I’ve read quite a few books on diet and nutrition over the years. I figured it was about time I created a “best of” list.
The following are books that I believe stand above the throngs of mediocrity and hype that pervade the “Diet and Health” sections of bookstores.
In no particular order, here are 7 “must-reads” of Nutrition and Diet books.
The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
A true classic in the world of nutrition, this instant classic is an eye-opener to where we’ve been, where we are, and where things are going when it comes to what we are consuming.
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
A very informative, comprehensive and well-balanced “how to” guide when it comes to navigating your grocery store aisles. It’s a big book but finish it and you will be well-armed for grocery store dominance!
The Body Fat Loss Solution by Tom Venuto
Tom became an “under the radar” e-book legend with his groundbreaking “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” offering and then followed it up with no-nonsense, evidence based and easy-to follow “Body Fat Solution“. A true “total package” book that is destined to be a classic.
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen
Yes Mr. Pollan has 2 books in this distinguished list. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Pollan takes this simple concept and weaves it into another classic with his very engaging diatribe on “nutritionism” and the politics and other factors that impact what we eat.
The End of Overeating by David Kessler
Overeating is a monumental issue in our overindulgent society. Kessler tackles the root of the problem and provides some sound solutions to help overcome it. This book is a very thought-altering reading experience.
The Fat Loss Troubleshoot by Leigh Peele
The Fat Loss Troubleshoot is as comprehensive a manual as you will find on the subject – tackling a myriad of issues that are stand in the way of you and the body and health that you want. It’s a matter-of-fact, un-sugar-coated and evidence-based journey with a conversational tone.
Knowledge and Nonsense by Jamie Hale
This book is nothing short of epically complete. A bit overwhelming in terms of the volume of content (I see this e-book as part manual, part encyclopedia) but man alive you get it all here – metabolism, exercise, nutrition, and supplements. It’s best digested in bits, but it’s an invaluable resource all the same.
Which books have you read that have helped you? Please list your “Reading Essentials”