Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US

Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US

by Matt Fitzgerald

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Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US by Matt Fitzgerald

From the national bestselling author of Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downright impossibility of a “single right way” to eat, and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits.
From “The Four Hour Body,” to “Atkins,” there are diet cults to match seemingly any mood and personality type. Everywhere we turn, someone is preaching the “One True Way” to eat for maximum health. Paleo Diet advocates tell us that all foods less than 12,000 years old are the enemy. Low-carb gurus demonize carbs, then there are the low-fat prophets. But they agree on one thing: there is only one true way to eat for maximum health. The first clue that that is a fallacy is the sheer variety of diets advocated. Indeed, while all of these competing views claim to be backed by “science,” a good look at actual nutritional science itself suggests that it is impossible to identify a single best way to eat. Fitzgerald advocates an agnostic, rational approach to eating habits, based on one’s own habits, lifestyle, and genetics/body type. Many professional athletes already practice this “Good Enough” diet, and now we can too and ditch the brainwashing of these diet cults for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605985602
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports and nutrition writer and certified sports nutritionist. His most recent book, Iron War, was long-listed for the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year,
and he is the author of the best-selling Racing Weight. Fitzgerald is a columnist on Competitor.com and Active.com, and has contributed to Bicycling, Men’s Health, Triathlete, Men’s Journal, Outside, Runner’s
World, Shape, Women’s Health and has ghostwritten for sports celebrities including Dean Karnazes and
Kara Goucher.

Table of Contents

1 Forbidden Fruit 1

2 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die 19

3 Homo Coquus 36

4 The Caveman of Orange County 54

5 The Suck-It-Up Diet 74

6 It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superfood! 94

7 Consider the Potato 111

8 Eat Bad, Look Good 129

9 Coffee, Chocolate, and Wine 145

10 Sugar Water 163

11 Starve or Die 180

12 Scapegluten 198

13 The Protein Club 216

14 What's Your Poison? 235

15 Agnostic Healthy Eating 253

Appendix A 273

Appendix B 279

Appendix C 281

Further Reading 289

Acknowledgments 303

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Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He tells you to not eat paleo, and then explains how his plan is better...even though it sounds exactly like paleo. Also, too much storytelling and not enough research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago