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

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Eat Naked with Margaret Floyd for a Sexier You

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  • Want to eat delicious, real food and look and feel great?

Leading nutritional therapist Margaret Floyd's Eat Naked will help you strip away the overprocessed, overpackaged, and overdressed junk food from your diet. It's time to enjoy "naked" foods-whole foods...

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Eat Naked with Margaret Floyd for a Sexier You

  • Are you fed up with counting calories?
  • Confused by all the diet hype?
  • Want to eat delicious, real food and look and feel great?

Leading nutritional therapist Margaret Floyd's Eat Naked will help you strip away the overprocessed, overpackaged, and overdressed junk food from your diet. It's time to enjoy "naked" foods-whole foods that are fresh, organically grown, and prepared in ways that allow each food's naturally delicious flavors to shine through. In this book, Margaret shows you how to choose the nutrient-dense foods that will make you look and feel so gorgeous, you'll want to take it all off.

You'll discover new ways to prepare foods without sacrificing flavor and learn practical tips for eating within your budget. Eat Naked includes easy recipes for all sorts of delicious things you can feel good about eating and making for others. Once you see how great you look and feel when you eat naked, you won't want to eat any other way!

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Editorial Reviews

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: 6/2/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 337,070
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Floyd is a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified holistic health counselor, certified healing foods specialist, and certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she has a thriving practice, serving clients around the world. Visit the author online at

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Basics of Eating Naked

1 Eat Naked? 7

2 If You're Not Eating Naked, What Are You Eating? 15

3 Why Eat Naked? 25

4 Naked Produce 31

5 Naked Meat 41

6 Naked Dairy and Eggs 53

7 Naked Fish 67

8 Naked Fats 75

9 Naked Grains, Beans, Nuts, and Seeds 87

10 Naked Beverages, Sweeteners, and Condiments 99

Part 2 How to Get Naked

11 Transitioning to a Naked Diet 113

12 Shop Naked 121

13 Cook Naked 127

The Basics 138

Chicken Stock 138

Balsamic Vinaigrette 140

Creamy Ginger Dressing 141

Salsa 142

Pesto 143

Classic Hummus 144

Saladas and Sides 145

Raw Cauliflower "Couscous" 145

Pesto Romaine Salad 146

Mixed Green Salad 146

Asparagus with Butter Mushrooms 147

Spicy Garlic Green Beans 148

Garlic Broccoli Rabe and Summer Squash 149

Asian Noodle Salad 150

Soups 151

Summer Gazpacho 151

Veggie Bean Soup 152

Roasted Root Soup 153

Broccoli Soup 154

Thai Chicken Soup 155

Entress 156

Lemon and Asparagus Risotto 156

Tortilla-Less Green Enchiladas 158

Easy Roast Chicken 160

Smoky Lamb Ragout on Spaghetti Squash 162

Seared Salmon 164

Breakfasts 165

Muesli 165

Easy Morning Oatmeal 166

Egg-Veggie Scramble 167

Eggs on a Bed of Greens 168

Mexican Eggs 170

Beverages 171

Sparkling Flavored Soda 171

Mint Lemonade 171

Infused Water 172

Iced Green Tea 172

Mango Lassi 173

Desserts 174

Raw Chocolate Treats 174

Coconut Nut Date Balls 176

Frozen Banana Treats 177

Topsy-Turvy Chèvre Figs 178

Mango Coconut Ice Pops 179

14 Better Than Naked 181

15 When Not to Eat Naked 185

References 189

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Everyone Read Eat Naked AND Purchase for Gifts!!!

    Margaret Floyd uncovers some of the health myths we all have grown up with and explains how to feel better, look better and how to make cooking fun! The book is a simple read, however filled with important facts on how to eat! I learned so many tips on healthful eating and preparing foods as well. The two recipes I have done so far were amazing! Smoky Lamb Ragout on Spaghetti Squash and Tortilla-Less Green Enchiladas! YUMM! I have already purchased this book as gifts for friends and plan to give it this holiday to everyone as a gift of health.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Awesome Resource, Easy, Delightful Read!

