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Janie Hoffman is the founder and CEO of Mamma Chia—a Certified B Corporation, member of 1% for the Planet, and founding member of the Slow Money Alliance. She lives with her husband in California.
"The diet category is full of 30-day fix-it books that make lofty promises about just how much change can be achieved in a month. Hoffman, founder and CEO of Mamma Chia, the original chia seed beverage, offers another such title but with a new twist: her path to perfection is liberally sprinkled with chia seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. Hoffman extols the virtues of chia with an infomercial level of enthusiasm. Her diet is a variation on the ubiquitous low-cal, gluten-free, low-sugar diet that avoids red meat. The 30-day plan, with chia-sprinkled recipes (for example, soft fish tacos with chia pico de gallo; chia Caesar dressing) is enhanced by her recommendations regarding exercise, pleasure, meditation, and ways to expand one's sense of belonging and community. Granted, following this integrative approach should result in positive change with or without consuming chia. That the author believes that chia is the source of all things good is clear; whether the reader will swallow the story, or the seeds, is another question. Agent: Bonnie Solow, Solow Literary Enterprises. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
For centuries, chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Today, it’s no wonder that chia is one of the hottest superfoods around: Gram for gram, it has 70 percent more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 600 percent more calcium than milk, and is the richest known source of plant-based Omega-3s. Reaping the nutritional benefits of chia can be as simple as mixing a tablespoon into a smoothie or tossing it on a salad—but that is just the beginning!
In Chia Vitality, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman shows how integrating chia into your diet can boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. Informed by research as well as Hoffman’s personal experience this program offers a 30-day integrative approach to well-being with this little superseed at its center.
This is what the plan offers:
*A flexible meal plan packed with flavorful whole foods and easy, delicious recipes to help you fuel your body, mind and soul
*A simple yoga routine to build strength and flexibility
*A meditation course that will awaken and renew spiritual energy with just minutes a day
*A strategy for engaging more deeply in the world around you
Over the course of 30 days, Chia Vitality will help you do more than feed your body with the bountiful nutrients of chia: It will set you on a course for a more energetic, engaged existence. Whether you are looking for an alternative approach to better health or want to boost your energy levels, let chia be your gateway to a vitality filled life.