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2015TODAY Posts: 2,359
4/16/14 2:46 A

Thanks for the replies. I see that some misuderstood the question. I meant to ask what you feel is the best book to read about food / health / weight.

Even though I do use a library, see a dietician and own a scale, I still like to read!

Edited by: 2015TODAY at: 4/16/2014 (02:48)
ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
4/14/14 3:22 P

I'd be more apt to tell you to use your local library. Health "revelation" are changing all the time! I would use the internet to do my research and then if there's an author that really stands out, then you could go down that road.

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ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,678
4/14/14 2:11 P

I also would suggest you don't buy ANY book, just adding to the author's coffers, they mostly say the same thing in a different way, or give different cutesy names to the same eating plans. Money might better be spent to see a real, live, dietitian, and meet with her, to establish your goals, figure out menus consisting of foods you actually like, not just what some wag recommends, or is the latest fad vegetable. A dietitian can see you in person, you can weigh on the scale there, and just take your time. The books just add to your confusion, after a few years, and the motivation has to come from inside of you, not from outside sources.

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4/14/14 9:49 A

I would highly recommend Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Dr. Russell Blaylock. Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon and he combines many years of medical practice with study of thousands of research studies to create this book.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 2,100
4/13/14 3:09 P

I would say to not buy a book at all. Instead, I'd recommend that you buy a food scale. You really don't need a book and most of them are filled with pseudoscience anyway. Spark People gives free guidelines so far as calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc. A food scale will help you ensure that you meet those guidelines.

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4/13/14 8:36 A

Salt sugar fat by Michael Moss

CHOCOLATELEA SparkPoints: (2,685)
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4/12/14 11:35 P

I would say "Join your local library. They probably have a few different ones you can borrow." When you find one you like/seems legit, invest. :)

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4/10/14 11:55 P

Maybe the 1972 version of Atkins, before it became distorted.
I like Paleo as well.

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ALOT2GO Posts: 177
4/10/14 11:10 P

The Painted House by John Grisham

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2015TODAY Posts: 2,359
4/4/14 1:58 P

Imagine I could afford to buy only ONE book about health and/or weight loss in the next five years - which one would you tell me to get?

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