If you're like most women, you've been on the never-ending quest for the “perfect” diet since you were a teenager, constantly trying to find the trick that will “fix” your body. You've sworn off all bread and carbs, skipped meals, tried to subsist solely on green drinks. You've maybe even taken a “supplement” that promised to help you lose those last 5 (or 10, or 15) pounds.
Does this sound familiar? It's sooo exhausting, right?
Obsessions with weight, diet, exercise, and even health don't have to be a part of everyday life. Anyone can change their relationship with food and their body. We need to slow down and learn to listen, and focus on what our symptoms - weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, bloating, indigestion, and constipation - are telling us.
Through her health coaching practice, Your Healthiest You, Robyn Youkilis has helped thousands of women discover the real reasons why they feel like their bodies just aren't listening to them, reconnect with that gut instinct, and learn how to make choices from that place of inner wisdom.
In Go With Your Gut, you will get the what, why, and how of creating a truly healthy lifestyle. Each chapter includes a practice to reinforce Robyn's simple, yet effective, lessons, such as “Breathe”, “Chew”, “Eat”, “Drink”, “Shop”, and “Shed,” plus over 75 healthy, easy and insanely delicious recipes - from the Superhuman Breakfast to Chocolate Cake to homemade Sauerkraut. With these practices and recipes you will have everything you need to learn to listen to your body and love your life.
Review by Beth
Full disclosure. I won this book on Periscope. Yes, I feel very lucky. This is a great book. I have been studying the food movement for the last couple of years, both personally and from an industry perspective. This is a love book for your gut. It is written and composed in a beautiful way. The images are awesome but more importantly the chapters are written in a unique, gut intimate way. The book starts off with the essential breath. I never thought about breathing before eating and I still need more practice. Each chapter proceeds with another simple step to incorporate into your eating lifestyle. Yes, this book will encourage you to eat as a lifestyle, not cram it down and it's all good because it's healthy or an organic whole food and I am not eating processed chemical junk. When eating is approached almost as a meditation, a stop and be mindful of what you are eating then your whole relationship with meals will change. As I always say practice makes perfect. In our go, go, go, tweet, tweet, tweet, tap, tap, tap society, we need to stop and reconnect with food. this book will get you there.