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No Meat Athlete

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I’ve never loved red meat, I used to eat ground beef occasionally, in soups or pasta. But I started to eat more when my dietician told me that runners need to eat red meat at least twice a week. Plus there is all the protein that we need, specially if we workout.

Then I started to feel really bad for the animals. I always loved them, but suddenly the feeling got me. I was confused, thinking that we need protein, and humans always ate animals, a long  time ago they had to hunt to survive. And my conclusion is: I wouldn’t mind to eat animals if they die naturally or if they have a good life.

Unfortunately that’s not what happens, what the industry does with them is extremely cruel, living in tiny and dirty spaces, mothers and babies been separated in the most cruel way, etc. So I decided to stop, or just eat meat from ethical sources, generally local farms. Fortunately is easy to find out the farms practices, at least in Canada. But of course, they are way more expensive. So it’s just sometimes.

The problem was: How am I going to get enough protein?

Then I found this book, No Meat Athlete. The author is an ultra marathoner and he talks about his transition to veganism and how stopped eating meat helped him to be a better athlete.

I’ve read this book because I wanted to learn how to eat smarter, to get enough protein and be healthier. The author talks about many nutrition studies, give examples and some recipes. Once you understand the basics, you can create your own recipes and becomes a habit. It’s difficult when you are traveling with meat lovers for example, but is possible, you just need to plan better.

I’m loving my smoothies, I feel health and I don’t feel hungry for a long time. Plus, I lost some weight 🙂

The book also helps you to start running, if you are not a runner yet. So far I am happy with my decision 🙂

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella

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Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorites authors. Her books are always very funny and entertaining. Surprise Me is the most recent and the title makes sense, I’m literally surprised. I found it so boring!

The story is about a married couple, after 10 year of marriage trying to surprise each other. That’s it! It’s not even funny. There is just 1 kind of interesting fact in the book that starts to happen after 250 pages, and is very predictable.

Looks like Sophie Kinsella had a contract for a book and had to rush to write something without any inspiration.

I hope the next one is better.

Review ♥♥

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Camino Island

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I just finished this book. It was my second from John Grisham and I really like his style.

Camino Island is about the theft of Fitzgerald manuscripts from a Library and it’s investigation. All the characters are book writers, book stores owners, books collectors, first editions, manuscripts, publishing. Well, is a book for book lovers 🙂

It’s an interesting story and the end is not predictable, which I love. Although I expected a different end, but I still liked. I finished the book with a lot of ideas. I love to read books that open my mind and give me ideas for life. Thanks John Grisham!

Review: ♥♥♥♥

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The Last Child

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The Last Child was the last book that I’ve read. And I absolutely loved!

I didn’t know this author, one of my friends read before and passed to me.

The story is about Johnny, a 13 years old boy, looking for his twin sister that disappeared 1 year ago. His family is broken and nobody in the city believes that Alyssa is still alive. But Johnny can’t give up. He has a loyal friend, Jack, who is determined to help Johnny to find his sister and nothing can’t stop them. Detective Hunt wants to help the family and is always around, but he didn’t know how far Johnny could go to find his sister. After a long journey and lot of trouble, what they find out is unbelievable and scary! A big revelation!

What I loved about this book is that is not predictable at all. The end is completely unexpected. It’s a big investigation, very well written and there is no gaps in the story. I was so into this book that it was difficult to start the next. I will definitely read other books from John Hart.

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