100 lb. Club - Any books you would recommend that have made a big difference in your journey?

04-05-2010, 04:06 PM
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?

04-05-2010, 04:13 PM
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.

04-05-2010, 04:33 PM
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.

04-05-2010, 05:16 PM
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.

04-05-2010, 05:53 PM
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

04-05-2010, 05:58 PM
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Food Matters by Mark Bittman

04-05-2010, 06:31 PM
The End of Overeating by David Kessler.

04-05-2010, 06:35 PM
Mindless Eating (http://www.amazon.com/Mindless-Eating-More-Than-Think/dp/0553804340/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270503291&sr=8-2) - this book blew my mind

SuperFoods Rx (http://www.amazon.com/SuperFoods-Rx-Fourteen-Foods-Change/dp/0061172286/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270503329&sr=1-1) - this book changed my life

04-05-2010, 10:52 PM
Omnivore's Dilemma / In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Healing Your Aloneness (forget the author)
Eating Mindfully
The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - Shauna Reid
The South Beach Diet

All combined - taking little bits and pieces from each - have been invaluable.

04-06-2010, 12:58 AM
For fiction: http://http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fit-Fat-Free-Dreams-Taste/dp/0061173088/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270526071&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

04-06-2010, 01:02 AM
The End of Overeating by David Kessler.

Yup-- this one for me.

And Micheal Pollan's In Defense of Food

04-07-2010, 11:15 PM
I thought this link might help. I made it months ago and got some great feedback! :)


04-07-2010, 11:49 PM
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.

04-08-2010, 12:02 AM
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.

04-08-2010, 01:03 AM
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

Secrets of a Former Fat Girl by Lisa Delany
Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs

04-09-2010, 04:39 PM
Thanks for your input everyone.

Thanks, Borntofly, for the great link!

04-10-2010, 01:30 PM
I know some of these have already been posted, but I figure repeating them will only underline that MANY people found these books inspiring, informative and life changing.
I read a lot of books on the subject of food and nutrition and these are the one' I would recommend wholeheartedly and without any reservations:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
Eat what you love, love what you eat by Michelle May