What am I reading?
I really don’t get to do too much book reading these days. As a child, I could always be found with my nose buried in a book. I started to read at age 4 with “The Night Before Christmas”, and was reading at the fourth grade level in Kindergarten. I could spend all Saturday buried in a book, could read in the car, in the dark, whenever, wherever. I’m not saying this to brag, simply to share how much I loved reading and books. I still love books. I love hardcover books the best, the ones with the paper sleeves. I appreciate the benefit for many of online books and those electronic book readers, but they don’t seem to be a draw for me, at least not now.
I have been watching Biggest Loser and I really love Jillian Michaels. Something about her energy, her drive, her honesty, her passion, and her tenderness that I gravitate toward. She has struggled with her weight as a child and teenager, so she knows the pain it causes. I have been listening to her podcasts from her radio show and she really knows her stuff. When she came out with her newest book, “Master Your Metabolism”, I thought I’d check it out. My fear was that it would dilute or distract me from my Weight Watcher’s program that has worked so well for me. However, that is not what is happening.
This book – as far as I can tell so far, and I’m only a few chapters in – is not about exercise, but it is about diet – not A diet – but rather, nutrition. It’s about hormones. It’s about learning your body’s biochemistry and how it functions. This is extremely fascinating to me as it’s something I never learned. Somehow, I just never really paid attention or had the classes in school about glucose, insulin, all that stuff. I don’t know what foods turn into what in your body, other than I know generally that some things turn into fat, some to energy, some to protein, but don’t quiz me, or I’ll fail. 😉
Anyway, I’m having fun reading this book and hope that this will supplement my Weight Watcher’s program by helping me to learn what healthy foods to choose that fall within the healthy food guidelines. I hope it will teach me more about “what” to eat and I can still count my points within that.
I’ll post a review when I’m all done, but don’t expect that to be real soon. I’m no longer a fast reader. Better yet, you might check it out for yourself.