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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. Amy

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:11 am

    My biggest healthy eating challenge is accessibility and COST. Sometimes healthy food is so much more expensive and it doesn’t stay fresh for as long!

  2. Kandy

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I like to snack. And it seems like once I start I can’t stop eating.

  3. Jacki D.

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:14 am

    My biggest struggle is dealing with the sugar cravings!!

  4. Kelly Kilgore

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:18 am

    The hardest thing about healthy eating is the high grocery bill! I used to be really good about finding what is on sale (even healthier items) but it seems if you want to do it the “right” way – there is no price break.

  5. Jenna

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:23 am

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is consistency. Once I have one not so good meal, it’s hard to get back on track. I usually have one not so good meal from going out with friends and then time to cook and meal prep just isn’t there. It’s harder on the weekends.

  6. Corinna

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:27 am

    My greatest struggle to eat healthy ist when I’m out with friends and they enjoy some greasy big pizza or sth like that. And sadly there aren’t many restaurants around here who have many healthy options if any at all

  7. Beth M.

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:33 am

    My biggest struggle is planning simple, healthy meals for the weeknights. I really need to follow a written meal plan as by mid-week I tend to just eat whatever is convenient which may not involve the best choices.

  8. Kelle Hasenauer

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:34 am

    The #1 reason is understanding what the ingredient actually is. I’ve become a food snob (or food literate) because I seriously take the time to read the ingredients in the grocery isle’s. I’m not perfect, have a long way to go, but I’m truly intrigued and mystified as to why the food industry is giving us poison – I just don’t get it. It takes me sometimes up to 3-4 hours just to buy groceries for the next 2 weeks for our family. I care and that’s the bottom line. I will reject food’s that have a billion ingredients on the label, if I don’t immediatly understand it or I’ll write it down and look it up later. I appreciate the efforts made by others that are like minded and are trying to change the industry for a healthier world – Thank you!

  9. Alison

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:40 am

    My number 1 struggle is portion control. Cooking for one has never been easy so usually cook in bulk and then portion it out, but we were taught to finish what was on your plate and getting it right isn’t easy.

  10. Yin

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Resistance from loved ones. My loved ones think I’m on a bad, unhealthy, non-nutritious diet because there is no cow’s milk (lack of calcium purportedly) and lack of animal protein. It’s very difficult to show them how this is something that will benefit my health!! 🙁

  11. Beverly

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:45 am

    When I come home after a 10 hour shift and I haven’t planned dinner, I often make poor choices to have something super fast even though I have good healthy choices in the fridge.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Nicole

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:50 am

    4pm-6pm…I call it the witching hour(s). This is when I snap and eat an entire box of crackers while making dinner for the family. And after crackers and my dinner…I start picking off my kids’ plates! I’m not even hungry!! It’s a total stress thing…some people grab a glass of wine after work, I grab handfuls of crap to scarf back!

  13. Kristy Perretta

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:51 am

    the hardest part for me is inconsistent and also staying prepared. I always do very well the first week and then after that it just falls apart! Plus, my family doesn’t eat healthy or eat the types of food that I eat so it makes it difficult.

  14. danielle

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Breads and cheeses are my weakness.

  15. Kelley

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Eating wheat and dairy causes my psoriasis to flare and I break out in hives. Trying to stop but it is difficult.

  16. Kelley

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Need to stop eating wheat, dairy and sugar. It flares up my psoriasis and I break out in hives. Need to make permanent healthy changes.

  17. ValaRee

    February 13th, 2015 at 5:58 am

    my #1 reason seems to be I feel I don’t have time. Every morning I am rushing to get myself and child ready for school and work that I do not eat breakfast or pack a lunch for me. When I get home I am so hungry I start snacking while I cook dinner. Night time is busy helping my daughter with homework, piano, and helping my aging parents. I feel stuck in a rut without the time to find new and easy healthy recipes. Thanks for the chance to possibly help. You guys RAWK!!!

  18. Jordan

    February 13th, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I find snacking is when I have the most difficulty making healthy choices because I’ll be hit with a craving for something sweet or something salty. With an office stocked with candy and chips, it’s easy to make an unhealthy choice to curb the hunger.

  19. Alexa

    February 13th, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Where to start! Finding quick meals (or planning ahead) that also satisfy my children on a budget with little additional messes, NOT finishing my child’s plate, and how about avoiding the kitchen when trying to procrastinate a not so desirable task…oh, the challenges just keep coming.

  20. Renee

    February 13th, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Chocolate, I love it and can’t seem to drop it. I always just want one little mini peanut butter cup. I have been good limiting myself to one or two a day but still can’t give it up completely.

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