Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Diets & Weight Loss. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the U.S., with nearly half of all Black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people living with diabetes-and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate, and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him. But Adams was not ready to become a statistic. There was a better option besides medication and shots of insulin: food. Within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Now he is on a mission to revolutionize the health of not just the borough of Brooklyn, but of African Americans across the country. Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life. With this book, he shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. In the process he explores the origins of soul food-a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery-and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. Features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more! The journey to good health begins in the kitchen-not the hospital bed!

  • Author: Eric Adams
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 1st edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1401960568
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.81 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cys


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Celery Juice and Liver Rescue , here's everything you need to know about cleansing to transform your health--and your life. If you think you don't have any need to do a cleanse--if you're sure you couldn't possibly be harboring any toxins in your body--think again. In today's world, there are poisons and pathogens that threaten our health starting before we're even born , and they continue to hold us back as we encounter them in our everyday life. Cleansing is a vital tool for fighting against these burdens--as long as you go about it the right way. That's why you need this book. Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has placed a vast wealth of insight and information into a one-stop resource for cleansing of all kinds, starting with his acclaimed nine-day 3:6:9 Cleanse and expanding into life-saving protocols for specific health needs--including an anti-bug cleanse, a morning cleanse, and a heavy metal detox. You'll discover:    •   How to choose the cleanse that's right for you    •   A deep dive into the causes of your symptoms and conditions    •   Critical cleanse dos and don'ts, including modifications and substitutions    •   The truth about trendy topics such as intermittent fasting and the microbiome    •   A guide to supplements you may choose to add to your cleanse    •   The physical reasons why cleansing can be an emotional experience    •   More than 75 recipes and sample menus to get you through your Medical Medium cleanse    •   Spiritual and soul support to remind you that healing is possible "The cleanses in this book speak to what's truly going wrong inside of our bodies that no trendy lifestyle approach can ever address," Anthony writes. "Have compassion for yourself and know that your suffering is not your fault. Your struggles are not your fault. You're accomplishing great things every single hour and day as you work on your healing process with the powerful tools in this book. I believe you can heal."

  • Author: Anthony William
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1401958459
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 1.45 x 9.44 inches

                 

3. The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In  The Complete Guide to Fasting ,  he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.   The Complete Guide to Fasting explains: • why fasting is actually good for health • who can benefit from fasting (and who won’t) • the history of fasting • the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting • what to expect when starting to fast • how to track progress while fasting • the weight loss effects of fasting • how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.

  • Author: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; 1st edition (October 18, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-1628600018

                 

4. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Key to Controlling Your Weight) (Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DR. JASON FUNG: The landmark book that is helping thousands of people lose weight for good. Harness the power of intermittent fasting for lasting weight loss Understand the science of weight gain, obesity, and insulin resistance Enjoy an easy and delicious low carb, high fat diet Ditch calorie counting, yoyo diets, and excessive exercise for good Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of the hormones insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung, long considered the founder of intermittent fasting, sets out an original theory of obesity and weight gain. He shares five basic steps to controlling your insulin for better health. And he explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

  • Author: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Publisher: Greystone Books; 1st edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1771641258

                 

5. The Permanent Weight Loss Plan: A 10-Step Approach to Ending Yo-Yo Dieting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

We lost 170 pounds and kept it off!  It’s not a diet, but you will lose weight with this proven path to developing better eating habits and building a healthy relationship with food.   Diets come and go, and the scale needle swings as you drop pounds and then gain them back. But what if there were a weight loss solution for forever? Not another fad diet based on deprivation and restriction, but a holistic system for shedding pounds and maintaining your weight?   In The Permanent Weight Loss Plan , Janice Asher, MD, and Fulbright Open Research Fellow, Jae Rivera, reveal (from their own first-hand experiences) that it’s not just about the food you eat or don’t eat—it’s about a mindset and lifestyle change. After collectively losing 170 pounds and maintaining their weight for years, Janice and Jae share scientific evidence, personal experiences, and practical insights on how you can successfully reframe your relationship with food.   It’s about stopping the shame associated with body size, recognizing instances of disordered eating, equipping yourself with the knowledge of what behaviors contribute to lasting weight loss, and making use of proven strategies. Get actionable tips on how to:   Overcome barriers like stress, shame, and emotional eating Escape the comfort food circle of hell Eat food that nourishes your intestinal microbiome and brain Replace unhealthy habits with new ones that will treat your body well Boost your metabolism by eating during the right times of the day Commit to an exercise regime you can enjoy Transform your kitchen from danger zone to a safe space Survive potential landmines like holidays and parties Develop strategies for not gaining back the weight you lose Stop the cycle of fat-shaming and treat yourself with kindness   Complete with 26 recipes for cauliflower quinoa puttanesca, “umami bomb” roasted portabella mushrooms, blueberry breakfast smoothie, curried lentil salad, and more, The Permanent Weight Loss Plan encourages readers, with gentle humor and compassion, to embrace a paradigm shift and transform their lives for good.

