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

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

by Darya Pino Rose


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In Foodist, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of, 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780062201256
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Part I Healthstyle

1 "Diet" Is a Four-Letter Word: What This Book Is, and Isn't 3

2 The Myth of Willpower: You Don't Fail Diets-They Fail You 15

3 Healthstyle: A Kinder, Gentler Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off 31

4 Eat Food: Why You Don't Need a Ph.D. to Make Smart Food Decisions 53

Part II Getting Started

5 Know Thy Food: Two Weeks of Tracking, Because You're Worth It 91

6 Shopping and Cooking: A Crash Course in Becoming a Kitchen Ninja 115

7 Zen and the Art of Mindful Eating 149

8 The Way You Move: NEAT, 10,000 Steps, and Pumping Iron 173

9 Recalibration, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance 185

Part III The Daily Foodist

10 Home Savory Home: Your Single Biggest Asset in Weight Control 209

11 The Office: Brown Bags and Bullies 245

12 Restaurants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 265

13 How to Win Over Friends and Influence Family 279

14 On Food and Values 303

Acknowledgments 313

Notes 315

Index 321

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