Review~ The Perfect Formula Diet

07 February 2010

Run-of-the-mill diets become harder to stick to over time. You feel like you are pushing a boulder up a mountain to hang on even one more day. The Perfect Formula Diet becomes easier the longer you stay on it buy showing you choices to transition to a whole-foods eating plan. You select the path that works for you. Your success accelerates with every good choice. Tip lists, with ideas for eating at home, work, and restaurants, make healthy eating easy and fun.

This easting plan, built on six terrific whole foods groups, is the antidote for outdated, ineffective, and frustrating diets. You will:

*Stop shortchanging yourself the vital nutrients you can only get from whole foods.

*Ramp up the antioxidants that fight illness and wrinkles.

*Learn exactly how much protein you need and how much makes you fat and sick.

* Enjoy foods that counter the inflammation that ages your body

* Delight in the aroma of fragrant herbs and spices

* Undo harm from environmental toxins at a pace your body can best handle

* Pare your food budget

* Reduce your carbon footprint

*Take control of your health back from the drug companies

Title: The Perfect Formula Diet: How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy Now with Six Kinds of Whole Foods

Author: Janice Stanger

Genre: Health and Fitness/Diets

ISBN: 978-0-9841067-3-8

Publication Date: September 2009

Pages: 262


Publisher: Perfect Planet Solutions

My thoughts:

I am very skeptical of most diet books, mainly because none ever seem to work for me. So with trepidation I opened up The Perfect Formula Diet and started reading. At first I wasn't really getting how this book could really help me out, talking about "Getting to know myself" and"Measuring my goals", but as I got farther into the book, I really began to see how switching certain things I eat now can help me to lose the baby weight I've been carrying for three years now. The Perfect Foods section really helped open my eyes to the fact that I have simply been eating the "wrong" foods to lose weight. We use a lot of white flour, white rice, and vegetable oil. I never really thought about how bad these were for our bodies.

The section titled "Not-Meal Plans" was a major eye opener for me. I have alway been told to eat three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And that all three meals should occur at about the same time everyday, or you risk overeating. But seriously, I was always really hungry going from11:30 a.m till 7:00 p.m with nothing to eat in between. In this section it tells you " Tying your eating decisions to the clock can be a recipe for struggle because your Perfect Body operates on it's own time and rhythms. Feel free to "snack" or skip meals altogether and just graze when your body signals that you need food". See now that is my kind of "meal-plan", I'm not alway hungry at 6 in the morning, or right at lunch time. So with this easy to follow "plan" I'm eating when my body is hungry without over-stuffing myself, I am slowly making healthier choices for myself and my family.

So if you are looking for a great NOT-diet then pick up this book and see how you too can enjoy your food and lose weight!

I was provided a review copy by Paula at The opinion expressed in this review is mine and may differ from others!!

Review~ Journey's Home by Nancy Burnett

Journeys Home: Stories from Grandmother's Lap

Journey's Home: Stories From Grandmother's Lap is a collection of essays written from the perspectives of Arkansas ground and sky.

The book was inspired by Nancy Burnett looking at and reflecting on old family photos. She found her "child's voice" through them, which began to tell the stories. Near the end point she discovered a cache of photos she thought were lost. One in particular provided literary and emotional closure.

Title: Journey's Home: Stories From Grandmother's Lap

Author: Nancy Burnett

Genre: Memoir/Creative Nonfiction

ISBN: 978-0-615-30818-0

Publication Date: July 2009

Pages: 355

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Soul Garden Press

My thoughts:

I started reading this not know exactly what I was getting into. I love to sit and listen to my grandmother tell me stories about when she was growing up. I never thought I would enjoy reading someone else's stories, but Nancy hooked me. She does skip around a lot, but memories don't all come to you in a nice neat timeline. I loved the tone of her writing and they way she described certain things, made me feel like I could relate to her on a certain level.  I loved how she used the areas of her life to remember and reflect on how they helped shape her into who she is today.

A good read all around:)

I was provided a review copy by Paula at, my opinion of this book is just that, mine.