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Follow Holly to Increase Energy, Eat the Food You Love, and Enjoy an Ageless Body

by Holly Mosier

Pub Date: June 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60832-113-1
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

Healthy-lifestyle expert seeks to balance the mind and body in this solid debut.

Despite regular workouts and attention to her diet, lawyer and yoga teacher Mosier wondered why her waistline was increasing as she grew older. So she researched why her daily 90-minute exercise program was largely unsuccessful, discovering that the cause was stress from too many activities and overeating. As a remedy, the author formulated a plan to eliminate stress and streamline her diet. She starts with 10-minute beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga sequences, and concludes with a 30-minute restorative yoga program that peels stress away in a section replete with photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. Parts 2 and 3 consist of revisions to how we eat and exercise. The author provides an Approximate Daily Consumption chart (for men and women) and a Glycemic Index chart to guide readers in their food choices. Mosier suggests daily exercise at varying intensities and recommends using a heart-rate monitor to exercise more efficiently. In the final section, she provides a month’s worth of meal plans and workouts, complete with more than 50 simple recipes. The author gains attention and respect as she readily admits to bumps along the way, and she encourages readers to pick themselves up and begin again.

Lifestyle change chronicled in motivational, non-coercive language.