David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 May 13 10:27
Just got word that my pre-ordered copy is in the mail!
David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 May 13 10:28
> the book would be a big hit as part of a KQED fundraiser. Y'know, I have a radio show and I would love to have you on to talk about it! I'm a music programmer, but Johnny Otis got into health and nutrition in his later years so I can claim him as a precedent.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 May 13 11:54
And it is set! Darya will appear on KPFA's Dead to the World next Wednesday, May 15, at 8pm Pacific Time. <http://www.kpfa.org> for the online feed, 94.1 FM in the Bay Area.
Stoney Tangawizi (evan) Wed 8 May 13 12:25
You da man.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 May 13 12:42
AN early adopter in the summertomato culture is all.
. (wickett) Wed 8 May 13 14:29
More publicity for simplicity and good sense. Excellent.
Gail Williams (gail) Wed 8 May 13 16:06
Nice! (Suddenly thinking about music for eating better... what might that be... hmm.)
David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 May 13 16:23
<reet> and I wrote a song about shopping at the Farmers' Market. It's called "The Bounty of the County" and it's on my CD The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best: <https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ones-that-look-weirdest-taste/id295901308>
Darya Rose (daryarose) Wed 8 May 13 18:39
The ones that look the weirdest taste the best! I have that CD!! Glad you guys are love the book! I'm curious why your wife had decided not to read it? Foodist has a perfect 5-review on Amazon so far! Feel free to chime in over there, only 10 reviews after 2 days. Really excited to be on KPFA, thanks for the invite Gans!! I'll be on NPR's Tech Nation sometime soon as well.
Paulina Borsook (loris) Thu 9 May 13 08:29
darya, a more general question: all of a sudden in the last year i started hearing the same basic dietary advice from very different sources (advice i dont much disagree with): twice as much plant matter on your plate as anything else, limit/eliminate sugar to the extent of not so much fruit and probably no fruit juice. do you know where or from whom this formulation started?
Celia Chapman (lark) Thu 9 May 13 20:16
I love the idea of using restaurants as a time to eat slowly. I struggle with eating too much sugar if I eat any at all. I wonder if I will ever get past that or if it will always be all or nothing for me.
paralyzed by a question like that (debunix) Thu 9 May 13 21:57
I think my bigger dietary achilles heel is salt. Being a lifelong baker and cookie-aholic, I am pretty picky about my sweets, and while I may eat a bit more than I should of my own, I am fairly resistant to the shortening-and-sugar icing of the cheap supermarket cake at office gatherings. And mine are made with ingredients that my grandmother would recognize as food. But salty snacks--crispy crunchy salty snacks--are harder for me to improve upon at home, because that fresh crispness is so transient and they have to be so perfectly thin to be edible without breaking your teeth. I have trouble resisting the leftover pretzels or crackers or chips from a meeting when I'm stuck late in the office doing paperwork.
It's all done with mirrors... (kafclown) Thu 9 May 13 22:12
I'm really enjoying hte book as well! (Been travelling, and it makes excellent reading on planes! It also starts up all kinds of conversations.) I recently saw the juicing love letter, FAT, SICK, AND NEARLY DEAD, and have been considering doing some kind of juicing (maybe drinking vegetable juice for breakfast and lunch, and eating a small meal for dinner. Maybe doing some kind of juice fast (5-7 days) I feel like I need to make some kind of drastic change to shake it up. Any thoughts about juicing or shaking up your routine?
paralyzed by a question like that (debunix) Thu 9 May 13 23:58
I distrust juicing as a general strategy, on the principle that liquid intake is not handled the same as solid--it's a lot easier to overdo on a cup of orange juice squeezed from 6 oranges than it is to eat those six oranges whole. With some vegetables, like carrots, I have to imagine the same thing applies--but is there data to support benefit of adding additional juice from low-calorie vegetables to an otherwise adequate (read: varied & with abundant plant foods) diet?
descend into a fractal hell of meta-truthiness (jmcarlin) Fri 10 May 13 10:05
> Glad you guys are love the book! I'm curious why your wife had decided > not to read it? Originally she looked at it quickly and thought "We know all that" - small plates, farmer's market and so forth. But even for those who know quite a bit, there are some gems and helpful reminders in your book.
