, environmental impact of the foods we eat), there was nothing new in it for me. If you are already a health conscious person, you won't find anything groundbreaking in here. The language, while cute at first, became irritating about halfway through. I actually thought it diminished her credibility. But my biggest gripe was the almost judgmental way Kris looks at p ...more
Paige
Jan 06, 2011 Paige rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YOU, Mom, Sister, best friend...anyone looking to live a better, cleaner life.
Sigh. What can I say other than-

This. Book. Is. A. Godsend.

Kris delivers in every way and she is my hero. And listen, I don't run around calling people heroes very often...if ever. Please, please....buy this book and help yourself and your loved ones. Inform and arm yourself with the best information on how to be your best you.

Here is a lifestyle book chock full of informative goodness...spiritually, physically and digestively! If you want to live like you mean it and do it healthfully...then
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Diane
Oct 16, 2011 Diane rated it it was amazing
After getting over myself and embracing the silly voice of Kris Carr, this book became a fantastic game changer for me. If I'm going to fill my head with things, why not make them happy things? If I'm going to put things in and on my body, why not make them healthy things? I may not be fighting rare incurable cancer (with veggies and unicorns) like Kris, but I do want to live a healthy, happy life and I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in doing the same.
Laura Titschler
Jan 25, 2011 Laura Titschler rated it it was amazing
Kris is my new Idol. Her book is FANTASTIC - not just for a health-conscious person like myself, but for ANYONE looking for a healthier way to live and add years to their life! Green juice is Kris' motto, and it is working for me! I have never felt better! I am going to a book-signing tomorrow night - I have never been to a book-signing in my life, but I just have to meet Kris Carr in person. What an amazing and hilarious and uplifting and positive and inspiring writer/person (I could go on with ...more
Emily Crow
I give five stars to the amazing Kris Carr as a person, but only two for this book. It's fun and inspirational and makes me want to eat more veggies. That's good. And Kris seems so upbeat and genuine, I wish she lived next door to me and we could be "besties." But then I'd feel mean saying this about my bestie's book: I can't really get into cleanses and colonics, which she recommends.

It's a problem I have with a lot of these "alternative" type health books. They have all this great stuff about
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Anastasia
Apr 08, 2011 Anastasia rated it liked it
I hate diets. I hate the concept of eating one way for the rest of your life. Because that's the only way most diets will work. "I lost 18 lbs on the Atkins diet, but the first time I ate a potato I gained 25 lbs back." I've been on all of them. Cabbage soup diet, the Mayo Clinic diet (I use to like grapefruit juice) Atkins, South Beach...blah blah blah. But I like food. I also love to cook food. But being diabetic I have a lot of guilt when it comes to food. And being overweight I tend to berat ...more
veganjilly
Jun 02, 2016 veganjilly rated it it was amazing
About a third of the way through this book I was kinda annoyed by the language, but still enjoying the information that this book had to offer. Now that I have finished it, though, I have a different perspective! By the end of the book the author TOTALLY won me over, to the point that I was so interested in what she was saying that the language became completely irrelevant to me. I like the layout of this book, and enjoyed the lovely photographs. And as I said, the info was great! I learned a fe ...more
Crystal
Apr 28, 2013 Crystal rated it liked it
I'm a bit torn on this book, so I'll do the pros and cons.

Pros:
- covers a wide range of topics including pH balance, sugar, dairy, meat, digestion basics, yoga, supplements, and ingredient lists.
- small selection of recipes (more would have been better)
- covers topics that are a bit controversial like factory farming
- the ingredients list was my favourite because it went over the different articifial colours, sweeteners, and preservatives
- testimonials were good to show how the subject relates
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Stacey
Jan 29, 2011 Stacey rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned, health
I bought the Kindle version of this book and have returned it. It is not formatted for Kindle, which meant that important pieces of the content - most notably the 21-Day Cleanse - could not be read on the Kindle. Those pages were very small and very light, and could not be manipulated (the font size could not be changed, the zoom was disabled). There are complaints about this in the Amazon reviews, so I hope the publisher will take notice and address the issue.

