Hi! I’m Daphne. TV host, trained natural foods chef, wife and mama of 4, and eater par excellence! Delicious bites are my happy place, and I live for vibrant food memories I can treasure and try to recreate in the playground that is my kitchen. But there have been times in my life—after babies, for instance, or when there has been too much celebrating or too much stress, or simply an easy slip into mindless consuming rather than purposeful choosing—when even a gleeful eater like me needs a reset. A reset that lets me savor my indulgent moments and make them count while helping me fit in my clothes and feel confident and comfortable in my skin again.
This book is a collection of 150 recipes that have consistently helped me lose weight without ever disappointing these demanding tastebuds of mine — or making healthy eating feel like a second, third or fourth job I just don’t need.
The quick version? I don’t believe in deprivation, and I don’t believe taking good care of ourselves has to be hard. I want my clean eating to be as enjoyable and obvious as my regular eating, because that’s the only way I’m going to stick with it. I realized that the key to achieving this is a very few, very simple rules that actually allow me to relax and make clean eating second nature. Plus, plenty of opportunity to indulge thrown in.
Five days a week, I give up gluten. I give up refined sugar. I give up most dairy. And I get back food confidence. I get back easy, intuitive eating. I get back a healthy, happy me. I absolutely freaking love my two days off to eat what I want with gusto! And then I get back on board with no guilt attached. I stick with this rhythm for as long or as short as I like—sometimes a month or two (or more!) to get back on track, sometimes just a week at a time if that’s all I need. And every time, I am blown away by how much my body loves this plan.
It works. You deserve this. Let’s get to it.