Eat well, train smart and be kind to your body
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
The food, fitness and lifestyle advice that finally makes sense for women!
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 being unhappy and struggling with body image
issues, infertility, moodiness, fatigue and still not managing to lose excess weight … and
sometimes gaining even 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 conversational 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.
Kate Callaghan is an Australian holistic nutritionist and personal trainer with over fifteen years’ experience in the
health and fitness industry. Having experienced hormonal chaos herself, Kate is passionate about helping other
women find health and happiness, the natural way. Kate is the author of the popular blog ‘The Holistic Nutritionist’,
and currently lives in Central Otago, New Zealand, with her husband and daughter.
‘Hormone health and ditching diet and fitness fads is the (refreshing!) future of wellness. Kate is on
the cutting edge of this, walking her talk.’ – Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar
‘Holistic Nutrition is a must read for any woman …’
– Carla and Emma Papas (The Merrymaker Sisters)
“This book is like a deep and wonderful conversation with your (very smart and clued-in) best
friend… I loved it from the very first chapter!” – Libby Babet, gym owner and fitness professional