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Kickstart Book Tour Reaches Maximum-Capacity Crowds

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

Auditoriums and bookstores across the country have been filling with Americans eager to try the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. Tomorrow, PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., continues the latest leg of his Kickstart book tour in Pittsburgh.

In Pittsburgh, Dr. Barnard will discuss his newest book, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health, which details his three-week immersion program into an essentially perfect diet—loaded with vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods. Last week, enthusiastic crowds heard Dr. Barnard speak about the book and answer questions in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. And earlier this year, the book tour reached audiences from Ohio to North Carolina.

Dr. Barnard also wrote to the mayors of many of the cities asking them to encourage their cities to participate in the Kickstart to help combat the serious health problems that plague so many American cities: “We would like to see if something similar could help in Fort Worth and would like to invite you and everyone in the city to participate.”

In September, Dr. Barnard will be taking the Kickstart book tour to the West Coast, including stops in San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, and other towns. Check our events page for updates. If the tour hasn’t reached your town yet, you can watch Dr. Barnard talk about the book in his Kickstart Your Health PBS special:

Both the book and PBS program are based on the concepts in the online 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, which has given more than 100,000 participants the support to increase energy, lose weight, prevent and reverse diabetes and heart disease, and reduce cancer risk through a plant-based diet.

To sign up for the next online Kickstart that begins Sept. 5, visit

Mango Lime Sorbet

This dessert is a silky smooth sorbet inspired by the lush flavors of Thailand.

Makes 6 servings

2 cups pureed partially frozen mango
1/2 cup agave nectar
juice of 2 limes

This recipe works best if the mango is frozen, and then allowed to thaw for about 15 minutes. Once it has partially thawed, puree the mango along with the agave and lime juice. Pour the puree into a shallow glass or metal bowl and then place it in the freezer. After 30 minutes, stir the puree, then repeat every 15 minutes thereafter until you are ready to serve.

To make it simpler, use store-bought frozen mango to avoid peeling and deseeding several fresh mangoes.

Note: The freezing process accentuates tartness and reduces the sweet flavor. That means the puree should be slightly less tart and slightly sweeter than you expect the final product to be.

Per serving: 139 calories, 0.5 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 33 g sugar, 0.2 g total fat, 1% calories from fat, 2 g fiber, 2 mg sodium

Recipe from Jason Wyrick found in 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health by Neal Barnard, M.D.


PCRM Online, July 2011

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