Catherine Saxelby is an accredited nutritionist and dietitian, as well as a blogger and an author of 11 books. Her book “Nutrition for Life” aims to assist women to make the right dietary choices for their mental and physical wellbeing. Saxelby has completed a Bachelor of Science degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics. She has also won numerous accolades including: the Bruce Chandler Book Prize (2014), the Food Media Club Best Nutrition Writing (2001, 2003 and 2004), Best Writing for Dairy Nutrition (2003) and the Dietitians Association of Australia Award for Innovation in Communication (2000).
“Nutrition for Life” has been around for a while—since 1986, to be exact. The book, which has been such a valuable tool for generations, has been most recently updated and published in 2020 to stay in tune with our fast-paced lifestyles. It is full of the latest facts and figures about nutrition and wellbeing. Glossy and accessible, “Nutrition for Life” brings together articles about various health-related subjects. Plus, unlike some other similar publications, “Nutrition for Life” is highly readable, practical and realistic about goal-setting.
Saxelby writes, “NFL2020 covers the topics you’ve told me are important to you. This NFL2020 edition covers those pop topics and trendy food concepts that readers want to know more about and that shape our food choices. I know as I surveyed you! What’s with vegan eating, kale, super foods, insects, plant-based burgers with no meat, organic smoothies, no-carbs and vitamin B12?
It seeks to answer those common queries such as “How should I eat?”, “Which diet is the best for losing weight?”, “What’s the easiest way to read a food label?” and “What to eat to beat diabetes or gallstones?”
The 2020 edition is an up-to-date, one-stop shop for information on what we eat and the effect it has on us. It offers a counter point to the plethora of fad information (aka fake facts) and confusing advice in today’s digital age.”
Natanael Morgan from SupplementNation CA said, “Saxelby’s book is a breath of fresh air in our current times of fad diets, misinformation and questionable weight-loss products. Easy to digest, the book goes into detail about topics such as vitamins and supplements, antioxidants, weight and body shape, allergies and super foods. It is also full of handy tips on how to improve your diet by, for example, lowering your intake of fat and salt.”
“Nutrition for Life” is particularly important, since obesity continues to become an increasingly big problem around the world. According to statistical data, in 2018, 26.8 percent of Canadian adults were obese and 36.3 percent were overweight. In the United States, where this problem has been even more pronounced, 70.2 percent of all adults were either obese or overweight in 2014.
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