Do you believe to be healthy you have to give up everything you love?
Not so, says this inspiring author and expert.
In this month’s Women on Fire membership interview, I talked with Phoebe Lapine, a private chef, culinary instructor, cookbook author and award-winning blogger (FeedMePhoebe.com).
For the July Book To Live By, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her empowering and engaging new book:
The Wellness Project chronicles Phoebe’s yearlong search for answers to a common question: Why don’t I feel well?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer.
In a witty but deeply personal way, Phoebe shares her trial-and-error strategies and tips for dealing with 12 major health categories, including sleep, skin care, exercise, de-stressing, and detoxing her liver and her environment.
She uses her struggles with chronic conditions (an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s thyroidism and a gluten sensitivity) to illustrate how to personalize the research and solutions to your own health dilemmas.
But Phoebe hasn’t forgotten the other side of the story — the desire to indulge in life’s many pleasures. She knows that feeling deprived is a pitfall for making permanent lifestyle changes. Her philosophy of “healthy hedonism” balances healthy choices with ease, comfort and preference.
Of course, food is essential for Chef Phoebe, and I know you will eat up her savvy and savory advice! Each chapter — even those not specifically about diet or nutrition — includes two scrumptious, healthy, gluten-free recipes.
She also summarizes each chapter with a list of tips to make it super easy to review key points. This is a book you’ll want to go back to again and again.
Phoebe is also a longtime friend and an early and enthusiastic supporter of Women on Fire. She is member No. 99! We are very proud to share her extraordinary work with the world.
The Wellness Project is available from Amazon and at bookstores everywhere.
Here’s to feeling your very best today and always,