Apart from the legibility issues, I
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Farnoosh Brock
May 09, 2013 Farnoosh Brock rated it it was ok
Shelves: healthy-body
Similar to other reviewers, I really didn't like the condescending tone of the author, blaming the food industry for all our problems, and just using the off-putting language to get attention. Her story is inspiring, but the writing voice wasn't resonating with me. I do like Kriss and I feel she has a great message, is it possible to package it in a more compassionate way without all the finger pointing?

I also wish this book had more smoothie and green juice recipes. There is very little creati
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Kimberly
Aug 20, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
As a breast cancer survivor and smart-ass I love Kris Carr and her writing style. She has what I find is lacking in a lot of people nowadays: a sense of humor! She remains light and funny and positive in the face of cancer. I find her refreshing, this book has helped me and I've never felt better in my life. Energetic, happy, bouncy, crazy and sexy, all things I wanted but found hard to get, now I have them! Becoming vegan is a lifestyle, not a fad diet. It's not eating the 'same way' forever as ...more
Wendy
May 11, 2011 Wendy rated it did not like it
Seriously? I like reading about my health as much as the next person, but this woman's tone drove me nuts. And that's not to mention that she didn't teach me anything I didn't already know: Eat your veggies, meditate, don't smoke or drink, processed foods and meat are bad. The only reason I stuck with it was because I felt like a loser for not finishing my last book (A Discovery of Witches) and couldn't fail again! This author writes like a Susan Powter for the millennium. I didn't find her ador ...more
Red Iza
Aug 06, 2015 Red Iza rated it it was amazing
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I’d never heard of Kris Carr before but I know she went vegan after she studied health under every angle, so she caught my attention. She has an interesting way of presenting her “method” : no “I’m going to force myself to eat disgusting healthy stuff and forever give up on all the food I love”, rather “I’m going to love my body and do what’s best for me, my mind and my happiness”. I like how she thinks ! Most people who talk about health do it s
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Susie
Oct 23, 2012 Susie rated it really liked it
“21 day adventure cleanse.” That little phrase is the whole reason I picked up this book. I’ve always wanted to do a cleanse but have been intimidated by some of the more extreme versions I’d read about, like consuming mass amounts of grapefruit and soy sauce. (I don’t think this is actually a real cleanse, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was.) I was also bored. I’ll admit it. I could have picked up almost any book that had the word “adventure” in it and I probably would have dived right in. L ...more
Kat
Apr 05, 2011 Kat rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, vegan
I read about this book recently in VegNews and decided to check it out. This visually-appealing and easy-to-read book is full of information about transitioning to a healthy, mostly-raw vegan lifestyle, including a 21-day cleanse for people seeking a more prescribed set of instructions to get started. But this isn't some fad cabbage soup diet. The author is providing lots of scientific data and personal insight from her own remarkable battle against cancer to compel people to permanently make he ...more
Pam Asberry
Jan 12, 2012 Pam Asberry rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It is filled with suggestions for making positive changes to your diet and elsewhere in your life that will improve not only your physical health but also your mental state and emotional well-being. I will admit that I'm not ready to convert to a completely vegan lifestyle just yet but I am definitely taking steps in that direction and I am already feeling and looking better. Recommended!
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

I don't think there's anything new here, but I like that she included a wide array of topics, lists and resources that are helpful in making changes. With even practical suggestions along the way. But as I've already been practicing some of these for years, a lot of that was more of a refresher which I needed to get me motivated again (especially on my pH balancing and way of eating). While other concepts she mentions I have to completely disagree with.

I should've known going in that he
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Nicole Greer
Feb 28, 2011 Nicole Greer rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone, people with digestive issues
Shelves: i-own-these
I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK! This is not a diet book like south beach or any other crap like that. This is a book about learning how our bodies actually work and what our bodies and minds need to function at its very best. As I read deeper and deeper into this book I just kept thinking, I love this. This makes so much sense.

