My Dog Eats Better Than Your Kids: Book Review

‘My dog eats better than your kids’ is a pretty bold statement to make. It’s the title of Dr Peter Dingle’s latest book on nutrition and healthy living.

My mum and I were lucky enough to bump into Dr Dingle at university today, where he told us all about his book. I have to admit when he told me the title, I found myself thinking ‘yeah, right! Catchy title Dr D, but I hardly believe your dog eats better than me!’

So I just finished reading his book and let me just say, Dr Dingle puts forth a strong argument with solid facts. I found myself thinking by the end ‘Maybe his dog does actually eat better than me?’ which was a good thing, because I know there is room for improvement. He has expanded my mind once again!

For instance, I have always eaten a lot of bread and pasta. This wasn’t a problem for me because I thought ‘hey, I’m Italian and plus, it’s wholemeal! The food pyramid tells me I need 6-11 servings of breads, rice, cereals, etc. So it’s OK!’

But then Dr Dingle tells us about the ‘food pyramid’ and how it came to be. Apparently it was established by Kellog’s (the grain industry) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1950s. Take a look at the bottom of the pyramid. Do you see grains? Yes, the pyramid tells us we should be eating grains the most! Dig in!

Dr Dingle however points us to the Harvard School of Public Health that states this is not correct. The Harvard School of Public Health actually provide us with another, new and improved food pyramid that is actually based on the latest and best science. Very impressive.

In summary, I have read several of Dr Dingle’s books before and thoroughly enjoyed them. When Dingle writes you can’t help by feel inspired and motivated to make positive changes in your life.

His latest book is however different to the others. It’s still upbeat and certainly motivating, but this one is not as long (it will take you about one hour to read). It’s also full of colourful, quirky illustrations that will make you smile and laugh out loud.

4 thoughts on “My Dog Eats Better Than Your Kids: Book Review

  1. The food industry is not our friend, that is for sure.

    You should do a cooking course with Jude Blereau – we are very lucky to have her here!
    Will reset your thinking about food and eating.

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