Eat Yourself Healthy – You Are What You Eat
Eat right, not less
Our book is the perfect first step towards a balanced and healthy diet. It focuses on the connection between the food we eat, our health, and the environment. In addition to in-depth knowledge, it presents proven principles and tips to help you overcome the everyday difficulties of a healthy diet.
Everything you need to know
An essential part of the book covers the basics of nutrition that are necessary to understand the connections. Therefore we explain the topics macro- and micronutrients, wholefood and plant-based nutrition, convenience, and diet food, organic and forms of nutrition such as diets, intermittent fasting, intolerances, and dietary supplements compactly based on facts. The purpose is to give insight into why natural foods are the better choice and what role fats, proteins, carbohydrates, water, and not to forget phytonutrients and antioxidants play in this.
Build new habits for longterm success
With inspiring examples, the reader is encouraged to develop new habits and to make the necessary changes to implement a healthy diet. Since lives aren’t alike, the reader receives guidance to identify his or her obstacles and find proper ways to overcome them.
Content of the book
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
In the beginning, you have to know why you want to change. Only afterward can you take care of the implementation, which ideally should not take place overnight, but step by step. After reading the first chapter, you know your why and your first steps on the way to more well-being and vitality.
“Even a slight undersupply in the daily intake of nutrients has a significant effect on our health after years.”
Our body is similar to an engine and needs fuel and lubricants to run smoothly. In this chapter, you learn what lubricants and fuel are in the world of food, and what it means to eat a rainbow. Besides, you get to know phytonutrients, which are essential to our immune system.
“Nature is the best pharmacy.”
To work efficiently and stay healthy, we need a lot of different nutrients. Eating a balanced and wholesome diet is the best way to get them. In this chapter, you learn an essential principle of how to choose your food and eat right. Besides, we explain which cooking method preserves most of the nutrients.
“Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.”
In this chapter, you learn the fundamentals of the different types of sugar and why some are good, and others aren’t. Besides, we explain the problem with simple sugars and why they create cravings that prevent you from making progress. Last but not least, you get to know the benefits of dietary fibers.
“In one half of our lives, we sacrifice health to earn money; in the other half, we sacrifice money to regain health. And during this time, health and life pass away.”
Fats aren’t making you fat. The opposite is the case. In this chapter, you learn to distinguish the different types of fats, and which of them are right for you. Furthermore, we explain why only talking of Omega-3 fatty acids is not enough to understand the health benefits. Besides, we show you how to buy the best oils for home use.
“Health has a lot to do with trying things out for yourself. If something doesn’t work, try something else. And if it helps, do more of it.”
When it comes to a plant-based diet, proteins are the mother of all discussions. In this chapter, you learn what proteins are, why they are so important, and that you can supply your daily requirements easily from plants alone. Besides, we show you that more is not always better, and why the biological value is all about.
“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation … even so, does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
No life without water. Even a slight deficiency leads to lower concentration, performance, and headache. In this chapter, you learn how to stay hydrated during the day and what benefits different natural drinks as green tea may have. Besides, we show you ways how to avoid single-use plastic bottles, even in areas where tap water may not be safe in the first place.
“The best doctors in the world are doctor diet, doctor quiet, and doctor Merryman.”
In our opinion, convenience food, in combination with the lack of activity, are the main factors of the obesity problem in modern society. In this chapter, we’re going to introduce the principle of eating right, instead of eating less. It’s the one principle we love the most as it doesn’t hinder us from doing what we love: eating delicious food. Besides, you’ll learn about the problem with diet food and artificial sweeteners, and why calories aren’t the same.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
There is a big discussion going on about organic food and if it’s worth the extra money. We say yes, and in this chapter, we are going to explain to you why. Furthermore, you will learn about the role of pesticides and why they are harmful to us and the environment as well as why organic food is better for your cells.
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
We decided to adopt a plant-based lifestyle because of our health, the environment, and ethical reasons. In this chapter, we’re going to tell you what made us change and share some essential and fascinating facts about the topics mentioned. Besides, you’ll learn about the one thing you have to think about when going plant-based.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”
In this chapter, we’re going to talk about diets, what they are, and why they usually don’t work. Besides, we’re going to share how we eat for several years now and what the Nobel Prize has to do with it. Furthermore, you will learn the essentials of food supplements and how to choose the right ones for you.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
This chapter is all about small but useful tips for everyday life. We share all the tricks we are doing and which are helping us every day to stay on track because the temptation is everywhere. Besides, we give you a list of great books and fascinating documentaries which will blow your mind.
I have just read through Stefan`s e-book: Eat yourself healthy, and I am delighted. If you are interested in a healthy lifestyle and are curious about what plant-based nutrition can do for your well-being, I can warmly recommend this e-book—written in a very understandable way. If you read his experiences together with his knowledge, you feel his passion for a life in harmony with Mother Nature – for physical well-being as well as for the well-being of our wonderful planet, which is worthy of protection. Reading and learning, you may find yourself thinking about what you feed your body with afterward. ;o)