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How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem

How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem

How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem

Darya discusses how psychology impacts our ability to create healthy eating habits. Darya is a neuroscientist, author and popular blogger who has trained her sights and talents on solving the age-old problem of eating healthy and losing weight.

Her holistic approach to food and health is a breath of fresh air compared to the stuffy supermarket shelves of diet shakes and appetite suppressants.

After receiving her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, Darya received her PhD from UC San Francisco and writes about food, health and weight loss. Her website ‘Summer Tomato’ was one of TIME’s top 50 websites in 2011 and if social media is any indicator, her message that “life should be awesome” is reaching far and wide.

Darya describes herself as a “foodist”, which is a term for someone who has abandoned dieting to enjoy life using real food and also the name of her book – Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting.

Interpretation for TEDxSalem VI (2019) was provided by student interns through a collaboration between Western Oregon University, TEDxSalem, and the Deaf and interpreting communities of Oregon. The volunteer student interpreters were supported by volunteer, certified interpreters in order to minimize potential errors. Your support of these pre-professional interpreters’ growing skills is appreciated. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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  1. I really enjoyed this Ted talk, I intend to watch several more times and take notes! So much rings true for me. Thank you. I just shared amongst my friends of all ages because it’s something we all express frustration about.

  2. Great talk, Darya! I remember those no carb days in college; I think you, David and I were all doing it at the same time!

  3. Missteps are part of the learning process. Not only do setbacks not define you, they are opportunities to grow and learn more about how you and the world work. Rather than focusing on what didn't work out for you or what's impossible to change, someone with a growth mindset always stays focused on what's workable. They focus their attention on the action or the things they can control to get a different outcome next time. To cultivate this mindset in yourself – ask yourself 3 questions.1. What works 2.  What didn't work 3. What can I do differently next time.This great talk seems underappreciated.

  4. 1- The new habits you want to create need to be intrinsically enjoyable.

    2- Cultivate awareness around your thoughts, actions and emotions(buzzword- mindfulness).

    3- Develop a growth mindset.

    What work,What didn't work,What to do differently to make it work next time. These questions can change your mindset from 'fixed' to 'growth'.

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