Sunday, February 1, 2015

Book Review: Love Your Body


Book: Love Your Body: Eat Smart, Get Healthy, Find Your Ideal Weight, and Feel Beautiful, Inside & Out by Talia Fuhrman

Source: Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review

Publication: Available now

Description:

As the oldest daughter of Joel Fuhrman, MD, bestselling author of Eat to Live and Super Immunity,
Talia Fuhrman knows that the true meaning of health and wellness comes not only from delicious, nutrientrich foods, but also from the power of positive energy and zest for a truly fulfilling life. In Love Your Body, Talia Fuhrman shows readers how to get their green juice on, find their ideal weight, and get radiant, clear skin—and also how to gain confidence, enjoy strong friendships, and explore the passions that make them jump out of bed each morning with their widest smiles.

Motivated by her own struggles, and those of her friends—weight gain, skin troubles, stomach aches, frequent sickness, migraines—Talia knows that eating a plant-based diet packed with all-natural, nutrient-rich ingredients makes body issues a thing of the past. With a fresh, engaging voice, Talia inspires readers to nourish their mental and emotional health, too. She places a strong emphasis on inner beauty, and offers advice on how to maximize their social lives, and care about the world around them.

With nutrition tips, actionable advice, and delicious recipes, this mind-body manual offers a fun, simple roadmap to a vegan lifestyle, and proves that loving your body—inside and out—can be positively delicious!


Rating: 4 stars

Review:

Although this book is more geared to those who live a vegetable based or vegan lifestyle (I'm not vegan), I found this to be quite informative. The book covers things from food to friendship to self confidence to brain health to caring for the environment (the last chapter). This book is about gaining inner and outer beauty by following a healthy lifestyle.

I like that the author starts off talking about inner beauty because if you don't care about yourself then odds are no one else will.

As for the food section, after reading this I was inspired to try almond milk which I found wasn't bad. I've been thinking of including it on my grocery list to buy from time to time. There are recipes throughout, some were not for me but I did jot down a few that I might like to try later.

What I enjoyed about this book was the upbeat and optimistic writing (which kind of has a magazine feel to it) and the author wasn't being too preachy or too insistent on following her way of life. Not everyone is vegan and I found that the author wasn't trying to overstate or press that issue forward. This is just what she does.

This book might not be for everyone but I liked it.

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