Lose Weight

Book: “Lose Weight Get Toned!, 15 Minutes Daily Strength Training for Slim & Tightened Body”, Jannah Adams, Books Go Social, 2022

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

I would like to start off by talking about the author, Jannah Adams and her credentials. She is a dietitian and fitness educator. She has written a book about strength training. She goes into what it is and how it differs from other forms of exercise. She reviews the benefits of strength training for your body.

Jannah reviews some of the safety aspects as the focus of this book are newbies to weightlifting or strength lifting. She distinguishes between the two areas, but personally, I see them as being the one and the same thing. I suppose it depends on what you are focussing on when initially exercising with weights.

The book does show some pictures of the various lifts. I, however, do have to critique this area because, if it were my book, I would have hired a photographer to do actual poses from initial, middle and final movements instead of picking pictures off of the internet.  

Finally, she talks about what to eat while strength training. 

A review of Jannah’s profile says she has helped many people with strength training to lose weight and particularly women. 

Overall, I found the book a good start for someone who does not know their way around a gym. Aside from me preferring better photos, I found it disjointed from a writing point of view. I felt as if snippets of information were taken from various internet sources and placed together. I felt from a writing point of view that she tried to be all inclusive but, in my opinion, it felt disjointed and not fluid.

I give the book a 3.75 out 5.0 review for Jannah’s effort to bring this information to the forefront.

Either there are a few people with Jannah Adam’s name or there is no real cohesive social media presence on the internet. I found a few people with her name but I could not confidently confirm it was the same person. 

I found that Amazon had the best information on her and her background. Jannah has also seemingly written a couple of other books along this similar theme that you may want to check out.

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Cattle Farm

Cattle Farm

This is a photograph that I took of a cattle farm. There are many cows but one in particular has noticed me and is taking note. I don’t know if he is saying “Hello!” or “Don’t come any closer!” 

The red barn has seen better days because it is worn and weathered. It needs a fresh coat of paint. 

I have made it into a black and white photograph. The clouds look as if they are to open up and pour down some rain. 

I am thankful to all the farmers for producing our food especially in this time of corona virus. I have much gratitude for all those who work so hard to keep our community healthy. Thanks so much! 

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Red and Green

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Red And Green

There is a red and green snake amongst red and green leaves of a plant. I like the looping nature of the snake and how it is on top of each other.

According to Wikipedia, “Healing and snakes were associated in ancient Greek myth with Aesculapius, whose snake-familiars would crawl across the bodies of sick people asleep at night in his shrines and lick them back to health.”

I think of the Coronavirus and think of the symbol for medicine featuring snakes.

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The Plant Plus Diet Solution

Personalized Nutrition for Life

Personalized Nutrition for Life

Book: “The Plant Plus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life” by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

If the Pareto Principles is correct a 20% change in your eating habits can make an 80% change in your diet. This book is full of science bites – chapters explaining medical terminology and nutrition. It was so technical at times, that I wish I had pictures of the part of the body that the author was talking about or the sample of fatty-acid chains as examples to better illustrate the words.

Nonetheless, the book goes through quite a few studies to highlight the most recent findings. Many scientific studies can be geared a certain direction especially if an industrial giant is sponsoring the study or a scientist has a certain predisposition or bias.

The discussion covers proteins, carbohydrates and fats. There is a great deal of research on fats, especially those that are good for you which ones are not. It continues to discuss the fat versus calorie perspective and the breadth of diets from Atkins to the Zone Diet. It discusses a fair bit about gut microbes and also the Standard American Diet (SAD). It discusses epigenetics which is how the environment affects your genetics.

Largely, this book lets you design your own diet based on your own needs. It talks about having low-glycemic foods instead of high-glycemic foods in your diet. It talks about increasing your plant intake so as to provide fibres and needed foods for the bacteria in your gut. It talks about how many illnesses will be reduced or eliminated depending on how well we are able to create a plant-plus diet.

I would recommend this book if you are interested in your health and would like to lose weight. Finally, at the end, there are some recipes made with super foods.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.