If you have made a commitment to live a healthy lifestyle, then these 5 health fitness books should be a part of your personal library. They all offer pieces of wellness that, when combined, are powerful tips and lifestyle guidelines that you can depend upon.
1. “Master Your Metabolism” by Jillian Michaels (288 Pages)
Jillian Michaels is one of the super charged personal trainers on the hit TV show, The Biggest Loser, a very hard core trainer at that. This book offers you some good information on what to avoid in your life for better overall health. It is Jillian’s belief that so many of the weight issues in our society stem from all of the toxins in our environment, not just in our foods. It will make you look differently at the plastics you use, the skin and make up products you use, and the overly processed foods that go into your body.
Jillian herself has been out of shape and overweight, so there is some relatedness. The bottom line is rebalancing your hormones and energy for easy weight loss. Take what you can from this book, as there are some gems.
2. “Biggest Loser Calorie Counter” by Biggest Loser Experts and Cast (208 Pages)
This book is an important addition to your repertoire because learning to track your calorie count is vital to weight loss and maintenance. Not only does this book give you calorie count information, it provides nutritional information as well. The bonus is that there is a section on eating out, which will arm you with the knowledge to make healthy choices.
3. “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (192 Pages)
Well, the title and some of the content may be offensive to some, but there is some worthwhile information and recipes here that make it worth your read. It is frustrating that no nutritional information is included with the recipes, but you can get past that. The point is to learn to cook new things in new ways that complement a purposefully healthy lifestyle.
The authors do completely promote vegan eating, but this book offers no practical guidance on becoming a vegan. Use the book for the recipes, it’s worth it.
4. “Eat This, Not That” by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding
There are actually several versions of this book, and any one of them would be a great addition to your bookshelf. Better yet, carry it in your car, leave it on the kitchen counter, or stick it in your purse. The premise of all of the books is simple; learn what to replace what you buy now with a healthier choice. It’s all spelled out in terms the kids can understand. It can even be a fun thing for the kids to look up different foods and help with the grocery shopping; how can you beat that?
5. “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest” by Dan Buettner (304 Pages)
This book is a summation of healthy living habits that have been proven by generations of groups of people. This book addresses way more than diet and eating, although it does include those things. If you are engaging in low impact activities like Tai Chi and yoga, and utilizing your family and community, you are definitely on the right track.