How to Use Health and Diet Books #WeekendCooking — 15 Comments

  1. Excellent advice for how to choose a book before committing to it. I would think overeating is the biggest stumbling block for most people — it’s so easy to say, “Yum. That was so good, I’m going to have one more bite.”

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  3. Great tips! I especially like the idea of reading a diet-related book at lunchtime. I just finished listening to an audiobook in the horror genre that completely put me off food for a while (The Troop by Nick Cutter) so that’s another way to go! 😉

  4. The book that really made a difference for me was Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life, by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey. Greene was Oprah’s personal trainer. I’d been exercising for years but never saw any weight loss – then I read his guidelines and after six weeks started to see a difference

  5. I love these tips because they can apply in general to reading any books. The library is one of my favorite places in the world. I could never repay the library for all the books they’ve let me borrow through the years. So from me as a library patron to you as a librarian, I thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙂

  6. This is fantastic advice and I think it could be useful for a wide array of self-help books. I will definitely take this approach next time I decide to go on a journey for self improvement. (For now I’m going to sit here, lazy and unenlightened. 🙂 )

  7. Great tips Joy, will check out The End of Overeating. I’m reading one at the moment to get some insight for my partner … Weight Loss For Food Lovers: Understanding Our Minds And Why We Sabotage Our Weight Loss by George Blair-West, he’s actually a local psychiatrist turned psychologist 🙂

  8. What an inspiring post. Thanks for sharing your reading and dieting tips and recommendations. I think Joan Dye Gussow’s book “Confessions of an Urban Homesteader” was the big game changer for me–I have always been a sort of gardener but she really inspired me to incorporate local produce plus what I grow into a healthy approach to food. I also really like Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” and she really cemented what Gussow started for me.

    I have tried a few of Pollan’s books but they don’t really do much for me–but I like their message and am glad they are so popular.

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