Best Weight Loss Books ! Best Weight Loss Books for You!
What are the best weight loss books for you? First you have to start with a good diet book. The book has to describe a diet that works, not a diet that is just fun or popular. Most people that read a diet book do not actually try the diet and then stay with it for an extended time. When you read the reviews, the good reviews may be from someone who enjoyed the book, or found the book easy or fun.
All effective weight loss books are based on fewer calories being absorbed than being used by the body. Even though it may be effective, I will not consider books that encourage throwing up or diarrhea as the solution. I will only consider diet books that encourage healthy eating habits.
In the past as I finished reading a book that I did not feel worthy of a review, I did nothing. Now I have a page of not the best weight loss books.
This is a really simple weight loss plan. I am using it now and it seems to be working. I do not worry about how much I eat, I just choose foods that are low in density or combine them in such a way that they average below 400 calories per pound in the meal. For instance, last night I was served mashed potatoes and english peas and by mixing these two with lots of peas I was good to go. This book should be called: density of calories needed to lose weight, (on this page I have a link to a calorie chart from USDA which calculates the calories per pound of 16 pages of food and puts them into decending order.)
This was a really fun book to read. Do not get me wrong, I do not want to gain 75 pounds in 6 months on purpose like the author, but I did find it amazing how fast I could gain weight if I tried. The rapidity with which Drew gained weight also serves as a lesson to me to make sure that I try to be healthier when I am not on a diet. So, I know that you are wondering: How did he lose the weight in 6 months? I hate to disappoint you, but mostly he cut back on his calories. Only later did he start back to exercising. The book did offer a few good really simple recipes including his recipe for Spinach Shake which he had every morning for breakfast when he was losing weight. He also had pictures of a few of his favorite exercises which I found helpful. I mostly suggest this book for its fun read and motivation.
You on a DietBy Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
What a great book. This is not a weight loss plan per say, but it gives so much information on the biology and biochemistry of weight loss. It ties in all the major organs of the body and tell you what roles the pituitary gland, the liver, the small intestines, the thyroid and stomach etc play in the battle of losing weight. This book puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of eating healthy and being healthy so as not to stress the body which signals the body to defend itself by putting on weight. I highly recommend this book as being part of your weight loss library.
Just Tell Me What to EatBy Timothy S Harlan
To be specific this book should be called just tell me what to eat to lose weight. This is a 6 week weight loss plan which tells you day by day and meal by meal what to eat. The Book is full of charts and schedules that list the foods. All of the Dinners come with recipes for that day. Don’t have time to cook; there is also a backup restaurant plan and a backup precooked meal, but Dr Harlan strongly suggests that you cook your own meals. Although he suggests that you get in a routine for breakfast and Lunch he devotes a lot of time on what some of these meals might look like.read more about what to eat....
Easy Weight Loss Journal with Calorie Cash™By The Weight Loss Engineer
This is an easy to use weight loss journal and an easy to use calorie chart. This book is not only easy to use but it is also fun, if limiting calories and dieting could ever be thought of as fun.
The Weight Loss is so easy because you just need to answer Y or N to a few simple questions each day.
The Calorie Chart is easy because it uses shading to suggest which foods to eat. The darker the shading the worse the food is going to be for you while you are on a diet trying to lose weight.
Calorie Cash™ is an easy way to keep up with how many calories you have eaten each day. All calories are rounded off to the nearest 25 which equates to 25 cents. A Calorie dollar is about 100 calories. You use play money to keep up with how much calorie cash™ you have spent that day. When you run out of calorie cash™ it is time to quit eating.Oh! Did I mention that I wrote this book. Please check it out.
The best way to describe this book is to quote from the cover:
“The #1 secret is that most weight problems occur between your ears, not in your stomach. If you want a better body, the first place to always start is by having a better brain. Read more….(Secret #2)
The Dukan DietBy Dr. Pierre Dukan
I have not tried this diet yet, but I plan
to start it for my
traditional New Years Resolution Diet. In many ways it
reminds me of
the Atkins diet, but it does not allow you to eat fatty meats, and it
adds some fiber, and it emphazizes vegetables after the Attack Phase
(Dunkan Diet Phase 1). I do not know about you, but I lost
during the first couple of weeks that I was on the Atkins Diet, but
then I started to slowly gain the weight back. I think that part of the
problem may have been that Atkins at the time did not restrict you from
eating fatty meat. That fat may have been what was putting the weight
back on me.
Cinch!By Cynthia SASS
Simple food plans based on five food groups is the best way to describe this diet. I have not put the ideas in this book to the test yet, but it seems that it is based on good nutritional ideas.
I particularly liked what she had to say about how to stop emotional eating.I knew this had to be a good book when I saw that cynthia was a coauthor of "Flat Belly Diet", and a contributing editor of Shape.
