Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You

Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You

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by Margaret Floyd
     
 

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In Eat Naked, a nutritional therapy practitioner and founder of the website www.eatnakednow.com, presents easy-to-implement guidelines for stripping away the packaging, preservatives, fillers, pesticides, and artificial additives from your diet. Eating fresh and organic, "naked" meals helps to strengthen the immune system, prevent or reverse degenerative

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In Eat Naked, a nutritional therapy practitioner and founder of the website www.eatnakednow.com, presents easy-to-implement guidelines for stripping away the packaging, preservatives, fillers, pesticides, and artificial additives from your diet. Eating fresh and organic, "naked" meals helps to strengthen the immune system, prevent or reverse degenerative diseases, and delay the aging process.

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Publishers Weekly
Floyd, a Certified Healing Foods specialist, brings her experience with improving health and increasing vitality through diet to a wide audience. Beginning with a primer on healthy eating, Floyd recommends that "naked" foods ("fresh, whole, organic, homemade") comprise 80% of a diet, leaving a 20% leeway for special occasions. "When you eat mostly naked foods, your body will find its natural equilibrium...Your cravings will diminish and you won't feel deprived." Floyd, a proponent of the thinking behind Nourishing Traditions, rejects most forms of soy and gluten, and recommends raw dairy and soaked grains. Early chapters review categories of foods and conclude with easy-reference charts for "Best, Next Best, Okay, and Steer Clear" choices. Following tips on reducing stress, shopping for natural ingredients, and simplified cooking, Floyd dedicates a third of her book to recipes created with Chef James Barry, covering basics (Chicken Stock, Balsamic Vinaigrette), innovative uses for vegetables (Raw Cauliflower Couscous), colorful entrees (Tortilla-less Green Enchiladas, Seared Salmon with Garlic Broccoli Rabe and Summer Squash), and sweet treats (Coconut Nut Date Balls). Floyd's message won't be new to anyone on the healthy fringe; for most everyone else, it could be quite a palate cleanser. Photos. (June)
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“Eat Naked is full of convincing arguments and practical tips for cutting the junk out of your diet and replacing it with real food—which is exactly what needs to happen.”
—Mark Bittman, columnist for the New York Times and author of How to Cook Everything and The Food Matters Cookbook

“Eating naked has transformed my life completely, allowing me to lose unwanted weight and feel healthier and more powerful every day of my life. The increased energy I have supports my career and relationship growth, empowering me to live my dreams. For me, eating naked has become a way of life, the naked life!”
—April Kuramoto, client, yoga instructor, and BLYS Yoga Studio founder and owner

“Eating naked is not The Next Diet. It is The Last Diet. Purge your pantry and strip the junk from your shopping list, but beware: you will doubtless have to face the facts about your rotten little food habits. Mine was surimi.”
—Nina Planck, author of Real Food: What to Eat and Why

“Margaret Floyd’s Eat Naked is a clear and passionate call to nourish ourselves in a more simple, natural, and beautiful way. With just the right mixture of science and sass, Eat Naked delivers wise nutritional information that’s easy to practice. In a world overloaded with conflicting dietary facts and systems, Margaret Floyd gracefully distills some of the best strategies for vibrant eating and living.”
—Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Eat Naked is wildly intriguing. For all time, our ancestors ate food that was caught wild, grass-fed, fermented, unprocessed, whole, and natural. In the last hundred years, these necessary, nourishing human traditions have been lost, and we’re largely at the mercy of Big Agriculture and the food industry. Eat Naked is a food revolution book that sets you free and also sets you on fire—free to live a long, fertile, healthy life of personal responsibility without disease, and on fire, because real access to whole foods is the newest civil rights movement that affects us all. Eat naked and thrive!”
—Mark McAfee, founder of Organic Pastures Dairy

“In Eat Naked, Margaret Floyd has created an easy-to-follow guide to optimizing your health. Drawing on basic principles, Floyd teaches her readers how to cook and eat for health, healing, weight loss, and for the pure love of food. Everyone should eat naked.”
—Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of Integrative Nutrition

“Empowering, and simplified to a doable matrix, Eat Naked gets rid of the fluff and complexity surrounding locally sourced, home-prepared eating and puts it within reach of anyone. What a wonderful contribution to this movement.”
—Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm

“This is a user-friendly, well-written book with sound and sensible nutritional information. The recipes are good, and easy, too!”
—Annemarie Colbin, PhD, founder and CEO of the National Gourmet Institute in New York, NY, and author of Food and Healing and The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones

“As a certified personal trainer, I thought I was eating a very healthy diet. When I worked with Margaret, I realized that I was not getting the proper nutrition that my body needed. Sometimes I can’t believe that I can really eat butter and not feel guilty! I can’t believe that after years of dieting, my weight has stabilized and I never feel deprived.”
—Christi Schimpke, CPT, National Academy of Sports Medicine, client

Kirkus Reviews

A compelling call-to-arms on the sins of the commercial food industry combined with a how-to guide on dieting without deprivation.

Delivered in a brisk, upbeat tone, Floyd's debut comes complete with a tenable plan to assist fast-food addicts in shaking off their sugar- and carb-induced comas for good. The author provides a drum-beating diatribe against the processed-food industry and its devastating effect on health, the environment and the economy.A certified holistic health counselor, Floyd isn't shy about taking the culprits head-on. Eye-popping sections on whether milk is the perfect food or poison and the chemical dosing of once-naked produce leave little room for readers to doubt the author's position. But Floyd pushes further, turning a cautionary tale into a standout title. She argues that any food with a label hardly qualifies as real food. Even the humble soybean, presently passed off as a health food, is singled out for a particularly serious smackdown. What was once a perfectly decent "naked" food when traditionally grown and prepared has given way to an overprocessed, tarted-up incarnation that should cause many a veggie-burger chomping vegan to stop mid-chew and ponder Buddha's observation:"Consider the loathsomeness of food." Enlightenment lies in transitioning to what the author calls a "naked diet," and she offers tasty recipes for food and drink and tips on shopping and cooking. It's all topped off with advice on soaking, sprouting and fermenting naked food at home.

Deserves a space on the brave new bookshelf of conscious eating.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608820139
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/02/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
414,170
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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