Synopses & Reviews
Eat Naked with Margaret Floyd for a Sexier You
- Are you fed up with counting calories?
- Confused by all the diet hype?
- Want to eat delicious, real food and look and feel great?
Leading nutritional therapist Margaret Floyd's Eat Naked will help you strip away the overprocessed, overpackaged, and overdressed junk food from your diet. It's time to enjoy "naked" foods-whole foods that are fresh, organically grown, and prepared in ways that allow each food's naturally delicious flavors to shine through. In this book, Margaret shows you how to choose the nutrient-dense foods that will make you look and feel so gorgeous, you'll want to take it all off.
You'll discover new ways to prepare foods without sacrificing flavor and learn practical tips for eating within your budget. Eat Naked includes easy recipes for all sorts of delicious things you can feel good about eating and making for others. Once you see how great you look and feel when you eat naked, you won't want to eat any other way!
"Floyd, a Certified Healing Foods specialist, brings her experience with improving health and increasing vitality through diet to a wide audience. Beginning with a primer on healthy eating, Floyd recommends that 'naked' foods ('fresh, whole, organic, homemade') comprise 80% of a diet, leaving a 20% leeway for special occasions. 'When you eat mostly naked foods, your body will find its natural equilibrium...Your cravings will diminish and you won't feel deprived.' Floyd, a proponent of the thinking behind Nourishing Traditions, rejects most forms of soy and gluten, and recommends raw dairy and soaked grains. Early chapters review categories of foods and conclude with easy-reference charts for 'Best, Next Best, Okay, and Steer Clear' choices. Following tips on reducing stress, shopping for natural ingredients, and simplified cooking, Floyd dedicates a third of her book to recipes created with Chef James Barry, covering basics (Chicken Stock, Balsamic Vinaigrette), innovative uses for vegetables (Raw Cauliflower Couscous), colorful entrees (Tortilla-less Green Enchiladas, Seared Salmon with Garlic Broccoli Rabe and Summer Squash), and sweet treats (Coconut Nut Date Balls). Floyd's message won't be new to anyone on the healthy fringe; for most everyone else, it could be quite a palate cleanser. Photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Eat Naked is full of convincing arguments and practical tips for cutting the junk out of your diet and replacing it with real food -- which is exactly what needs to happen." Mark Bittman, columnist for the New York Times and author of How To Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food and The Food Matters Cookbook
"Eating naked is not The Next Diet. It is The Last Diet. Purge your pantry and strip the junk from your shopping list, but beware: you will doubtless have to face the facts about your rotten little food habits. Mine was surimi." Nina Planck, author of Real Food: What to Eat and Why
"Margaret Floyd's Eat Naked is a clear and passionate call to nourish ourselves in a more simple, natural, and beautiful way. With just the right mixture of science and sass, Eat Naked delivers wise nutritional information that’s easy to practice. In a world overloaded with conflicting dietary facts and systems, Margaret Floyd gracefully distills some of the best strategies for vibrant eating and living." Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Leading nutritional therapist Floyd's Eat Naked will help readers strip away the overprocessed, overpackaged, and overdressed junk food from their diet. It's time to enjoy "naked" foods -- whole foods that are fresh, organically grown, and prepared in ways that allow each food's naturally delicious flavors to shine through. In this book, Floyd explains how to choose the nutrient-dense foods that will make readers look and feel so gorgeous, they'll want to take it all off.
In Eat Naked, a nutritional therapy practitioner and founder of the website www.eatnakednow.com, presents easy-to-implement guidelines for stripping away the packaging, preservatives, fillers, pesticides, and artificial additives from your diet. Eating fresh and organic, ìnakedî meals helps to strengthen the immune system, prevent or reverse degenerative diseases, and delay the aging process.
About the Author
Margaret Floyd has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life. She began her career in business with senior roles such as President of Spark Strategies and Vice President of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, but her passion for food took over and Margaret now works as a health and nutrition coach.
Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association and was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California. Margaret's work with clients is focused on shifting their diet to a Naked diet through gradual changes to their lifestyle, cooking methods, shopping habits, and recipes. She shares her passion for food and good health, and teaches her clients how to eat so they can enjoy both.