Living a healthy lifestyle is all about taking control of your health and being accountable for your own choices. Something I have learned in the past few months is that I am in control of my career, my relationships, my spirituality, my exercise habits and my nutrition. Educating myself was a vital step in taking control of all aspects of my life. If you're considering a lifestyle change or even just some lifestyle "maintenance" here are some of my favorite resources from the past couple of months and some that you can add to your fall reading list.
Joyous Health by Joy McCarthy
I truly admire Joy McCarthy's journey to where she is today. McCarthy shares her own health journey and her professional accomplishments. She enlightens her readers with personal stories, helpful tips, amazing nutritional information and some really delicious recipes! Joyous Health was one of the first resources that inspired me to change my life for the better. If you’re looking to improve your nutrition and lifestyle habits, this is the perfect starting point for your new journey!
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
When I first started changing my diet and being more conscious of what is actually in the food I eat, I was very overwhelmed and concerned that if I added nutrition, I would lose flavor. I am happy to announce that that is NOT the case! Angela Liddon's cookbook (and website) is the perfect resource for adding healthy, fresh and nutrient packed recipes to your everyday routine. Though Liddon shares Vegan recipes with her readers, the ingredients and recipes can be used by anyone looking to improve their diet, not just those choosing a Vegan or Gluten Free lifestyle.
Kitchen Cures by Peggy Kotsopoulos
I feel as though I have not put this book down since I found it during my last Indigo shopping spree! Kitchen Cures has become a daily reference for me and I have learned so much from Kotsopolulos' informative, yet funny writing. With tons of delicious recipes and over 260 pages of eye opening health benefits you can gain from different foods and vitamins, Kitchen Cures gives a lighthearted look into revolutionizing your own health.
I hope you enjoy this reading list as much as I have, as these resources have truly changed my life! I have been inspired by these resources to not only change my own lifestyle but to encourage others to do the same. I know the idea of changing your lifestyle (through diet, becoming more active, meditation, improving your relationships, etc.) can be intimidating but learning how to take control and educating yourself are really good places to start. Take the time to invest in your own health and happiness!
Have you already read some of these books? What did you think? Do you have any other great resources that should be on the fall reading list? Let me know in the comments below!