The Philosopher's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World

The Philosopher's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World

by Richard A. Watson


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ISBN-13: 9781567920840
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: Nonpareil Books
Edition description: REV
Pages: 109
Sales rank: 388,209
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.14(d)

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The Philosopher's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
nhcoffin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd love to reread this book if someone would just give it back! I am no good at dieting, but, by making a diet a subversive way to counteract mass culture this title helps me in those small day to day decisions.
neurodrew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Subtitled "how to lose weight and change the world", Watson writes about the discipline necessary to lose 20 lbs, but comes to the conclusion that eliminating raw sugar and processed foods is morally necessary, since these are foisted upon unsuspecting people by large corporations. I think this perspective is flawed; corporations are not in the business of forcing people to go against their tastes, but rather cater to them, and the taste for sugar and salt is inate. The need for fresh foods all the time, as Watson maintains is the best revenge, cannot be met without vast investments in transportation and packaging. These are apparently somehow better corporate practices than using salt for preservation. The book was brief, thought provoking but ultimately the author's viewpoint is all too predictable when one knows he is an academic philosopher, and not seriously in the world of work
varielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are no menus, complicated calorie guidelines or other standard diet book formulas in this one. It's a very simple and short guide to making the decision to change your life. Get moving and keep it under 900 calories a day until you get down to where you want to be. Then figure out how much you can eat without destroying what you've just accomplished. I've started running again because of this book. Give it a try.