Fit for LifeBy Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
This was an eye opening diet and health book that I read years ago. The things that I read have really stuck with me. As time goes on what I learned in this book seems more and more important. Whether you are overweight or not, everyone should read this book.
The New Glucose Revolution
By Jennie Brand-Miller
I have not read this the new version yet, but the original was great so expect this book to be even better. The quick reference to the glycemic Index is by itself worth the price.In Defence of Food
By Michael Pollan
I enjoyed it and found it useful and had good advice. It is always better to eat real food and to eat fresh food. To paraphrase Michael: If your grandmother would not have recognized it as food, you are better off not eating it.
The 17 Day DietBy Mike Moreno
If you are looking for a quick diet that works fast, then look no further. Let me just quote the first paragraph of the book:
" I can personally sum up the 17 Day Diet in two words: fast results.
Depending on your weight when you start out and your metabolism, you might expect to lose up to 10 to 12 pounds the first 17 days.....read more
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Healthy Weight LossBy Lucy Beale, Sandy G. Couvillon, MS, LDN, RD, and Joan Clark, MS, RD, CDE
Before I buy a book, I always thumb through the pages. At first glance I almost did not read this book. I did not see any unifying themes, nor any easy to follow weight loss charts. Nothing inside seemed groundbreaking, but since I try to read all the major weight loss books I got it and started reading anyway. By page 5 it was already getting interesting. It stated: “ The proportion of the population that is overweight or obese has increased from 24.4 percent in 1960 to 67 percent in 2004.” Here is the chart…read more...
Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight LossBy Dr. Howard M. Shapiro and Chef Franklin Becker
If you have diabetes or pre diabetes, get this book. It is not really a diet book, but rather a guide to eating healthy combined with recipes to make eating healthy a pleasure. This book is a bit like the series “Eat This Not This.” The previous book, “Picture Perfect Weight Loss” was on the New York Times Bestsellers list so you know it is good.
This book tends to push foods that are naturally high in fiber and Phytonutrients. It encourages one to eat soy protein, and small amounts or healthy fats.
Low Carb 1-2-3
By Rozanne GoldTo be specific, this low carb diet book is a low carb cookbook. When one thinks of a low carb diet they may be thinking of any number of diets, so let me quote this from the introduction:
“Low Carb 1-2-3 addresses the needs of everyone following today’s profusion of low carb diets. This uniquely versatile
The Full Plate Diet
By Stuart Seale,M.D., Teresa Sherard, M.D. and Diana Fleming,Ph.D.,LDN
"Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy. “Strange as it may sound most people are not eating enough to lose weight. That's right you probably need to eat more to lose weight. The key is eating more foods that haveread more...
Life You Want
By Bob Greene
Fit for Free & Ditch the Gym
By Scott Tudge
By Chris Carmichael
What are the Best Calorie Counter Chart Books?
I just came across two calorie
counter chart books:
They were the “The Diet Detectives
Count Down” and “The Biggest Loser - Complete Calorie Counter.”
The calorie counter books that I own
are much older (20 to 40 yrs old), but they are not out of date.
Apples, oranges, celery all still have about
The newest book is one that I am really exited about. The book is : "The Body Fat Solution" by Tom Veneto I have not read it yet but if it is any thing like his ebook "burn the Fat Feed the Muscle" it is a great book I lost weight and built some muscle while using his advice. It also gives some bacic healthy advice. I put it under the tradition books link because the ebook has been out for so long and it is now concidered a classic on the web.
It is a great book. Read it when I went to Miami. Why should I tell you about it this guy does a great job.
If you want to learn more about his ebook: Click Here!
Lossing Weight can actualy be a bit fun. Everytime I try a new diet, I learn about different micronutrients, I learn more about psychology, and I get some new recipes. Knowing the food is better for you actualy makes it taste better too. I have gotten where I really hate parties that are nothing but eating a bunch of cheap birthday cake. I wish I knew of a better tradition. i guess I will just have to keep on reading and learning.
It is my belief that most all of the diet plans will work, if you follow through. I hope you will learn to enjoy the strggle as much as I do. When you are winning it gives you a real scence of control over you life.
Please e-mail me about new books that you enjoy.
I am reading a new book, and think it may be quite good. "I can make you thin" If it turns out to not be god I will take it off the list of books
The Mayo Clinic Diet Book Review
The mayo clinic diet book is a great way to lose weight. This is the only diet that has come from the weight loss experts of the Mayo Clinic. Bogus "Mayo Clinic Diets" have been been circulating for decades. These weight loss programs have been based on everything from grapefruit to cabbage soup, but they have no connection to the Mayo Clinic.
I Can Make You Thin
I read this book and listened to the CD. It was not bad. It can not hurt, but I did not get much out of this book. When it comes to motivation Tom Venuto can not be beat.
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