For years, women have been led to believe that a)thinner = more attractive and b)in order to attain or maintain this body type, we must eat less and exercise more. Heeding this advice has resulted in many women unhappy and struggling with body image issues, infertility, moodiness, fatigue and still not managing to lose excess weight...and sometimes even gaining more.
What's worse is this behaviour is causing damage to women's long-term hormonal health, contributing to issues such as under-active thyroid, obesity, pre-diabetes, PCOS, heart conditions and depression.
Kate Callaghan understands this all too well. For years, she exercised like a maniac and restricted her daily food intake to less than 1400 calories. She was a bundle of muscle at 13% body fat and a six pack to boot. She looked healthy, with many saying she had the "ideal body". However, she lost her period, was infertile and struggled with deteriorating bone mass. As a health professional, she was horrified by what she had done to herself, so she set about reconstructing her health using the process she shares in Holistic Nutrition.
In a down-to-earth and controversial manner, Kate demystifies the science behind female hormones and how they are affected by diet, exercise and stress. She explains why low-carb diets are likely to hinder rather than help most women achieve optimum health and offers many alternatives on how to eat and exercise instead. Kate offers solutions to very common problems such as how to lose excess body fat, build muscle, reduce bloating, sleep better, increase energy and not worry all the time about what to eat. Best of all, Kate outlines the ways women can help nourish their bodies to not only look good, but also feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.