5 Books For a Healthier 2017

Ah…tis the season to make resolutions! As part of mine, I’m going to start this little blog back up. This week I’ll be sharing some books that should help as you embark on your own resolutions. First up….
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5 books to read if you resolved to live more healthily in 2017

The most cliche of all resolutions is up first. Who hasn’t resolved to eat better/less or move more?! Unfortunately, most of those kinds of resolutions lead to terrible body image or bad eating habits. Instead, how about resolving to live more healthily in 2017? Not to lose weight, but to really listen to your body and learn what it needs. Sound good? Here are 5 books to help:

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

First up is Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table. In it, Niequist talks about food as nourishment, as communion, as a thing that brings people together. Start here to remind yourself the purposes food serves (and that it isn’t the enemy).

The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Okay, hear me out. I know Diaz may not exactly be an authority on food or health BUT she did her research before writing this book. It is chock full of great information about how the body processes nutrients. She talks a lot about ensuring that you give the body what it needs to survive — a good place to build any meal from.

 

On Immunity by Eula Biss

Switching gears, take a look at medicine and how it affects the body. Biss writes about the wonders of modern medicine and how lucky we are to live in a time when it exists. She writes about how important it is to defend medicine. Interesting food for thought as you think about the body and nourishment.

Now that you’ve remembered the significance of food, thought about nutrition, and cut yourself some slack, it’s time to actually eat! Danielle Walker cooks up some amazing recipes, all of which happen to be paleo friendly.

Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley

If y’all are anything like me, after reading those two books you’re ready to strategize and plan. You’ve got lists a mile long. Please, before you head off to conquer the world, take another few hours to read Grace not Perfection. Ley, the creator of the Simplified Planner, talks about how trying to do everything perfectly just isn’t worth it. So read this one and cut yourself some slack.

 

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