Often times, we start to eat better in response to a particular situation, such as feeling sick or fatigued. Yet these habits wear off and we’re back to our normal eating patterns. You can’t eat healthy some of the time and expect it to nourish your body for the long haul.
This book shows you how to follow a healthy eating regimen that will allow you to thrive in the everyday world. You will learn how to keep your expectations realistic, incorporate the healthy foods that you love and weed out the foods that are known for causing stress. It may be hard at first, but the end rewards will be worth your effort. (-synopsis from Goodreads)
This short book is filled with informative tips on how to use nutrition for stress relief. I found the chapter on Foods That Cause Stress particularly helpful. I knew that many of the foods in this section were bad for me but I didn't realize they could actually cause stress. There is also an explanation on why and how each of these foods cause stress.
One of the ways to avoid stress causing foods is to meal plan every week. I could not agree more. I plan my meals every Saturday, shop for them every Sunday, then cook from my meal plan all week. In addition to eating better, it's less stressful to know what I'm having each night rather then walk around the house trying to find something to eat.
I also think the book brings home an important point in the section about not skipping meals. In a society where we are all busy, running around, and trying to look good, I know many people often skip meals. This section talks about why you shouldn't skip meals, what happens if you do, and how to take the time to slow down meal time.
In all this is a very informative book that can be read in under an hour but used as reference in the future. The only thing I would have liked to have seen in this book were some pictures. It really would have added to the book.
I give this book 3 ½ out of 5 stars