Author: Danna Demetre & Robyn Thomson
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
For midlife women looking to help get their health back on track comes a book that will explain why women gain weight as they age and give tools to fight back.
Eat, Live, Thrive Diet is a book written to help show women how they can lose the extra body fat they have accumulated and improve overall health as they age. Included is an eating plan written by two very experienced health coaches who give their own personal examples of battling weight loss and emotional eating. This is not a short-lived diet, but a long-term lifestyle change for those needing it. One point the book makes is the dangers that can be found in many of the fad diets that are so popular today.
Eat, Live, Thrive Diet is an in-depth look at how your body can change, as you get older. The book explores several different phases of eliminating certain food groups from your diet that can help you feel your best. One of the things I liked about their approach was saying that not everything would work for every individual. Our bodies are all different and we will react in different ways to cutting out or adding foods or supplements. The charts are very helpful to readers wondering what to cut out and when. I personally am not a huge fan of the Keto diet and appreciate how this book shows the difference in their approach to Keto and other fad diets on the market today. I have always tried to live with the motto of everything in moderation. With that being said, there are several things that I do believe have no place in our bodies; sodas are at the top of my list, diet or regular, I see no need to put that in our bodies. I gave up drinking sodas when I was about 13 and have had no desire to pick them up since. If we can make sure and stay hydrated by drinking water, our bodies will thank us. Sometimes when we think we are hungry it is really our bodies saying we are thirsty. Danna and Robyn both do a great job of giving examples into their own lives with the changes they are proposing so readers can see a firsthand example of what they might be experiencing. The last section of the book provides readers with recipes for meals that will stay within the guidelines and be enjoyable to eat for the whole family. For the most part this isn’t a meal plan you can follow if you are a picky eater, but if you are willing to branch out and try new things you might be surprised how good it can make you feel. I recommend this to any midlife readers looking to kick start their metabolism and change their life.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.