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Eat Yourself Young: Take Years Off Your Looks with This Revolutionary New Eating Plan [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Elizabeth Peyton-Jones
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19 Dec 2011
Eat Yourself Young is a practical guide to help you look, feel and live younger. Forget Botox, fillers and face-lifts - the quickest and most effective way to take years off your looks is simply by changing what you eat. On the Eat Yourself Young programme, you'll quickly lose weight and feel lighter, more energetic and less stressed. Your skin will improve, you'll sleep better. But most importantly, you'll start to look and feel younger - it's a real high when you suddenly realise it's not your age that's making you feel old, it's your food. The book kicks off with an exploration of the five most ageing body processes - you can't avoid them, but Elizabeth shows you how to minimize their impact using good food choices. Next, she outlines the five food types that are most ageing, and then the five superfood age-busters that research shows have a 'youthing' effect. The programme itself starts with a deep-cleansing detox to refuel the body; followed by Elizabeth's Youthing Eating Plan, with over 60 delicious, healthy recipes, plus strategies and tips to help you sustain progress. Two weeks into the Eat Yourself Young programme, you'll notice that you feel better; within a month you'll be full of energy; within three months you'll look five years younger - and within a year, well, that's up to you. This programme will not only change your body. It will change your outlook and your life. Welcome to a younger you.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (19 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844009890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844009893
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Take years off your looks by changing what you eat. --The Bookseller, October 14, 2011

'There's a good reason a string of celebrities have naturopath, dietitian and author Elizabeth Peyton-Jones on speed dial. Her no-nonsense approach to nutrition gets results without deprivation. There's no calorie counting or banning of food groups - just wholesome, nutritious advice to nourish your body from the inside out. Her new book reveals how to wind back the clock simply by tweaking your diet. I liked the details, such as the symptom chart to track your progress, the larder list of anti-ageing staples and the quirky illustrations filling each page. A fab foodie read!' --Women's Fitness, January 2013

About the Author

Well-known for her detox diets, nutritionist, naturopath and herbalist Elizabeth Peyton-Jones runs a highly regarded natural healing practice in Kensington, West London. She works with models, actors, celebrities and other public figures to improve their health, looks and longevity using various natural health techniques. She has her own range of detox herbs and teas, created to support the body through the detox process. Author Location: London

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing very new here 25 Feb 2012
By Maggie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a detox guide in a slighty new guise - the emphasis being on preventing ageing rather than weight loss. It's theme is "youthing" which I personally found a cringeworthy word. The author works with celebrities and models according to the jacket blurb and there are endorsements from Thandi Newton and Joanna Lumley. There is some good content in the opening chapters, which explain the main reasons why we age and why it is not inevitable: hormonal imbalance, inflammation, oxidation etc. There are some interesting key foods recommended, such as beetroot, which I must admit I did not realise was potentially a "superfood". The book then moves into a stringent two week detox programme that could be found in similar form in many other books that have been written on the subject. Finally there is the Eat Yourself Young (EYY) maintenance programme or "diet for life" which is pretty stringent in itself. If you cannot imagine in the long term giving up meat, dairy, sugar, wheat flour and salt completely or confining alcohol to one drink a week, then this is probably not for you. And in these busy times, can you, like, presumably, Thandi and Joanna, commit to juicing every day, cooking buckwheat pancakes or baked apples for breakfast or preparing your packed lunch every day? If you can, then this might be the book for you. Even if you cannot, then there are some useful ideas that you could adopt. However, overall this has all been done before and in some notable cases done better. If you are really serious about radically changing your lifestyle, I recommend Age Power by Lesley Kenton as being far more authoritative on the subject. It makes this book look a little slight,albeit pretty.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Paolo Sammut VINE VOICE
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This is a well written guide to detoxing yourself. Please be aware that it is not a recipe book (although it does contain some recipes) but rather will teach you about the foods you eat and the effects that it has on your body.

The book begins with a questionnaire to help you work out what type of body type you have. It then launches into a description of the body processes which age us then moves on to describe the types of foods which age us. Then, taking a positive note we then get to see the foods which counter aging.

