Saturday, May 5, 2012

Eat To Live

Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight LossEat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eat To Live took everything I have learned about nutrition and put it all together. It was great. I do have a couple of problems with it, but I am still following the basic program outlined, just with a few tweaks.

Problem number 1: Nothing is said in this book about food combining. I don't agree with eating fruit with other foods besides greens.
Solution: Just eat the fruit first thing in the morning by itself, or a few hours after eating a meal. Easy.

Problem number 2: I don't agree with the suggested soy intake. Soy in Tofu is highly processed, and most soy out there is genetically engineered. No Thank You. Also, soy can wreak havoc on a Man's estrogen levels.
Solution: substitute almond milk for soy milk, and just plain avoid soy.

Those are the only problems I can think of. Other than that it was a great book.
I do recommend buying his newer Eat For Health books. If you can read Eat To Live and the other books also, then you are set up well. If you can only purchase one, get the Eat For Health. The second book is full of recipes that make this way of living/eating doable. I have loved every thing I have tried in that book.

Happy Healthy,

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am going to read this book every once in a while. It is one to keep coming back to, to look for the similarities between it and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I have read this book before, but it had been a while and I was excited to read it again.  I caught similarities to the gospel all the way through it.  I cried when Aslan gave himself up to be sacrificed to save everyone even though he had done nothing wrong, and with what grace he did it.  Even the two girls there to make sure his body was taken care of reminded me of the women taking care of Jesus' body.  Then they were there to see him risen.  I also saw that when Aslan was come back, he vanquished the enemy. That is what He, Jesus, is going to do when he comes back.

I wondered if the Kings and Queens liked being back in children's bodies after all of their years growing in wisdom. I wonder if they lost that wisdom and gained back their childish ways of thinking and doing.  After going through the hardships of being a child, I don't think I would like going back.  I suppose in a way I will when I go on to the next life.  I know for sure that I won't lose anything in the transfer, but eternity is a long time and I will have much to learn, a lot like a child.


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