by Charlotte Watts (Hay House) out March 2015
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“Charlotte’s book is my kind of ‘read’ – I defy anyone to read this and not relate it to their own lives and see where there is room for improvement and more importantly to help alleviate that dreaded ‘stress’ that enters all our lives!! I love anything that does no harm, is non-invasive and can only do ‘good’ – and this book is that. Great advice, tips and help on how to really de-stress, and keep healthy and balanced in life. More importantly it just makes sense. Good sense. I am all for it.”
Emma Forbes, TV and radio presenter
I have been working hard over summer to update The De-Stress Diet with oodles more mindfulness and yoga content, a whole new chapter on food cravings, weaving in the latest neuroscience and moving the emphasis away from mainly weight loss (although a side-effect if you need!) and out to creating a fully holistic system.
“Charlotte simplifies a complex subject and gets straight to the point. She gives you pioneering techniques which are brilliant, no nonsense. I can’t recommend The De-Stress Effect highly enough.”
Annie Ashdown, author of The Confidence Factor, co-host of ITV 1’s Kyle’s Academy
My aim has been to offer a resource that can take you through a transformative process to find new relationships with your body, food and health attitudes. The layout is such that you can also just dip into or use as a tool to draw you back easily if life’s demands leave you feeling like you’ve lost your way.
“Charlotte’s brilliant book is a gift for everyone suffering from all forms of stress. It explains why your body seems to be rebelling or burning out, and then shows you effective practical approaches to get your life and health back on track.”
Phil Parker, Expert in the Psychology of Health Happiness & Genius, inventor of The Lightning Process
Here’s the description from the back cover:
Free yourself from the emotional and physical effects of stress by reconnecting to your body and discovering what it really needs. The De-Stress Effect is a new revolution in eating, exercise and relaxation that will return you to vibrant health by gently bringing balance back to your body and your life.
“A truly holistic system for health, joy and wellbeing – easy to work through or dip into again and again to find ease within modern living. Charlotte deftly explains how to weave mindfulness into nutrition, yoga and exercise to create a rich experience to find out what really suits you and how to enjoy finding out!”
Martin Clark, editor of Om Magazine
The fast pace of modern life and the constant pressure we put on ourselves to keep doing and achieving can keep us locked in patterns of giving in to food cravings, negative habits and self-criticism – keeping our minds and bodies on constant alert. This disruption to the natural rhythms of our body can lead to all kinds of complications that are hard to resolve, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, IBS, weight gain, fertility problems and skin issues.
“Chronic stress affects everyone, depletes your mental and physical vitality and increases your risk for serious illness. The good news is you can reverse its effects and nurture resilience quickly, and naturally. Charlotte beautifully brings together the science and traditions of nutritional, lifestyle and mind-body medicine in an immediately practical way so you can harness the ‘De-Stress Effect’ and transform your life.”
Benjamin Brown ND, The British College of Nutrition and Health, author of The Digestive Health Solution
Presenting the latest research on how we can finally heal this damaging cycle, The De-Stress Effect will give you the space to truly feel what is right for your health and your life – realistically, intuitively and with compassion. With a low-stress preparation, six-week eating plan for optimum nutrition, mindfulness practices, yoga sequences and exercise suggestions, this book will soothe you back to a happier, healthier you, whatever your life’s demands.
“The De-Stress Effect is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Personally, I think most people in the Developed World would benefit from reading it! From cutting-edge, well-researched nutrition to simply put science – balanced with yoga and mindfulness – this book will help the reader to get to the bottom of what type of stress they are suffering from. Charlotte makes constructive suggestions on how to tackle stress appropriate to six types of ‘stress suits,’ so there is plenty of advice for different types of stress. The simple yet effective solutions described throughout the book will help anyone who reads it discover more health, well-being and calm.”
Fiona Agombar, yoga teacher and author of Beat Fatigue with Yoga
FREE MEDITATION ALBUM from Charlotte with preorder >>>see here
“With so much frequently conflicting and confusing information available about wellness and nutrition, it was a real pleasure to read Charlotte Watts’ follow-up to The De-Stress Diet and see her offering such clear advice on how to achieve wellness and calm in The De-Stress Effect. Solidly referenced and evidenced by sound science, you won’t find any gimmicky or faddy advice here. Instead, there are very clear guidelines offered to help you develop an effective stress management toolkit, using exercise, yoga, mindfulness meditation and excellent nutrition appropriately for different stress ‘types’ to find balance in a busy life. The morning and evening routines for introducing a less frenzied approach to your day are well worth exploring, and the principles for putting together healthy meals allow plenty of flexibility for different preferences and timescales. The yoga sequences are also clearly illustrated and easy to follow, even for complete beginners. I will be recommending The De-Stress Effect to my coaching, yoga and nutrition clients.”
Tracy Johnson, yoga teacher, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, career, confidence and wellness coach