I read the NY best seller Skinny Bitch on the weekend expecting a cheeky, “Get your sorry ass off the couch” message. I did get that, but got even more in the way of “Stop eating crap, dumbass.”
“If you can’t take one more day of self-loathing, you’re ready to hear the truth: You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to lose weight.”
The book was just as cheeky as I’d hoped, but also full of tons of research and data on what’s in our “food” and why it pays to take note of what we put in our mouths. I like that it was a quick, easy read and focuses not on guilt or high minded environmentalism, but on base vanity. Frankly, whatever motivates the masses!
The book’s focus is more on organic than strictly “local” and they promote a lot of processed organic foods, but the message to eat more fruit and veggies aligns with sourcing healthy, local food. And if that gets the same result, it works for me.