Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, Happier You
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Start small for big results with this inspiring guide to lifelong wellness—from popular health blogger and author of Operation Beautiful.
In Healthy Tipping Point, Caitlin Boyle shares the down-to-earth philosophy and authoritative advice that has made her websites so popular. Believing that reaching a tipping point means much more than tipping the scales, Boyle helps readers find their personal ideal balance in food, fitness, love, and life, in a breakthrough program organized around three shifts:
• Get Real: Challenge negative-thought patterns to create space for success
• Eat Clean: Ditch conventional “diet” advice and follow a simple eating plan tailored to keep energy high, while helping the environment—including forty-five delicious vegetarian recipes for foodies on the go
• Embrace Strength: Commit to a high-powered fitness program designed to help one learn to love exercise and build a strong, lean body—with targeted guidance for novice runners, bikers, swimmers, and others
Featuring twenty inspiring success stories and photos of people who have transformed their lives, the book proves that a healthy body is absolutely attainable. Healthy living and a healthy self-image go hand in hand. For anyone who struggles to get fit, Healthy Tipping Point provides the drive to thrive.
twenty-seven-inch biceps and a fifty-five-inch chest (the 1964 version of the toy would have twelve-inch biceps and a forty-four-inch chest). When Arnold Schwarzenegger was at the peak of his bodybuilding career, his biceps were twenty-two inches and his chest was fifty-seven inches.8 What messages are we sending our children with toys that promote such unrealistic standards? Why would the media and marketers promote body ideals that are damaging us physically and emotionally? It’s all about the
didn’t. I gave it back, said good night to my friends, caught a cab, and went to the hotel to prepare for the race. I was so, so proud of myself. I’ve gone through a lot—and, in the process, I’ve rediscovered how strong, healthy, and independent I am. I’m redefining myself. When it comes to eating better or running a marathon, it all comes down to how badly you want to change your life. Three FLEXING YOUR MIND MUSCLE Every day, we make hundreds of choices. Some choices are small and without
FUEL Eating can easily become a mindless action. Open mouth, shovel in food, and move on with the day, tackling the dozens of other tasks you need to accomplish. Food can be a source of pleasure, a centerpiece of family events and social outings, or a hobby. It can also be an addiction, a disorder, a crutch, or a weapon. Many of us focus only on the pleasurable effects of eating—“This chocolate cake is so delicious, I’m going to have another slice!”—or the negative emotions we’ve conditioned
about thirty-five grams), which is roughly the amount of fiber in five servings of fruits and vegetables and one to two servings of whole grains or beans. If you’re eating the clean, real-food diet advocated in this book, you’re probably meeting or exceeding your daily fiber needs. FULL OF FIBER Adding fiber to your diet too quickly can feel like a party is going down in your gut. If you experience excessive gas, bloating, and abdominal pain, reduce the amount of fiber-rich foods you’re
recovering faster than I ever had before. But I wasn’t sure if it was enough—after all, to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I would have to finish under three hours and eleven minutes—a 7:17-minute-per-mile pace for 26.2 miles. It was something I had tried unsuccessfully to do for seven years, and here I was, with four miles to go . . . only this time, that sharp decline held off. Somewhere, I found the strength to push harder, actually speeding up during those final few miles. As I turned into