You Are More Than You Think You Are by Kimberly Snyder Book Review

I feel like most dietitians give virtually the same advice:

Eat less, move more.

Lift weights.

Eat more protein.

What I have always loved about dietitian Kimberly Snyder’s books like The Beauty Detox Solution is that she dares to combine her education and personal experiences from around the world to go against the grain a bit. Yes, she touts a lot of fruits and vegetables like most dietitians, but it’s also:

Eat a small breakfast and lunch, and if you’re going to indulge, do it at dinner.

Protein can become toxic in larger amounts.

If you eat the right things, like fruits and vegetables, you don’t have to count calories.

And her approach works. I’ve used it intermittently through the past decade or so – I was raised in an Italian-American household, so it’s hard to keep to a mostly vegan diet for more than 4-5 days or so, if I’m cooking – and it always seems to work, whether it’s to drop more pounds, give me more energy, or feel more clarity.

As the years have gone on, Kimberly’s books have evolved from just about 100% nutrition advice (The Beauty Detox Solution, The Beauty Detox Foods)  to being about 50/50 nutrition and inner wellness (The Beauty Detox Power, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life) to this new book, You Are More than You Think You Are, which is 100% about inner wellness.

This is a guide book on how to clear and raise your energy.

What You Are More Than You Think You Are is About

You Are More Than You Think You Are is, to me, a guide book on how to clear and raise your energy. You know how when you walk into certain rooms or environments, and you instantly feel happier? Or when you walk into certain places and you feel down or dragging? That’s the energy vibration of the room. Some of us are more sensitive to it than others, but that energy frequency is always there, whether we realize it or not.

The book has three parts: Part I, which talks about breaking through fears and other blockages you’re carrying around, possibly without realizing it, which are holding you back and dragging your energy down. Part II talks about uncovering who you are underneath all of that physical, emotional, and spiritual baggage, and realizing what matters to you and what you really want from your life. Part III then teaches you how to engage with your inner power to make what you really want come to life.

Essentially, a guide to living your best life, but rather than dealing with the usual rah-rah, habit-breaking, schedule-making, list-assembling type of Western productivity we’re all used to reading, this book instead deals with the spiritual and emotional side of slowing down, getting in tune with your energy vibration and your body, and understanding and accepting. Through the book, you’ll find what’s holding you back, what desires are lurking underneath, and how to engage your energy to create your best life.

This book is perfect for those who want to clear their energy and want more from their lives.

Who It Is For

This book is perfect for people who want more from their lives, and who are open to holistic treatments and alternative medicine-type thinking. Like, some of my friends are very Type A, practical, down-to-earth professionals who do great with guides like Getting Things Done and who scoff at the advice of gurus like Dr. Deepak Chopra. This book wouldn’t be for them. On the other hand, some of my friends are also very Type A, but creative, open-minded, and compassionate individuals who love yoga and essential oils as much as they love to-do lists. For them, this guide could help them clear their energy and break through to the next level.

When my energy is anxious or depressive, this book helps me slow down.

How the Book Helped Me

When I want more from my life, I’ll admit, I tend to boil it down to the advice of my favorite books, Darren Hardy’s The Compound Effect, which pretty much says what you do daily is what you’ll master. (Ten minutes a day of anything is 60 hours in a year – incredible!)

But sometimes I realize I’m not showing up in the way that I want to. Sometimes I’m overworked, frazzled, trying to do too much, and expecting too much of myself and others. In this way, I know that my energy can be frenetic and at times anxious or depressive. In that regard, this book encourages me to do what isn’t intuitive to help my life and slow down. Take the quizzes. Discover what’s dragging me down. Reflect on what I really want. And tap into how to raise my energy vibration and actually get it – not on the usual productivity plan, but in a new way.

Bottom Line

If you’re a spiritual overachiever (and if you are, you know what I’m talking about), the type of person who reads Louise Hay and Gabrielle Bernstein and swears by their advice, then You Are More Than You Think You Are is a must-have. It’s a unique perspective that works for improving your life and getting to the next level, without the usual stress and strain. I highly recommend.

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