Summer Tomato teaches you how to get healthy and lose weight without dieting

It was created in 2009 by Darya Rose, PhD, a trained neuroscientist, author of Foodist and former chronic dieter. Summer Tomato was named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2011.


I learned the hard way that getting healthy and losing weight aren’t about sacrifice and willpower, and that dieting is actually a better way to gain weight than to lose it.


At Summer Tomato I’ll show you how to lose weight for good using proven methods to make getting healthy fun, easy and virtually automatic.


The secret to getting healthy––and staying there––is cultivating a set of healthy habits you actually enjoy. This is called your healthstyle.


Upgrading your healthstyle is the only way to stay healthy long-term, because it doesn’t rely on willpower (which is notoriously unreliable).


True habits are triggered in your brain automatically, like a reflex. And good habits are as hard to break as bad ones.


Habits only stick when your new behaviors are paired with a reward. That means to get healthy you have to eat foods you love, find activities you enjoy, and feel happy and fulfilled. How awesome is that?!


At Summer Tomato you’ll learn how Real Food and small actions can add up to big changes in your health. Getting healthy and losing weight shouldn’t make life harder, it should make life awesome.


"My philosophy on food has nothing to do with carbs, fat or calories. I approach food with only one unshakable belief: that life should be awesome."

– Darya Rose, Ph.D

Advice at Summer Tomato revolves around a few simple principles:

Summer Tomato is not a diet, it is an upgrade.