Even though there are hundreds of cook books out there that focus on eating well and hundreds of other books that discuss the importance of a balanced and colour-rich diet, I have yet to stumble upon one that meshes the two together so perfectly.
In the first half of her book, Joy writes about food in an informative, memorable and eye opening way. She sets out six habits you can adopt that will not only change what you are consuming on a daily basis, but how you are feeling. I've honestly never learnt so much about food and certain food's benefits - from what you should eat (and avoid) to help improve your digestion to the hype about superfoods. She helps to clarify food myths you've been told since childhood, and makes you think about calories, fat and sugar in a whole new way.
Even though I've only tried a couple of the dozens of recipes found in the second half of her book, by remembering Joy's tips and engaging in what she calls 'mindful eating' I find myself having more protein, more greens, and less of anything 'white' at each meal.
I cannot say enough positive things about this book. Joy's advice and guidance has already helped to impact my diet for the better and I can confidently say that her lessons will stay with me for years to come. And if I ever forget, I can always reference the book (which is filled with post-it notes and sticky tabs) again and again.
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