Have you always struggled knowing how to live a healthy life? Not just weight loss, but how to live a normal, healthy life? If you’re nodding, then you’re not alone!
There are so many resources and info on the internet that it’s overwhelming. Enter The Health Habit by Elizabeth Rider. This book is like a breath of fresh air.
I love Elizabeth Rider and have been a fan of her and her blog for a few years. Her website is full of healthy recipes that aren’t crazy complicated and tips to help you live your healthiest. She’s real, open and doesn’t overcomplicate the health space. She’s now venturing out into the world of books and I honestly couldn’t be happier about it.
When a lot of my coaching clients come to me, they usually have weight loss as their main goal. It’s only after we break down things like limiting beliefs, core values, and finding the root motivation behind the goal of weight loss when they see that their goal is living an energetic and healthy lifestyle. I think that’s the goal for a lot of us, but most people don’t know where to start or what’s actually important when it comes to health. The Health Habit does an excellent job of breaking all that down.
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of her book and I wanted to share what I learned from it. I have my review broken up into the same sections as her book. I’ve only highlighted some of my favorite parts of the book. This post would be WAAYYY too long if I recapped the entire thing. So, if you’re curious about what else is in the book then head over to Indie Bound to grab your copy!
part 1 “SEcrets of Healthier Food Habits”
Elizabeth starts The Health Habit by explaining the importance of habits and how they affect the way you set goals. Oh, and speaking of goals, she explains how you can set goals you’ll actually keep (whether it’s health-related or not) and why you’re not achieving the goals you’ve set in the past.
The “Qualitarian Way”
I LOVED this concept in the book. She explains beautifully that good health isn’t all about the type of label you give your diet (like vegan, paleo, etc). It’s more important about the quality of the food that you eat.
I know this can be one of the hardest parts of finding a diet that actually works for you, but Elizabeth explains how this can be done. She goes in-depth with her explanation but does it so it’s easy to understand and digest.
Part 2 “secrets of healthier lifestyle habits”
Spoiler Alert: If you want to be healthy, it isn’t just about the food you eat. Elizabeth knows this and writes about what you need to be aware of in your life in order to achieve your nutrition goals.
I love that this book talks about creating mental healthy habits as well, not just bodily healthy habits. I absolutely believe that both are necessary and I’m happy she explains that.
The “Bookend Method”
My favorite part of this section was her focus on self-care via the “Bookend Method”. By focusing on strong and healthy morning and evening routines, this is the ultimate self-care. She reminds all of us that self-care isn’t selfish, it’s actually self-less.
part 3 “Making it Work in Real life”
This is where you take all the good info she’s taught and teaches you to actually apply it to your own life. Her 28-day Kickstarter plan has specific guidelines so you don’t feel lost, but isn’t so restrictive that you’ll dread it in the middle.
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Are you going to read “The Health Habit”?
I hope you do! I can honestly say this book is such a beautiful and simple answer to the complex question “How can I be healthy?”.
If you’re working on your own health goals, then you really should check The Health Habit out. You can order your copy through Indie Bound (and help support independent book stores!) or wherever you buy books.
I’d love to know your thoughts after you read it! Let me know in the comments below!