Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Heads-up...a new blog!

For those that are tired of reading all of my book reviews -- especially the ones that aren't SOLELY about Intuitive Eating ((grin))-- I've created a whole new blog where I review books from the "Health & Fitness" category. From now on, all of my book reviews will go there. If they are IE-related, though, I will copy them here, as well.

The new blog can be found here. Be sure to bookmark it!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

REVIEW: Diet Fads by Barbara A. Zahensky (for TEENS)

DIET FADS by Barbara A. Zahensky

Okay. Yes, I am once again reviewing a somewhat *diety* book. BUT, I am only doing so because this was a book written for TEENS, and it wasn't so *diety* after all. There were a few parts that mentioned watching calorie-intake, or avoiding a lot of high-fat foods.

But, overall, the book encouraged teens to stay away from fad diets (while explaining WHY), and encouraged them, instead, to listen to their hunger signals, to do some research into why they think they overeat, and to get more exercise.

I would recommend this book, definitely. I might give a word of "warning" along with it ((grin)), but only to say that we don't necessarily NEED to count calories, or avoid any foods so long as we're truly listening to our bodies' signals, paying full attention, and allowing any food in moderation. Moderation is key. ;o)