If you let it, diet culture will take away your power when it comes to food. It will convince you that your body can’t be trusted, and that you’re incapable of managing your eating on your own…there’s big money to be made in convincing you to give over your power in order to be a loyal, lifetime follower.
from Good Food, Bad Diet
What some of Abby’s friends, colleagues (and relatives) are saying about Good Food, Bad Diet
Abby Langer’s new book has a simple, but much needed, message: ditch the diet culture. Hear, hear! This highly readable book maps a hype-free path to a realistic, sustainable, and healthy relationship with food and eating. Along the way – with clarity and humor – Langer takes on celebrity culture, the diet and wellness industries, and our society’s wayward obsession with youth and thinness. A timely, fun, and science-informed read!
~ Timothy Caulfield ~
bestselling author of The Science of Celebrity
Abby’s no nonsense approach to eating is a breath of fresh air in the sea of diet books. If you’ve had enough of diet culture and categorization of food as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ give this book a read. It will open your eyes to a realistic and doable approach to eating, while helping you accept your body and enjoy the food you consume to nourish it.
~ Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND ~
award-winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook and The Best 3-Ingredient Cookbook
In the wellness world of extremes, Abby offers a much needed middle ground for those looking to improve their health without the physical and psychological risks of restrictive diets. Good Food, Bad Diet is evidence-based, witty, and packed with accessible tips for anyone looking to live their healthiest, happiest life.
~ Abbey Sharp, RD ~
founder of Abbey’s Kitchenbestselling author of The Science of Celebrity
If diet culture has you so confused that you’re not even sure what healthy eating looks like anymore, this is the book for you. Good Food, Bad Diet is a total re-education in nutrition, one that will help you sort fact from internet fiction. Abby calls BS where she sees it, and will guide you compassionately towards a healthier, happier you.
~ Desiree Neilson, RD ~
author of Eat More Plants
In a world overflowing with nutritional nonsense, Abby Langer is the rare expert bringing light to dietary darkness. Good Food, Bad Diet is exceptional.
~ James Fell ~
author of The Holy Sh!t Moment
You can trust Abby Langer to get you out of the diet trap and onto a truly healthy path for life. She not only has the nutrition expertise, she has a gutsy way of cutting through all the BS, and she offers clear, practical strategies for making lasting change.
~ Ellie Krieger, MS, RD ~
Food Network and Public Television personality, and award-winning cookbook author
This book gives you a new way of being in this world.
Good Food, Bad Diet may drag some people kicking in screaming away from their dieting ways, but those people want and need change from all those years of being confused about food, and disappointed with themselves and their bodies because of what our culture tells them they need to be.
~ Abby’s Mom ~
Whatever your goal is, you need to do it for you. No matter what your size is, if you like the way you look, then everyone else can piss off. People who look at you funny or make ugly comments about your weight are projecting their shit onto you. Don’t let them get away with it by submitting to their shaming.
from Good Food, Bad Diet