REVIEW: Think & Eat Yourself Smart by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life” by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf specializes in studying the mind (neuroscience & neuropsychology). This book talks about how important mindset is to our health and, specifically, our eating.

A lot of this book talks about how most of what we eat, these days, is food-like products, and not actually “food” in the natural sense.

There are chapters about emotions, gluten, sugar, and brain scans. There are also 21 recipes included at the back of the book, to give you a “kick start” in returning to a more natural way of eating.

My favorite takeaway from the book was that, while the common wisdom states that it takes 21 days to form a habit, this is only part of the habit-formation process. It actually takes 63 days to form a habit: the first 21 days is where you start carving new (neural) pathways in your brain, and the following 42 days are needed to cement the new habit.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It requires a medium amount of brain-power, but is well worth the read.

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This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.