YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty is the follow-up to the best-selling book “YOU: Staying Young,” and is written by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz.
The authors emphasize that beauty is not about vanity but has been an important part of human evolution because it served as an indicator of health and our ability to procreate. They say we all have beautiful elements in us and looking, feeling and being beautiful are goals that any woman can achieve.
They explain how small adjustments in your daily routine can help you to bring out your natural beauty and become healthier and happier.
To get started you take the YOU-Q test to help you evaluate where you are on the beauty scale and where you would like to be. By using the information in the book you will be able to improve your score.
YOU: Being Beautiful discusses the three levels of beauty and how they work together to enhance health and happiness.
The general dietary recommendations in You: Being Beautiful are to eat a low glycemic index diet with a variety of wholesome foods including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and lean proteins. Dieters are advised to avoid aging foods, which include trans fats, saturated fats, simple sugars and refined grains.
Apples, celery, carrots, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, oranges, whole grains, nuts, fish, beans, low fat dairy products, green tea, red wine.
Steel cut Irish oatmeal
Apple or carrot
Broth based soup
The benefits of exercise for physical and psychological health are explained. Yoga is especially recommended in addition to aerobic exercise and strength training.
YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty retails at $26.99.
YOU: Being Beautiful offers readers tips and suggestions on how to improve health and physical appearance though a variety of ways including dietary adjustment, fitness, beauty regimens, and stress management.
It takes a holistic view that moves beyond the superficial to look at a range of factors that are involved in the creation of beauty in all of its aspects. YOU: Being Beautiful will appeal to women who want to enhance their natural beauty through making positive lifestyle changes.