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The Book The Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Read: The Food Babe Way

I have a very exciting announcement to make today.

I can finally tell you about the mysterious book I’ve been writing! You might have seen the press mention it once or twice, but I have kept all the juicy details secret from everyone until now because I wanted to share it with you first!

How it all started…

It was March of 2009, I had just turned 30 and accepted a job offer that scared me to death. I invited over a few close friends for dinner and we were discussing this new job opportunity. I had a light travel schedule with mostly in-town assignments for my business-consulting career (this is what I did before I became a full time activist). And now I was going to take a job that required 100% travel – that meant traveling every single week on the road to and from a city I had never been to before.

Things were good at home, my health was never better. My skin was glowing. All my clothes fit. My prescription drugs slowly expired and were relegated to the back of the bathroom cabinet. I felt so good. My workout routine and healthy habits were consistent and working to keep me at my ideal weight without dieting! But now I was about to disrupt my little perfect life and go on the road, eating God knows what, living out of a suitcase with no kitchen and no regular schedule!

All I could think about was the struggles I had when my job took me on the road when I was in my early twenties where I became overweight, lost control of my food and was in terrible shape. I looked and felt really bad – My face was swollen, my eyes were sunken in, and I was in desperate need of a change. 

Now fast forward back to this dinner in March of 2009.

I said to my friends that night – boldly (but feeling very very worried) – I’m going to do it. I am going to take this job and still live organically, even on the road, and one day I am going to write a book about it.

This was the first thought I ever had about writing a book. 

Looking back. I can’t believe how far my little discussion with friends has taken me.

Introducing The Food Babe Way….

The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days!

In Stores Everywhere, February 10, 2015

The Food Babe Way has become so much more than I ever originally imagined. It has become my manifesto that covers every aspect of my healthy habits, my way of life and how to navigate successfully in this over processed world including BRAND NEW INVESTIGATIONS that have changed my outlook about the food industry forever. 

Check out the cover! 

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“Read this book and you will never think about food, your health, or the world in the same way again.  And we will all be better off for it.” —From the foreword by Mark Hyman, MD

The Food Babe is a one woman consumer protection agency. While our politicians in Washington, DC look the other way or defund the agencies we need to help keep us safe, Vani is stepping up and bringing the Food Babe Brigade with her. Her work is inspiring millions of Americans to get active and involved in pushing back against the overwhelming force of the food industry. If you want to bring transparency to our food system and improve the health and well-being of our fellow Americans then you need to join this movement. – Congressman Tim Ryan

After I left my consulting career to become a full time food activist, I knew that I would finally have time to write this book. I spent 6 months working on my book proposal and in November of 2013, I spent a grueling but fun week talking to all the big publishers in New York with my incredible two agents. There was a lot of excitement, lots of offers, but I could only pick one publisher. Many of the top publishers in the world wanted to publish this book – the interest and enthusiasm I received was incredible! It was not easy saying no to these offers but one place really stood out and that was Little, Brown. I could tell from the moment I met my editor Tracy Behar that she wholeheartedly believed in me, the Food Babe Army, the urgency of this message and changing the world. Little, Brown is one of the world’s top respected publishers – who have sold millions of books for authors like Malcolm Gladwell, The Dalai Lama, James Patterson, and many more. 

I am just putting the finishing touches on the book this week and I can’t believe it’s almost done. This book has gone through hours and hours of edits, legal reviews and fact checking – because we are not going to hold back. This is the book I wanted for myself when I started to eat a real food diet – it’s a manual on how to live with the food system we have.

Authors say, writing a book is not easy. I know what they mean now. This book is the hardest thing I’ve ever worked on in my life. I put my heart and soul into every single page. I spent several hours just on the opening paragraph. Will those words I stressed over make me some enemies? Of course, I doubt one of the largest food companies in the world will like me sharing what I experienced during a meeting at their headquarters. 

This is the book the food industry doesn’t want you to read.

