Why should you read the book entitled Eat, Pray, Love? Well, I believe that Paul alone can answer this question. Paul Bettinson, a PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, has written this enlightening book in which he not only discusses the benefits of having a personal relationship with God but also explores how having such a relationship can enhance your relationship with others.
What does this mean for you? When you read this book, you learn how to have a beneficial purpose or role for yourself. As a result, you discover who you are supposed to be and why you were created as you are. At the same time, you also learn how to trustworthiness, authenticity, and e-a-t integrity with God. Throughout this text, the author addresses topics like: having a beneficial purpose, trustworthiness, honesty, forgiveness, kindness, compassion, and empathy.
The text also contains a number of case studies that provide further evidence that the author is correct when he says that high-quality food really tastes better! Further, the text explores why the quality of the food we eat has such an impact on our lives. You will learn through the case studies how eating high-quality foods can help reduce stress, boost confidence, improve self esteem, increase happiness, build trustworthiness, improve productivity, build character, improve relationships, and much more. In the process, you will also discover that it is possible to eat high-quality foods while still losing weight! So, does the author’s “study” on why high-quality food taste so good actually hold true?
The answer is an astounding yes! As the author explains, his goal in writing this text was to show people that there can be a beneficial purpose or role for faith, trustworthiness, honesty, and empathy even outside of the three major areas mentioned above. The author claims that by demonstrating that there are other purposes for these values besides those traditionally associated with them by religion, the human mind is more likely to understand that they also have a positive role to play in one’s life.
One example of an additional benefit provided by the use of the words “exercise”, “protein”, and “weight loss” is found in the last paragraph of the text. You will see in the resource box that the text discusses the importance of e-a-t – honesty, integrity, and truthfulness. According to the author, if you want your kids to be honest, truthful, and “genuine”, you must expect them to do the same. You must trust them not to engage in activities that you know they would not ordinarily do. You must value and respect their judgments because only you can impart the same value and respect to others.
In conclusion, this is not just another book on the benefits of eating healthy. It is more than that, it is an eBook that helps you uncover the truth about what your kids are learning about when they eat. You will discover that there is a beneficial purpose for the food they eat, that their choices lead to high-quality long-term health, and that there are other benefits beyond those directly tied to physical well being. This is not about whether or not you should encourage your kids to eat healthy, but about whether or not you should encourage them to discover and understand the other, previously untapped, benefits that eating healthy can bring them. The Secrets of the Best E-A-T (Exercise, Nutrition, and Trustworthiness) eBook is a good place to start.