In this latest June 2012 edition, I am honored to have the forward written by Dr. William Davis, author of the New York Times best seller Wheat Belly! Dr. Davis is a leader in his field and he discusses the relevance of the material covered in this book and its importance to modern nutrition theory. Most of the book is updated with the latest nutritional science.
Maria is constantly researching the latest science and this edition updates all the latest information to help you get your metabolism back on track. In this book you will learn the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain for the rest of your life. It is based on the food science of how our bodies react to different ingredients.
Using these guidelines you can lose weight or maintain a healthy weight while staying full and satisfied. This book covers the science behind nutrition and how our bodies use different elements of our food to function. The last chapter supplies recipes, pantry items, and healthy substitutes to help you use these scientific properties and make healthy meals that not only feed your body what it really needs, but keep you full longer.
Some of the topics covered are:
Typical Diet Downfalls
Tired, Toxic Liver
How to Optimize Your Hormones
Menstrual Cycle Timing
Supplements to Enhance Weight Loss
Putting It All Together: Alternative Flours, Alternative Sweeteners and Pantry List!
DISCLAIMER: The nutritional and dietary information in this book is provided as an information resource only, and should not to be used or relied upon for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. The accuracy and applicability of any information contained within should be verified by the consumer with their health care professional, before being acted upon.
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Well Rounded Advice
I've listened to quite a few wellness related books and typically they focus on one aspect of diet, exercise or well-being. I really liked that this book covered all three as being inter-related in the offered solution for a healthy metabolism. She gives detailed information to support her conclusions. Much of the information covered can't be followed by listening to this book in audio format, it is just too much to remember. The accompanying PDF doesn't list the supplements or any of the guidelines for using them, so a digital or paper version of this book would have been more useful, so I could reference them to do some research on them myself. My only two criticisms are the focus on protein powders and substitute sweeteners. Protein supplementation might be necessary for non-meat eaters, but a balanced diet should provide the necessary protein without funky powder products, in my opinion. Also, I felt there was a lot on sweeteners/sugar substitutes. The why not to use them part was great, but I'm not sold on the recommended ones. The product Just Like Sugar, which is not carb-free, was pushed and a lot of sweet, baked recipes mentioned (maybe to promote cookbook) as though they should be eaten regularly instead of sparingly. Those are minor, though, compared to the useful wealth of information in the book.
- Cynthia A. Enfinger
Makes Sense! Easy to understand!
If you're looking for a way to be aware of what you are eating, this is a great book to start with!