Topic: Advice

I've been getting a few emails and messages lately along these lines:

* I went 100% plant-based last week. I have more energy and feel great except I feel bloated, have gas and sometimes my stomach really hurts. What gives?

* I went vegan, but I feel really tired, I thought I was supposed to be full of energy? I'm also HUNGRY.

* I'm happy I cleaned up my diet and eat whole foods, but the cravings for junk are ...

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When I was waiting at the salon earlier this week I picked up the August issue of Glamor which boasted an interview with Mila Kunis.

I've always thought Mila was really cute, laid back and funny; the kind of girl I could be friends with, so I was interested in reading her interview.

This part really stayed with me: On having to lose 25 pounds for her role in Black Swan… Glamour: Your body was talked about so much ...

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The other day I received an email from Jenny* who wrote:

"I'm curious how do you keep yourself from becoming a 'vegan-snob'? I find myself getting more and more grossed out by people consuming animal products. I cringe in my mind, but don't say anything. Have you ever felt that way?"

Yes. A thousand times yes. I'm not ashamed to admit it. It was especially bad when I was new to eating a plant-based (vegan) diet. In ...

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At least once a week I get an email asking for advice on getting a book deal, and getting a book published.

I'll talk about how I got my book deal, and give some suggestions, but first let me clarify a major point:

Publishing a book is a lot of work for very little pay. Most books aren't successful and many authors never see money for their work outside of the little something they get when they sign ...

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