The core of the book however is the detox plan. This includes lists of a number of foods and its effect - anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hormonal balancing, digestive, alkaline. The plan also gives advise which is also generally important such as the need to drink lots of water and to be aware of mood changes whilst detoxing. Some words of advice I am not sure how to take seriously, such as being aware that pots with plastic handles can emit fumes when cooking or to avoid plastic utensils to avoid contaminates leaching into the food. I am not sure how likely this but am willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt here.

Finally the book gives a number of quick and easy recipes.

The book is well presented with good use of colour to highlight different things and lots of tables to summarise and present information. I feel sure that anyone thinking of detoxing will find lots of value in this book. Recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice recipes with worrying science 11 April 2012
By Ms. R. L. A. Amelan VINE VOICE
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When I read this book through, I felt a great feeling of disquiet. It is a colourful and attractive looking volume and I have absolutely no problems with the recipe section. Some of these look delicious and simple, and I might even try them myself as they appear quick, easy and with a reasonable balance of ingredients.

Elizabeth Peyton-Jones, however, is trying to offer much more, for the title is "Eat Yourself Young" and this is a quite a claim. It is true that a balanced diet can assist in maintaining good health and there is reasonable evidence based research to suggest that eating your greens and fruit will assist greatly in this. The author, however, states much more - and does so without quoting the studies to back up her hypotheses. The fact that there is no bibliography so that we can read further and decide matters for ourselves is also concerning.

She suggests that the reader changes their diet to combat the five anti-ageing processes, namely, eliminative slowdown, inflammation, oxidation, acidification and hormonal imbalance. This involves an evaluation of current symptoms, a detox diet and the EYY eating plan. Apparently, you will feel better by following this - well, it does rather depend, I suspect, on how you were before, as you certainly will be taking your fruit and veg in copious quantities. Ms Peyton-Jones also makes some quite unequivocal statements to back up her dietary ideas and these worry me hugely.

When I received this book, I scanned it and then consulted a number of friends who work in a variety of scientific fields to assist in evaluating the text. We looked at, for example, oxidation. Yes, they said, the facts are there but there is an overplay when it comes to the effect of oxidative stress on DNA.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'm not convinced 14 May 2013
By Pompom TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I wanted to like this book. I wanted to believe the words Elizabeth Peyton-Jones wrote. Frankly though, as a scientist by profession, most of what she spouts is utter unresearched and untrue rubbish. Take it with a massive pinch of something salty which isn't so bad for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
I love this book, which is currently on loan to a friend and I'm itching to get it back. If you don't know about your body being alkaline then you definitely need to buy this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gemma
3.0 out of 5 stars You need to live next to a health food shop to do it
Tesco don't stock this stuff folks. I won't be able to follow it as a busy mum. If i had a personal chef i would x
Published 4 months ago by Kate Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is great! It is easy to read, it has a very clear structure and really well presented. I am finding it very inspirational.
Published 6 months ago by Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it !
The book arrived yesterday and I've not been able to put it down since
Some very interesting facts really makes you re think what you eat
Lots of great recipes which I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pole perfection
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
A book with an interesting viewpoint if you are a healthy eater or would like to be one. Worthy a read.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs PE Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars I not only feel younger, but I also feel healthier than when I was...
It has changed my life and my eating habits for the better. It is also great to be taught why eating this way is better for you. Instead of simply following a regime.
Published 9 months ago by Tara Maxwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Used time and time again
This is A great book that I have referred to many times. Gives good explanations and descriptions to the food groups. Highly recommended
Published 9 months ago by MissRexy
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat Yourself Young
It covers many really useful things like antioxidants and many more before going into the recipes. You can't go wrong if you follow the plan.
Published 10 months ago by Jaleva
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to tell
Bought this for my little sister. Observations two years later indicate she is still getting older, although quite slowly. Read more
Published 11 months ago by BJB
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit Woo!
This is probably a good book if you believe in Detox. It gives you a lot of up to date information on the latest "wonder foods". Read more
Published 12 months ago by JoMaynard
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