UnDiet - written by Meghan Telpner is officially my new favourite book about nutrition. I have followed Meghan’s blog which (I’ll always remember it as) the once cheeky titled Making Love in the Kitchen for many years now.
I even had a few skype sessions when Meghan was an one-on-one nutritionist (sadly she no longer provides this service). Still to this day I go back to the handouts she provided me with and yes she’ll have covered whatever issue I was struggling with. I’ve tried a number of different diets over the years, but I keep going back to the guidelines which Meghan devised for me. It is the way of eating which I’ve had the most success with, and also the ‘undiet’ which makes the most sense.
I know from first hand experience that eating real food works and is the best for our health.
“Undiet” is colourful and beautifully designed, just like Meghan’s website. She has a way of explaining complicated nutritional topics in an easy to understand language. For example, this is a great summary of what you need to know about fats:
Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat: We need all three of these to remain healthy. Saturated fat gets a bad rap, but it gives structure to our cells and provides energy . What you want to avoid at all costs are trans fats, which are toxic.
I particularly liked the break down on how to read a Nutrition Panel and the meaning of food labels. Although I was disgusted to discover that “Australian came in second with ….690 kilograms…” of garbage production per person per year! Gross.
Each chapter is neatly summerised with a mantra and transitional tips to make it happen. I love Meghan’s creed:
Meghan is a truly gifted wordsmith. She is a knowledgeable, trustworthy nutritionista (as she calls herself).