But the book you absolutely HAVE to read if you want to know their tricks and how you can use them to your advantage to be and stay healthy. I go into all the things they want to hide and tell you exactly what you should do about it. It’s a book that the fitness and diet industry have never written either—because the fundamentals I talk about are so much more affordable than expensive supplements, workouts and gym memberships.

For all the investigations I uncover in this book, I have a solution for you day by day. You’ll learn one new habit a day – something everyone can do – that will change your life forever (and the food industry and the world… if you follow through). 

In The Food Babe Way, you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop 21 simple, lasting habits that will get you off chemical-laced food for good
  • Avoid the top 15 ingredients that wreak havoc on your weight, beauty, and health
  • Spot manipulative marketing and manufacturing techniques the food industry uses

to get you to eat processed foods or hide questionable ingredients

  • Replace the foods that make you fat, look older, and sap your energy with healthful,

delicious substitutes

  • Prepare dozens of additive-free meals with easy and delicious recipes

The Food Babe Way Is On Sale Now! 

I hope you’ll reserve your copy of The Food Babe Way today and pre-order it now at Barnes & Noble, Park Road Books, Books A Million or Indie Bound.

You can click on any of the links above or below to pre-order your copy now.

Once again, I really appreciate all your support to help get the The Food Babe Way into the hands of millions of people.

With much love and excitement, 



P.S. If you pre-order the book now, I’ve got some really exciting bonuses in store for you! Stay tuned!




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129 responses to “The Book The Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Read: The Food Babe Way

    1. Thank you Derek – and thanks for being in the book. I’m so excited to share your “soda” story with so many people. Xo!

  1. I am not sure what website means so I guessed.

    I think if I ask my library system to buy this book it would help get it into the

    hands of others. Also, if I order it at our small local bookstore, they may order

    more copies of it. Sorry to miss out on the bonuses by pre-ordering, but I think this

    will help others see the book.

    1. Just save your receipt and stay tuned – you will be eligible if you pre-order from anywhere including your local stores. Thanks so much for your support!

      1. Vani, My admiration and greatfulness is boundless for the efforts you are making with great success toward exposing the smarmy, money grubbing food industry who actually KNOWS the food they are selling to unsuspecting people. Boy, I’d be more than a bit afraid if I were them. The quiet movement is going to become a ROAR!!! Your posts and information about the lawsuits by NHS and CFS were top drawer. We are NOT going to be beaten!
        Vani, I think you should go back on Dr. Oz and the show The Drs. That would kick you into the top best sellers list!!! I’m so excited for everyone who will read your book and join to help hold these CRIMINALS to task that the FDA and USDA continuously shake hands with.
        I’ve found pieces of plastic in canned chilli and wood splinters in ground coffee. Complaints to them do NO GOOD!
        You’re the best Vani, we’re behind you 1000%!!!

      2. I’m sorry, I meant to say the Food Industry knowing that the additives, chemicals, etc. are going to make people sick and addicted. They’re in the big fat group with the lowest of the LOW> God Bless You Vani!!!

  2. YES- I am so excited you are writing your book! I need your book. I just pre-ordered it on “Barnes & Noble.” I also signed up to help you get the word out. Hope you will accept my offer. I have a lot in common with you.

    PS. I’m battling a soda addiction too and hope your book can encourage and help me too! Let’s help and encourage each other!


    1. Yes – I have just the tools for that. They will be very helpful. If you follow them you’ll never drink another soda again 🙂

    2. Try drinking a kombucha whenever you feel like having a soda. It’s not caffeinated but it is a bit fizzy. A kombucha is a fermented drink of good bacteria. It’s great for weight loss and staving off hunger. Google it and then try one the next time you go to Whole Foods. GT’s Synergy is my favorite brand and their mango one is my favorite flavor.

      1. Kombucha is an immunity enhancing drink, it is also delicious and very thirst quenching. I have been making my own for about 10 years now, I often add freshly grated ginger root ! However I have tasted (expensive) commercial Kombucha and found it does not compare to homemade and do not think the benefits could be equal. Try to get hold of some “mother” to make your own, it’s very easy and inexpensive. the “mother” grows and you can then distribute some to others !

