“… everyone experiences moments when they realize something about themselves has changed. It’s always an unpleasant revelation. Health, fitness and appearance do change with age, especially with accelerated aging. But you don’t have to age in an accelerated way.”
That quote comes from the preface of the book, Healthy, Sexy Happy by Nancy Deville. I don’t often take up requests for book reviews yet the timing of this is a perfect fit for my current quest to be kinder to my body, along with a few other bloggers who are doing the same.
Nancy Deville presents twelve ways that we can redefine our healthy, sexiness and happiness, reminding us along the way that they are intertwined. If we get educated about weight and aging and stop eating only factory-produced foods we will be well on our way to living a better future.
The book provides a wealth of information about the toxins in our foods and what they could be doing to our bodies. She presents ideals for a healthy diet and foods that feed our bodies and our brains. She goes into thorough detail about addictions (such as caffeine) and ways that we should be supplementing our diets. She discusses symptoms, causes and side effects of some of the damage we could currently be doing to our bodies. This is a book to keep on the shelf and use for reference as it is filled with eight appendixes of helpful data.
Healthy, Sexy, Happy presents a very thorough look at ways in which we can help our bodies, a few of which may be considered extreme. Yet the author makes it clear that while she may be fanatical about certain facets of her health, there are some items which she just does not want to give up. “The point isn’t to join a monastery, but to eat and live in such a way that you keep your toxic load as light as possible while providing rich nutrition to your brain and body…”
Now that does not sound unreasonable.
So, what am I going to do differently on my quest to be kinder to my body after reading Healthy, Sexy, Happy? Luckily I was moving in the right direction prior to reading the book. I am definitely going to purchase coconut milk and white tea, both of which I enjoy but do not currently consume on a regular basis. I am also going to attempt to widen the variety in my diet instead of going back to the same few items.
This book will also be used as a reference when it comes to food selections for my children. Sometimes it is easier to avoid the resistance to a home cooked meal for the ease of a chicken nugget. This serves as another reminder of the damage we could be doing by choosing the path of least resistance too often.
Are you going to be kinder to your body?
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