Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat

  • by Naomi Moriyama, William Doyle
  • Narrated by Naomi Moriyama
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties? Wouldn't you want to know their extraordinary secret? Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high-energy, successful lifestyle, and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women, in this exciting new book. The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guilt...and, yes, without getting fat or looking old.
As a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life. She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture: her mother Chizuko's Tokyo kitchen. Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother's kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom: Japanese home-style cooking.
If you're tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don't work and don't satisfy, it's time to discover one of the best-kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long-living lifestyle. It's time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] well-organized, persuasive introduction to a non-Western everyday cooking plan." (Publishers Weekly)

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Worth Listening to

The quest to sustain a healthy lifestyle in general, and healthy eating habits in particular, is not always an easy one. I've found it helpful to learn from several sources, taking whatever tips from each source seem relevant and do-able. I recommend this book as one such source.

The book is heavy on practical information about how (and why) to eat Japanese "home cooking". The scientific citations seem credible; the overall approach balanced and useful. There are no recipes to speak of, and the names of some recommended foods and flavorings are too unusual to my American ear to retain without finding them in a written format to supplement the audio book. Overall, I found it an interesting and useful discussion, and I'm glad I got the book. It isn't an end-all be-all reference on healthy eating, at least not for me. But as one of several resources it's valuable.
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- Terril Lowe

A bit too anecdotal

I found the book provided some interesting information. However, most of the data the author presents are either generic statistics about obesity and related health issues, or personal experiences her and her husband have had with eating well.
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- Monica

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio