New Year. New You. Next Week.

Hey everyone!  Happy New Year!  My Christmas and New Years holiday/hiatus was decently low key - so enjoyable to spend time with good friends and family.  Hope you rang in the new year with wistful optimism of the opportunities 2014 beholds.  Check out my Twitter feed (@wittynutrition) for my New Year's themes (no more resolutions)!

I'm hoping to help propagate momentum for a fellow RD in her effort to launch an awesome book that she wrote.  Yes, she wrote a book, and it's being published, and it's awesome.  

 

Younger Next Week: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days

Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN (check out her website) wrote this book for the modern day warrior woman trying to do it all and still feel great.  Vitality is a huge part of our health and she is able to break down the science of good food, healthy beverages, adequate sleep, and invigorating exercise into digestible pieces for you to apply to your life.  

Her vitality plan uses sound nutrition science (always one of my pet peeves) to empower the reader to use food and lifestyle to feel more energized and less stressed.  She has a beautifully soothing way of walking you through each food group, identifying common health concerns, pointing out the nutrition science, and providing useful tips to help motivate change.  

This information culminates in a 7 Day Vitality Plan that draws a blueprint for eating, teaches you how to balance each food group, and provides recipes to help make good, healthy meal ideas accesible.  I personally plan to use her 7-day vitality plan blueprint - a 'handy chart' - as an awesome visual to use with clients (sorry Elisa - promise I'll credit you!!).  I also really enjoyed the Stressipes which gave extra tips - such as how to curb food cravings - and the "Vital Prescriptions" in each chapter that easily summarized the main points on the topic.

So in all honesty, this book is fabulous, and is a great resource for everyone: from those just starting to learn about nutrition, to those kickstarting their new years resolutions, to clinicians working with outpatient and weight management populations.  

With a new year, make a new you, and use her 7-day plan to help get you there.