Title: Eating for Energy: Transforming your life through living plant-based foods
Author: Yuri Elkaim
Yearly Count: 56
Insanity. Eating for Energy is a powerhouse of a book. Not a genre I typically read, but I have found so much useful information in this book that it will certainly be one that I come back to over and over. Elkaim encourages eating raw foods whenever possible, saying that if you do this for a full day you will "experience the difference the enzymes make"(p. 76) , a food spectrum instead of the pyramid (p. 83), a 12-week meal plan (p. 201), and almost 100 pages of recipes to start out with. Eating for Energy is broken up into two sections, Undertaking the Nutritional Lifestyle and Living the Nutritional Lifestyle Success Guide.
I already love eating healthy, but even at that there are always good changes to make. Changes one makes in his/her lifestyle as far as eating healthy will impact much more people than you would think. Yuri Elkaim is a big believer in enzymes, or "proteins that accelerate metabolic reactions in the body" (p. 62). After reading this book I feel I understand what food is all about, and that not just looking healthy, but being internally healthy is what is really important.
Tips on mostly everything that you can think of: Tips for eating at restaurants (p. 137), Tips on making the transition (p. 133) and The Ten Success Habits (p. 143). This book will blow your mind, but it is written in an easy to follow and understand format for sure. For anyone interested in being more aware of how to be healthy and treat their body right! :) enjoy.
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