When lots of people feel an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for any particular thing, we call it a fad. These tend to be short-lived. After all, by its very definition a fad has no base or core of truth. It is of no central importance. We can do very well without it, thank you very much.
Of course, most fads are harmless. Diet fads are not. Yet these are enduringly popular, testament to the secret wish in all of us that we can lose 20 pounds in 7 days if we only knew the right secret or trick. Deep down, we all know the fad diet is always based on a lie. We know there’s no secret, no trick. We know the only path to better health is the one where we learn how to shop for and prepare nutrient dense food. We all know this—but many of us just don’t know how.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!, the deceptively slim guide to healthy shopping from Stephanie Selene Anderson, is about as far from a fad as it’s possible to get. So if you’re looking for a shortcut, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a simple, friendly, in-depth guide that will actually help you make important decisions the next time you go food shopping, this book is for you. In addition to learning how to shop for healthy food, you’ll learn what qualities make a food healthy to begin with.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! answers questions big and small: What are whole foods? Can I afford them? How do I phase the processed stuff out of my kitchen—and my life? How do I know what to look for among the glut of choices at the grocery store? Is organic food really worth it? And what the heck is a CSA? In short, this guide will help you navigate your way out of a food maze that was seemingly designed to trap us all into an endless cycle of cheap, processed, packaged junk.
Of course, nobody ever said that changing eating habits for the better is easy, especially for little ones. But Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! will back you up when your kids ask where their sugar-laden cereal disappeared to or why their white rice is now brown. They’ll also enjoy the colorful, easy-to-find (and easy-to-remember) tips and callouts that will help them become their own nutrition experts. Because if you don’t teach it, they won’t learn it. And how many years will go by before they find they need a guide much like this one?
If you’re ready to ditch the fads for the fundamentals and eat real instead, there’s no better first step you can make than making this shopping guide your own. You’ll soon learn why it’s been called “the real deal for real food.”