Hi guys! Today I am writing a review of The Food Medics Book. I bought this book a good few weeks back and I absolutely love it! The Food Medics book is full of receipts, fitness plans and is jam packed full of knowledge all about nutrition.
This book shows you that food doesn’t have to be the enemy, you can still enjoy your treats but in the right way, which she teaches you all about.
Who is the Food Medic?
For those of you who may not know, The Food Medic is DR Hazel Wallace. She is an Irish health and fitness blogger, social media influencer, qualified personal trainer and a Junior Doctor. One of her aims is to show people that eating healthy and staying fit can be enjoyable and uncomplicated, even with a busy lifestyle.
This is personally one of my favourite health and fitness books out there at the moment. She begins the book with the basics of nutrition, which I thought was just going to go over my head, but no! She simplifies it down so much and helps makes it understandable and really interesting.
There are so many myths out there on dieting, which we all fall into the trap off, but she breaks those myths and shows you why they don’t work and how unhealthy they really are. Instead she simplifies and explains the basics of nutrition brilliantly! and gives fantastic easy receipts to follow, along with a guide to some exercise techniques.
The Recipe section
Most health food books can be full of recipes that are so fancy that you can hardly pronounce or recognise what they are. But what I loved about this book, is that the recipes are so simple and easy to make and the ingredients are not hard to get. What I noticed about her recipes are a lot of them use the same ingredients, which is great because it saves us time and money.
She has the recipe section of her book broken down into, “breakfast”, “shakes and smoothies”, “lunch”, “dinner” and “desserts and snacks”. Yes, it even has a desert section! But all of her recipes are full of all of the right nutrition needed in our bodies, while also being delicious.
(A few pictures of my own cooking results from the book)
Eating the right foods isn’t just important to our physical health but also to our mental health. Grabbing a healthy snack can help you feel better and fill your body with proper nutrients.
These healthy foods contain complex carbohydrates, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and water, all of which have a positive effect on our moods and well-being.
For example, food is fuel, and the kinds of foods and drinks you consume determine the types of nutrients in your system, this impacts how well your mind and body are able to function.
The Exercise Section
This book also includes a guide to some exercise techniques. She has broken down step by step on how to do each exercise and even includes pictures of herself doing them. I have to say, there is an exercise technique for everything. It’s up to you then to try them out and see which ones you like.
Exercise is so important for our mental health. When we exercise we release chemicals called endorphin’s in our body. To put it into simpler language, its the body’s natural feel-good chemical, by triggering a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. Endorphin’s can make you feel exhilarated and happy.
I always encourage my clients to exercise as much as they can, but to begin with, it doesn’t have to be anything ground breaking. I encourage even going for a 5 minute walk down the road. With this book, even if you began doing just one of the exercise a day and eventually start building it up.
Where it’s available
The food Medics book is available in so many places:
Easons for €17.99
Available at: http://www.easons.com/p-4710158-the-food-medic.aspx
Amazon for 10 Pounds (At the moment)
Book depository for €16.79
Overall this health and fitness book gets a big thumbs up from me. Hazel Wallace has made healthy eating easy and enjoyable. Remember, eating the right foods needed for our bodies and exercising regularly is also so important to our mental health. If you are wanting to make a change in your diet or lifestyle, then this book is a fantastic place to begin!
Enjoy 🙂 Niamh-Psychotherapist xx