Many of you may remember this book with the title of “10,000 Years of Weight Watching.” It is still available under that title if you so wish. But here is some interesting news!
I have been thinking that title has done the book an injustice in a way because actually it is about the evolution of food. Baby Boomers and other younger people may enjoy learning how food reached the stage that it is in now, in 2016. And it is a good read anyway, not just for those watching weight.
AND IT IS ESPECIALLY INTERESTING READING FOR BABY BOOMERS AS MANY OF YOU WILL IDENTIFY WITH SOME MEMORIES FROM THE 50’S, 60’S AND 70’S.
It is now under the cover and title; “From Hunter-Gatherer to Baby Boomer. How Food Evolved.” in Kindle format or print on demand for a physical book.
I HAVE PUT IT ON FREE WITH KINDLE FOR FRIDAY 19th Feb to SUNDAY 21st Feb.
To save repeating myself here is the blurb on the back cover of the paperback;
This book is suitable for anyone who questions the link between the evolution of food, health and ageing.
Are they all linked? Knowing the history of how we reached this point in 2016 would help the reader to understand a little more of how to make a judgment.
The information is for the reader who may be a professional helping other people or they are just curious about the way that food has developed over the last 10k years.
Baby Boomers will be interested and will remember some of the processes during the 20th century.
The first two chapters cover ancient history, and with research, the author discovered some amazing ideas.
Awareness of food intake and what to do about being obese or overweight became apparent with the Roman and Greek civilisations around 2000 to 4000 years ago.
Patricia looks at the development of agriculture before this. Based on the result of Archeological digs and known history.
With the discovery of the Statuettes of goddesses from 10,000 years ago, it was apparent that being obese was the desired image for fertility and for times of famine.
But the Romans decided that they wanted their women to be shapely. The question is “Is that when dieting started?” We shall never know, but this book is a brave attempt to look at the possibilities.
The last 100 years are the bulk of the book. Because there are more known records, and the evolution of food became almost out of control, and much of it has become “Frankenstein Food.”
Patricia is a life coach, specialising in Ageing with Vitality. Her concern is for people to age in a healthy way and to see why they should just “Eat Real Food and watch your portions!”
Because she cares about the state of the Western Worlds way of eating.
Because she cares about how the Ageing body can stay healthy.