I’m So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life

Amy Shah. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27 (336p) ISBN 978-0-358-44642-2
Doctor and nutritionist Shah debuts with a punchy and informative take on living a more energized life. A car accident at 32 was her catalyst to make changes in her life, and her “WTF” plan (“as in why the eff was I so tired?”) was the result. Her advice is centered around regulating women’s “energy trifecta­,” made up of balanced hormones, a well-functioning gut, and a healthy immune system. To that end, Shah focuses on diet, circadian fasting, stress reduction, and sleep: she encourages readers to adopt a diet heavy on plants and fiber, consume all of their calories during an 8–10-hour window, sleep 7–9 hours every night, and incorporate low-intensity exercise into daily life. Quizzes, cheat sheets, and “energy booster” facts round things out, along with a two-week meal plan. Shah peppers personal stories throughout, and her tone is reliably encouraging: “Remember, this is not about perfection. This is just about improving your metabolism.” Those feeling worn down will want to check this out. Agent: Heather Jackson, Heather Jackson Literary. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 02/09/2021
Release date: 03/02/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
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