You Are What You Eat – The Book
If your body could talk what would it say about you?
We’ve all heard the old adage ‘you are what you eat’, but have you ever stopped to think exactly how true that is? Put simply, healthy eating is the key to wellbeing. We all have up to 100 trillion cells in our bodies, each one demanding a constant supply of daily nutrients in order to function optimally. Food affects all of these cells, and by extension, every aspect of our being: mood, energy levels, food cravings, thinking capacity, sex drive, sleeping habits and general health. If you feed your body junk and convenience foods it’ll simply lay down fat, lower your energy, even your brain power.
At a time when around half of all women and two thirds of all men in the UK are overweight or clinically obese and the estimated cost to the country is 18 million sick days and 30,000 deaths a year, and 40,000 lost years of working life in England alone (source: National Audit Office), this is a serious issue.
Gillian McKeith is here to give us a wake up call and some much needed advice. Whether you’re struggling with your weight, feeling like you’ve got no energy, suffering from stress, have specific health problems, or just want to feel more alive, You Are What You Eat is the book for you. Written by clinical nutritionist Gillian McKeith to accompany her primetime Channel 4 TV series in which she challenges the nation’s eating habits, this book expands upon many of the facts and tips you will learn as you watch her advising the people featured in the series.
Diet and Nutrition
- Why chronic dieting makes it harder to lose weight and sustain weight loss.
- Gillian McKeith’s ‘Diet of Abundance’, based on the food combining principle.
- The top 100 foods to eat in your every day life.
- The 65 sexiest foods.
- What ‘superfoods’ are and how they can help you.
- Immune system and stress self-checks
- Food Intelligence Quotient Test (FIT-IQ)
- ‘The Nasties’ and Detox challenges
- Recipes for smoothies and juices
- 7 Day Jumpstart plan – healthy meal planner, exercise and relaxation tips
- 1 Day Detox – plus pamper yourself while you cleanse your body with massages, meditation and a mineral bath
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Being Body Aware
From a cracked tongue to dark circles under the eyes, learn how to assess your state of health through common body signs. Many of them will surprise you.
Advice on how to have clear skin, strong teeth and nails and glossy hair, plus 20 super quick tips to build into your every day life.
Digestive disorders, stools urine, haemorrhoids, wind and colonic irrigation: Gillian McKeith tells it like it is about the intimate subjects we rarely talk about, including what your stool type says about you.
The top 5 bummers. Weight, tiredness, digestive disorders, PMS and hormonal issues, and stress: the most common problems that affect us, plus helpful hints on how to overcome them.
Britain’s Worst Eater. Before and after information about the people featured in the TV series, including 28 stone Andy, who was featured in the pilot for the show and whose average daily food intake before Gillian McKeith came to the rescue comprised pizza, coffee, vodka, ice cream and onion bhajis in copious quantities.
The American version of this bestselling book, You Are What You Eat, is also available to buy from: Amazon.com, Books-A-Million and Booksense