It’s Official!

Hey Fabulous Readers!

I have spent the past 5 months reading and studying.

I spent the entire weekend preparing and taking my exam.

It took me nearly ten hours to answer 356 multiple choice questions and 4 different essay questions (including a case study)!

All to be able to say:

I am officially an ISSA Nutrition Specialist!!! Woo hoo!

I have been studying nutrition for a long time and seem to have a passion and knack for it (I am the same with geology, go figure!).  It’s something that I wasn’t taught, but that makes sense to me. I have seen first hand the effects of healthy eating and I want to share that with anyone who is ready to change!

So, now that I don’t have to study for my exam any more (woohoo!), I decided to take a trip to the library and here is what I cam home with:

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

 I am already about half way through this book and I must say, I really like it. She is very down to earth and uses a ton of credible resources to back up her claims. She is a little too extreme for me (I do love my chicken) but what she says about dairy and grains is right on! Some of her recipes are tad exotic for me, but it gave me a lot of inspiration!

Eat-Clean Diet Stripped by Tosca Reno

 I finished this one in about 20 minutes. It is a great book that is right on and perfect for people who are new to eating clean. Tosca Reno is fantastic and I look forward to reading the other one of hers that I brought home….

Your Best Body Now by Tosca Reno

I also got some inspiration thumbing through this little beauty….

Body Sculpting With Kettlebells for Women

 I love the idea of going vegan because of the plant based nature of this lifestyle, but I just love my chicken and egg whites too much to part with them. However, I do looove to use vegan recipes, so I picked up….

The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

So, needless to say, it will be a while before I have more books to pick up, especially since I will be starting back @ PSU in the Fall!! So I am enjoying my free reading time as much as possible!
Don’t forget to check out the KIND Bar giveaway! Last chance to enter is this Sunday! Simply leave me a comment on that page telling me about your favorite bar. I will choose a winner at random who will take home an entire box of KIND Bars!!
Happy Reading!



One thought on “It’s Official!

  1. Congrats on your Nutrition Specialty!!! 😀

    I’ve always wanted The Kind Diet. I’ve only got to look through it, not digest it yet. I’ve read Tosca’s Eat Clean! I love that she stresses mini meals! 🙂

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