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The Food Babe Way Book Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Can I tell you something?
I still take notes with pen and paper, and doodle all over them. I keep track of events and to-do’s in a physical planner. I subscribe to 8 wonderful print magazines and look forward to reading every single page, beginning with the last page first. And I love ending my night getting all cozied up with a good book in my hands.
The past week, I’ve been cozying up with The Food Babe Way. This is a book after my own heart (I am passionate about knowing what’s in our food).

Fun fact: Vani’s a green smoothie rawkstar, just like us. But that’s not all— this amazing woman is transforming the food industry from the inside out— Subway, Kellogs, Starbucks, Chick Fil A, and many more have invested in better ingredients in their foods thanks to Vani). We all get to benefit from her food activist work.


Enter to WIN the Food Babe Way BOOK

We’re giving away one author-signed copy of The Food Babe Way to one lucky rawkstar! Enter by answering this question in the comments section below:

“What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating?”

Winner will be announced in our newsletter on February 19.
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I struggled to put down The Food Babe Way and go to sleep at night. I wanted to keep absorbing Vani’s wisdom! She shares her journey of becoming The Food Babe, and ways we can make healthier choices in any circumstance. Some are super simple (like buying more organic foods), and others are more complicated (like thinking about how to purify the water you use when showering).

No matter what Vani shares— all the suggestions will help us live a longer and healthier life. There’s a lot of goodness to think about in this book! You can learn more about Vani and The Food Babe Way in the video below. And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win this book!


The Food Babe Way is on sale now! You can be purchase it through Amazon and also in major book stores. We are proud affiliates, so if you decide to purchase through our link, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about people and products we truly believe in. So just know, Vani’s book has our Rawkstar Seal of Approval.

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating? Comment below!

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  1. Hannah

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I love making healthy eating and living habits but it’s when work gets busy that I struggle to keep them going.

  2. Mary

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is excuses. Simply because excuses make me feel better. More like a Bandaid and when the Bandaid starts to fall off I try again and some how another excuse rises

  3. Jackie

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    My struggle with healthy eating is all in my head. I am still battling this constant idea that somehow what I really want/need is what will make me feel good…in that moment. Because of Simple Green Smoothies I have seriously been able to gradually adapt and apply healthy eating to my life and myself and have it really stick and become part of ME. “Healthy eating” always seemed separate from ME. That I’d have to be this crunchy hippie if it were to apply to me, and hippie I am not. So by starting small with green smoothies (and then on to the cleanse) I have started to see what it means to ACTUALLY feel GOOD from eating REAL food and before I knew it, it was becoming a normal “me” way to eat/go about my day! I’m finding it’s ME that needs to allow myself to change, everyone else is welcome to me doing new things…but I often feel like people expect me to be the same me and really, I think no one is watching me as closely as I am. ha. So I’m pretty pumped about eating healthier becoming normal. 🙂

  4. Tiffany

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    My struggle comes from working in retail. I’m surrounded by fast food resturants, so if I don’t take my lunch it’s more than likely that I’ll be eating waffle fries! Unless I talk myself into buying a salad

  5. Elizabeth

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    #1 struggle… sticking to it!

  6. Elisabeth

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Getting my husband to eat what I make! It can be frustrating to be the only one who is excited about eating healthier. He doesn’t like a ton of variety in his diet, and I love trying new things.

  7. Laura H

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    My #1 struggle is when it comes to eating out. My diet is very good & I can resist temptation no problem but I find menus can be limited on healthy choices & it does concern me sometimes how the food is cooked. Plus the cost of a chicken salad can be just as expensive as a large main meal.

  8. Mary

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    My #1 struggle is being consistent. I start up pumped and after some time I miss a day and then that day turns into months 🙁

  9. Kristina

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    The emotional ties to unhealthy foods from my youth and comforting times with family.

  10. Carlie

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I am a group fitness instructor and still struggle with the discipline of eating right. I do okay when I am on my own, however my fiance is not on the same bandwagon as I. And, when you are not the chef in the relationship it is so difficult to turn down a home cooked meal that’s ready when you come home from the gym.

  11. Meli Dooley

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Finding the time to properly plan healthy meals and purchase the ingredients. I have no problem cooking the meals, its the pre-work involved that gets me!

  12. Liz

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Finding the time to plan out meals and then have them readily accessible after a long day of work. It’s also difficult to convince my teenagers to change their eating habits when processed food is all around them.

  13. Precious

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I struggle with combining variation and affordability into my diet when eating healthy.

  14. Cindy Regier

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    My biggest challenge is definitely cost. It is so frustrating that organic and other healthy food options are more expensive at restaurants and grocery stores. This makes it difficult to recruit the lifestyle with resistant family and friends.

  15. Ronnetta

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    snacking! I love healthy snacks, but when I get an unhealthy craving, I have little restraint.

  16. lavisha wilson

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I have a hard time with SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR!! I want to eat healthy but with 4 kids its hard when every month they want to celebrate the holiday jan is new years feb is valentine day march spring break and st.patrick day april easter may mothers day and memorial day june graduations and fathersday july 4th of july should i go on!!!!!!

  17. Dk762

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    My biggest challenge is staying motivated after a week. My husband is tall & thin, and healthy food is not in his vocabulary so I find myself cooking 2 dinners on a regular basis. My daughter a pretty good eater, but if “daddy” turns his nose up, you can bet she has 2nd thoughts about eating the healthy meal. I make my green smoothies daily, they are my saving grace during the day, now if I could only get through the evenings.

  18. Heidi Ahrens

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    My struggle is balancing our hectic family schedule and diet. We are on the road very often and have to deal with no dairy, no wheat, no peanuts, no fish for different family members. It can be a challenge but really feeding myself is pretty simple since green smoothies are my go to for energy

  19. Angela

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Trying to find a balance between all our needs in the family with two babies and a hubby that loves quick, fatty foods!

  20. Laura

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    My #1 struggle with eating healthy is time. I’m a full time mother, worker, and student. It’s hard to balance eating healthy along with those other factors in my life. Although, I’ve started working out a bit, I still don’t know what foods I should be eating to get the results I want and to educate my son on eating healthy opposed to the fast unhealthy mead that are readily available.

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