Book Review: The Lean

The Lean by Kathy Freston

Reviewed by Gabi L.

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The Lean offers valuable advice on leaning into a new healthful lifestyle. Whether your goal is to lose weight or to adopt healthier habits, Freston provides simple tweaks to add to your daily routine that gently nudges readers into a healthy direction. The Lean is a simple step-by-step guide that encourages the audience to move away from animal products and towards plant-based food. There are thirty chapters in this book and every chapter is based on a daily tweak that you that over time can yield incredible results. These daily tweaks help readers reach sustainable, healthy, long-term weight loss one day at a time.

I have struggled with my weight for years. As a kid, I grew up being close to 20 pounds heavier than friends and the other students in my class. A few years ago I stumbled upon this book and it changed my life. From day one, as soon as I started incorporating Freston’s tips I noticed that I was eating less junk food and that my portions had become much more normal. My skin cleared up, I dropped multiple dress sizes, and my confidence levels were through the roof! This book is arguably the best, most helpful book I have ever read and I 100% recommend The Lean to anybody wanting to shed excess weight or just adopt some healthy habits.


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