When I joined the BlogHer Publishing Network, I also decided to opt in to the BlogHer Book Club. I find reading a relaxing way to end the day, and enjoy non-fiction just as much if not more than fiction (and cookbooks more than anything). The first book I received to read since joining is Why Women Need Fat, by William D. Lassek, M.D. and Steven J. C. Gaulin, PH.D.
Over the past decade, I have learned a lot about nutrition and have arrived at some conclusions and come up with some theories of my own regarding why we as a society are getting heavier and heavier, the more we try so hard to weigh less. This book jived with many of the ideas I had been bouncing around and gave me a lot more insight into the ‘why’ by explaining the reasons women’s bodies are shaped the way they are.
I love that this book is NOT a diet plan. You won’t find any trendy fasting water recipes, magic fibre cookies or calorie counts. What you will find is some assistance choosing the (good fat) foods that will help our bodies get back to their natural balance and weight, along with oodles of both history and current studies that back their claims. I think this book is an enlightening and refreshing health read for anyone, whether you want to lose 5, 10 or 100 pounds… or none at all. Reading Why Women Need Fat has really got me back on track and back to reading every label.
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This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club. The opinions expressed are, as always, my own.