Is a so-called ‘balanced diet’ based on food groups making you fat and sick?
In this groundbreaking book, Amanda Willemyns, PhD, smashes the food groups myth and asks us to rethink healthy eating. She tells how the concept of food groups evolved as a product of historical and socio-political forces in the 20th century, and was reinforced by psychological factors such as groupthink. A compelling case is argued that the current view of a balanced diet is a key factor in some of the biggest challenges of our time: the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease; world hunger; and climate change. All are shown to be linked by a theme of imbalance rooted in dietary recommendations that emphasize food groups.
What exactly is a balanced diet? The true answer may surprise you.
Inspirational as well as informative, the book calls for us to revise our eating habits to a more balanced approach called ’99’. No portion sizes. No food groups. No complications. Backed by science, the plant-based approach of 99 is desperately needed to reclaim our wellness and vitality, and to help the Earth heal. This eye-opening book will forever transform the way you think about food, and has valuable tips on transitioning to a truly balanced diet.