This post introduces a new friend as well as one of our first attempts at producing a video – we’re pumped to share both! We’re also running a contest and giving a way a copy of Undiet (details at bottom).
A few months ago I opened my email to find a message requesting our support for a new book by a Toronto nutritionist. We receive such offers from time to time and we often pass; Dana and I long made a commitment to this project – and to each other – that we would only write about things that we absolutely love here. The title of the book (UnDiet) had my guard up a bit.
But two things nagged at my consciousness:
- Meghan shares several acquaintances with us and we had met her a few times nd really liked her. Friends spoke of her with the highest respect and that meant a lot.
- Her team (it’s a small one) have been vocal supporters and contributors to various communities of WellPreserved. They’ve shared on Twitter, interacted on Instagram and we’ve communicated on Facebook to try to help each other out. One even bought one of our posters.
We asked for a copy of the book and reserved the right to commit until after we dug through its pages – from there it was an easy decision to support Meghan Telpner and UnDiet.
Before moving to a formal review, allow to introduce Meghan with our video that we shot with her at the Leslieville Farmers Market:
Meghan is fun, passionate about her message and has a lot of knowledge to share. Her book is equally parts cute, fun, funny while also containing no-nonsense messaging about nutrition and understanding the impact (positive and otherwise) of what we eat and how we feel. Her message is backed up by her own experience (part of her inspirational journey is how she has ‘eaten’ Crohn’s disease into remission) as well as academic (she is a registered Nutritionist who also trains others in Canada’s first Culinary Nutrition Expert Program).
UnDiet is not a diet book. Meghan’s message is quite the opposite – she invites and inspires readers to the table with a simple offering: eat delicious food that will make you feel (and be) as healthy as possible.
The message of the book is also about making the experience a journey; abandon drastic changes in favor of small steps that move you towards a journey of better health.
In the months since receiving a copy of the book, we’ve made small changes without much thought. Like most ‘busy’ people we can make bad choices on hectic days and try to do our best but fall into traps of convenience and comfort more often than we’d like. UnDiet was a good reminder that small steps (like getting removing sugar and replacing it with honey) require little effort or sacrifice and often produce better-tasting food.
Beyond our endorsement for Meghan, there were three reasons that made supporting her book so easy for us:
- We have purchased the book for both of our families.
- At different times in the last few weeks we’ve both been surprised by a sudden bounce in our step that seemingly came from nowhere. I attribute that to small changes we’ve made without even realizing that we had.
- We were really impressed by Meghan and her husband Josh. Since shooting the video, the four of us have shared dinner and feel the start of a new friendship and respect them greatly.
If you’re interested in Meghan’s message, there’s a few ways you can learn more:
- Where to start: Buy the book (you can enter the code word wellpreserved to receive 10% off)
- Ready for more? Take an online course.
- Want to be a master? Graduate to the online Culinary Nutrition Expert Program (it’s 200 hours of training in 12 weeks)
Do you want to win a copy of the book? Leave a comment on this post sharing a small change to your diet that you’ve made or could make that would make you feel better between now and July 7th, 11:59PM EST. We’ll send the winner an email to arrange for shipping and announce their first name in our newsletter in our July 13th newsletter.