From the well-known health and lifestyle coaches of the widely popular website Lean Healthy Ageless (formerly Ageless Woman Living) comes a practical, science-based diet book that unravels the mystery of why women gain weight as they age and includes a sustainable plan to permanently lose the pounds and inches.
Eat, Live, Thrive Diet shows women how they can not only lose excess body fat permanently but also improve their overall health in critical areas such as brain function, resistance to disease, slowing down external aging, and increasing energy. This highly effective eating plan is presented in a compassionate voice by two experienced health coaches who share personal experiences of battling weight and emotional eating issues. Whereas most diets are short-lived or require substantial upkeep to maintain, Eat, Live, Thrive Diet is a viable eating plan that women can adhere to indefinitely. In addition to minimizing sugar intake, the plan emphasizes the importance of short-term intermittent fasting–a simple lifestyle change that makes it easier and more effective for many mature women to reach their health and weight loss goals. The book also highlights health risks and drawbacks of many popular fad diets that can be harmful on a long-term basis.
In Eat, Live, Thrive Diet authors Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson have combined their own experiences, modern science, and a God-centered approach to provide a guide to a new type of nutritional lifestyle for those experiencing midlife changes. From what we eat, to when, and to how long it takes to digest it, they explain their approach in easy to understand terms and provide tools and examples that will aid the reader in applying the principles.
Reading a diet book through from start to finish and evaluating both the practicalities and possible health consequences is a worthwhile precaution. Having done this with Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson’s Eat, Live, Thrive Diet,I was pleased to find that in some respects I am on the right track and with a few adjustments may begin to see some of the results possible with, for example, intermittent fasting. So I am excited to now go through the text again with the intention of incorporating more of this practical and attainable lifestyle plan and hope to see some of the promised revving of my midlife metabolism.
While elimination diets, intermittent fasting, and positive self talk are not new ideas, they are brought together and made more approachable in Eat, Live, Thrive Diet. With lists, worksheets, a recipe section, and helpful Q&A’s, the authors have chosen to focus primarily on concerns of women in midlife, sharing their own struggles with weight and their reliance on faith.
If, like me, you’ve found midlife to be a bit unkind in the weight department, whether those struggles are new or a continuation with new midlife challenges, this is a book I would recommend be read and used (after doing your due diligence in looking at any possible health related issues) as a tool to help take positive steps.
Through reading Eat, Live, Thrive Diet as a part of the launch team, I’ve also become aware of the support available online through the website and Facebook groups run by the authors. So, if the personal interaction and accountability that goes with such groups is something that helps motivate you, they are well worth checking out.
Eat, Live, Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson | Waterbrook, March 26, 2019 | paperback, 272 pages
This review refers to an uncorrected proof I received for review purposes as part of Waterbrook Multnomah’s book launch program. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.