Un-Junk Your Diet

How to Shop, Cook, and Eat to Fight Inflammation and Feel Better Forever

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About The Book

People don’t need to be instructed to eat apples instead of potato chips. What we need is someone to inspire us to eat well and to show us just how powerful eating that apple can be. This person must be a trusted voice, one that can calm the informational clutter instead of adding yet another discordant voice to the pile.

Desiree Nielsen is a dietitian, one of the public’s most trusted sources of nutrition information. Un-Junk Your Diet, she teaches readers about anti-inflammatory dieting in a way that's engaging, funny, and approachable.

This book begins with a call to action to help shake up perceptions of what food means to our bodies and illuminate all the ways that marketers co-opt healthy eating messages to coerce us into choosing food that is unworthy. In addition, an in-depth look at the fundamentals of nutrition—with a splash of myth busting—strengthens readers’ abilities to resist the latest nutrition headline and continue making healthier choices.

Because there is no one right way for every individual eater, Nielsen offers a brief exercise in self-discovery before providing four distinct plans for becoming healthier. They range from the gentle and gradual to the two-week kick start that appeals to both detox seekers and vacation slimmers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (August 5, 2014)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628737714

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Raves and Reviews

"Un-junk Your Diet is the perfect guide to help one navigate the toxic food environment we live in today. Desiree shows her true leadership by giving readers inspiration, knowledge, understanding, many laughs, and most importantly the (survival) skills to un-junk their own diets, leading them to happier and healthier places." —Veronica Kacinik, MSc, RD

"As soon as you open this book, you realize Desiree Nielsen is the best friend you wish you had. Written in her voice, Un-junk Your Diet is not out to sell you on some fad diet but to show you how to change your life in a way you never imagined. The facts will shock you. The self-assessments will open your eyes. The meal plans will inspire you and the more than forty pages of mouth-watering recipes will leave you salivating for a healthier life. We all need a friend to cheer us on and keep us on the right path. When it comes to nutrition, there is no better friend to have than Desiree." —Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro, microbiologist and author of The Germ Code: How To Stop Worrying And Love The Microbes

"Move over Marion Nestle, Desiree Nielsen is taking the reins in decoding and decluttering nutrition. Un-Junk Your Diet is a delightful read with nutrition depth, scope, and authenticity. Desiree's humorous and relaxed approach creates an enjoyable reading experience. Whether you are just embarking on a path of 'un-junking' your diet or you're a professional looking for renewed hope in today's diet-minded society, Un-Junk Your Diet is the book to read! This book is a journey, one that will wind you down a path where you can feel success—from small, attainable goals to landmark changes. From quizzes and grocery lists to scrumptious recipes, Un-Junk Your Diet has it all—it's your one-stop-shop nutrition prescription! As a registered dietitian, I look forward to sending this book to those I love and recommending for all of my clients. Un-Junk Your Diet is a breath of fresh air in a society dense with toxic, creatively marketed, food smog!" —Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RD, CSSD sports dietitian and culinary nutritionist, co-author of the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies and Adrenal Fatigue for Dummies

"Un-junk Your Diet is the perfect guide to help one navigate the toxic food environment we live in today. Desiree shows her true leadership by giving readers inspiration, knowledge, understanding, many laughs, and most importantly the (survival) skills to un-junk their own diets, leading them to happier and healthier places." —Veronica Kacinik, MSc, RD

"As soon as you open this book, you realize Desiree Nielsen is the best friend you wish you had. Written in her voice, Un-junk Your Diet is not out to sell you on some fad diet but to show you how to change your life in a way you never imagined. The facts will shock you. The self-assessments will open your eyes. The meal plans will inspire you and the more than forty pages of mouth-watering recipes will leave you salivating for a healthier life. We all need a friend to cheer us on and keep us on the right path. When it comes to nutrition, there is no better friend to have than Desiree." —Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro, microbiologist and author of The Germ Code: How To Stop Worrying And Love The Microbes

"Move over Marion Nestle, Desiree Nielsen is taking the reins in decoding and decluttering nutrition. Un-Junk Your Diet is a delightful read with nutrition depth, scope, and authenticity. Desiree's humorous and relaxed approach creates an enjoyable reading experience. Whether you are just embarking on a path of 'un-junking' your diet or you're a professional looking for renewed hope in today's diet-minded society, Un-Junk Your Diet is the book to read! This book is a journey, one that will wind you down a path where you can feel success—from small, attainable goals to landmark changes. From quizzes and grocery lists to scrumptious recipes, Un-Junk Your Diet has it all—it's your one-stop-shop nutrition prescription! As a registered dietitian, I look forward to sending this book to those I love and recommending for all of my clients. Un-Junk Your Diet is a breath of fresh air in a society dense with toxic, creatively marketed, food smog!" —Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RD, CSSD sports dietitian and culinary nutritionist, co-author of the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies and Adrenal Fatigue for Dummies

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