With so many options on the market, you may be hard-pressed to choose the best diet books to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Here are some of our top picks for solid diet books with good premises and plans for weight loss.
Book #1: “The Volumetrics Eating Plan” by Barbara Rolls
This book is based on the fact that people like to eat, and they will more than likely choose to eat more than to eat less. The Volumetrics diet doesn’t try to deprive you of what you want, as that would just lead to hunger and cause you to fall off your diet. Instead, the book helps you find foods that you can eat lots of and still lose weight. Foods are separated into low and high-density foods, and the diet puts stress on eating foods made up of a lot of water (like fruits and vegetables). This is highly rated by professionals, and the book contains many recipes to help you on the diet.
Book #2: “Eat, Drink & Weigh Less” by Molly Katzen and Walter Willett MD
This diet book also strays away from the traditional deprivation based diet, and instead shows you how to change your eating habits to include healthier choices, combined with regular exercise. This is a diet that is designed for the long haul and one that fits in to regular life. It focuses on a gradual shift toward eating positively, instead of an all or nothing approach. This book is designed for people who love to eat and love food. It also features the great recipes of Mollie Katzen, known for her “Moosewood Cookbook” and several other award-winning vegetarian cookbooks.
Book #3: “You on a Diet” by Mehmet C Oz and Michael F. Roisen
This book focuses on fixating on your waist size (and not your actual weight) to better indicate your medical risk for obesity. The book features a two week rebooting program that will help you lose two inches from your waist (right from the start). The book provides workout and eating plans, and it will help you revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you eat.
Book #4: “The Abs Diet” by David Zinczenko and Ted Spiker
This diet and exercise book, written by the Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health Magazine, is a simple and effective way to trim fat from your belly, turn it into muscle, and create a healthy diet that you can stick with throughout your life. It focuses on feeding your body, not starving it. The books features powerfoods that actually help you lose weight, and it shows ways to turn your fat into lean muscle in just 6 weeks or less.
Book #5: “Eat More, Weigh Less” by Dean Ornish
This diet touts a low-fat plant based approach that fully utilizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and soy products, all in their natural forms. The diet contends that moderate exercise provides less injury and lower risk of cardiac death during activity than more intense workouts. The book goes beyond just a diet and weight loss plan, and delves into increasing your overall cardiac health. This plan is widely used by many healthcare professionals for weight loss patients, and it has been proven effective in changing the way people approach food and dieting.
Add one of these books to your reading, and start a new diet plan today to increase your health!