    1. I hope! It all depends when my publisher and Amazon finally workout a deal 🙂 Hopefully in time for the release in Feb… I’ll keep you posted for sure! Thanks for your support and love.

  3. Congratulations Vani The Food Babe! I am so proud of you being our voice for the Food Industry. This book is absolutely a gift

      1. You Are Welcome. I Trust You. I Will Purchase Several Copies Of Your Book To Share! I Have Had A Career On The Road Every Week For The Last 3 Years; Your Investigations Have Helped Me Tremendously By Validating Things I Had Already Believed To Be True And Exposing Things That Only Someone With Dedication And Courage Would. We Really Needed Your Voice For This, It Is Your Truth And When We Live In Our Truth We Are Powerful Beyond Measure. #FoodBabeArmy

  4. Personal stories of transformation always get people’s attention. Perhaps Food Babe folks who have experienced such changes can share some of their stories on your website in a new special section. Since people Google ‘healing-diet-health-illness-holistic’ etc those searches would bring up your site and then attract new followers. Delighted for you! Hope you are taking in this amazing journey and success to date. Change is a coming!

  5. As a Integrative Nutrition health coach and fellow food activist myself I am excited for you and the book. Keep sharing your beautiful gift with the world my friend. I will be suggesting the book to all my clients.

  6. ohhhh congrats Vani and the Food Babe Army what a huge celebration for us all. Take back our health! Yippeee Proud of YOU!

  7. Hi Vani! so excited for you and i have enjoyed following you on this journey!
    i know it will only get better. you have done a wonderful job of keeping us informed
    about the secrets the food industry tries to hide. can’t wait to read your book!!

  8. I’m so ready to kick my soda habit! I know for a fact that its not good for me, but I’m hooked. Be it light or dark soda…I grab it at least three times a week. I’m excited for your book to come out. I need to lost some weight, but most importantly, how to fuel my body correctly! Good going Vani, thank you for all the courage you’ve had throughout the years up against big, corporate companies!

    1. Lulu – there is a whole section dedicated to doing just that. I can’t wait for you to have this book. I think you are going to love it!

      1. Thanks for replying Vani. I know I will enjoy that section, the whole book for that matter! I’ve watched you on CNN, You Tube, and of course I’m a subbie on your Food Babe site. I so enjoy reading all your updates and I know this book is the first among many. More Blessings your way.

  9. I’ve been following your blog for a year now and that’s when I decided to make a change in my diet. I have loss 30lbs just by eliminate food additives and all processed foods from my diet. Thank you for shinning a light in darkness. I can’t wait to read your new book!

  10. Congratulations Vani! I’ve been reading you for a few months now and wish you nothing but much success! You deserve it after sharing so much insight with the the world and helping others be healthy! I can’t wait to read it!

    1. Thank you so much Karla – so happy to have you on board 🙂 Lots of exciting things to come with this book launch – stay tuned!

  11. You go girl! I am going to grab a couple of copies and shamelessly promote this to all my friends and family. You are an inspiration!

    1. I love shameless promotion 😉 Thank you for being brave and being part of the Food Babe Army!

  12. I will absolutely be reading your book!! I find the info you share to be so helpful and life-changing. Thank you!

    Will your book be available on Kindle?

  13. Congratulations on this incredible victory Vani! Reading this email brought me to tears because I feel the way you do about the food industry, betrayed and disappointed. Since changing my diet at the beginning of this year, I have made a vow to only fuel my body with the foods intended to keep me happy and healthy. You are an inspiration!! Thank you!

  14. Congrats a Food Babe! I’m a silent admirer of your great work. Bought the book today; looking forward to blow up impact!!

  15. I discovered your website not to long ago through social media. I am excited for this book and will gladly share it through any means I have. I was completely oblivious to many things in our country and food system until you came along. I do the best I can to buy organic with my budget, but most of all for my three children. I can’t wait to order and receive the book! I am truly so excited!

  16. Hi Vani. I love to read your blog here in the Netherlands. I find you very brave and courage. A sort of Jeanne d’Arc. Thank you so much for sharing and Informing us.
    Your book comes out on Februari the 10; this also happens to be my birthday.
    Maybe you like to know that this book is the most wantend present for me.
    So i very much like to pre-order it. What is the easiest way to order for the Netherlands?

