Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Hello! I have another book review for you. I signed up for this book review knowing that I would have issues with it. Since I started eating a plant-based diet in June, I have read books about nutrition, watched documentaries about nutrition and I'm even attending a cooking class tonight at Whole Foods using recipes from a book promoting a plant-based diet.
In saying all that, I think this book title is misleading. This book is about why women need a little meat on their bones or why women shouldn't aim to be a stick figure. The title "Why Women Need Fat" with a picture of chocolate mousse on the cover led me to believe that the author wants you to eat more fats/healthy fats. This couldn't be further from the truth. They explain a lot about how your body works and why our nation is two thirds overweight.
This book stresses knowing where your food comes from, which I couldn't agree with more. I read "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan and have vowed never to eat meat again.
The one things I really liked about this book is that it stressed your natural weight, not your Hollywood weight. You want to look heathy, not emaciated. Stop on over to Blogher Book Club where we'll be talking about this book for the next few weeks.
Have a great day!