A paradigm-shifting approach to weight loss, revealing how eating for your female archetype can help change your body shape and put you on a path to better long-term health.
Leading functional medicine nutritionist Dana James knows that when it comes to dieting and feeling your best, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. In her work as a diet and nutrition expert, Dana observed a series of patterns indicating a clear link between her client's personalities and their eating habits, noting that their weight loss efforts were most successful when they tapped into their own specific traits and tendencies, and not when they followed traditional diet advice.
In The Archetype Diet, Dana defines these patterns as four primary archetypes all women embody and reveals how, contrary to popular belief, your body type is not your destiny. Instead, she guides you to discover your own archetype--the Femme Fatale, the Wonder Woman, the Nurturer, or the Ethereal--and shows how you can alter your body shape by changing where you store excess fat. Once you understand the connection between your eating habits and female archetype, the seat of your self-worth, you can actually rewire those habits so you'll not only slim down but will reshape your relationship with food, allowing you to eat in a way that works for your body and to enjoy delicious meals at the same time.
Complete with recipes, meal plans, and lifestyle interventions that are perfectly tailored to complement your specific archetype, The Archetype Diet will put you on the most effective path to shed excess pounds, keep them off, and feel great overall.
About the Author
Dana James is the founder of Food Coach NYC and LA, a functional medicine nutrition practice. Dana is a triple board-certified nutritionist and cognitive behavioral therapist and is a trusted nutrition expert for media outlets like Elle, Vogue, Harper's Baazar, Yahoo Health, and Buzzfeed. In 2015, MindBodyGreen nominated her as one of their "100 Women in Wellness to Watch." She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.
"Putting self-worth at the center of the weight loss conversation is eye-opening. This book is a must-read for any woman struggling with her body image. Learn how to value yourself and your body through Dana's soulful wisdom and guidance."
- Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back
"I'm so excited for all the women who will read The Archetype Diet and say to themselves, "Finally, someone understands me!" Having shared hundreds of patients with Dana, I have known the quality of her work as a nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner for over a decade now. She empowers women to see and accept themselves for who they are through psychology and nutrition. And now you have access to this brilliant guidance in her much-needed first book. The Archetype Diet embodies the element of individuality we all strive for in functional medicine. It will certainly change the way you look at yourself and dieting forever!"
- Vincent Pedre, MD--gut guru and bestselling author of Happy Gut--The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain
"Dana James reveals the simple but powerful wisdom of the feminine archetypes. This is a bold, fresh take on inner and outer beauty for women at any age, with an effective diet and lifestyle plan to back it up, and plenty of emotional support as well--a whole program that addresses mind, body, and spirit. Dana guides women on a new path toward self-discovery, helping them to rediscover their inner radiance and rebalance their lives."
- Frank Lipman, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling The New Health Rules and 10 Reasons You Get Old and Feel Fat
"Dana James is one of the foremost experts in functional nutrition. I have personally witnessed how she has been able to help transform women's perspectives on food, their bodies and themselves, helping them experience a lasting shift in their weight energy and mood. This is a book every woman should read."
- Robin Berzin MD, founder and CEO of Parsley Health
"Imagine expressing all of your feminine energy in a balanced way - the compassionate, the sensual, the creative, and the intellectual - all parts of you would be expressed and you would feel whole. If, however, you overly rely on one of them to feel worthy, you quickly get out of balance emotionally, become stressed and lose the ability to prioritize yourself and self care. Dana James wants to help you break this cycle that leaves you stuck in a lifestyle and a body that leaves you drained and frustrated.
Her book will help you understand the connection between your personality type, entrenched behavioral patterns, emotional triggers and weight struggles so you can give yourself the support you truly need to make lasting change for sustained weight loss from the most self aware and kind place."
- Alisa Vitti, Best Selling Author of WomanCode, Founder of FLOliving.com, Creator of MyFLO period app
"You are your best nutrition guru. The trouble is that many of us need help listening to our bodies. Dana James is a beacon in the fog of confusing and conflicting dietary guidance. She offers women a comprehensive path back to their most radiant selves."
- Kelly Brogan, M.D., holistic psychiatrist and author of the New York Times bestselling Mind of Your Own
"Dana James is a nutrition guru and the wisdom conveyed in her book will guide your individualized journey to vibrant health and well being."
- Jeffery Morrison, M.D., author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind
"Dana James draws on her decades of experience coaching women from around the world to reclaim nourishment. This book is a must read for those seeking the deeper understanding of their bodies and food behaviors."
- Drew Ramsey, MD psychiatrist and author of Eat Compete and Eat to Beat Depression.
"There's no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition so it's great to finally see a book that explains why different body types need different diets."
- Jason Wachob, Founder & CEO, mindbodygreen & Author of Wellth