Dr. Darya Rose is the creator of SummerTomato.com, voted one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2011 and the author of Foodist which helps you lose weight without dieting. She received her Ph.D in neuroscience from UC San Francisco and Bachelor’s in Molecular/Cell Biology from Berkeley.
Watch this interview: [Video & mp3 included]
-What did her dad do that decreased his blood pressure by half and allowed him to lose so much weight that he had to poke holes in his belt?
-What was the research experiment about will power that will blow your mind?
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Listen to this interview with Darya:
-How did she go from having no idea what a blog was to TIME’s 50 best websites in 2011?
-What was the the family stress she had to go through
-What was her dad doing with his diet and lifestyle when he said, “I didn’t know I was losing weight because I did not weigh myself, but kept having to put new holes in my belt.”
-What was the study on will power and M & M’s that will blow your mind?
FUN FACT: Darya won the eighth grade burping competition.
Business Mentors, Tools, Books mentioned:
The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
A little background about Darya Rose, PhD.:
Darya Pino Rose, PhD, a trained scientist, San Francisco foodist and advocate of local, seasonal foods. Summer Tomato was named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2011.
Advice at Summer Tomato revolves around a few simple principles:
1. Don’t Diet.
2. Health is a Habit.
3. Everyone is Different.
4. Eat Food.
5. Eat Mindfully.
6. Learn to Cook.
7. Eat with the Seasons.
8. Be Prepared.
9. Be Active.
10. Monitor Your Progress.
11. Care About Your Food.
How to stop dieting for good and get on the path to real, lasting weight control
How to recalibrate your body for weight loss and troubleshoot food-related health problems
How to stop relying on willpower and restructure your habits so that health comes automatically
How to practice mindful eating so you’re satisfied with less
How to make the best food choices at home, work, and on the town
How to stock your kitchen and develop the basic kitchen skills you need to stay healthy
How to deflect criticisms from people who aren’t supportive of your healthy choices
How to gently nudge friends and family toward healthy eating without annoying them
Please Leave a comment Below on one thing you found Most Inspiring or Helpful
**(I read all comments personally)
Darya thanks for sharing your journey and being so open. The M & M study and the health information was great.
Haha I think we have quote of the year (I’m slightly paraphrasing here):
“I didn’t think anyone would take me seriously in the fitness and health industry because my background is in neuroscience!!”
The same industry that brought you a product called “BrainQUICKEN” from a guy with a background in TELESALES … talk about misplaced imposter syndrome :P:P:P
Just like Jeremy the bit about the M&M study really made me think about the way I frame things with my kids. In general I view sugar as being the MORTAL ENEMY of my children, but by banning it completely I may be “putting them on a diet” so when they get access to that sort of stuff in primary school they’ll just start going nuts on it.
I also forwarded this interview to my wife who I’ve been trying to get motivated to start blogging about ANYTHING. I think this interview could provide real inspiration.
This was a great story and I can’t wait to check out Foodist, thanks for sharing Darya.
Good call Iain on the neuroscience quote..so true!
Yes, lets get your wife on here in the comments and have her tell us what she would blog about? What are her passions and what do you think she should blog about?
I am listening to the book on audible now Iain …How Children Succeed: Grit,curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough and it is fascinating.
Look forward to hearing about your wife..I have also been trying to motivate my wife to do more blogging also.
It’s live! My Christmas present to Sara (my wife) was to take Thursdays off work and take care of the kids all day so she can blog 🙂 Behold, the results of the inaugural HEALTHY SNACKBOX THURSDAY!!!
Darya: I actually played this interview to her and it was inspiring. This was one of the reasons she got motivated enough to make me think it was worthwhile applying a bit of “peer pressure” by making my own commitment to create space for her to do this, and we’re both really excited about it. Thanks a million for doing the interview.
That is awesome Iain! thanks for sharing and will make sure to check it out. what is your wife’s specialty?
She’s into making healthy, convenient snacks for kids. No (or very little) sugar, high fibre, etc. A lot of it will be recipes using a dehydrator but she wants to have a good mix of things (she found it frustrating when she didn’t own a dehydrator that she couldn’t find any simple recipes for kids snacks that didn’t have lots of sugar and grains).
yes I look forward to seeing her recipes. what kind of stuff does she make in the dehydrator? I am trying to picture what has no sugar and high fiber and kids will actually eat it ? 🙂
There are a tonne of things, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise! You’ll have to subscribe to her RSS feed 😉 http://thehealthysnackbox.wordpress.com/feed/
Awesome, so glad you and your wife were inspired 🙂