Foodist is a manifesto about real food and real science that proves once and for all that sustainable weight loss is possible by incorporating fresh, seasonal - and delicious - ingredients into every meal.
If you downloaded this book, there's a good chance this is not the first time you hoped a new eating plan would help you lose weight. Dieting is a popular hobby in the 21st century, and the result is typically a slow but steady weight gain over the years. Oops. Diets fail because they rely on willpower and restriction for achieving health goals, and ignore the reasons these tactics always backfire. Becoming a foodist helps you give up dieting forever and get on the real path to healthy, lasting weight control.
Foodist is an approach that actually celebrates food while taking you through the nutrition and psychology involved in eating well to help you move beyond the daily obstacles and bad habits that keep the tasteless, empty, and unsatisfying food-like products on your plate. Losing weight no longer has to be about sacrifice, deprivation, and willpower, and food will turn from something you fight into something you can actually love again. As Darya writes, "You don't need a diet. You need an upgrade."
Smart, accessible, and engaging, Foodist will help you tailor your eating habits to match your lifestyle and your food preferences, making sure the path you choose works for you in the short- and long-term. Not only will you permanently build healthier habits into your daily life, you'll lose weight and enjoy food like never before.
©2013 Darya Pino Rose (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
A reader who ran out of time to physically read the book. I'm into sci-fi, self-help and biography books
Herself. Her stories from her personal life made the book more relatable for me.
Darya's story of her dad.
It is unusual to find an audio book that is read by the author in which the narration is this high-quality.
The content was engaging, well-organized, and fun to listen to. I have listened to other audio books about eating and food, and this was on par with the best of them.
Disclaimer: I may be slightly biased by the fact that she is married to one of my favorite technical innovators, Kevin Rose. LOL
Darya gives simple ideas of how you can make small changes in habit and mindset that have actually worked for me. I work in the fitness industry and have tried every diet under the sun. Her approach of adjusting your Health Style is refreshing and easy to do. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
For anyone out there is still struggling to fight the temptation that are in this industrial world this book is for you, I liked how funny and straight to the point it was.. it contains tons of tips and tricks for making cooking and eating real food so hassle free and I am so tempted to try them out
most most recommended
I have followed Darya's blog for years. Lots of people would benefit from following her advice on food. I refer friends and family to her blog when they ask me for food advice.
Her book is inspiring. Even though I already live by the things she's teaching here, I felt more motivated to cook and plan delicious meals, in spite of my busy schedule.
One thing I did not like about the book was the rare use of certain curse words. She is quoting others when she uses these words, but it's shocking for a prude, like me, to hear the F-bomb in the middle of a story about men who changed their eating habits. I could've enjoyed the book even more without the swearing.
This is such a wonderful book that has inspired me to improve my health style in fun and delicious ways. And all of it is based on good science while still being approachable and easily digestible ;). Bravo!
A mother, a wife, part-time professional trying to fit it all in...
i really love the philosophy of this book. It is uplifting, and a relief that dieting is not the solution, but developing and maintaining a lifelong "healthstyle"...I plan to buy the physical book and keep this as a guide/manuscript. Very practical advice on what to do - how to eat mindfully in particular.
Yes!! The stories are relatable and the advise is straight forward. She doesn't sugar coat with lots of the normal hype of impossible promises. I have applied a considerable amount of the strategies in the book to my own busy life with some wonderful results.
Darya Pino Rose
The most memorable part for me was when she talked about her father's story at the end.
This book made me rethink all the diets that I've ever been on and all the weight that I've lost and gained back. I am in a place in my life where I NEED to get this weight back off of my body if I ever plan on being happy again. Listening to this book inspired me to change the things that I can control in my life. I control the food that goes into my body so I can change what items those are.
She went through a few short stories with people trying experiments in their daily life to see what makes them the most satisfied. It was really interesting how each of them played out and it made me want to try a few of my own.
This book is different from other dieting books because she doesn't go on and on about exercising or about taking food off the menu. She explains how you can eat those naughty foods intertwined with eating good foods and still be capable of losing weight. I hope the information that she gave in this book helps me, because I'm definitely going to try some things out.
I will say that this book and theory seems like it would work best for a single person. I'm not saying its impossible to do this with a family setting in mind, but it might come off as geared toward the single lifestyle.
Eating real food
Darya's father -- he demonstrated that is was possible to change inspite of life long habits and depressing events.
Darya's performance was clear, easy to understand, with many practical examples to try.
The story of how Darya's father changed his lifestyle due to the influences of his daughter.
If you enjoyed Michael Pollan's "Omnivore's Dilemma", you should read/listen to this book.
"Being a foodist= being a food snob!"
A more balanced perspective on the 'science' that is repeatedly discussed in the book. The author cherry picks research studies in order to support her view point, without acknolwedging alternative/challenges to these ideas. Presumably the reader is expected to take her opinion as fact on the basis of her PhD (which interestingly is in neuroscience not nutritional science!)
The title of her book is also misleading, she states that with her approach you can lose weight 'without dieting' but you do need to restrict both the types and amounts of foods consumed. I am not disputing that this is necessary in order to lose weight, but it certainly qualitfies as dieting!
Even though it focuses more on the US market I can relate to it as the same patterns occur in the UK, especially in London a foodist Mecca where organic produce is at a great cost. This book changes your mindset and I believe it could also change the shape of your body. It was a very enjoyable listening experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for a change in lifestyle and not a diet.
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