FOODIST: My New Book Now Available for Pre-Order

by | Mar 19, 2013



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.

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43 Responses to “FOODIST: My New Book Now Available for Pre-Order”

  1. Jamie says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your book!

  2. Tracy says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it. Is there a lot of information that is unique to the book, or is much of the blog content included?

  3. Judy says:

    Congratulations on the book and the upcoming wedding!! Wow, so many positive life changes. I look forward to reading more wisdom about food in Foodist.

  4. kdekay says:

    Congratulations! So excited to read this, just pre-ordered! Woo!

  5. Amy says:

    Super excited about the book! Summer tomato is one of a handful of web blogs that we are using to change our eating habits and our lives. We appreciate all the info and the time you put into it. Thanks!

    p.s. It’s good to be married to your true love – congratulations!

  6. Melissa says:

    Double congrats!!

    Love the book cover, by the way!

  7. Andrea says:

    Congrats on your book. I adore both you and Kevin so I was pretty happy to see the name change already on the book. 🙂

  8. fanny says:


    I saw it on the right part of the site the other day and it made me smile.

    Does it include the science behind the practical advice?

  9. Abbey says:

    Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  10. Many congrats on the soon to be book Darya.

    I know how much time and effort it all takes.

    I popped over to the book page and was wondering if you’ll be offering a snippet for people to look at the design and content?

    Good luck with the launch and immense happiness in your marriage.


    • Darya Pino says:

      I think Amazon puts up previews at some point, but I’m not sure when that will go live. I’ll share the table of contents in the near future and other excerpts will be available in the near future.

  11. Cool! Can’t wait to check it out. Congrats and also congrats on the nuptial. 🙂

  12. Congrats Darya!

    LOVE the cover.


  13. Deryl G says:

    Awesomeness! Aside from the great science-ness does it have meal planning / grocery list components as well?

  14. Leesie says:

    Congratulations…all around, Darya. I’m sharing!

  15. Sonia Gawel says:

    Have been a devote reader for the past few years and just pre-ordered the book! Can’t wait to read it. Congrats!

  16. Elaine Ellis says:

    I am really excited for this book. I know I need to be healthier but I want my relationship with food to be healthy and not extreme. I wish it was available today!

  17. Sandra says:

    Fantastic for you. This is great.

  18. Simone says:

    Congrats on your new book and marrying my young-20’s crush. I wish you both the best and THANK YOU for finally putting this in book form. Your advice and knowledge is invaluable and has helped change my lifestyle for the better.

  19. Tora says:

    Congratulations on your book, and love the new look of your site. So happy that you use the “weight control”, that’s what we use but keep being pulled towards “weight loss” because that’s what everyone wants…but we want to help people get in control of their weight…seeing you use weight control has made me put that back on the table.
    Look forward to reading your book.


    • Darya Pino says:

      Thanks! Yes, I thought about it a lot. Losing weight is easy, you just have to starve yourself (maybe easier said than done). What’s really hard though is getting to a place where you feel like you can control your weight and it is stable. That should always be the goal.

  20. Megan says:

    Congratulations on the new book! Going to pre-order it right now. You are a fantastic inspiration and a primary reason I’m working to upgrade my health style right now. Also, it’s exciting to see your name change and congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

  21. Natalie Mann says:

    Wonderful news all around. Can’t wait to read your book.
    Congratulations, Darya!

  22. Maya says:

    Will there be an audio version?

  23. Awwww! Congratulations on all fronts! Great news on the book and beau. So happy for you!

  24. Jennifer says:

    I so appreciate your blog and all the free help and advice you’ve given me and your other readers. I am happy to be able to pre-order your book. Can’t wait til it’s out! Congrats on seeing all your hard work come to fruition!

  25. Hi Darya, there will be a Spanish version?, I hope so, congratulations on this achievement!

  26. CreLa says:

    I am new to your blog, but I just assumed you *had* to be working on a book on the side! Congrats!

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