Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About
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Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About

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Tired of trying to figure out what you should be eating for breakfast, or whether it's ever OK to eat before going to bed? Want to know which type of milk, or cereals, or meats are best so that food shopping is easier?Millions of people already eat, look, and feel better thanks to popular podcast host and board-certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel. In her highly-anticipa...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Chad Warner
Mar 25, 2012 Chad Warner rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: health-conscious
Recommended to Chad by: Monica Reinagel
Shelves: health, non-fiction
This is my kind of nutrition book! It provides just enough data to help you make informed decisions, and avoids being a boring nutritionist’s textbook. Reinagel tells you what to choose and what to avoid when shopping or dining out. She also busts many persistent nutrition myths. I agree with her advice, which is to choose fresh, whole foods over processed, packaged, and prepared foods. She advocates preparing meals at home, but if choosing packaged foods, to choose those with simple, recognizab...more
I really found this book interesting. It was not a dry, boring, eat-these-things-only type book. Monica Reinagel explains the reasons why some choices are better without making it read like a text book. She guides us through the grocery store, with information on reading nutrition labels and shopping smart. Do you know which fish have the highest amount of Omega-3 or which grains are best for you? After reading this book, I do! There are also tips for eating out, late night snacking, and how coo...more
I loved this book. I'm not a fan of fad diets and this book was great for me. It has simple tips for how to approach grocery shopping, meal planning, snacking, beverages, and more. I liked the short sections and quick tips. There was a ton of information in here, but I have no doubt I can go back and find any section I want and refresh my memory with the quick tips.

There were a lot of basic questions that get addressed very well here. I understand about the affects of artificial sweeteners now w...more
It's hard for me to review this because I didn't really learn anything new as far as eating healthy goes - I'm pretty well read (and practiced) in that area already. But it has a nice conversational tone that I like, far too many of these types of books are really 'dry' for me and hard to get through. I like that it's not food fad-ish and even goes out of it's way to debunk a lot of 'diet myths' like how eating at night is bad for you (untrue) and that you *have* to drink a lot of water, etc. Th...more
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway (thanks!).

This book was packed full of nutritional information in an easy-to-read format that I found very enjoyable.

The greater part of the book is broken down into two parts: the guide to the grocery store and the 24 hour diet makeover. The author also provides sample meal plans, recipes, serving size guide, a cooking methods guide and a shopping guide.

I have already recommended this book to several friends and have also signed up for her weekly newsletter....more
Won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I got it today and I am so anxious to get started on it. Will rate and review when I am finished.

As promised...

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It's packed full of useful information about nutrition. It addresses the fallacies, myths and urban legends that many of us believe to be true. As the title says, it helped me to see what to eat, what to avoid, and what to stop worrying about. If you haven't read up on the current thoughts in nutrition, th...more
I really appreciate this book's down-to-earth advice on how to eat a healthier diet. Some of it is kind of "duh", but it helps debunk a lot of myths in the diet industry right now. She lets you know what to stop worrying about - but also instills the fear of eating the typical American sugar-laden diet, which is what we should all be worrying about. I never knew we had so many hidden sources of sugar! Of course we are all getting type 2 diabetes! I would recommend this book to everyone that eats...more
Jillian Hamlin
Monica Renagel's book, Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet, perfectly condenses all of the information about nutrition for someone who is looking to improve their overall health and everyday choices. With the plethora of options and packages with deceptive marketing, this book serves as a great guide to debunking all of the food myths out there and finding out what myths actually hold some truth. You’ll want to carry it with you everywhere!
This is an excellent guide to basic good nutrition -- a quick read and very accessible. It cuts through the myths and the hypes and the fads and gets down to basics. Really love the first part of the book that essentially walks the reader through the grocery store and talks about decoding nutrition labels, choosing produce that has the least pesticide residue, and making good choices overall.
This book is a good and easy reference for anyone who is just beginning to change to a healthy eating lifestyle. If you are like me and are informed about eating healthy there is no new information revealed in this book.
It's not earth-shattering in moderation, eat real. What I appreciated was the common sense of "most of us can't do organic perfectly so here are some things to be aware of, pick your own battles."
Chock full of useful advice, handy recipes, and Nutrition Diva's trademark mythbusting. A practical, helpful guide to shopping and eating well.
I won this in a giveaway and have really enjoyed it. Nice mix of science and common sense with easy to understand and follow tips and tricks.
If you are confused about nutrition, this is a good starting point. It lays it out pretty cut and dry. (But not boring.)
Not too much new information but I love her for a reliable non hysterical source I information on nutrition.
Margaret Mary Myers
Very comprehensive, with the why's and the wherefore's. Good handbook.
This should be required reading for all humans who eat.
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I’m a licensed nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition. I also went to culinary school. But long before all of that, I went to music school and studied to be an opera singer–which is what I spent the first half of my professional life doing. (Hence my alter-ego, The Nutrition Diva)

These days, I spend most of my time writing and speaking about food and nutrition. In addition to t...more
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