Book Review. “Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous.” Second City Style Fashion & Beauty Blog

December 7, 2007 • Lifestyle


If ever a book title spoke to me, this is it! How to have your cake and eat it too and not look like something the cat dragged in after a rough night? This book had me at hello! Esther Blum’s "Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist’s Guide to Living Well While Living it Up" is a fun and informative read. I wasn’t sure it was the best thing to read over my Thanksgiving break, but I was wrong. The book imparted professional secrets to maintaining a healthy complexion, amazing attitude and the bod of a 21 year-old while living the lux life! Thankfully, Esther is an advocate of balance, moderation and foie gras!

You have to love a book that doesn’t admonish you for chocolate snack attacks (peanut M&Ms are more nutritional than plain M&Ms), provides recipes for healthier drink alternatives (try a pomegranate martini instead of a Cosmo), and imparts vitamin elixir combinations to help cure that raging hangover (or better yet, avoid it altogether).

Esther’s book reads like you are having a conversation with your best friend (aka partner in crime). However, she is the girlfriend that knows valuable information (more than the sample sale schedule by heart). Stuff like how to have fun and lead a healthier lifestyle, realistic diet guidelines ("Life is too short to be on a diet the whole time!"), vitamins that are right for you, hangover
remedies and cutting cocktail calories. Hey, a girl’s gotta drink, right? Just cut out the White Russians and beer, babe.

Also worth the price of admission is her guide to making vitamins work for you. Like which ones will cure those pesky girl ailments, which ones will spice up your sex life, which ones will spice up your man’s sex life and how to battle the hormonal blues without resorting to over-prescribed anti-depressants.
The book comes with an easy-to-follow reference guide. You will finish wishing  someone in your family to owned a health store.

I totally enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for yourself and your posse.

Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous $15. 61 at Amazon

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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