Health

Healthy Book Inspiration

February 9, 2015

I would say that I’m generally pretty balanced with my diet. I’ve never really been a huge eater in regards to portion size, but I really enjoying eating. I’ve always enjoyed foods that I like when I want them, but never liked the feeling of being overly full. I generally nibble at healthy options all throughout the day, and enjoy one big meal. I don’t follow a diet per-se, but I try to eat healthy most of the time. My husband is a chef, and I am HUGE lover of fine dine meals. I’m always excited by foods from different cultures, and I love gathering for a big meal with family and friends. I enjoy every type of food, and I’m not picky whatsoever. On a day to day basis, however, I eat for health and survival. It makes me feel happy when I know I’m feeding my body the proper fuel, so I’ve always tried to maintain a steady balance. I indulge when I desire, but I generally try to keep a healthy relationship and mindset about food.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy food books:

Honestly Healthy

This book is chalked full of juicing recipes and healthy meals that will keep your body in an alkaline state.

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 Urban Remedy

I was recently introduced to this book, and I adore the tips in it. I love dry brushing, green smoothies, Pilates and stretching, and wonderful organic and healthy meals. This book guides you through a 4-day at- home cleanse. It’s not about crash dieting, it’s more about giving your body the fuel it actually needs to work properly.

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 Eat Clean Diet

Although I once was a vegetarian, I no longer am. I really do enjoy fish, chicken, and red meat on occasion. It’s pretty rare that I eat them. Fish I eat the most, chicken the second, and red meat on rare occasion. I personally believe that my body needs meat every once and a while, so that’s why I continue to eat it. The eat-clean diet includes some great recipes with chicken and fish, so I really like this book.

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 Master Cleanse

I have yet to fully commit to this cleanse, however I have heard nothing but amazing things about it. I won’t go into too much detail on here, but I would recommend you picking up the book  and reading it through yourself. It’s only a few dollars, and it took me about an hour to read through the entire thing. This is the Master Cleanser “lemonade diet.” Obviously, it’s really important to speak with your doctor before partaking in any type of “cleanse.” Fasting cleanses have been around for centuries. They can be beneficial with proper application and doctor supervision. I plan to try this at some point soon.

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 Perricone Prescription

The Perricone Prescription is one of my favorite books. This “diet” most aligns with my style of eating. Lots of green tea, blueberries, wild alaskan salmon, brown rice, and steamed veggies. YUM! It makes me hungry just thinking about it. I started this style of eating before my wedding in 2007. My skin was extremely clear and healthy as a result.

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Hope you enjoyed this post,

xo Rachel

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  • Pamela February 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Loved this Rach! I too am a big fan of eating clean and really enjoyed this post. The perricone prescription is a book I must find and try some recipes out of! Thank you so much for sharing! xo

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com.ar

  • Heather Johannessen February 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the book tips, Rachel! I’m enjoying your healthy living discussion on your blog as of late. Who am I kidding, I adore all your content. 🙂 However, I am striving for a healthier life so your tips lately have been apropos. I just ordered the Urban Remedy. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Khusboo February 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Rachel, Your blog is really beautiful and very informative. I could totally spend hours on your blog.
    Living in a country where finding ingredients in these books are difficult to find so I try hard to gather things together and make my own snacks/diy beauty treatments/leisure body treatments.
    Looking forward to more beauty related posts from you.
    Thanks!

  • Jeanette February 9, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    These books look interesting. Ever since my son was born a year ago I’ve been eating healthier because my son eats what I eat, so I need to watch what I eat, kids want what their mommies want. Great blog by the way, love the fact that you are a mother now to a handsome boy.

    • byronlovesfood@gmail.com February 12, 2015 at 10:03 am

      I agree. I’ve been doing the same. It’s so important to lead by example. Thanks for commenting =)

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  • Love M & O February 10, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    love the tips! I have been trying to eat healthily lately. These books will help!

    http://www.lovemando.blogspot.com