I’ve grown up in a household where eating healthy is important but portion controls have no limits.
It’s just how we are.
We keep everything in balance; having ample supplies of fresh fruits…vegetables…and ice cream. We live active lives participating in sports teams, recreational activities and enjoy the outdoors.
The above statements along with my weight struggles led me to read Mika Brzezinski’s latest book. Do you know Mika? I watch her and Joe Scarborough every morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. I love them along with the rest of their friends and usually enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast while getting updates on the latest headlines.
Mika always states her opinion in a strong willed manner. She is full of opinions and confident in her beliefs. Health and nutrition are up there at the top of the list.
Obsessed is her way of extending those beliefs from the television to homes in America. Our beliefs of what is healthy vs. not, the food revolution our country has faced and the obesity epidemic are all areas covered. She interviews political, medical and celebrity guests; getting their stories, how they feel about food and how they have overcome disorders. Mika looks strong and healthy on television each morning, but even she has faced her struggles.
Yes, she is thin, privileged and successful, but she is not perfect. She talks about those struggles and the struggles her best friend, Diane, has had. Readers learn about the steps they’ve taken to overcome these hardships.
Photo from Barnes and Noble.
I really enjoyed this book. Different from the others I’ve been reading lately but the eye opening statistics and the support you feel from Mika and Diane had me turning page after page without stopping. I found it to be an easy and quick read.
What did I learn from it? Balance.
When it comes to eating and health, you can go to the extreme of hours at the gym and obsessing over what you eat to the other extreme of over eating and living a sedentary life. Staying active and making healthy choices, without letting it consume you, is what is key.
It makes so much sense. I try to live this way but am glad I read this book to hear that I’m not alone in this day to day healthy eating, staying active lifestyle that I like to lead.
A day off from the gym or an extra piece of chocolate…that’s ok.
And I’m okay with that.
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