I recently had the fortune to receive a copy of the Nourished Metabolism. I have been seeing it on all the blogs I like to
haunt read. Nourished Metabolism is written by Elizabeth Walling, creator of the blog: The Nourished Life. The site is fabulous, easy to read and great information. I’m a big fan. The book was a straightforward, no nonsense quick read. I loved Walling’s voice and her sensible advice. Her vocabulary really resonated with me: Balance and Nourishment. Ms. Walling discusses a nourished vs sTrEsSeD metabolism. Good information.
It really spoke to me about the dangers of obsession, restriction, stress…. I’ve been doing this whole “diet” thing for a lot of years now, always trying to stay abreast of what is the healthiest.. and its amazing how far I have come. In my late teens/early 20′s I did the Slimfast Diet, Atkins diet, vegan diet (although there was just more than health to my coming to veganism). Boy do I sound fickle? Or what?? But I’m not going to stop my pursuit of what works for me and my family. We’ll find it.
And finally I am reading what I really needed to hear, read, see… balance..
I really enjoyed her discussion of “busting the diet myth”. A lot of “AHA” moments.
So, no, I’m not going to tell you what you want to hear. I’m not going to make
promises about melting fat away or finally wearing that tiny bikini lurking in
the back of your closet. If you’re reading this book, then you may be
interested in losing some weight, but right now I want to focus on a subject
that’s often left to the wayside when weight loss is on the mind: your health
That right there, is a statement I can trust. She is not trying to “sell” me anything. There wasn’t even any product links. There is plenty information about biofeedback, learning about your metabolism, superfoods, digestion, exercise, handling stress, and getting good sleep.
I really enjoyed her closing chapter, her final thoughts:
Improving your health doesn’t happen overnight, but I can attest to it being a
rewarding journey. Remember that eating and living well takes practice, just
like learning to swim or mastering smart phone technology (I still don’t know
what some of those icons do!). It’s something that comes with time and
experience, and that’s part of the fun. You’ll always be learning more about
yourself and your body, and every day is another chance to put that
knowledge to good use.
Wonderful read, I highly recommend checking it out. You can get a copy here.
OHHH I also wanted to note that Ms. Walling has a small excerpt on Carrageenan. I posted earlier on this pervasive ingredient.
Carrageenan has frequently been shown in studies to
cause ulcers and cancer in animals. It is actually used in animal studies
to induce ulcerative colitis because it is so effective in causing digestive
Carrageenan should be avoided as much as possible, especially if you
tend to have digestive problems. But carrageenan is incredibly
pervasive in the modern food supply. It’s in a wide variety of
commercial beverages (like whipping cream) and many packaged
foods. It’s even commonly found in seemingly “natural” foods like sour
cream, cottage cheese, non-dairy milks (like almond and coconut milk),
and ice cream.
Check your ingredients carefully or make these items at home from
scratch to keep carrageenan out of your diet