Beauty isn’t just about what you put on your body. It’s also about what you put in your body. To look beautiful you must first feel beautiful. Because when you feel beautiful, you radiate confidence and people are naturally attracted to you. But no woman can do this when she’s obsessed with her weight. There is simply nothing less attractive than a woman who’s always concerned about the rolls on her stomach or the cellulite on her thighs. No one wants to hear you talk about how many more pounds you need to lose or what new miracle diet or trendy fitness craze you’re currently into. In fact, any woman who willingly engages in conversations about how she dislikes her body is basically shouting to the world, “I’m insecure!” And women who are insecure will never be viewed as truly beautiful. Self-assurance and confidence are the two most important components of real beauty.
So the next time you’re at Barnes & Noble, resist the urge to browse the latest diet books. It’s time to get off the rollercoaster of seeking miracle weight loss solutions in cleverly marketed titles such as The Four Hour Diet, The Flat Belly Diet, The Ultra Simple Diet, The Abs Diet, etc.
If you read just one more book about food for the rest of your life, make it a book that won’t just provide you with a bunch of weekly menus you’ll lose interest in after a week. Instead read a book that will permanently change the way you think about food. Read Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live.
Eat to Live is not another diet book; it’s a book that teaches you how to be healthy for the rest of your life. And we all know that being healthy is the first stop on the road to becoming truly beautiful.
After I had my own personal ah-ha moment as a result of reading this book, I decided to get certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University. This was an eye-opening experience as much of the material in my classes was based on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study. (I also highly recommend you read this book if you have time.)
After receiving my certification, I decided to expand my knowledge in a more practical way by taking one-on-one cooking classes with a raw, vegan chef for six months–which continued to radically alter the way I view food.
I do not eat a 100% raw vegan diet, nor do I eat a 100% plant-based diet. I do, however, try to make sure that the meals I have control over contain nutrient-rich foods. This means I sometimes eat an entire head of romaine lettuce and an entire carton of blueberries for lunch. It means I’ve cut way back on dairy and meat, and added lots of fresh juices and smoothies to my daily menus. I’m also part of a local program that drops fresh organic produce at my door once a week.
The point is that even if you just take a few of the steps the book Eat to Live suggests (such as adding more of the top 10 most nutrient-dense foods to your diet), you’ll experience a vast improvement in your overall health, including your mental health.
If you are an instant gratification junkie like me and you don’t want to wait to get your hands on the book Eat to Live , I have good news. Because you’re part of the Beauty Guru community, you have free access to an e-book that sums up the basics of a plant-based diet.
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The Fundamentals of a Plant-Based Diet