It’s been awhile since I did a book review so here is another one. This book review is a step outside of my ordinary fiction genre. It is a healthy living book. Different, but good.
Love Food and Live Well by Chantel Hobbs is written to help you “lose weight, get fit and taste life at its very best.” Some books leave me uneasy because what do they really know? Well, Chantel lost over 200 pounds, has kept it off for over a decade and is now a personal trainer. She is qualified to write on this subject.
The basic premise of Love Food and Live Well is what Chantel calls the “80-20 Rule.” 80% of the time,we are to eat food that is good for us and has solid nutritional value. 20% of the time, we are to indulge and enjoy those sweets and cakes. Remembering the percentage might be a bit challenging so here is what I liked even more.
Chantel reminded us that God created food for our nourishment and yes,enjoyment. (Yes,this is a book written by a Christian lady with a clear Christian perspective.) As I was saying, we need to remember that there will be another opportunity to eat these foods we enjoy. We don’t need to eat everything all in one setting. If you’ve eaten a big lunch,then you can bypass dessert at dinner, knowing that there is always tomorrow.
Love Food and Live Well was a thought provoking read. No matter your size, Chantel has some good reminders about taking care of the bodies God has given us.
This book was provided to me by Waterbrook Press. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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