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4/8/13 5:53 P

I've read too many books to list, but I haven't actually tried to follow the plans in many.

Most recently I read Bob Harper's "The Skinny Rules" and Jillian Michael's "Slim for Life."

Didn't care for Bob's book. There's nothing wrong with the plan really, just don't really enjoy his writing style and I like my current "plan" better.

I really enjoyed Slim For Life. It doesn't have a specific plan to follow, it's more a series of tips. Not a ton of "new" info, but I enjoy her writing style. I wrote a review and talked about some of her tips on my blog.

Probably the two books I've had the most success with in terms of actually following some version of the plan in the book are The Spark 28 Day Breakthrough plan and Frank Sepe's "The Truth."

PAMDAQTPI Posts: 605
4/8/13 11:40 A

Thanks for all the great titles. I had to race over to Amazon because surprisingly, I haven't read any of those.

I really like Jillian Michaels Winning by Losing, I think it's a great starter book with all the basics.

I'm reading Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD. and I like it so far. I love that he backs up what he says with studies and proven facts.

I've read a few other books on diet and exercise but they were more specialized like books on running and what not. This post was more about diet since that really does seem to be the trickier part of weight loss and living a healthy life.

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4/7/13 11:17 A

I love the book "100 days of Weight Loss" by Linda Spangle. It is an older book that I picked up from the library & I read it all the way through in 3 days. It is actually set up to read one page each day & then there is a journaling exercise at the end of each day. Now that I have read it through I plan to buy it & read it through the correct way & do the journaling. I have read a ton of weight loss books & this one has by far had the most valuable information in it for helping you stay on your plan of choice.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
4/7/13 5:56 A

Anything by Marion Nestle or Michael Pollan is worth reading in my view.

KELLIMAC98 - I'm a die-hard Mediterranean dieter!! I love it!! Of course it's relatively easy for me to do as I live in Greece. I've seen so many benefits since embracing this particular "style" of eating. Good luck with your Mayo Clinic + Mediterranean combo, I hope you enjoy it!!

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4/6/13 7:31 P

I have read the Mayo Clinic Diet, and I'm planning to start it on Monday. It seems like something that can be reasonably accommodated into most people's daily routines. My doctor also recommended the Mediterranean Diet, so I'm incorporating aspects of that, too. Wish me luck!

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4/6/13 3:31 P

I have read the Doctor's Detox Diet and the SparkPeople Cookbook. I really like both of them. They have good, healthy recipes and meal plans. I haven't followed any of the plans, but I use them as a guideline. One thing I really liked about the Doctor's Detox Diet was that it really focused on whole foods and foods that are good for your systems (it was NOT one of those "only drink lemonade for 3 days" books, it was actually very anti that). It gave lists of foods that are good for your skin, liver, intestines, kidneys, and lymph system, so that is really helpful. I try to get a variety of food from each list.

PAMDAQTPI Posts: 605
4/6/13 1:59 P

I love to read up about things that interest me and so I've read a Jillian Michaels book, books on eating healthy while breastfeeding, books on running...etc.

I want to know, what are some books that you have read (not just heard about) and what did you think of them?

If they had a diet plan to follow, did you follow it and what were your results?

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