Recently, I've been doing a bit more reading than usual. I discovered a new author, which I discussed a bit in the "My Favorite Things" post for August, but there have been a few other books that have been on my mind this month that I wanted to share!
Liz has been a real food blogger and author I've followed for over 3 years now. I have always loved using her book Eat the Yolks as a reference when discussing details about certain aspects of real food nutrition. In the book, Liz dives into each of the macronutrients and explains the myths behind each one and what the real truths are (i.e. why vegetable oils, whole grains, and moderate amounts of sugar aren't always so healthy; how meat won't rot in your colon; etc). But, she writes in such a way that is lighthearted and easy to read and follow. Her humor and ability to make the complex more digestible (pun intended) helps turn what could be a dry science-y book into one worth referencing again and again!
For the old, romantic soul at heart: the author Tracie Peterson
Like I mentioned earlier, I recently discovered Tracie's work at the library and have been reading through her books quite quickly ever since! She writes in a time period between 1860-1920 for the most part, and her novels always have a romantic undertone with a Christian, God-centered flair. My favorites so far have been To Have and To Hold, All Things Hidden, and A Beauty Refined. I love that her books are easy to read, but also leave you unwilling to put the book down!
I have had great success with the sugar detox groups I've run so far at Prairie Life. Everyone who participates and finishes the challenge always walks away with new information about how his or her body works in relation to different foods. The guidebook starts with information about what sugar does to your body, which is important to understand and realize before beginning the detox. Then, Diane discusses the various levels of the detox, the yes/no/limit lists, what to expect day-by-day, and so much more before ending the book with about 90 recipes. I love what the program has done for those who have stuck through it until the end in my group at Prairie Life! Starting November 1st, I'll be running a pre-holiday group. If you are in the Lincoln, NE, area, and are interested, let me know! Otherwise, grab the book for yourself and get started on your health journey. It might be difficult, but trust me, it is well worth it!
What have you been reading recently? I'm always looking for new ideas and suggestions!