Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better by Julie Cove // Absolute Motivation and Feel-Goodness

Saturday, 30 April 2016
Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better, by Julie Cove
Publication: March 1, 2016, by Appetite Random House
Genre: Food, Cookbook
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Rating: ½

Clean up your diet and detoxify your body with the alkaline lifestyle. This beautifully packaged book, complete with more than 150 inspiration recipes and an easy-to-follow four-step program, is focused on long-term health and well-being.
Eat your way to better health! In Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better, Julie Cove explains how having too many acid-forming foods in your body creates an environment that can cause inflammation, resulting in everything from headaches to muscle pain to chronic illness. But, she argues, by adapting to an alkaline-based lifestyle you can ward off ill health, aid digestion, eliminate acid reflux and increase your energy. In this beautiful book, Julie gives you everything you need to quickly feel the benefits of the alkaline way of life.
In Part I, Julie explains the basics of alkalizing, the science behind the food choices you make and what happens in your body when you eat certain foods. Julie then introduces her easy-to-follow 4-step program. In the first step of the program, Inspire, you ease into the alkaline lifestyle; step 2, Desire, encourages detoxification; step 3, Aspire, helps you dump years of toxins; and finally, step 4, Acquire, shows you how to maintain a balanced alkaline lifestyle with food, exercise and a positive outlook.
With the basics covered, Julie then gives you more than 150 nutritionally-balanced, inspirational recipes to get started. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple preparations, these recipes offer a multitude of options for alkaline-balanced eating, including: nourishing smoothies, breakfasts, salads, soups, warm dishes, savory bites and sweet treats. The recipes are easily adaptable and full of flavor, ready for you to mix and match to help you meet your alkaline goals.
Julie's personal story of overcoming illness is behind the writing of this book. Now a holistic nutritionist and certified plant-based cook, she is the picture of an energetic, healthy and balanced lifestyle, and she wants to give you the tools to get there, too. Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better is a book that will help balance your body and revitalize your life, and will be your blueprint for improved good health for years to come.

My Thoughts:

Before I begin, we should just really talk about how beautifully laid out the pages and cover of this book are. Julie Cove and her wonderful designers at Random House, I presume, have done such a beautiful job at making this cookbook and guide even beautiful than it already is with the recipes and goodies that are inside. Let's show you all some examples—after this, you will certainly run to purchase this, all from the availability of your local bookstore. Support Canadian chefs, people!

It's gorgeous, as you can tell. Julie Cove makes alkaline and the way people are able to cook and play around with it so easy! It's a beautiful way to cook and play around with food that you already have in your fridge or cupboards. When I was asked to request for some books, this cookbook caught my eye. There are so many things that the author/chef talks about in her bundle of recipes that can have a person motivated to do what the title says: eat better, live better and feel better. I have tried some of the recipes, and so has my mom, and we both really love the selection! From smoothies to detoxing drinks, to desserts and munchies, Julie Cove has literally thought of everything! And my favourite thing is that Cove speaks about her specialty, alkaline based meals and her theories behind the way to eat. There are so many beautiful photos and this would make a great gift for anyone!

Here is my own take on one of Julie's recipes: Blackberry Coconut Creamsicles. I did not have blackberries at home, so I changed the variation up a little and used strawberries. THEY ARE SO GOOD AND HEALTHY. My sister and I devour them up every time!

Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better is a beautiful compartment of recipes and tips to make anyone feel good and follow the title. It's beautifully formatted and has many recipes that makes your stomach actually gurgle when you take a peek at the photos. I have so many picks that my mom and I want to try! Love this!
*A copy was provided by the publisher for review! Thank you so much!*

What is your favourite cookbook right now? Have you ever heard of alkaline dieting?

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