    With admiring, Sophia

  17. Thanks Vani for all you do, the world needs more people like you! I really appreciate all the time and effort you have put on your researches, so we can learn and understand more about food and health.
    Congratulations on this victory , can’t wait to get the book

  18. How exciting! I recently came about all this info and it caught my attention since I have three babies to feed! When I try and explain to someone how most food is chemical laced I’m told I’m crazy! I just tell them “Google Food Babe!” Thank you for what you do my children’s health means the world to me 🙂

  19. Your book sounds like it will be encouraging to the reader to learn more about the companies we can and can’t trust . A lot of your readers have made refers to there trust in you as have I or I wouldn’t be sending this response . I want to encourage you to always honor this trust and don’t ever take it for granted .The love of money has destroyed a lot of good men as it will a woman . Henry Ford said ; a company that makes only money is a poor company . Let passion drive you not money . Allow money only to empower you to do more GOOD . Wishing you the best success . carl roberts

  20. I just ordered from B & N. Something to look forward to in the middle of the long Minnesota winter!!

  21. Hello,

    I look forward to reading your book. I will ask the “Columbus Metropolitan Library” to order this too so hopefully this book will reach even more people. Thanks for all your hard work. Bless you.

  22. Vani, congratulations. Honestly though, the best way to diss toxins is to just eat the basics and get back to life’s simpler ways. Making your own stuff at home using ‘the basics’ is exactly what I promote on my site and have been for years. Since we breathe toxins too, (and there’s little you can do about that), you can’t totally eliminate toxins… but you can change what you consume!

  23. You and what you have taught me in the past 3 months have changed the way I think about food, as well as how I shop in the market. Not only are my choices informed and healthy, but I try to speak with other shoppers and store workers about their choices (only in a friendly way, of course!) (and certainly not with any kind of negative attitude.) And I always tell them about you and Your efforts on behalf of our national health are influencing so many of us for good, and I am so grateful for you, Vani! PS-I agree with Sophia from the Netherlands, “Joan of Arc” 🙂

  24. Congrats! So excited to read this book! You have helped my health and my children’s health so much by sharing all of your knowledge! You’re fantastic and such an inspiration!

  25. F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!! Congratulations! Your word is the most meaningful word against the companies, and now your book will be the holy grail of truth and fitness! THANK YOU!!! God Bless you angel! XO!

    1. Alina – Thank you so much – I’m so excited to get this in your hands and everyone in this country! There will be a lot of controversy, it’s going to be intense, but with you and the whole army’s support, I’ve got this!!!!!

  26. I am from Australia, I love your work I wish someone here would do what you have done. Not sure if the information will be relevant in OZ, but I am going to buy the book to support you anyway 🙂

  27. Am really exited and looking forward to read this book.
    Kudos to Vani for the commitment and en-lighting and reaching to hundreds of thousands, and building the Foodbabe army.


  28. Vani, we are so excited the book is “ready to order”…that much closer to reading the best book ever!!! We ordered ours and thank you so much for writing this book. We love your monthly guides and all you stand for and know this book is gonna be excellent reading. Food Babe has really made a great difference in our lives. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hugs

  29. Vani you have changed my life! You have truely opened my eyes and brought me on to a journey of investigation. I cant stop researching and it boggles my mind every time I learn more about this i dustry.

    Thank you!!

    I am in the UK. Is there any way to get a copy over here?

  30. Stumbled into your website researching some healthy fruit drink that turned out to be not so healthy for me. Gosh, I just don’t know who to believe or trust, until you entered my life. I’m 60 years-old and I’ve been eating all this unhealthy foods all my life. I guess its better late then never. I’m preordering your book. I have a lot to learn and I believe you are the right source to help me learn correctly.

  31. Very very nice! Congratulations, Vani! I’ll be buying one for me a few as gifts. Love your stuff. Happy to do my share in helping you remain a full-time activist. Your work is most appreciated.

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