  • Author: Janice Asher
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (January 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting

                 



6. The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

30-minute recipes to make the Mediterranean diet easy any day of the week The vibrant, wholesome Mediterranean diet supports heart health and combats chronic disease―and folding it into an everyday routine is the surest way to feel its benefits. The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook helps anyone create a lifestyle full of all the delights this diet has to offer, from crisp produce to lean proteins and healthy fats on a foundation of hearty whole grains. These uncomplicated recipes are perfect for anyone without a lot of time to spare―or without any kitchen experience. The ingredients can be easily found in grocery stores, and many recipes are labeled as 5-ingredient, one-pot, or 15-minute. Spending less time cooking means spending more time sitting down with a satisfying meal and toasting a glass of red wine to good health! Set the table with dishes like: Mediterranean Potato Salad ―Aromatic lemons and olives combine with fresh herbs in a vacation-inspired potato salad that’s perfect chilled for a summer picnic or warmed for a cold winter’s day. Tilapia with Red Onion and Avocado ―Delicate fish fillets are perfectly cooked in only 3 minutes―in the microwave―before being stuffed with citrusy onions and complemented with creamy avocado. Chickpea Patties in Pitas ―This twist on the beloved street food falafel wraps crunchy chickpea fritters in warm pita bread and tops them with refreshing cucumber yogurt sauce. Make the Mediterranean diet an everyday habit with these quick, nourishing recipes.

  • Author: Serena Ball RD
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; October 30, 2018 edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1641520935
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

                 

7. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

The best-selling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the 21st century. "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't, which mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berries we can enjoy. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance. The cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet has thrown us back on a bewildering landscape where we once again have to worry about which of those tasty-looking morsels might kill us. At the same time we're realizing that our food choices also have profound implications for the health of our environment. The Omnivore's Dilemma is best-selling author Michael Pollan's brilliant and eye-opening exploration of these little-known but vitally important dimensions of eating in America. We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly confused omnivores, we are just beginning to recognize the profound consequences of the simplest everyday food choices, both for ourselves and for the natural world. The Omnivore's Dilemma is a long-overdue book and one that will become known for bringing a completely fresh perspective to a question as ordinary and yet momentous as "What shall we have for dinner?"

  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Nature & Ecology, Ecology

                 

8. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

New York Times Bestseller “This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented.” ―His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet” –Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution From the physician behind the wildly popular Nutrition Facts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. In How Not to Die , Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Author: Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books; 1st edition (December 8, 2015)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1250066114
  • Dimensions: 6.59 x 1.87 x 9.51 inches

                 

9. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

Over 1.5 million copies sold! Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their dramatic life-changing testimonials. Get started on your Whole30 transformation with the #1 New York Times best-selling  The Whole30. Since 2009, Melissa Hartwig Urban's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has quietly led hundreds of thousands of people to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The program accomplishes all of this by specifically targeting people’s habits and emotional relationships with food. The Whole30 is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. Many Whole30 participants have described achieving “food freedom”—in just thirty days.   Now, The Whole30 offers a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system.  The Whole30  prepares participants for the program in five easy steps, previews a typical thirty days, teaches the basic meal preparation and cooking skills needed to succeed, and provides a month’s worth of recipes designed to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire the taste buds. Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of signature tough love,  The Whole30  features real-life success stories, an extensive quick-reference FAQ, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.

  • Author: Melissa Hartwig Urban
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st Edition (April 21, 2015)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet
  • ISBN: 978-0544609716
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.27 x 9 inches

                 

10. The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Diets & Weight Loss - August 2021

The ketogenic diet made fast and easy with 5-ingredient recipes When life gets busy, sticking to your diet can be hard, but this keto cookbook helps you stay on track with recipes that only require a handful of ingredients to create a complete and satisfying meal. It’s your guide to turning everyday, easy-to-find foods into keto-friendly meals that are full of the healthy fats your body needs to thrive but fast enough to throw together even on the most hectic days. This ketogenic cookbook features: The basics of keto ―Get an overview of the ketogenic diet so you’ll understand what makes these recipes keto, and learn how to count macros and interpret nutritional information. Quick meals ―Recipes require only 5 main ingredients, not including basic kitchen staples like salt and pepper, and most can be made in less than 30 minutes or in just one pot or pan. Customizable options ―Use the quick tips for swapping out ingredients to adapt these dishes to your own tastes and health needs. Make the ketogenic diet work for you, with a collection of simple recipes you can always find time for.

  • Author: Jen Fisch
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 9, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1939754448
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches