Books to Support a Healthy Lifestyle — 17 Comments

  1. Great round-up of books. Pollan, Bittman, and the Zingerman’s are familiar to me. I’ve not read the other two. Based on how much I like the ones I have read, I think I need to check out your other recommendations.

  2. I love Pollan and Bittman, and I look forward to checking out the others! I really feel like this is the year for me to really make being healthier happen!! Thanks for the suggestions/encouragement 🙂

  3. I’ve read the books by Kessler, Bittman and Pollan and loved them. I have read one of The Beck Diet books, but not this one, and the Zingerman is new to me. I’m off to see if my library has a copy of the Zingerman one, as it sounds like something i can definitely relate to.
    Excellent post today 🙂

  4. I don’t really like real diet books, because diets always fail. But I do like the books that make you look at what you eat and make you more aware so that you can make small permanent changes in the way you eat. I think I would like in defense of food and food matters 🙂

    • I, like a lot of people, had trouble at first with Judith Beck’s use of the word diet, so I substituted ‘food plan’ in my head. She’s definitely all about making small changes and finding a way to make them permanent.

  5. Hi Joy,
    This is a great line up for books to be read for healthier eating and living. The Kessler one sounds particularly interesting to me. I lost 30 lbs in 2010, kept it off since, but my target weight is still 20 lbs from where I am now. I counted calories on when I succeeded at my weight loss (was already an avid exerciser–but increased my exercise none the same), but really… what the calorie counting and budgeting ended up teaching me was reducing, if not eliminating carbs–predominantly refined flours and sugars AND portion control. I think Kessler’s book might be a good push for me to become even more conscious of the still poor food choices I continue to make on a daily basis. Even with breakfast cereals! Thanks for the suggestions! 🙂

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  7. Love-love-LOVED “The End of Overeating“…so much so that I even went out and bought myself a copy (I’d originally read a library copy). See my review {here}, if you want. I also have a list here, on my “Get Healthy” blog of other books that might appeal to those looking to lose weight/get healthier. It’s solely a blog for reviewing “health & fitness” books. 😀


  8. Hi Joy,
    It was really inspirational reading about your weight loss – well done! =) As someone who is working on losing weight herself, this post is handy. I lost 35lbs in a year, but then I went away somewhere where I couldn’t control my diet for 6 weeks, and put 8lbs back on. Now it’s time to get back on track, I may have to check out some of these books =)

    • Yay for the 35 lb loss! That’s a terrific accomplishment. I put on 8lbs after our Ireland trip. It came off pretty quickly once I got myself back on track. I’m sure you’ll do it, too!

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