Publisher's Weekly: Written for fans of glossy magazines, Vicario's book rolls out a well-integrated, holistic lifestyle plan based on what she touts as her successful personal transformation. She left a successful but stressful PR job and abandoned her unhealthy eating and drinking habits, and is now a health and nutrition coach. It's easy to jump on Vicario's bandwagon; she uses strong salesmanship techniques (asking questions that can only have one answer), serves up plenty of encouraging words, and shares personal details about her transformation to great advantage. (Once she found her "purpose" in health coaching, the rest of her life fell into place, she explains.) In addition to self-help narration, the book includes healthy food choices and a sprinkling of recipes. "Client Story" sidebars illustrate successful practices and brief "Put It in Action" summaries at chapter ends are useful reminders of small and manageable changes to incorporate into one's life. In addition to nutrition, Vicario covers the well-stocked pantry, "stress-free" cooking, exercise, relationship tips, and a few out-of-the-ordinary subjects (tongue scraping, mask treatments). Lifestyle change "doesn't have to be complicated," Vicario insists, and for determined readers, this book may well be the impetus for transformation. (BookLife)
Review Rating: 5 stars Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Your Holistically Hot Transformation: Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle Free of Dieting, Confusion and Self-Judgment by Marissa Vicario is an uplifting book that increases readers' awareness of health and wellness, and speaks about embracing a lifestyle that is free of dieting, yet at the same time healthy. Food changes everything and the author gives good tips and techniques on what to put in your body, how to take care of yourself, so that we all can live inspired and connected lives. Everyone struggles with health issues and this book will help to resolve issues one has with eating and an approach to food. For all those who are health conscious and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, this book is helpful and will guide them in a simple way that is relatable and can be practiced without much difficulty. The author handles a relevant topic methodically. Marissa Vicario connects well with readers with her personal experiences of living alone in a big city, working, and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her personal stories are encouraging and will motivate readers to adopt a positive outlook towards leading a healthy life. The book also speaks about why dieting doesn't work and why there is no need to count calories when one is eating healthy food. There are a few recipes included, which are useful and will guide readers to make healthier choices in their food habits. It's a good guide for everyone who is looking for health and wellness transformation.
Are you tired of fad diets and all-juice cleanses? Confused about all the conflicting nutrition information available? Over feeling guilty for your nutrition slip-ups?
Finally learn to trust yourself to make slimming, nutritious and energizing choices without dieting, confusion and self-judgment!
Award-winning Health Coach and Women’s Lifestyle Expert, Marissa Vicario, wasn’t always as healthy and happy as she is today. There was a time when her diet had more macaroni and cheese and G&T’s than broccoli and green smoothies. It wasn’t until she hit rock bottom that she realized something had to change, and it was in that moment that she vowed to make her physical, mental and emotional well –being a top priority.
Your Holistically Hot Transformation follows Marissa’s wellness journey from unfulfilled corporate professional to purpose-driven women’s lifestyle aficionado committed to making healthy, fit and balanced (aka Hot), less intimidating, more approachable and totally attainable to women regardless of where they are on their own path to a healthy lifestyle.
You’ll find advice for making healthy living a habit, tips for stocking a healthy kitchen, guidelines for understanding the hunger and fullness cues your body sends you, simple ideas for self-care you’ve never tried before and a sprinkling of fast, fool-proof recipes and motivational mantras.
Smart, honest, and actionable, Your Holistically Hot Transformation is the most relatable health and nutrition book of its kind.