The End of Dieting is half recipes which is great as most people desire those over actual nutritional advice. There are no pictures which I know deters people from most cookbooks. He eliminates oil and sugar and high glycemic foods (potatoes) and encourages people to eat as much as they desire of his "nutritarian" choices. I find no faults in his presentation or science within the book and think he does a good job of balancing the science with practical approaches. The only advice he offers that I do ignore is the consumption of high glycemic whole plant foods (like potatoes) which I feel are fine for people without diabetes who are reasonably active. I sense he'd agree. If you, or someone you love, has been on and off the various diet treadmills with little success this is the book you should own. There are no calorie restrictions, no dogmatic calls to strict veganism, and plenty of easy to prepare recipes to help change your mind about how healthy food tastes.
And now for the giveaway. My friend Sid Garza-Hillman (I've only spent a few hours with Sid in person and talked via email, but whether he knows it or not I'm claiming him in my friend circle) just released his second book "Raising Healthy Parents" and I ordered several copies to give away to other parents I know. His first book "Approaching the Natural" was really well done and his podcast of the same name is a regular in the rotation of my iPhone playlist. Here is the publishers description of the book: "In parenting, there is a case to be made for putting your oxygen mask on first. This refreshingly humorous yet effective guide on the oh-so-serious business of parenting reminds us that being a successful parent means first being a successful human. Part philosophy, part implementation - including recipes, tips, and exercises - Sid Garza-Hillman's damn-is-it-tough-to-stay-happy-and-healthy-these-days resource is a must-have for anyone who is or will be a parent."
I thought it would be fun to give away a copy of his new book to some random person reading this post. Here is the fine print: Share either this website www.beyondplants.ca or any individual blog post on the site on Twitter or Facebook. When posting on Twitter tag me @neilgaudet or on Facebook tag our Facebook page Beyond Plants. I'll choose one random person in Canada or the USA and mail them a copy of Sid's book. Make sure you post by October 31st, that's when I'll choose the lucky person.