How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem

How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem
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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
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  1. Kitty Konialis

    Great talk…deep insights and also practical tips.

  2. Discount on Keto Diet & Supplement Tap here

    Thank you for the Sign Language intepreter. Wish this was a more universal requirement, even in TED alone. Accessibility needs to catch up to the times.

  3. Discount on Keto Diet & Supplement Tap here

    I was looking for dietary motivation, but this is so much more.

    SO SO much more.

    Thank You

  4. الحمد لله thank you allah

    Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala said:

    وَاِذْ قَالَ اللّٰهُ يٰعِيْسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ ءَاَنْتَ قُلْتَ لِلنَّاسِ اتَّخِذُوْنِيْ وَاُمِّيَ اِلٰهَيْنِ مِنْ دُوْنِ اللّٰهِ ۗ قَالَ سُبْحٰنَكَ مَا يَكُوْنُ لِيْۤ اَنْ اَقُوْلَ مَا لَـيْسَ لِيْ بِحَقٍّ ۗ اِنْ كُنْتُ قُلْتُهٗ فَقَدْ عَلِمْتَهٗ ۗ تَعْلَمُ مَا فِيْ نَفْسِيْ وَلَاۤ اَعْلَمُ مَا فِيْ نَفْسِكَ ۗ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوْبِ
    "And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?' He will say, Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen."
    (QS. Al-Maaida: Verse 116)

  5. kirsty burns

    Is Okibetonic Secrets effective to lost a ton of weight? We have read many good stuff about this popular weight loss secrets.

  6. Blame Ekatoneikosipente

    True! I can eat what I want and stay a size 6. Thing is: I love pasta and eat it often enough but I don't want to eat chips, nor do I want to go out to eat every day. I don't like sweets either. I love steamed veggies with some fresh lemon juice for salad or a snack!
    It's all about finding a balance.

  7. Weight Loss Direct

    This is fascinating! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Futuristictpa Yt

    Honestly guys cut out caffeine and sugar and see how your body changes. It’s incredible….I mean you can still keep your sugary drinks but cut out any food that has sugar including fruit and after a couple of months or so you reinclude it after sometime.

  9. ivi122

    What boring tips! And she’s definitely a boring speaker. I can’t even finish this video

  10. Dorcas E.

    I have tried this several times. The only thing is I related to it most of the time as a diet. There was one time I actually related to this as only habits and it was successful until I thought I had to get leaner and more fit (I already looked good!) and went on a diet. A very strict one. It only lasted a week. I haven't been able to get back into that mindset, and it's been a year and a half. 😔

  11. Rey Klein

    Anyone know what is Okibetonic Secrets about? I hear lots of people burn their weight with this popular lose weight methods.

  12. Tay Charlese

    The way this video made me cry was such a release.

  13. Dawn Core

    So glad to see an Interpreter!! Unfortunately, it is not the norm!

  14. ajani

    I knew which foods I need to eat to lose weight, but I didn't know how much. Diet plan I got from Agoge Diet contains portion sizes for every meal. Fantastic!

  15. Raven Carlton

    “The new habits you want to create need to be intrinsically enjoyable, not simply doable or tolerable. One of the biggest mistakes we make when trying to build healthy habits is choosing activities we don’t actually like, like pushing our workouts way beyond our fitness level or eating flavorless foods because they’re supposed to be healthy. This approach works in direct opposition to how your brain forms habits and is never sustainable.”

    So much truth spoken here! 👏👏

  16. Healthy Lifestyle

    Amazing Video! Thank you !

  17. Adriana Flowers

    I’m struggling with my relationship with food, this is very helpful

  18. Stacey Paulse

    10 ways to lose weight without dieting

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