Darya is the creator of Summer Tomato. A website that teaches you how to get healthy and lose weight without the torture of dieting.
Darya is a trained neuroscientist with a PhD in Neuroscience and the author of her very own book called Foodist – using real food and real science to lose weight without dieting.
I love a quote on her website that says “It turns out the answer isn’t surgery or drugs, it’s food.”
Darya talks about how she changed careers when she fixed her relationship with food, which she struggled with growing up.
Nutrition and Cooking
What foods to avoid
- Processed foods
What foods to actively seek out
- Darya shops in season from the farmers market
- If there is a lot of something at the markets, she'll buy those
Darya's fondest food memories
Darya's earliest memory of food is going to Mexico with her parents when she was six months old. She remembers conversations about beans, you've got to listen to the way Darya talks about this memory of hers.
Her fondest memory of food is when she graduated from Berkley, her graduation party was at this restaurant called Bacar. She talks about how she for the first time ate with all her senses.
- About 4-5 days a week to the gym
- 10,000 steps a day
- If you don't have the habit of cooking at home, start with one day
- It all comes down to habits, if you aren't used to cooking on a regular basis it will seem tough. But once you've gotten into a habit, time flies by.
Tips on reducing wastage
Buy less food
Know more about Darya
Who would you love to have dinner with and where?
With the First Family at the White House or her place.
Meal that would represent earth?
She would take the aliens to the farmers market and make them something from there. She would ask the aliens to take her in their spaceship, and go to different places and eat foods representative of the place their at.
Where to find Darya
Author: Ronsley Vaz
Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.
He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.