What is The Kind Diet?

The Kind Diet was created by actress Alicia Silverstone. It is an eating approach that is based on veganism and aims to improve one’s energy, health, and physical appearance. In her book, The Kind Diet, the actress outlines the diet, which she refers to as more of a lifestyle. The diet leans more toward a macrobiotic approach as it bans all packaged and processed foods, minimizes fruits, desserts, honey, and cane products of any sort.

How does The Kind Diet work?

The diet is broken down into three phases. The first phase is “Flirting”. In this phase, followers will be introduced to a vegan diet. The second phase, “Going Vegan”, is where devotees will commit to a full-time vegan lifestyle. The third phase, titled “Superhero”, teaches even further restrictions by eating mainly unprocessed, plant-based foods, and to limit fruit, nuts, sweets, and nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and peppers). In addition, it is also recommended to minimize alcohol, caffeine, and tea (the increase in energy from eating plant-based usually replaces the need for stimulants).

What foods can be eaten on The Kind Diet?

The Kind Diet is a vegan diet that includes whole grains, vegetables and beans. Approved foods include:

  • Most vegetables
  • Some fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy oils

What foods are restricted on The Kind Diet?

On The Kind Diet, animal products are excluded as well as the following foods:

  • Nightshade vegetables
  • Processed foods
  • Refined grains
  • Sugar
  • Trans fats
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol

Who should try The Kind Diet?

Those looking to lose weight, improve energy, health and physical appearance.

Who would have a difficult time implementing The Kind Diet?

Because the diet eliminates all animal products and limits fruits, nuts, and sugars, some may find the diet too restricting and difficult to maintain over a period of time.

For more information on The Kind Diet, visit thekindlife.com.