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5 Healthy Reads for 2015

Written By Joni Hargrave • 2 min read

Which health and wellness books have you been diving into lately? There are so many inspirational authors and stories out there that sometimes you just can’t choose one! At PFC, we’ve been drawn to  several books recently and we want to give you a little more background on our favorites.

Whether you’re looking to understand the benefits of clean eating and clean recipes or how positive thinking can shift how you approach weight loss, there will be something to take away from each of these reads. All of them have made a positive impact on our staff and have inspired new ideas and goals for us! 

Clean Eats by Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Dr. Alejandro Junger does it again! Following his two New York Times bestselling books, Clean and Clean Gut, is Clean Eats, which focuses on over 200 recipes that will leave you feeling nutritionally balanced and healthy. His recipes cater to all kinds of eaters, whether you’re a vegan or a die hard meat lover, Junger includes a variety of healthy meal options. He has made eating clean fun, easy, and delicious!

One of our favorites is the Spicy Cauliflower with Tumeric. Delish!

The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged! by Tosca Reno

Tosca Reno is the perfect example of someone who changed her life through clean eating. The formerly overweight mother of three created The Eat-Clean Diet in order to change others’ lives through diet and exercise. Her readers will get eat-clean recipes that cater to all food groups, tips to lose weight quickly and boost metabolism, and so much motivation to guide them to a leaner and healthier life.

Chi Running by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer

Nationally recognized running and walking coaches, Danny and Katherine Dreyer have truly fostered a one-of-a-kind book with Chi Running. They focus on teaching readers how to run faster, using less effort, and to decrease injuries through some of the mind-body principles of T’ai Chi.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: P.S. It’s All Small Stuff by Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.

You know that expression “mind over matter”? Well, PFC’s Chief Behavioral Psychologist, Dr. Michael Mantell nailed it with Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: P.S. It’s All Small Stuff. His self-help book gives you  applicable tools that can help start your journey toward the happy and healthy life you’ve always wanted.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

In his book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes a scientific approach in explaining why habits exist and how everyone has the power to change them. It truly is a fascinating read learning how Duhigg connects positive transformation— weight loss, becoming more productive, achieving success—to understanding habits and how they can positively (or negatively) impact our lives. We’ve learned quite a few tips from Mr. Duhigg and definitely recommend adding this book to your spring reading!

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