The Wellness Lifestyle
A Chef's Recipe for Real Life
Published by: Red Lightning Books
Have you meticulously counted calories and obsessed over what you eat and how you move, only to feel exhausted, unfulfilled, and overweight? The Wellness Lifestyle: A Chef's Recipe for Real Life is the easy-to-follow and life-changing book for those who love food and want a healthier and more fulfilling life. Renowned chef Daniel Orr (Chef D) teams up with wellness coach Kelly Baute (Dr. K) to identify and navigate the eight dimensions of wellness: nutritional, physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, occupational, and environmental. The result is a fulfilling recipe for everyone interested in improving their overall health and shedding pounds while still enjoying life.
The path to total wellness is a lifelong journey of self-exploration and adaptation. Chef D and Dr. K explain how to implement and maintain effective behavior changes, including better ways to move, like yoga; better ways to think, like through meditation; and better ways to eat, with easy recipes for whole, healthful foods. From Muscle Mud Breakfast Bars to Cauliflower "Popcorn," Happy Mouth Quinoa Salad to Tuscan Flatiron Steak with Garlic, Rosemary, and Lemon, The Wellness Lifestyle is packed with delicious and fun recipes that combine the healthy nutrients your body needs with the great flavors you crave. Featuring the secrets to good food and an even better life, The Wellness Lifestyle is essential for every kitchen.
1. An Introduction to the MyTendWell Lifestyle Plan
2. Who Am I and Why Am I Reading the MyTendWell Lifestyle Book?
3. Cultivating a New You: The MyTendWell Lifestyle Plan Mind and Body
4. Enlightening Yourself With the MyTendWell Lifestyle Plan
5. Dipping into the MyTendWell Well of Knowledge
6. Dipping into the MyTendWell Well of Recipes
Healthy Foods Glossary
I felt like the recipes and wellness tips were written just for me. I read Chef D's and Dr. K stories and they felt like my own stories. They're personal, difficult and hopeful and reveal that they understand because they've been through it, too. The bravery that it must have taken to write their personal stories in this book is exactly what makes the wellness advice so powerful.~Annie Corrigan, author of Earth Eats
The authors walk readers through their path for a lifelong journey of self-exploration, adaptation, and total wellness. Featuring step-by-step instructions for movement, meditation, and healthy eating, The Wellness Lifestyle is the one-stop guide for a full and complete life, integrating the literal and spiritual inside as well as the exterior.~Nathalie Dupree, author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
"The beautiful photography presents mouth-watering dishes that make a reader want to dive right in."~Indianapolis Star
Daniel Orr and Kelly Jo Baute prescribe a holistic approach to wellness that covers just about everything you can think ofnutritious food, physical movement, spiritual mindfulness, emotional health, intellectual growth, environmental sustainability, and satisfaction in your job and your social life. Lots of tips, delicious recipes, and gorgeous photos help make their medicine easy to swallow!~Christine Barbour, food writer for Bloom Magazine and coauthor of Indiana Cooks and Home Grown Indiana
It may seem overwhelming, but Orr and Baute break it all down and enliven the book with tips and personal stories.~Bloom Magazine
Chef D and Dr. K provide a very practical approach to adopting and balancing healthy eating and active living. Their strategies are both theory-based and down to earth.~Russell Pate, Professor of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
What sets this book apart from other self-help guides are the modern, appealing recipes of Chef D. They're fresh and colorful, sure to appeal to curious cooks everywhere.~Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appetit Magazine
The MyTendWell Lifestyle Plan offered by Chef D and Dr. K can contribute to an individual's quality of life by leading to improved cognition, higher self-esteem, and lower depression and anxiety.~John Shea, Cognitive Neuromotor Control Laboratory, Indiana University
Daniel Orr and Kelly Jo Baute present the whole package in The Wellness Lifestyle. They cover growing your own food; recipes for various diets, including gluten free; exercises to build strength and flexibility; and a lengthy food glossary that covers allium to Za'atar. The beautiful photography presents mouth-watering dishes that make a reader want to dive right in.~Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Hoosier Gardener