Well, yes, it does — at least if you believe Kate Geagan, a recognized nutritionist and the author of Go Green, Get Lean. It’s no secret that we’re heading toward more body fat and more weight gain. We see ads for diet pills and different diets are everywhere: on TV and radio, in magazines, on billboards. I believe that the obesity epidemic is a result of having too much food accessible and that food has been drained of nutrients. Portions have become larger, so we tend to eat more in restaurants, and take home foods lower in nutrients and higher in calories. This also causes a ton of garbage. Now I’m not a believer in diets but rather in lifestyles, and as a mom of vegetarian children, I strive on a daily basis to make healthy and green choices for my family. What caught my attention about Kate Geagan’s book is that it is a diet book teaching you how to save the planet and your health at the same time. That is something I can believe in. I also realize that some people find keeping healthy and staying at a healthy weight a challenge, so if you are going to follow a diet, why not choose one that promotes healthy eating — one that does not include diet products or processed foods, but rather vegetables, fruits and whole grains? Geagan’s book contains great advice on how to go green with food and why, meals plans and fun recipes, and how to make the right choices when shopping for produce, seafood and meats. I also like that Geagar gives a few side notes with important information for example how far food travels and how much fuel that takes and how much green house gases the dairy industry causes. She does not make you go vegan but instead encourage you do eat mindfully. My favorite part was the side bar on bulk foods and benefits of them and my favorite recipe in the book is the slow cooked porridge, yum.