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Great Weight Loss Books

Most 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.

If you’ve never tried to lose weight before, these can help…
The 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.
KISS Guide to Weight Loss
By Barbara Ravage (DK, 2001), paperback, 368 pp.
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.

These guides to healthy eating will help you keep the pounds off…

Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book
ByJane 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.
Eating 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.
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
By Walter C. Willett (Fireside, 2002), paperback, 299 pp.
This is a useful, easy-to-read nutritional guide based on up-to-date science and research. It explains why the traditional food pyramid is outdated and offers a sound alternative.
The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food & Nutrition Guide
By Roberta Larson Duyff (John Wiley & Sons, 1998), paperback, 656 pp.
This book explains basic metabolism and weight management in an easy-to-read format, while showing how to combine good taste and good health in meals and snacks.

If you want facts about any food, this reference has it all…

The 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.

These popular periodicals are filled with useful tips…

Nutrition Action Healthletter
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.
www.cspinet.org

Prevention Magazine
Customer Service, Rodale, 400 South Tenth Street, Emmaus, PA 18098
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 format.
www.prev.com

 


Weight Loss Site of the Week

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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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