Looking for a Few Good Women

For many of us, August brings long hot days, vacation time, and summer eats! If you’re like me, by August, you’ve attended a number of barbecues and other celebrations that are focused on food–and not always the healthiest foods! While there isn’t really a month that doesn’t give us an excuse to celebrate with food, by August, many of us are seeing some of those pounds come back on after our pre-swimsuit-slimdown in late spring. If we’re lucky, we’ve kept the weight off, but maybe we’ve strayed from some healthy habits. If you are ready to get into action and start to improve or start some healthy habits, please join me and a cohort of women who are also hoping to increase their health through the month of August!

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What I’m Reading: Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet

One book that has helped me to think differently about the food I put in my body is Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet. I’m not going to lie–it’s been on my Kindle for over a year now. I’ve not read it until now because I’ve been so content with the Take Shape for Life approach. Really, TSFL is packed with wisdom and support around nutrition. But I needed to step out of the zone a bit to do some exploring on my own. Carr’s story is this: at 31 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was partying and living it up at the time, but the diagnosis got her attention. She took charge of her life and her heatlh by dramatically shifting her lifestyle. Through a whole-foods, plant-based approach, Carr stopped the cancer in its tracks.

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