I seem to be writing a lot of healthful posts of late and I was thrilled when asked to review “7 Years Younger, The Anti-Aging Breakthrough DIET” book. I received a review copy of the book for my honest feedback from the editors of Good Housekeeping. All the opinions, thoughts and feedback are my own. I am also taking part in a healthy challenge to find balance and be #SoFabulous for SoFabCon14.
The cover says, “Melts Off Pounds and Years.” So that’s a great place to begin. Let’s get real…we all want to look younger, feel great and be slim and trim. The older I become, the more elusive these seem to be. I am determined, however, to make a dent in these goals this year. I am on my way.
7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet Lose 20 Pounds by the editors of Good Housekeeping magazine is a positive and encouraging read. It addresses smoothing skin texture as well are improving eating habits in a way that makes it fun to see the results.
What I love is that many of the anti-aging foods which are part of this plan are great for your skin. In the past few years, my skin has changed drastically. Any way to nourish my skin is welcomed and embraced whole-heartedly.
This book is uses a commonsense approach to taking better care of YOU!! It is loaded with ‘doable’ tips and tricks to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Here is just one of the many Bonus Tips:
“Fewer wrinkles were associated with higher intake of vegetables, legumes, and olive oil,” according to the above tip. These are staples of this diet plan. “The most wrinkling was associated with diets highest in sugar, whole milk, butter, margarine, and red meat.” That information is worth the price of the book.
The book begins with a simple pledge to devote 7 weeks to following the 7 Years Younger, The Anti-Aging Breakthrough DIET program. Seven weeks seems like a workable plan. It includes asking for support and giving it to others. I have asked for support from my #SoFabulous family and I am giving support in return. I am taking this on to make permanent changes, healthy changes to my life.
Chapter 4, Mind Over Platter, talks about the mindset of thin people versus the rest of us. It explains how lifetime ‘dieters’ think about food all the time. It invites you to “Get in Touch’ with your diet style and learn to listen to your body. It is a matter of balance for those of us taking this challenge. I am finding balance with every page I turn in the book and in my life. I am taking time each day to take care of ME!!! That is a big difference and allows balance to flow through me.
I love the real stories by real people that are sprinkled throughout the book. They make the plan relatable and give you hope knowing if they can do it, I can too!
Of course there is the get yourself off the couch and moving chapter. It has real advice and plenty of tips from real people. It includes start moving, step it up, tone and get flexible ideas. It even includes a 10-minute 101-calorie burn workout. I can so do that.
The 7-week meal plan is all laid out for you. I hate planning meals around a diet. It also includes all the recipes, most of which are easy to prepare. This section is really helpful for me. The only thing missing is a shopping list. That would make it easier for this working woman.
OKAY…I am going to give this a try. I will report my results along the way. It is just about 7 weeks until my first conference of the year…SoFabCon. I have pledged support to a group of bloggers who are striving to be #SoFabulous for SoFabCon.
My previous posts in this series are here:
Watch us bloom.