Friday, January 27, 2012

Follow Friday

Question: What book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
I cannot read horror books. I just can't do it. They're too spooky for me. I can't read westerns, either.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food by Christine Avanti

Title: Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food: Lose the Fake Food and Kickstart Your Weight Loss
Author: Christine Avanti, CN
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publish Date: December 20, 2011
Source: NetGalley

Summary from Goodreads:
Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads author Christine Avanti explains how women and men can
control their appetites and lose weight by avoiding the fake and processed foods that are
actually making them fatter.
 Many women think that products labeled “fat-free,” “sugar-free,” or “lite” are the key to easy weight
loss. The truth is that these so-called healthy packaged foods are filled with processed ingredients and
chemicals that actually contribute to weight gain by causing us to overeat.
In The Real Food Diet, nutritionist Christine Avanti explains why a diet rich in all-natural produce, whole grains, and lean protein packed with the nutrients responsible for maintaining stable blood sugar levels and speeding up metabolism is by far the more effective option. Avanti draws on the latest research to provide guidelines for what and how often readers should eat to ensure that pounds are dropped—and offers specific meal plans, grocery lists, and a collection of flavorful recipes filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
 A guide to eating real food in a factory-food world, a weight loss plan, and a real-food cookbook in one, The Real Food Diet will instruct and inspire readers to steer clear of fake food and eat the balanced, all-natural way we were designed to eat.
 My thoughts: This book was very informative on how to eat real food. By real food, she means food that comes from the ground. She tells you which foods to eat for vitamins, minerals and fiber. She even has a list in the back of the book of real food you can find in the grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Trader Joe's. I also liked how she had a blog roll of some of the food blogs I actually read like Kath Eats Real Food. This is a book everybody can learn something from. If you are really serious about eating real food, you should read this book because it has some valuable information.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WWW Wednesday

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm currently reading The Lying Game by Sara Sheperd and Then Came You by Jennifer Wiener.
I recently finished reading Not a Good Look by Nikki Carter.
What I plan on reading next is All That Glitters by Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez, The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd or Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Follow Friday

Question of the week: Go count the number of unread books on your shelf. How many?

I have fourteen from the library, four of my own, and two ebooks on my nook. I get most of my books from the library.:)