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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. Andrea Dorris

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    My biggest struggle is basically peer pressure. My friends don’t eat like I do. Popular restaurants don’t cater to my vegan diet. “Healthy” and “green” are not “in style” yet.

  2. Tericia Mcfarland

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    The biggest struggle I have with eating healthy is that Im a student and With all the tests and research papers I have to do it causes me to stress eat. If it’s a rough week and I have a lot going on I’ll just eat out or eat junk from vending machines.

  3. Lisa Argo

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    The busyness and demands of life as a working wife and mother of three are my greatest and most frequent enemy to eating healthy. Every day, the minute hand ticks away as I devote my energy and attention to the important people and tasks that I am responsible for at home and work. Mealtimes, in turn, are squeezed in between homework, bedtime routines, daily commutes, quality family time, and so many other things. I try to dig deep to learn and prepare new wholesome recipes when my mind, body, and spirit feel stretched to its thinnest. Then, grasp at a free moment on the weekend to recharge and forgive any self-perceived failures to be perfect before the cycle begins again. This is my greatest struggle…life and the unspoken pressure to be superwoman.

  4. Darcie

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I see these reasons on here already, but I struggle with time management and organization, and also with the desire to eat something sweet after a meal. I could go on and on, but that is it in a nutshell. peace.

  5. Jen

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Yea-what you said! You’re much better with words than I! Thanks.

  6. Jen

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    When I see a long list of ingredients to make something, I automatically don’t want to do it. Even if I know that they are all real food and good for me stuff. I’ve made a few if those long listed recipes and they turned out good, but I’m in the kitchen for hours.

  7. elisabeth

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    My biggest struggle is emotional/stress overeating. I want sweets when I have had a bad day and don’t know how to listen to my body to stop when I’ve had enough.

  8. Aneta

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Number one dilemma is emotional eating, stress increases and food intake doubles!

  9. Gita

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Healthy ingredients are pretty expensive and cooking healthy is time consuming compared to grab ‘n go food. Although I love eating great food, as a student eating healthy could be a real challenge at some points. not to mention my long time relationship with desserts!

  10. Danielle

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    My biggest struggle is my sugar and junk food addiction. My awful eating habits started when I was young and it’s very hard to break away from. I at least now will try to have a piece of naturally sweet fruit instead of cookies or candy.

  11. Darcy

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Finding healthy foods when I forget or do not pack a lunch for work. I teach school & that lunch is Yuck!!

  12. Andrea

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My biggest struggle is finding the time and energy to prepare a meal. I leave for work at 8am and usually don’t get home until sometime between 7 and 9pm. Between a long commute and kids after school activities it makes for a long day and I just want something fast and easy when I get home so I can eat and go to bed. I also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis so often times I lack the energy and strength to prepare and clean up after a meal

  13. leslie

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I try so hard to provide healthy food for my family… always buying fresh organic produce, finding local sources for healthy organic meat and eggs, and cooking everything myself (no processed/packaged foods). What I struggle the most with is knowing which brand of certain items (coconut milk, sauces, dairy items, etc) to buy… Just when I think I’ve found a product I can trust, I’ll realize I’ve been fooled by hidden ingredients in it. A person almost needs to be a detective to sustain a healthy diet!

  14. Brenda Hill

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Skipping all the sweet at work.

  15. Wendy

    February 12th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Meal planning is my biggest struggle. Finding recipes that are both healthy and appealing to my family too.

  16. Venus

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Well I’ve been a rawck star for 13 months now. My army green husband came back from Afghanistan depressesed and moody. He saw my green smoothies, reluctantly tried them and is now a rawck star man. I make them every morning and share with my army man. I always experiment with my veggies and fruit and have come up with some great combinations. I am a rawck star in the morning, mason jar salad at lunch and then struggle with dinner and have a sweet tooth at night that I’ve never had before.
    Please let me know how to stoop the SWEET CRAVING. I’m riding my stationary bike in the am and walk at lunch. Old age is creeping up on me. I want to be healthy as I age and it is running a with me. I want to win!

  17. Jennifer

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    My biggest struggle with heathy eating healthy is not being prepared for eating healthy. Sometimes I don’t know what to cook or I don’t have time to cook and it is then that we end up getting take out. Also, that is why I feel like I have to have so many processed foods around to fall back on.

  18. Alicia

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    It takes a lot of time and energy to make the change to a healthy diet. It is also a struggle with my family. Change is hard.

  19. Chris

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    My biggest struggle is time management. I always feel like I am running out the door. So I end up making something quick and easy that isn’t so healthy 🙁

  20. Martine

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    The greatest hurdle I face in eating healthy is making the right choices in social situations. From lunches & dinners out to alcohol & sweet treats. It can be a real struggle, especially when you have dish envy!

  21. Jeje

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    To not feel like I deserve a cheat/treat for having been good for a meal or two…! Trying to hang on to at least a week is a nightmare… Ah, corn chips, potato chips and chocolate, you will be the end of me!

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