Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert

1140 WordsDec 3, 20155 Pages
Books and Documentaries Diet and nutrition is prominent in playing a vital role in supporting health. Throughout the year, my research has lead me to gain insight as to how our diet can impact our bodies, whether it’s in a positive or negative way and how to maintain proper nutrition. Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: A Eater’s Manifesto, informed me that we should focus on the foods we are putting in our bodies such as vitamins, fibers, saturated fats, etc. The food, as the author claims, is no greater than the sum of its nutrient parts. Pollan pokes fun at the “typical” health claims and explains how the PDA has thrown the regulatory door wide open to all types of fake foods. He suggests that we must escape from the Western diet and be informed about these health claims, as well maintain a balanced diet in order to support our bodies’ functions. In the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author pursues a healthy lifestyle focusing on self-fulfillment. The main character Liz learns throughout her journey that she must raise awareness for herself and put time and effort to be the best she can be indulging in the pleasures of food in moderation, in order to live a healthy lifestyle and function at optimal capacity. Written in the form of a personal diary, Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding chronicles a year in the main character, Bridget Jones life, where she struggles to find love while obsessively counting calories, and constantly switching from
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