As you may well know by now, I’m all about promoting healthier lifestyles + dietary habits, and I’m rather interested in nutrition, so when I was given the opportunity to review Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneaker‘s ebook, I was rather intrigued!
You can learn more about the ebook here, orrr you can continue reading for more on what’s inside + my thoughts on it! <3
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of Journey To Healthy Eating in exchange for an honest review. As always, my thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone!
Journey to Healthy Eating (28-Day Nutrition Challenge)
Genre: Healthy Living
As you may have inferred from the graphic (heh), this ebook is actually a 28-day nutrition challenge! I really liked that she broke it down into 28 different challenges and included action steps for each day’s challenge. It felt a lot more manageable, and wasn’t completely overwhelming. :]
Week 1: Detoxification
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned my stance on detoxes, but…I don’t really believe in them. You have organs in your body that cover that for you (e.g. your liver + kidneys). So I was happy to hear that she was not talking about juice fasts or colon cleanses, which, honestly, can do more harm than good.
So big hoorays for scientifically-backed strategies ! Thanks for not making me want to bang my head into a wall, Chrissy! <3
She instead talks about different awesome spices + ingredients with nutritional benefits, green smoothies, juicing, hydration. Links to delicious-sounding recipes are included!
Week 2: Planning, Preparation, & Healthy Meals
I’ve been a huge fan of meal prepping ever since I left the nest and moved across the country for grad school. This section includes different tips on building a more nutritious breakfast, lots and lots of different healthy meal ideas and options, portion control, healthy snacks + swaps, and meal planning (including a sample 7-Day Meal Plan at approximately 1500-1600 calories/day)! There’s even a convenient grocery shopping list for the aforementioned 7-Day Meal Plan, and a blank template to write in your own.
Week 3: “Superfoods”
While I am all about superfoods, I think there is a misconception with the general public that superfoods are some sort of quick-fix miracle to better health.
No, they are not. (Thank you for pointing that out as well!)
She does, however, include different ways to incorporate nutrition-packed foods into your diet for more health benefits! Each food comes with nutrition facts, tips on portioning, and recipe suggestions! :]
I will reveal that one of them is seafood, and she even talks about sustainability on there! If you’ve never read my post on my trip to Monterey Bay, go check it out for lots of pretty pictures of sea life/Monterey + a partial list of seafood that’s okay to eat (caught or farmed using environmentally responsible practices)! <3
Week 4: Listening to Your Body & Creating Success
This week is all about learning more about yourself–finding out what works for you, what your body’s hunger cues are, how to practice better sleep hygiene, avoid overeating, social and/or emotional eating, and working on mindset, attitude and accountability.
There’s also a section for references, in case you feel so inclined to read more about different topics that were mentioned. Since I’m a total nerd (and have to read journal articles on a regular basis anyway), I’m actually really looking forward to rooting through these! Maybe I can even use one for journal club in didactics! :O
So what’s the verdict?
I thought this was an awesome ebook, and honestly, at $5.99, it’s a total steal for anyone who’s been thinking of starting on their fitness/health journey, anyone who’s been stuck in a rut and needs to be re-inspired…or really just anyone interested in nutrition + healthier dietary habits! There’s always more to learn, m’friends! You might as well start here! :]
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