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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (Feb. 25 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452123667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452123660
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Eat Pretty is a gorgeous and inspirational book about the fundamentals of true beauty. Jolene Hart gives us the gift of her nutritional expertise, made accessible by her every girl voice - and made pretty by the stunning page design. A must-read for every woman who wants to glow."

- Sophie Uliano , New York Times best-selling author of Gorgeously Green "The new mind-body manual."
- Style.com "That beautiful glow you get from your green smoothies? Eat Pretty has it down to a science. This book has everything you need to boost the pretty in your plant-based diet."

- Kris Carr , New York Times best-selling author, Crazy Sexy Kitchen "Jolene's book is a fascinating guide to daily health and beauty for the modern woman, packed with useful and practical info. I've loved reading it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to glow from the inside out."

- Tata Harper, Founder, Tata Harper Skincare "Eat Pretty is an inspirational collection of wisdom, promoting a healthy and happy relationship with your beautiful body. Opting for only healthy and real delicious options, the ingredients in this book are multi-beneficial foods that can change your whole life."
- Candice Kumai, four-time New York Times best-selling author, food writer and food & nutrition expert at Cosmo Body"Certified beauty and health coach Jolene Hart's Eat Pretty is the ultimate guide to eating to feel and look your best."

- Beautylish.com " Eat Pretty is a gorgeous book that reveals the latest research-based ageless secrets of true beauty from the inside out and outside in throughout the seasons of the year and seasons of life. Beauty-full reading to last a lifetime."

- Ann Louise Gittleman , Ph.D., CNS, New York Times bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan and The Living Beauty Detox Program "

About the Author

Jolene Hart is a beauty and health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her work has appeared in InStyle, People, Allure, and Organic Spa . She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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I initially bought the book as a gift for my sister and I was having trouble letting it go, because I was in love. I will now have to buy another copy for myself!! This book is a beauty bible with the information so beautifully designed and organized.
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HASH(0xa2be9390) out of 5 stars Irritating and disappointing. Sept. 5 2014
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I think this book has a very, very specific audience--an audience that doesn't have an even basic understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet, and an audience that is younger and perhaps dealing with self-esteem issues manifested in unhealthy eating habits.

In Part 1, "Rethink Beauty," Hart wastes a lot of time (about 40 pages) explaining why her book is so important, why it will change your life. The gist of her message is, "I will help you eat healthy foods, and then you will feel incredible!" This section gives a pretty standard introduction to carbs, fats, proteins, and vitamins. It's basic information that most of us know or have read about before.

The second section of this book is the longest. In it, Hart gives advice for what healthy habits to focus on and which foods to eat during each of the four seasons. So, for example, during spring, her advice is to fill up on cleansing fluids (i.e., drink water), plant a garden, lighten up your liver (i.e., drink lemon water), simplify supper (i.e., steam your food), and reduce toxins (i.e., don't eat processed foods). Then she lists a "beauty basket" of foods for the season (e.g., artichoke, asparagus, dandelion greens, sprouts, etc.), and gives recipes that include those foods.

I found the third section to be the most useful and practical. Ironically, it is also the shortest. While not completely absent of dud advice (e.g., be sure to chew each bite of your food 20-30 times!), Hart at least covers some more relevant and interesting topics like food pairing, massage, and fermented foods.

There were a couple of things about this book that irritated me. First, I hated how Hart kept using the word "un-pretty." Eating a lot of sugar is so "un-pretty." Or sometimes we just have "un-pretty" days when we just want to eat greasy pizza. Every time I read that word, it felt like judgment. It made me think of an overbearing mother who tells her slightly uncouth, boisterous daughter to "be sweet" or "be nice." I get what Hart was going for with the whole "eat good to look good" theme, but why does "pretty" have to be the name we give that lifestyle choice?

I also thought Hart talked about food in an unrealistic way. While I agree that healthy, organic food is much better for my body and for the environment, let's just talk about food in a real way, you know? Eating a sweet potato is not going to make me feel "incredible." And steaming some asparagus for "supper" (my God, who says that anymore?) is not going to change my life. At one point Hart says that after you taste how good real food is, you will rethink the way you define "treats." Instead of treating yourself to sweets, you will want to treat yourself to an expensive fillet of wild salmon or a "basket brimming with organic produce." Seriously? No one who wants a piece of cheesecake is going to suddenly change her mind and instead want a "basket brimming with organic produce." Just don't say stupid things like that.

Unfortunately, I think Hart's unrealistic ideas about food are present in the entire book. Truth be told, I'm not so sure her romanticized perspective on organic produce is much different from other diet crazes or food fads: it's still a part of the unhelpful belief that food, whether it be a fatty cheeseburger or a bowl of organic dandelion greens, has the power to change EVERYthing, to solve all of your problems, to make life AMAZING. In reality, though, food is just food. Yes, sugar makes you feel crappy; spinach doesn't. But neither one is an emotional panacea. Don't ask of food what it isn't meant to give.

Ultimately, I thought this book was disappointing, and I really wouldn't recommend it. I think Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days, The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted, and The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Beauty Foods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You address the same subject in a better way.
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HASH(0xa256ec3c) out of 5 stars Just buy it. Nothing but good advice here. Dec 13 2014
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I LOVE this book. Don't let other reviews deter you. I'm an esthetician and holistic nutrition coach, and I have to say, this book is clear, concise, and covers all the basics (and then some). It's an easy, fun read, and incredibly well summarized to pack a lot of information into a fairly small book. I still turn to this when I need a quick reference. Buy it!! This really is how you create beautiful skin for life.
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HASH(0xa27def9c) out of 5 stars I especially loved the lists of seasonal foods and the different aspects ... June 18 2015
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This book is full of so much information! I especially loved the lists of seasonal foods and the different aspects of health addressed. Perfect for educating yourself on more everyday nutrition.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2ecbc24) out of 5 stars Beautiful Book with a Beautiful Mission! March 18 2014
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This darling book is a pleasure to read as Jolene takes the reader into an education about food and how it can provide all you need to attain and remain beautiful from within. Filled with great advice and equally terrific recipes, it should be kept right along with the cookbooks on your kitchen shelf after you read it...............the first time. It's a go-to book that you will refer to over and over again as you try new recipes with ingredients you may not have tried yet.
It also makes a great gift for the women in your life, young and old, because good nutrition benefits women at every stage of life.
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa319fb30) out of 5 stars Fantastic Information and Recipes, Easy Read March 28 2014
By Steph - Published on Amazon.com
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One of my newest beauty secrets! While I have always been a healthy eater, I never really made the connection between my food and specific skin or health issues until I read this book. Eat Pretty provides a wealth of information in an easy-to-read format with quick tips and great recipes. For the last several years, my skin has been in a vicious hormonal cycle that I have tried to cover with lots of make-up, but with terrible results. Eat Pretty was like a light bulb turning on over my head! I got this book less than a month ago and have incorporated several small changes that Jolene details for glowing skin and less rosacea flare ups. There is literature everywhere about how sugar and certain carbs are terrible for you, but Jolene's book helps make the link between a specific ingredient, like refined sugar, and how it affects your body and skin. Even better, she offers alternative ingredients that fit into your recipes while providing a beauty boost. Within a few weeks of swapping out some beauty busters with beauty boosters, I had lost a few pounds, lost several blemishes, and noticed less redness and irritation on my face. It's amazing that I can eat my way to better skin!


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