From Publishers Weekly
It's quite possible to have your cake and eat it too, argues dietitian-nutritionist Blum in this bubbly, vivacious approach to living well the healthy way. Avoiding dietary absolutes and encouraging readers to make gradual changes in their eating habits rather than drastic ones (which are often hard to keep up), Blum's sensible guide is sure to resonate with young women. She makes compelling arguments for choosing organic foods-going so far as to list the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables-and extols the virtues of grass-fed meat and dairy. An informative chapter detailing alcohol's specific effects on women (including calorie counts for a long list of beers and cocktails) enable readers to make the most of their nights out without paying for it later. Troubleshooting suggestions offer relief from the symptoms of everything from hangovers and herpes to smoking cessation and premenstrual discomfort. Rounded out with chapters on dietary supplements and depression, as well as a Q&A for frequently asked queries-"What kind of prepared foods (i.e., frozen dinners) are actually good for me?"-Blum's guidebook complete guide to women's health is an encouraging, smart and sisterly volume that deserves a place alongside other trusted go-to resources.
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"Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous is filled with sound nutritional advice on what to eat and drink and how to repair the damage when our good intentions slip. A delightful book, as entertaining as it is educational." Nicholas Perricone, MD
"You've heard people talk about the 'feel-good book of the year'? Well, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous is the 'feel gorgeous book of the year'!" Karen Salmansohn, author of Hot Mama and How to Be Happy, Dammit
"For a more compassionate, flexible and trustworthy guide, check out Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous by registered dietician (and go-to nutrician expert) Esther Blum. Not only is Eat, Drink fun and funny, it's actually encouraging, sensible and written with the average (change-averse, willpower-deficient, sweet-toothed) person in mind." —Publishers Weekly, December 10, 2007