I learned about Dynamic YouTM as a program, which I took in 2016. I did not know that Diane had a book on the go when I took the program. When I had the opportunity to read the book, I knew I would review it. The book and the program are great examples of an author connecting with their readers and going deeper in content than just the words on the page.
First, a review of the book. Dynamic YouTM is a set of pillars you implement to become a more successful and empowered you. Do not read it in one sitting. Instead, each chapter discusses a pillar and offers ways to implement that pillar into your life. Each pillar takes a different amount of time, depending on
Some pillars will feel familiar and comfortable. For me the pillar ‘Be Real’ was a fast one to go through since I walk through life unapologetically me. Take me or leave me, but I will always be me.
Other pillars will feel uncomfortable and challenging. The pillar ‘Connected’ is trickier for me. I think of being connected in terms of giving to others, where it should be a balance between giving and receiving, so this pillar, for me, needed more work. I spent more time on it make the gains I wanted for myself.
The good news I did not have to do it alone. Growth and development does not happen in a vacuum. (Not a lot happens with vacuums in my house.)
Now we come back to how the book is a great example of how authors can connect with their readers and go deeper. While reading this book, you can jump onto the Facebook page set up for you and connect with other people reading the book. You can share your experiences and go even deeper by reading the experiences of others. This connection is magic and has value far greater than the cover price of any book.
If you want to go even deeper, you can take the program. Connect with a group of women as you go through the material, on Facebook and during live group coaching calls with Diane.
Dear World, This is how you do it!
When it comes to diets, I hold two foundational beliefs.
A book for everyone
That is where The Plant-Powered Diet comes to the rescue. Sharon Palmer has written a book for everyone who wishes to tap into the power of plants, no matter what core diet she chooses. The Plant-Powered Diet is for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. The book is well researched, well organized and makes no judgements.
Yes, plants are incredibly good for us and we should be eating a variety of them. We know that. However, transitioning to a more plant-based diet is challenging. Some of us love our meat. Some of us feel paralyzed by all the conflicting information out there. And some of us want to ensure we get all the nutrients and are not sure how to replace animal products with appropriate plant products.
The plant-powered food guide
The Plant-Powered Diet speaks to all each of us and answers our questions. Including plants in your diet is not an all or nothing proposition. Sharon Palmer outlines food categories for us throughout the book. In chapter twelve, she gives us a new Plant-Powered Food Guide we can follow based on science rather than competing interests and lobby groups. With this guide, you can incorporate more plants into your diet as she outlines how the guide works for every style of eating: omnivore, vegetarian and vegan. Included are serving sizes and number of servings per day.
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