READ: Eat Pretty

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You've saw me mention it a few times, but finally I am posting about it. This book has become one of my favorite objects to carry around with me, no joke, I take it everywhere. It is such a great read and you (like me) will find yourself running back to it for either recipes, nutritional facts, advice...the list goes on. The one thing I like most about the book is it's philosophical approach to building a healthier lifestyle. This isn's a book about restrictions, it is a book about building a relationship with food and your body. I know it sounds odd, but I promise you after you read it you will completely understand where I am coming from. 

With so many beauty products out these days, it's easy to forget that beauty does actually begin on the inside. What we feed ourselves on a daily basis does impact how we think, how we feel, how we fuel our bodies and even how we look/age. Being that I have a pretty sensitive body, I've always been somewhat aware of what I put in my body, but after reading Eat Pretty (multiple times), I feel like I've gained a whole new understanding--for instance, who knew that grilled and over-cooked food could actually be harmful? It never even crossed my mind, I mean sure charred food tastes bleh (depending on how burned it is) and obviously loses nutritional value, but to find out that the longer things are cooked the more prone they are to producing AGEs in your body, just blew my mind--I didn't even know AGEs were a thing or that they go hand-in-hand with aging (coincidence , I think not). Information like this, is found on every page of this book, and it's written in such a way that it is implanted in your brain. A few things you'll learn from this book are: 

1. How to build a heathy relationship with food?
2. Finding Beauty In Balance.
3. Which foods have "ugly consequences"?
4. What are seasonal foods?
5. Beauty Beyond the Plate 

I refer to this book often for nutritional facts, and recipes; but honestly, every time I open this book I retain something new; I could go on forever about everything I've learned since, but that's what the book is for and I am hoping that I have convinced you to read it. If I continue to tell you about what this book has to offer, I would end up writing a book and I don't want to do that to you, so instead I'll just end by saying READ THIS BOOK! Following this post, I will be posting more on how I am applying Eat Pretty to my daily life. Hope you stick around!



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