Happiness With Every Bite

December 7th, 2009

Eat Your Way to Happiness
By Elizabeth Somer
Harlequin Nonfiction
276 pgs, Nov. 2009

The editor-in-chief of Nutrition Alert Newsletter, Elizabeth Somer, has written a new book, Eat Your Way to Happiness. She offers simple, powerful tips helping you to live brightly and be more energetic – try them this Monday!

Somer’s first rule for healthy living is to always eat a good breakfast. Breakfast jump-starts your metabolism and can actually help you lose weight. It fuels your brain too, making you sharper and more energetic during the day (and less prone to midday burn out!). You can also get a brain boost from Omega 3’s and 100% whole grain breads and pastas. Reduce saturated fat intake by cutting back on meat products and full fat dairy.

Prevent headaches and mood crashes by avoiding sugar and caffeine. They may seem like a good idea when you have a hectic schedule, but once the high has worn off you’re left feeling irritable, anxious and exhausted. Instead of coffee, drink energizing smoothies, pure fruit juice or refreshing water!

Eat Your Way to Happiness provides lots of healthful recipes to get you started, including 30 indulgent ideas to curb sweets cravings. Elizabeth Somer does a wonderful job of breaking down the principals behind a holistic diet into an easy to approach format.

She encourages readers to take note of the positive changes in their mood and energy levels during the first week. Start your week of healthy, happy eating this Monday and see the difference for yourself!