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Old 04-05-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Any books you would recommend that have made a big difference in your journey?

Often - we come upon a book that has made a huge difference in our relationship with food, losing weight, maintaining our loss, eating better for life, moving/exercise more etc.

I know there are many books that could be so helpful.

How about you?
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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The book that has made a big difference to me is The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Judith Beck. It's a real 'hokey name'. When a good friend, who has lost and maintained a 100 pound weight loss, recommended it - well, I thought it 'sounded' uninteresting.

Last year I got the book (the first one) and found it's not about what foods to eat - but, how to live with food in a healthy and sane manner. It's really a cognitive approach to changing eating habits. This approach can be used inconjunction with any weight loss program that a person wants to live with for their life.

I think this book has helped me more than anything I've read in a long time. Let's face it...for me...I know what's healthy and not. I think many of us could write a book of healthy diets and foods, etc. This book has given me many tools to cope with food in the day to day scheme of life.

When I peek at the maintainers forum...seems like these folks have already learned these principles on their own.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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Long ago...perhaps 10 years ago now, I don't remember...I read The Insulin Resistance Diet. That was a total eye-opener about the way food works in my body and that I could control my blood sugar through what I eat.
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Conquering your food addiction by Caryl Ehrlich- I definitely learned a lot about how habits are hard to break and what other things in my life made me eat more than I should have.

I definitely would recommend it.
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Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution By Dr. Robert Atkins
Good Calories Bad Calories By Gary Taubes
Protein Power Lifeplan By Dr's Michael & Mary Dan Eades
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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The End of Overeating by David Kessler.
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Mindless Eating - this book blew my mind

SuperFoods Rx - this book changed my life
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Omnivore's Dilemma / In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Healing Your Aloneness (forget the author)
Eating Mindfully
The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - Shauna Reid
Ultrametabolism
The South Beach Diet

All combined - taking little bits and pieces from each - have been invaluable.
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For fiction: http://http://www.amazon.com/Perfect...0526071&sr=1-1

By Louise Kean, it's also called "The Perfect Ten". One of the few books I've read that got inside how it feel to lose a lot of weight.

This is also great: The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - Shauna Reid
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The End of Overeating by David Kessler.
Yup-- this one for me.

And Micheal Pollan's In Defense of Food
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I thought this link might help. I made it months ago and got some great feedback!


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The End of Overeating - Kessler (I'm like the fourth person to mention it - it deserves mentioning!)
Geneen Roth's books - esp. When Food is Love
OA literature - 12 Step book (great insight in this book)
Body Clutter - Marla Cilly

All but the first are primarily about emotional/spiritual issues and food.
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I have to second Beck's book. By following the steps I was able to figure out why I eat, overeat, emotional eat, bordom eat, and pretty much put a stop to it over the past few months. No, Really!

I can now keep chocolate in the house, eat regular portions {even skip days}, and not go back for more, or obsess about it all the time, feeling deprived. Eating is now my decision, and I have never before had this kind of relationship with food.
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By Anne Fletcher:
Thin For Life
Eating Thin For Life


Body Clutter by Marla Ciley
The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl by Shauna Reid

By Geneen Roth:
When Food Is Love
Breaking Free From Emotional Eating
Feeding the Hungry Heart
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Secrets of a Former Fat Girl by Lisa Delany
Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs
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