May 302013
 

Foodist.
Darya Pino Rose.
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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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Nov 012012
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.
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I saw this at Barnes & Noble and thought it might be just another low-carb diet book but was pleasantly surprised to see the authors approach of taking the glycemic index of various foods and factoring it by a true serving size.

The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a quantity of a food containing 50 grams of carbohydrate raises blood-glucose levels. But you might have to eat a whole watermelon to get 50 grams of carbohydrates. The glycemic load, therefore was created and factors into account the amount of carbohydrates per serving of a food, providing a more useful measure to those of us outside a laboratory.

Book Info

The Glycemic Load Diet
by Rob Thompson MD
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN-10: 0071462694
ISBN-13: 978-0071462693
Started: 11/01/2012
Source: Amazon
Format: Hardcover

Publisher Synopsis

It’s not about willpower–it’s about your body chemistry

You’ve tried dieting, and, after some initial success, you always seem to put the weight back on. Stop blaming yourself! The problem isn’t with you; it’s with the diets themselves.

Many are based on the glycemic index, which doesn’t make a distinction between good carbohydrates, such as carrots, from bad ones like starches–potatoes, white pasta, sugar, etc. Nor do they take into account real-life serving sizes; the GI numbers are based on lab-controlled portions. The good news is that nutritional scientists have developed the glycemic load, a powerful new tool for controlling weight that’s based on what people actually eat and allows for more of a variety of foods.

In The Glycemic-Load Diet, cardiologist Dr. Rob Thompson unveils a revolutionary eating and exercise plan that helps you reverse insulin resistance, allowing you to:

  • Eat more of the foods you like
  • Eliminate cravings for starchy foods
  • Eat chocolate and still lose weight!
  • Speed up your metabolism with regular, non-strenuous exercise
  • Keep the weight off without “dieting”

Author Info
Rob Thompson, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist in private practice who has counseled patients with high blood cholesterol and heart disease for more than twenty-five years. He is on staff at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle and is the author of The New Low-Carb Way of Life.