When I read the title for this book, I knew I had to read it! Author Beth Aldrich offers a new approach to dieting, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. In her book, she offers a 10-week program that makes little changes along the way to help you live a healthier, more balanced life in regards to food. I love that Beth understands firsthand what it’s like to be a busy mom, and what it’s like to love to eat! Don’t we all? Yet so many dieting books are about depriving yourself of the foods you love, which just makes life miserable and honestly makes the diet doomed to fail. Beth suggests, on the other hand, that you CAN have the foods you love — just in moderation, and included in a diet that is centered around all the good-for-you foods your body needs to be healthy.
I like that her book takes the 10-week program in strides. When I think of a 10-week program, my first reaction is that is must be a crash course diet in which you starve yourself and try to lose as much weight in 10 weeks as possible, and then you go back to your normal lifestyle. Which of course is ridiculous (but let’s face it, we’ve all tried that at some point or another). Beth’s program is FAR from being a crash course diet however, and she makes little suggestions along the way that leads to a whole new lifestyle and way of eating and thinking about food. Each week you are presented with just 5 new things to do. For example, two of the things you are told to do in Week 6 are: “Try a new dessert made of fruit,” and, “Reserve sweet foods for only one time per day. Make it special!” I like that the whole book is about making small baby steps that, several weeks down the road, get you to a much healthier (and slimmer!) place.
Beth also provides many healthy recipes in the book in a complete 3-week meal plan to get you on track with eating delicious food that helps you lose weight and feel fabulous. I love that the book isn’t about starving yourself or even depriving yourself, but rather it’s focused on falling in love with the right kinds of foods while still allowing yourself to have a treat now and then.
Overall, it’s a great book, really well written, and I enjoyed the fresh approach and found many of Beth’s suggestions very helpful!
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