Plant Power states that it is not a diet book. It is a lifestyle change book. However, it does include the typical diet books’ four-week eating plan, recipes and food limits. But no photographs or nutritional information is included.
Eating more plants and less meat is a laudable goal both for your health and the environment’s. But I’m not sure that such a strict regimen is necessary or desirable to achieve that goal. I’m also not sure if I could eat five servings of fruit in one meal. Or the same servings of vegetables in another meal either.
Another issue is that the meal plan doesn’t seem very well-planned. Some meals include very specific portion sizes like four slices of turkey on a sandwich. A few pages later the meal just says a ham sandwich. Should it also have exactly four slices too? It seems rather haphazard.
Worst of all, I didn’t feel the usual “let’s go” motivation after reading Plant Power. I’ve read several other books by this author, and this was the least motivating of them all. For those reasons, I don’t recommend this book. 2 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.