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Dr. Darya Rose is the creator of, 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.

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-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.

Foodist teaches:
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

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