“A delicious read. I’m always amazed at how much I learn from Matt Fitzgerald’s books. Diet Cults
dives into the human nature, psychology, and pleasure aspect of food. I devoured it.”
-Shalane Flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist
In his provocative new book, bestselling author Matt Fitzgerald exposes the cult-like fallacy upon which nearly every diet is based—the mythical notion that there is only one right way to eat—and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits for a lifetime.

From the raw food movement to Atkins, a vast and ever-increasing number of health and weight-loss diets are engaged in an overheated sectarian struggle to recruit new converts. Paleo Diet advocates tell us that all foods less than 12,000 years old are the enemy. Vegan gurus demonize animal foods. Then there are the low-fat prophets and supplement devotees. But underneath such superficial differences, Fitzgerald observes, these preachers of dietary righteousness all agree on one thing: that there is only “One True Way” to eat for maximum health.

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