Posts Tagged ‘Inspiring books’

Beautiful Girl

{Image from Équilibre}

We recently celebrated our daughter’s 4th birthday. It was a reminder to us of how quickly she is growing and of the important task we have ahead, to lay the positive foundations that will help her to become a happy, whole and vibrantly healthy grown woman. Seems like a difficult ask in today’s world, but we’re determined to give it our best shot!

I’ve been reminded over and over again recently that a woman’s body image is inextricably linked to her health and wellbeing in ways that we are only beginning to understand.

All health begins with how we perceive ourselves and our bodies.

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Equilibrium: French Style

The secret of eating for pleasure…

Ask my friends and they will tell you that I have always held a curious fascination for all things French. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why… perhaps it just comes from growing up with a very french sounding (maiden) name!

If you weren’t already aware, July is Tour de France month in our (cycling mad) household – an ideal excuse for me to indulge my francophile tendencies (I love that Gourmet Traveller plays along by scheduling their annual French issue for July, too!)

Appropriate then, that I make mention of a book that had (and continues to have) a profound influence on my relationship with food – Mireille Giulliani’s French Women Don’t Get Fat.

Now, I acknowledge the reality that today’s average French woman is perhaps not always a glowing picture of health and that sadly, thanks to the global spread of modern convenience foods and sedentary lifestyle habits, the French are having to deal with much the same obesity, health and body image problems that we are facing in Australia, the US and UK (see this article). That aside, I believe there is much we can learn from Mireille and her special perspective on the traditional french way of life and philosophy on food. Any woman who lists ‘breakfast, lunch and dinner’ among her favourite pastimes is worth taking notice of, in my opinion! Read the rest of this entry »

We have a winner!

Congratulations goes to Karen Gleadell, winner of our Fitness for Foodies cookbook pack!

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‘Rules’ for Eating Healthily and Happily

When it comes to our philosophy on food, we have a few inspiring influences to introduce you to…

As a starting point, we think no one spells it out with quite such clarity and simplicity as Michael Pollan, in his little book entitled ‘Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual’.

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