Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

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by Darya Pino Rose
     
 

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In Foodist, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of SummerTomato.com, delivers a savvy, practical guide to ending the diet cycle and discovering lasting weight-loss through the love of food and the fundamentals of science. 

A foodist simply has a different way of looking at food, and makes decisions with a clear

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In Foodist, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of SummerTomato.com, delivers a savvy, practical guide to ending the diet cycle and discovering lasting weight-loss through the love of food and the fundamentals of science. 

A foodist simply has a different way of looking at food, and makes decisions with a clear understanding of how to optimize health and happiness. Foodist is a new approach to healthy eating that focuses on what you like to eat, rather than what you should or shouldn’t eat, while teaching you how to make good decisions, backed up by an understanding of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting is filled with tips on food shopping, food prep, cooking, and how to pick the right restaurants and make smart menu choices.

Editorial Reviews

Tim Ferriss
“Darya is my favorite kind of scientist—she finds the simple in the complex, the beauty in the chaos. If anyone will make you love (and rediscover) food, it’s her.”
Andrew Weil
“In Foodist, Darya Pino gives the most sensible advice I’ve read about attaining and maintaining healthy weight without dieting. Her science-based approach tells you how to enjoy real food, make the best food choices, and not deny yourself the pleasures of eating. I recommend this book.”
Publishers Weekly
Food blogger and neuroscientist Rose maintains her weight, she says proudly and sheepishly, by eating whatever she wants—and what she wants is "healthy food most of the time." In this food-positive self-help volume, Rose rejects dieting and deprivation: "Shouldn't there be more to life than constantly denying yourself the things you enjoy?" She bemoans regimens such as Atkins and Weight Watchers. Instead, in addition to what we eat, she encourages readers to pay attention to how and why we eat; elements that can significantly impact long-term health. However, she coins cringe-worthy terms like "foodist" and "healthstyle", her discussion can get awkward amid amateurish writing, and she pulls quotes from random places (Yoda, for one). For the most part, however, Rose does a decent job laying out her good-food plan. She offers advice on shopping and cooking, provides workable lists for well-stocked pantries, and gathers key points into occasional sidebars: "Nine Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Weight Loss" "The Top 10 Most Underrated Health Foods" "Forty-Two Code Words for Sugar". Although nothing in Rose's book is earth-shattering news, the enthusiasm with which she delivers it remains accessible and encouraging. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062201263
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/05/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
161,162
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Darya Pino Rose is the creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco, and her bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.

Darya spends most of her time thinking and writing about food, health, and science. She eats amazing things daily and hasn't even considered "going on a diet" since 2007. Darya is now a dedicated foodist and advocate of local, seasonal foods.

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Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate reading books like this but I actually found myself reading this book and enjoying it! I would recommend it and I am now a foodist!!
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