Darya Rose (daryarose) Fri 10 May 13 10:05
loris, Not sure where it started exactly, and I think it's been brewing for awhile. I know Dr. Lustig's (UCSF) now famous YouTube video about the dangers of sugar had a big role in it's attention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
Darya Rose (daryarose) Fri 10 May 13 10:08
lark, I have lots of tips in the book you can try. Do you eat lots of sugar every day, or have something more like binging episodes. If you're craving sugar a lot you could have an addictive relationship with it, and going cold turkey for a week might help. If you're metabolically compromised, doing the recalibration to stabilize your blood sugar and glucose could help. If you're just depriving yourself too often then binging, the "I can have it later" tactic is incredibly useful.
Darya Rose (daryarose) Fri 10 May 13 10:11
debunix, Salt can ba addictive too, for sure. Salt itself isn't a huge problem, it's what it's sitting in that does the damage. If I were you I'd try to find a substitute for the unhealthy snacks that you enjoy. I like the Alive and Radiant kale chips, for instance. Or salted peanuts or almonds are better than chips and pretzels. You should also be more satisfied if you eat them slowly.
Darya Rose (daryarose) Fri 10 May 13 10:17
I don't recommend a juice "cleanse", but I do enjoy green juices these days. I don't use them as meal replacements, I use them more as a supplement on days I feel like I need a little extra to keep me healthy--almost like a multivitamin. I like to have green juice once every day or so when I'm really stressed (like getting married and launching a book in the same month!), or traveling and will be exposed to lots of germs. For getting your health back on the right track I recommend the recalibration in Foodist. http://summertomato.com/health-recalibration/ I set up something with an app called Lift that may help as well http://summertomato.com/join-me-on-lift-for-your-foodist-healthstyle-recalibra tion/
Cliff Dweller (robinsline) Fri 10 May 13 10:18
I don't particularly crave certain types of food, although I am unable to coexist with a bag of barbecue potato chips. I can eat them slowly, but I can't eat five.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 10 May 13 10:36
<reet> has brought home some green concoctions lately, picked up at The Juice Shop on Union Street in SF. Ingredients look fairly reasonable for this low- carber, but I have been conditioned to avoid liquid nutrition for the most part (Dr Lustig's excellent vid being a huge motivator).
David Gans (tnf) Fri 10 May 13 10:36
I would love to see a conversation between you and Lustig! Have you ever done somrthing like that?
Paulina Borsook (loris) Fri 10 May 13 10:56
actually, it was less the NO Sugar injunction (i have been hearing -that- since the 1980s) and more all of sudden everywhere i heard the heuristic 'on your plate, twice as much plant [vegetable, salad] matter as anything else' --- which is a simple thing to do when home or out and fits with your general food philosophy. just, i started hearing this -everywhere- (nutritionists for cancer survivors, anti-inflammation diet folks etc etc) in the last year.
. (wickett) Fri 10 May 13 15:05
It was my mother's way of being and I only became acquainted with her in 1946. She did not use added sugar in much of anything at all, felt scientifically vindicated when the Yudkin book came out in 1972, and always served lots of vegetables, many home-grown, and mostly steamed. Yes, in the 1940s and 1950s. I chased away a little girl who came to dinner when I was five. She wouldn't eat lamb chops, beets and chard, brown rice, or fresh fruit. Once off our property, I told her that as she did not like my mother's cooking, she would never be invited back. Frankly, both your book and Michael Pollan's books--excellent that they are--make me sad. I've eaten well my entire life, never owned a scale, never been on a diet, and weigh five pounds more than I did when I was eighteen. Apparently I entirely missed out on what went wrong. I did taste Campbell's Mushroom Soup when I was a teenager and found it utterly repellant as Mama had often made cream of mushroom soup with real cream and lots of real mushrooms and butter. Same with commercial mayonnaise, which quite literally made me sick. I'm not unique. What's the missing piece? Why are people still purchasing and consuming food-like items?
David Gans (tnf) Fri 10 May 13 15:27
Our culture is awash in bad food and bad information.
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