I am beyond thrilled to finally announce what I’ve been secretly working on for the past two and a half years. My first book, FOODIST: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting will be hitting bookstores in May, and is available now for pre-order.
(In case you’re wondering, yes, redesigning your website, planning a wedding and launching a new book is a lot for one person to take on simultaneously. I don’t recommend it.)
I started working on the proposal for Foodist immediately after graduating in October 2010. At the end of 2011 it was acquired by HarperOne (an imprint of HarperCollins), and I’ve spent every waking minute since then working to create a book that distills all I’ve learned about food, health and life into something accessible to anyone who picks it up.
Foodist is a training manual to upgrade your healthstyle. Based on your comments and questions, and my personal experiences with food and weight loss, it is clear that knowing what is or isn’t right to eat isn’t the hardest part for most people. What’s difficult is actually doing it––finding the means and motivation day after day, year after year, to keep your health and body weight under control for the long haul.
For these reasons, Foodist is designed first and foremost to be practical. It provides detailed instructions on how to take control of your health by structuring your life in a way that makes it easier, not harder, to make the best choices. The end result is that eating better and getting healthy will no longer be a burden or a chore.
The goal of Foodist is to make your life awesome.
You can read more about Foodist over at the official book page (please feel free to share this link far and wide), including all the nice things people like Dr. Andrew Weil, Tim Ferriss and Jamie Oliver had to say about it. You can also pre-order your copy today, which would make both me and my publisher very happy.
Last, this seems like the appropriate time to let you know that my name will be changing soon to Darya Pino Rose, when I marry my true love and soulmate Kevin Rose. Obviously we had to design the book cover well before the release date in May, so the name on the cover today is a tad premature. After the wedding, I’ll officially change my name here at Summer Tomato and on all my social media profiles. I’ll leave it up to you guys to update my Wikipedia page when the time is appropriate ;)
Thank you all so much for your years of support, and I cannot wait until Foodist is released into the wild and you can tell me what you think.