Review: What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food by Michael Roizen, Michael Crupain and with Ted Spiker
About the Book
NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day–and when you make them–can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age.
What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour’s worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives–and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and certified physician Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most–whether it’s meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases–based on the science that governs them.
For those of you who set your unrealistic weight loss goals on New Year’s day, don’t be discouraged, it’s not you. I decided to take a different approach this year and wasn’t going to be a slave to the diet fads and get upset weighing myself if the scale didn’t move fast enough. My goal this year is to just focus on eating healthy. Not going cold turkey on my favorites but slowly changing things that will lead me down the road that I want to get to.
Then here comes this book I was like, let me check it out. What I love about this book is that for once, it’s based on information that is given by doctors not a celebrity. It’s not preachy pushing some crazy starving yourself, drinking shakes sort of regiment or some fad that will have you right back where you started in six months. It really hit the core of different health and personal life scenarios we encounter and how the impact of what to eat and when you eat really affect the quality of the health of our lives.
The book gives really insightful information on what foods to eat and suggestions on substitutions that will give you optimal health. You really get a new way of looking at preparing food and gives you a little push to have fun and be creative. They really made food sound fun and it motivated me to try some of the techniques and apply alterations to my daily eating. You learn when to eat and the affects that it has on your body. The when and the what are broken down in the book to show you how food is used as the fuel to promote a healthy body inside and out.
Overall, I thought this was an insightful read that was fun and engaging for those who want to learn how to use food to have a healthier and happy life. No doubt this would be an excellent reference to health with those who want to lose weight for various reasons. There no definitive claims but information to make healthier choices that can improve illness and ailments that plague so many are also highlighted. I’m looking forward to taking the information I learned to make work for my situation. I found this informative and pushed me to want to get healthy to prolong my life. I’d recommend adding this to your tbr.