    "Eat Naked" is a must read. Ms. Floyd presents the pros and cons of selecting real food along with the benefits. She then leaves the decision up to you to decide what to eat. She's a very savvy writer that draws you into improving your health in an inviting way. She also discusses the benefit of the 80/20 rule which is if you eat well 80 percent of the time, then if you choose to eat some not so healthy foods 20 percent of the time that you can still maintain ideal health as well as enjoy some of those comfort foods we all love to indulge in. Take the time to read this quick, educational, and encouraging book to help you on your path to experiencing the joy of wellness. M Brown, NTP, BWP

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Eat Naked is a MUST-READ!

    Margaret has done a fantastic job inspiring us to EAT NAKED. Her book is well organized, easy-to-understand and full of helpful references. It's so refreshing to see a book that showcases REAL nutrition- eating REAL FOOD for optimal health is easy when you have a guide like this.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Confronts a lot of misinformation about nutrition

    We all know encounter the current thinking on nutrition, which encourages very low fat, high-carb diets. The media bombards us with this model everyday. This book takes that misinformation, and confronts it head-on. Floyd spells out some of the facts that dispute what we're being taught by the mainstream media, and she does so in a way that's easy to digest. This book is definitely worth a read.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Everyone should EAT NAKED!!!

    Wow, so impressed with Margaret's easy to use 'nutrition-guide'! I can't praise this book highly enough. A zillion cheers for Margaret and the easy-to-read, friendly book she has delivered filled with information that even a seasoned nutritionist like myself can learn from.

    Her message is plain and simple: Go back to nature, eat wholesome foods in their natural state, and don't bother with dieting.

    This book is a MUST HAVE if you're looking to improve your life - Margaret spells it out for us, it's like she's beside you holding your hand. She leaves no guess work, but simply walks you through the HOW & WHY!

    Like she says "It's simple.eating healthy doesn't have to be hard or complicated" well let's just say she makes it super easy with all the information, charts, recipes, etc in this book! This can totally become your nutritional manual! Margaret shows you how to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself; she ditches the diets & provides you with a long term solution. You will love this easy to read & apply it - your body will thank you!

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    An absolute MUST-read!

    Margaret Floyd has done it. She's written an interesting, accessible, and cogent book on the subject of nutrition. I've been waiting for this book for as long as I can remember, and I'm so excited it's finally here. I'm telling everyone I know about it.

    Her simple explanation of what naked foods are, why we should eat them, what foods are best to avoid, and how to make naked shopping and cooking simple (not to mention more than 40 delicious recipes to try out)-make this book an absolute must-read. And with the many dieting trends and fads that are out there, I'm convinced that this is the only way to eat. And I can't wait to incorporate the new tools and principles into my daily life-because it's not only simple, but it's something I can feel good about. Eating healthy, whole foods, eating them consciously, supporting my local farmers, and making a positive impact on the environment. What more can you ask for?

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I highly recommend this book to my nutrition clients.

    As a nutritional therapist, I was prepared to disapprove a quick-read nutrition book with a breezy title. But I'm very impressed. Ms. Floyd manages to cover an extraordinary amount of little-known nutritional information in a light-hearted and reader-friendly book. From fish to fowl and soup to nuts, she sets forth the reasons for choosing unprocessed, unadulterated foods. She explains why it's healthful to seek out eggs, dairy products, and meats from pastured animals. She explains why it's healthful to avoid rancid cooking oils and trans fats, not cholesterol and saturated fats. Most important, she supports every recommendation with references to the scientific literature. Unlike many popular nutrition authors, she does not expect you to take her word on faith.

    She also includes about 40 easy recipes that look delicious, and she offers suggestions for making a slow transition to a more healthful diet. Delightful nuggets appear throughout, such as her personal kitchen rituals, her method of creating a crispy snack from fresh kale, and her own transition from candy-guzzling teenager to nutritional therapist.