I've been following the author Kris Carr since I saw her documentary on her cancer journey, "Crazy, Sexy, Cancer" about 3-4 years ago. She is amazing and had said some wise things that
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Cindy Brown Ash
Jan 22, 2013 Cindy Brown Ash rated it liked it
She made a good case for the diet she proposes, but not how to get there. She makes it sound like something she just adopted and has had total success with; although she says "I'm not perfect" not perfect seems to mean that she enjoys alcohol from time to time, not that she cheats on the food part of the diet. I'm also deducting a star because she refers to meat products as "tush" and "corpse" and dairy products as "mucus," which may be how she feels about it but overstates her case so much that ...more
Julie
Sep 28, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fic, food, lifestyle
Well-designed, interesting, and fun. While I think the name "Crazy Sexy Diet" is a misnomer since a "diet" isn't emphasized as much as a lifestyle, there was some new information in this book related to healthy eating that I found informative, like eating foods based on pH balance and food combining. Other topics covered were ones that I've read about in other books like Skinny Bitch, and a few of the chapters, like the one on meditation, I lightly skimmed. I think the good thing about this book ...more
dara
Feb 22, 2011 dara rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
I just don't want to ever see a chapter on enemas in a diet book. Sorry. That alone is enough to keep me from recommending it to friends, especially when I can recommend The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet instead: no imagery of the author on a yoga mat, inserting an enema included.

Not the worst book, and I'm sure there's an audience out there for it, but I don't think I'm that demographic. If you loved Skinny Bitch, you'll probably love this, too
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Emily
Feb 26, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing
Full of so much health-promoting, life-balancing inspiration. I blew through this book in record time (for me at least, a very slow reader). I was already familiar with Kris Carr's loosey-goosey writing, so I wasn't bothered by the foul langage or peppy "You go, gorgeous!" type interjections.

My theme for 2012 was "kitchen as pharmacy" so this book was a perfect way to start off the year. An important thing to keep in mind when reading this is to listen to your own body and honor what's right for
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Stacia
Feb 24, 2013 Stacia rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I liked this book because it embraces a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle (something that is not covered in so many diet/health books). Also, I think she does a great job at explaining (in layman's terms) why eating certain things are good or bad for you, how your body processes different things, etc.... A really good basic text for learning why you need to eat better.

A caveat -- sometimes, her conversational style (while usually a great way to convey info) veered into hip/teenager-style speak, other t
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Abbey
Nov 14, 2012 Abbey rated it really liked it
I did it, you guys. I actually read a book called "Crazy Sexy Diet". HOWEVER, this book was pretty much amazing. I really appreciated Carr's accessibility when discussing alkaline/acidity and ph levels when discussing our food choices. I have been opting for a 70/30 balance since last week and can dramatically feel the difference in my body and my mood. Also, as cliche and weird as they can be, I really appreciated the affirmations and the intense discussion of self care/meditation that come wit ...more
Brenda
Sep 19, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it
This book kept coming up in a magazine I subscribe to so I decided to buy it and see what the fuss was all about. While the author is inspiring,(cancer survivor for 8+ years) has a fun, sassy and practical voice her cursing and invented words could get annoying. And, I felt at times, she was a little too preachy towards becoming a vegan. However, I am reinvogorated to eat more vegetarian meals again and more real foods in general. Overall,its a good guide to check out; she offered up well writte ...more
Nikki
Mar 08, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!! I have a Ph.D. In biochemistry and
found her information to be totally legit. I find it despicable that MDs receive little to no training regarding nutrition in their educational requirements. Why not be preemptive and focus on things that can be preventative, like diet, etc, rather than spend years making up for it later with medicinal treatments??? I've incorporated many of her ways into my diet and was completely energized while doing her 21 day vegan and gluten free cleanse. Try it!
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Rebecca
Feb 24, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it
This book will change the way I eat. In each chapter Kris shares clean concise knowledge of our bodies and how our food affects it. It's not overly complicated and I found it easy to understand.

What I loved:

1. She didn't shy away from any aspect. People may be turned off by her detailed chapter on enemas and colonics (step by step instructions) but I found it refreshing. If you've never had to do it it sounds scary and overwhelming, but with Kris's matter-of-fact way of speaking to it I felt lik
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Kristin
Just didn't like this one much. The writer's voice--as others have noted--was grating and distracting. There was a lot of unsupported nonsensical recommendations--some of which are actively warned against even in the crunchier crowds. I (perhaps over-generously) gave it two stars because I appreciated the message to eat real food, and because some of the sections written by experts were quite interesting and helpful. Despite these positives, this isn't a book I'd be comfortable recommending.
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Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author, speaker and wellness activist. Kris is the subject and director of the documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC and The Oprah Winfrey Network, and the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen, will change the way you live, love and eat! Kris regularly l ...more
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