large bookstores offer hundreds of books on weight
loss, dieting, nutrition, health and fitness.
With so many excellent resources in print, this list
excludes programs that feature rapid weight loss,
appetite suppression, special equipment, diet supplements
or unproven concepts.
you’ve never tried to lose weight before, these
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Weight Loss
By Lucy Beale and others (Alpha Books, 2002),
paperback, 360 pp.
Written in a user-friendly format, this practical guide to creating a healthier
lifestyle balances solid research with the authors’ personal experiences.
Guide to Weight Loss
By Barbara Ravage (DK, 2001), paperback, 368
This readable, attractive and comprehensive approach to losing weight includes
full-color photographs and illustrations, as well as tools for keeping
track of eating and exercise habits.
guides to healthy eating will help you keep the pounds
Brody’s Nutrition Book
E. Brody (Bantam, 1989), paperback, 551 pp.
A classic, the book is filled with basic nutrition information, such as
how your body processes different foods and derives benefit from them.
Contains 60 delicious recipes.
Well for Optimum Health
By Andrew Weil (Quill, 2001), paperback, 307 pp.
Filled with essential information on the types of fats, proteins, carbohydrates,
minerals and vitamins we need, the book talks frankly about the pitfalls
of popular diets. Includes 85 healthy recipes.
you want facts about any food, this reference has it all…
Most Complete Food Counter
By Annette B. Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin
(Pocket Books, 1999), paperback, 448 pp.
This encyclopedia of food values lists calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol,
protein, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, sodium, potassium, vitamins A and
C, and folic acid for over 200,000 food items.
popular periodicals are filled with useful tips…
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009
Published 10 times a year by the Center for Science in the Public Interest,
the country’s most respected nutrition advocacy group, the newsletter
makes it easy for consumers to understand important issues such as food research,
fad diets, healthy eating, and best and worst foods.
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Published monthly by Rodale Press, Prevention provides a wide range of practical
and up-to-date information on diet, nutrition, exercise, medical research and
weight loss. Articles present important tips and principles in an easy-to-understand
Weight Loss Site of the Week
Dr. Andrew Weil
Focuses on overall health and wellness rather than a specific diet plan. Offersan 8-week Optimum Health Plan program with personalized advice. Includes manyfree resources, including extensive Q&A library, discussion boards, and livechat archives.
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