    For the next edition I'd like to see fuller coverage of the links between diet and heart disease and cancer, and more attention to the hazards of food additives. In the meantime, this is by far the best introduction to a healthful diet.

    Beverly Seng, MA, JD, NTP

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    What a great read!

    Margaret has filled a much needed niche with the publication of "Eat Naked". I have used the book to inspire my patients to change their diets by incorporating the simple yet elegant suggestions that Margaret presents in "Eat Naked". Thank you for this thought provoking and intelligent addition to my health and wellness library!

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    A Must Read for anyone trying to understand the Real truth's in Nutrition

    This book written by Margaret Floyd, is a very easy guide to follow and incorporate into everyone's life. It is a must read for anyone who wants to better their own health. The book gives you clear information and covers each subject thoroughly. The recipes are delicious and quick to prepare. Trish Carty,NTP,CHFS, and Professional Chef.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Great Book to take the confusion out of good eating!

    Ms. Floyd has written a very easy to follow guide that gets you started on the right way to eat. If you are not a cook, or know a lot about nutrition, this is a great book for you! Easy recipes to follow, although this is not a cook book, it is a book about what is good nutrition and helps ease you into the transition from our processed food nightmare to tasty, nutritionally dense foods. I also love her link, which will always have the latest information, as it comes in. No matter how good an appendix or resource list a book has, almost always some of the material is out of date or no longer relevant in a few years, with this book, you always have the website to find new information. This is a book I will be recommending to any client as an introduction to a healthy new life. Susan Roth, BA, NTP

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    A Nutritional "Bible"

    This is a quick, concise read with helpful tips and easy to implement plans to get anybody moving toward a healthier path. The budget friendly items were a great addition. The recipes are simple, fast, and nutritious. The references show the author's reliance on facts not fiction. A must read book for any one trying to get healthier in a natural way.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    It's easier than you would think!

    I have been very interested in updating my diet. That is, finding ways to eat better and healthier and still stay within my means. Looking online or at the bookstore, you find any number of complicated and restrictive plans, and it is hard to pick and choose what makes sense. That's where Eat Naked is a lifesaver! Margaret Floyd has outlined how to eat the way your body wants to eat for optimal health, and she's done it in a breezy, conversational manner that is educational but also highly readable. Once you read this book, you will be inspired to take the steps to move toward a more healthy and sustainable way of eating.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I have to admit I was a bit put off by the sexy title, but it took no time at all before I found myself charmed by the engaging, conversational style. Margaret's playful banter is disarming enough that without hardly any pain at all you discover that you have ventured through a careful and thorough exploration of many of the perplexing issues in the field of nutrition. Her gentle, step by step guidance in how to tackle changing one's own diet makes that daunting task seem doable and even enticing. I highly recommend this well researched and amply sourced book to both lay people and practitioners working with clients on their health. There is much to learn, and Margaret is a good companion on the journey.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Words to Live By!

    Eat Naked is the best resource on healthy eating for the every day person. In less than 200 pages, Margaret Floyd gives readers the most important information they need to have in order to make healthy food choices. It has become my personal bible for healthy eating. I love that I can take the information from each chapter and easily explain healthy food concepts to other people now (like my fiancé). This book makes an excellent argument for why eating the way people have for centuries (naturally and without additives), is the best option for health. No longer must people avoid the foods they love. Each chapter provides a sliding scale of good, better and the best choices we can make, regarding what we eat. Readers can take big or small steps toward healthier food choices, and work at their own pace. One thing I was over-the-moon happy about was a section in the book that talked about helpful tools to have in the kitchen. I feel like this book really covers it all, and it really does feel like you have your own personal nutritionist at your fingertips. I hear that an Eat Naked cookbook is in the works. I simply cannot wait to have it! Fabulous book, a true must have for all households.

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