Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports and nutrition writer and certified sports nutritionist. His most recent book, Iron War, was long-listed for the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and he is the author of the best-selling Racing Weight. Fitzgerald is a columnist on Competitor.com and Active.com, and has contributed to Bicycling, Men's Health, Triathlete, Men's Journal, Outside, Runner's World, Shape, Women's Health and has ghostwritten for sports celebrities including Dean Karnazes and Kara Goucher.
In this book, Fitzgerald takes aim at the long list of dietary
approaches that claim to be the "One True Way" to eat healthily,
arguing instead for what he calls "agnostic healthy eating." The
key (which he has introduced in previous books) is a ranking of 10
categories of food, and the goal is simply that, wherever a food
falls in that hierarchy, you should generally aim to have more of
the foods that rank above it and less of the foods that rank below
it. And you know what? I agree. You can quibble about some of the
details, but this is not a bad description of the way I aim to eat.
I'll eat anything, more or less, but always aiming to have more of
the things at the top of the ladder than at the bottom. If you're a
fellow dietary agnostic, the book is worth a read. --Alex
A delicious read. I am 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. --Shalene Flanagan, Olympic Bronze Medalist"