Books that have really helped me:
The Duke Diet: The World-Renowned Program for Healthy and Lasting Weight Loss by Howard J. Eisenson M.D. and Martin Binks Ph.D. (Where I first encountered the concept of lower-carb exchange plans).
Exchanges for All Occasions: Your Guide to Choosing Healthy Foods Anytime Anywhere Fourth Edition by Marion J. Franz (an exchange-counting reference book, that lists exchange values for common foods).
Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life by
Christian B. Allan & Wolfgang Lutz (exploring the connection between excess carbohydrates and autoimmune and other disease)
Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health by Melissa Smith
Primal Blueprint, Neanderthin, The Paleo Diet (in general, "ancestor" diets, which also explore the connection between excessive grain and carb consumption and "lifesyle" diseases. Some of the authors can be biased, "overstating" the case (I would argue, though I spent many years biased against low-carb dieting, so this may be more my bias than the authors'). At any rate, the research that is cited is quite interesting, and I think does successfully challenge many of the criticisms against lower-carb dieting.
Good Calories, Bad Calories (and other books by Gary Tuabes)
The End of Overeating by David Kessler
The Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories by Barbara J. Rolls
The Low-Carb Bible by Elizabeth Ward (reviews and compares popular l lower-carb and carb-conscious plans such as the Schwarzebein Principe, Susan Somers' book, South Beach, Atkins, Neanderthin...)
The Unofficial Guide to Dieting Safely (Macmillan Lifestyles Guide.) by Janis Jibrin (old and out-of-print, but a wonderful overview of many diet plans and their safety)
Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata (some people see the book as as "depressing," I see it as "understanding the enemy")
Refuse to Regain by Barbara Berkely (a book about weight loss maintenance, but also very helpful at any stage of weight loss).
Last edited by kaplods; 02-27-2011 at 06:33 PM.