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Gin Stephens

Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body's Natural Ability to Self-Clean

4.4 (350 ratings)
26 mins

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Clean(ish) by Gin Stephens is a guide to healthy eating and intermittent fasting. It emphasises gentle nutritional changes, intermittent fasting and offers simple, practical tools to help readers achieve a healthier relationship with food.

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    What is Clean(ish) about?

    Clean(ish) (2022) is a guide to living a life that’s free from the pesticides and other toxins in our food and environment. Through anecdotes, tips, and exercises, it gently and compassionately lays out a road map to a cleaner lifestyle.

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    Clean(ish) (2021) by Gin Stephens offers practical advice on maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle without strict dieting. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Packed with realistic strategies and simple hacks, it empowers readers to adopt a flexible approach to clean eating, making it sustainable in the long run.
    • Combining personal experiences, research findings, and expert insights, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of a "cleanish" lifestyle.
    • With its relatable tone and relatable anecdotes, the book keeps readers engaged, offering a refreshing take on wellness without the boredom.

    Who should read Clean(ish)?

    • Health-conscious individuals interested in living a cleaner lifestyle
    • People looking to get stronger or lose weight
    • Anyone who wants to reduce toxicity in their life

    About the Author

    Gin Stephens is the New York Times best-selling author of Fast. Feast. Repeat. A committed intermittent faster, she serves as a guide to those interested in the lifestyle. Stephens is also a mother and a teacher.

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    What is the main message of Clean(ish)?

    The main message of Clean(ish) is finding a flexible approach to healthy eating and enjoying life in balance.

    How long does it take to read Clean(ish)?

    The reading time for Clean(ish) depends on the reader's speed, but it typically takes a few hours. The Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is Clean(ish) a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Clean(ish) is worth reading for those seeking a sustainable approach to healthy eating. It offers practical tips and emphasizes flexibility.

    Who is the author of Clean(ish)?

    The author of Clean(ish) is Gin Stephens.

    What to read after Clean(ish)?

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