Jun 162013

Darya Pino Rose.

Here is a more colorful version of the SummerTomato graphic “How to Find Real Food at the Supermarket” found on page 114 of the ebook. It is amazing how little ‘real’ food is to be found at the grocery store.

Some of my favorites:
“Does it make a health claim” – Like “Gluten Free” or “Low Fat”
“Might contain Bacon anyway”

Which is your favorite ‘yes/no’ question?

How to Find Real Food at the Supermarket

How to Find Real Food at the Supermarket

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Jun 112013

Darya Pino Rose.

One thing I’ve discovered since switching to unprocessed, real food is that most of the things I considered decadent treats in the past really aren’t as good as I thought they were. When you start to appreciate that even vegetables can taste amazing, your standards for what is worth eating drastically rise. Also, your palate acclimates to real flavors, and it becomes easy to recognize the overly sweet, salty, and creamy (i.e., fatty) concoctions that pass for indulgence in the industrial food chain. Your mouth starts perceiving these imitations for what they really are: bad for you, without any real taste.

Page: 79

Many of the desserts on our recent cruise seemed bland. Makes me wonder if they were any different than past desserts or if, having cut out added sugar in my daily eating, I no longer have cravings for things sweet.

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Jun 092013

Darya Pino Rose.

We do not need unhealthy foods to be more convenient or less expensive. And if you’re going to put health aside and eat them anyway, they should also taste absolutely amazing, not just good or even pretty good.

Page: 63

It has always been easy to pass up dessert at a restaurant. Who wants to pay $6 or so for something you don’t need when you are already full.

But what if it is ‘free’? We just got back from a 7-day cruise to Alaska. After our meals we had a choice of desserts which were included. Sometimes they offered something interesting but most were fairly ordinary.

For more than a year I have had no problem passing on desserts and cookies at events and friends’ houses yet I found myself unable to pass up the ‘free’ desserts on cruise. Why?

I am going to allow myself desserts now. But only if they are amazing. And in small quantities for those very special occasions like grandkid’s birthdays.

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Jun 042013

Darya Pino Rose.

Modern weight-loss diets are temporary eating plans that emphasize single nutrients and restriction over real food and lifelong habits. Foodists, in contrast, focus on real, high-quality foods in order to optimize our quality of life.

Page: 13

If your ‘diet’ is something you do until you hit your ‘goal weight’ and then plan on going back to your old eating habits, then you may as well also plan on going back to your original weight. Temporary changes to your diet bring only temporary changes to your weight.

Instead, focus on real food, high-quality food, food that has not been so over-processed that it requires infused salt, sugar, and fat to make it palatable.

May 302013

Darya Pino Rose.
Google Books

Began listening to Leo Laporte interview Darya Pino Rose on Triangulaion episode 101. I liked what she was saying about diet, habits, and lifestyle at the start of the interview so rather than just listen, I decided to watch the interview on my Roku.

Based on their discussion, I promptly went to the Mid-Columbia Library website and found that they had the book available as an e-book and downloaded it to my Nexus tablet to read.

Book Info

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting
by Darya Pino Rose
Publisher: HarperOne
Published: 05/07/2013
ISBN-10: 0062201255
ISBN-13: 978-0062201256
Started: 05/30/2013
Finished: 07/08/2013
Source: Mid-Columbia Library
Reason: TWiT Triangulation Interview
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

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 picked up 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 twenty-first 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.

Author Info
I'm Darya Pino Rose, a PhDork and dedicated foodist, currently residing in foggy San Francisco. I spend most of my time thinking and writing about food, health and science. I eat amazing things daily and haven't even considered "going on a diet" since 2007.

I was born and raised on the sunny beaches of southern California. Before becoming a foodist I tried and succeeded at every weight loss plan under the sun.

In 2010, I completed my Ph.D in neuroscience at UC San Francisco. About a year before graduating I started writing about food and health at my website, Summer Tomato. By the time I defended my thesis, I had a new career.

Summer Tomato was one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011. I have a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, and was recognized as one of the top students in my graduating class of 2003. I also play Zelda.

As you can see, I'm a total geek.

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