Chances are if you are feeling flat, fat and tired, or are experiencing chronic illness, you are not eating real food. If you want to bounce out of bed feeling fit and fabulous you must find out what is and isn't real food. This book challenges prescriptive approaches to diet, eating and food, with arevolutionary philosophical approach based on science and studying the healthiest, longest living people on the planet. This approach has seen thousands of people develop a more pleasurable, healthier, and more sustainable eating lifestyle.
|Publisher:||Influence Publishing Inc|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sherry Strong is a food philosopher, chef and nutritionist who has travelled around the globe to do diet and lifestyle makeovers, and has worked with celebrities, elite athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, billionaires, and Jamie Oliver and his Fifteen Foundation. Sherry’s philosophies and simple strategies help people feel better and live their best life by developing a healthy relationship with food and their body. Sherry was the Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, the Melbourne Head of Slow Food, Curator and Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project Summit and founder of the Jiivala Holistic Culinary Academy and Holistic Entrepreneurship Program.
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Return to Food: The Life-Changing Anti-Diet based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
A Holistic Approach to Eating: This is an approach to eating that makes the most sense to me as a holistic nutritionist. Let's get back to basic food, the stuff that comes direct from the earth rather than from a package. Well done, Sherry. Good recipes and fun drawings too.
Everyone has been on the diet roller coaster, eating healthy is not always easy. When you go into the grocery store there are thousands of items to choose from and who has time to look at the labels and figure out what’s healthy or not. If your like me a lot of the time you just eat whatever is quickest. Personally I can say I don’t have a good relationship with food. I like doing yoga and taking long walks but when it comes to food I don’t care what I eat and I love junk food. I realize I’m a walking contradiction and I always say to myself that some day I will make the effort to eat healthier. That being said recently I discovered the book Return To Food The Life Changing Anti-Diet by Sherry Strong. Sherry’s book looks at food differently then most diet books. Her philosophy isn’t to restrict the amount of food to eat, what she is trying to do is show you the right food to eat. One thing Sherry points out is that most of the packaged foods that you find in the store are not good for you. Anything with refined oils, sugars, salts, grains and chemicals should be avoided. Sherry points out that a good rule of thumb is that if you can’t make it in your own kitchen or if you can’t spell it, don’t eat it. Sherry Strong acknowledges that it’s not easy to eat healthy with all the bad information out there. She then gives you a step by step method of improving your eating and gives you other ways to improve your life while pointing out that the first step is through proper nutrition. She talks about her own struggle with weight and tells you what foods to avoid and why. Sherry does a good job of making healthy eating sound like it’s not as difficult as you thought. She mentions going to farmer’s markets for fruits and vegetables and eating organic whenever possible and that we need to start eating like we use to 100 years ago. Return To Food is like an instruction manual for changing your life. This book has some great recipes along with several beautifully drawn illustrations by the author. My favorite parts of this book was when she told the story of meeting someone from The Biggest Looser and said how she thought the show was perpetuating the opposite of what it claimed to promote. I also liked how she gave a list of ways to improve your sleep and told how food was processed and proved how it was bad for you. Return To Food gives you all the tools you need to live a better life. Above all she points out that you can’t be a perfect eater but you can make better choices. As for me I thought there was a lot of good information in this book and I will be trying the recipes and eating healthier. At the same time though I wouldn’t be able to eat organic or drink nothing but spring water because its to expensive. She does address this in the book and makes some good points for eating locally grown food and even though I’m not ready to go all the way I will spend more time at the Farmer’s market and in the produce aisle.
I enjoyed reading this book as it gives you a new way to look at food. This is not your normal so called diet book. It is more. It teaches you how to change your eating habits and it more of a lifestyle change. You can tell by reading this story that the author is very passionate about what she is writing about. This makes it so much easier to read as you kind of felt as if you were sitting in a room talking with her. I like that the author included illustrations as it made things a little easier to see and understand. There are some good recipes included that are simple to make and tasty to eat. She makes eating right just make sense and after you read this book you will find you changing your habits for the good. I recommend this book for all who are looking to make a lifestyle change and wanting to start eating healthier.
Return to Food is a great way to understand and make sense of so much nutritional confusion. Her philosophies just make sense and I feel a great sense of relief for the new way I look at food and what it is I'm meant to eat.