Booking Yourself Into Perfect Shape! Books to Help You Achieve the Body You Want!
While it’s getting closer to spring and swimwear and shorts are being seen in stores and magazines, maybe it’s time to start thinking about being sure you can get into shorts and swimwear without feeling like you should run screaming from the dressing room or vowing never to shop again until you _________ (you fill in the blank).
Consistent with the workout videos I have covered recently, here are several books I have run across that might help you fit into jeans, shorts, swimwear, and the summer fashions that are lighter in weight (and you probably want to be too to wear them). These books give you tips, ideas, and inspiration about working out, eating properly, treating your body properly and accepting your body as it is or could be. These books cover a range of topics and yet all have something serious to say.
Sleep to be Sexy, Smart and Slim:
Get the Best Sleep of Your Life Tonight and Every Night by Ellen Michaud with Julie Bain.
This books provides you with hundreds of tips and strategies from top sleep experts that help you get the a good night’s rest which has a distinct effect on your weight, eating habits and health. Learning aobu tthe most common sleep issues for women — who tend to be in 24/7 type roles and how you can find the solutions that will make you more focused, energetic, happier, sexier and even thinner!!.
The book is chock full of great information that’s really helpful, smart and reasonable like walking 6 blocks a day or skipping emails and newscasts before bed!
Definitely a smart book to have. Find it at amazon.com
The Beauty Diet by Lisa Drayer
Don’t let anyone tell you chocolate isn’t good for you (at least dark chocolate) or that you can’t eat well on a diet because it’s just not true. More than Nicholas Perricone, MD states that you can eat lots of great food and look better for it– both in your waistline, your skin and hair!!. Lisa Drayer talks about the top 10 beauty foods and how they will give you fabulous skin, healthier nails, clearer eyes, whiter teeth and lush hair. Drayer revelas 10 ways to protect your skin from the sun; 7 secrets for healthier hair; 10 *natural* ingredients for skincare in your home; 12 practical nail tips and 9 snacks for a beautiful smile (meaning healthier and whiter teeth).
Here are the Top 10 Beauty Foods
. Wild Salmon– ok so you might not get wild salmon without paying a $$$ but try canned!
. Sweet Potatoes
. Dark Chocolate
Drayer’s book includes a 4 week meal plan with more than 100 recipes so you won’t be bored. Toss in some exercise (how about those exercise videos I have been talking about!) and you can lose weight and look like almost a new person in a month!!
You can find this book at Amazon.com and it’s a winner to have on your shelf because you can serve these recipes for guests and they won’t know the difference between healthy and just plain great food.
Paige Adams-Geller (denim diva) and Ashley Borden (fitness guru) teamed up to create a book that shows you what to wear to show off your assets and what to do to tone up your trouble spots in Your Perfect Fit!.
As a person who has interviewed Paige Adams-Geller a number of times, I know she truly is the Queen of Denim as she was the fit model for a number of brands before she started her own line. She can help you find the perfect fit and how to make sure the rest of your clothing fits equally as well.
Ashley Borden is a NIKE Elite Trainer, L.I.S.T. Master Trainer, and internationally renowned fitness and lifestyle consultant. She has worked with clients such as Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, Tori Spelling, Chaka Khan, and top professional athletes. She’s well-known here in LA for working with Nintendo’s Wii Fitness and a lot fitness programs that make fitness about being fun as well as getting you into shape.
This book is at Amazon.com
Kami Gray’s The Denim Diet makes perfect sense for finding the perfect pair of jeans.
It’s the essence of the no-nonsense guide to getting you leaner as well as working towards a healthier planet. Think of it as the green way of getting slim with 16 simple habits to help you beat the battle of the bulge..
Most of the book is common sense– avoiding high fructose corn syrup, sugar and artificial sweetners as well as ditching the junk food and making sure you eat healthy as well as a bit of exercise to make sure that there is no ‘bulge’ to battle. Gray even has suggestions on how to eat out. This is a book worth having and it’s easy to follow and a fast, sensible read!!
Find it at Amazon.com