Monday, August 14, 2006

Confessions: Good Diet Books You’ve Read or Listened To

Confessions: Good Diet Books You’ve Read or Listened To
VH Melville
I kept waking up last night with a really bad headache last night. For the past two days all I’ve wanted to do was eat and eat. I am only human. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and need to get back into the good attitude I had before. I have been getting back with exercise but I am not sure if I will get to take my walk to day.
Today will be a busy day. I might get some strength training in woo hoo. So wish me luck.

When ever I go to a bookstore I see many diet books at borders to make my head spin. What diet and healthy eating books have you bought and read that helped you

What did you like about them? What were their problems? I once had Susan’s Poweter’s Stop the insanity on tape. I didn’t follow the diet but my own but I found it a little angry but very inspirational. I also listened to Richard Simmons Project Me in the past. I wish I had these on CD.

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Blogger TC said...

I read one on the glycemic index that made a lot of sense and Dr. Phil's book is great.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

For me, it was "The great American Detox Diet" by Alex Jamieson (fiance of Morgan Spurlock, of "Supersize Me" fame).

It's not a "diet" book per se, but rather, a book that emphasizes healthy lifestyle choices. It also explains how your body processes things, which was great.

Oh - and I would loooove for you to post the vegan cupcake recipe.:-)

7:00 PM  
Blogger Marshmallow said...

The only 'diet' book I've read is Denise Austin's "Shrink Your Female Fat Zones". I liked it because week by week she identified one habit/emotional trigger and tackled it using both psychological and scientific means.

The only thing I 'didn't like' was that the meals were targeted to the American market, so some of the products she referred to are not available in New Zealand - but it wasn't that big a deal, since I could substitute things relatively well. Some of the recipes in that book have become household favourites, which is fantastic.

And I'll stick my hand up for the vegan cupcake recipe as well :-)

12:12 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I couldn't name any diet books I've read, and probably wouldn't recommend them necessarily, but every time I do read a diet book, I always get re-inspired to lose weight. I still have a bunch of them laying around, I should check back with them and see if they have any new revelations to inspire in me :)

Thanks for the tips I love oatmeal and I ABSOLUTELY need to start eating salads.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Lily T said...

I haven't finished reading it, but so far "kiss guide to weight loss" is pretty good.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I've been reading (and following) The Metabolic Typing Diet. I haven't yet lost tons of weight, but I have much much much higher energy by following the plan in the book that suits my needs (it divides people into Carb Types, Protein Types and Mixed Types - that's me). I have no doubt that if I keep eating like I'm eating (which helps me keep up the exercise) that I'll get where I want to be.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Arindana said...

I have a million and one books. I'll get them all listed on my blog sometime. I've got a few I haven't ever read and some I actually completed but most I have yet to finish. I get bored after a while.

My favourite is actually a sorta autobiography by Carnie Wilson called Gut Feelings. I have two books by Susan Powter (used to love watching her on ABC morning show but now she is a bit too freakish and way out) and Richard Simmon's autobiography.

every time I'm in the bookstore I always look at health books, self help books, cookbooks and the like. I include spiritual like books in with Health. sorta LOL

7:50 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I enjoyed Stop the Insanity when I read it three or four months ago, but I felt her dietary advice was out of whack: carb intake way too high, & healthy fats way too low. But when she wrote her book, high carb/low fat was The Way, & not as much was known about healthy fats like the omega 3s in fish oils. All the same, she was right on about you need to eat & move, & that starvation diets make things worse.

My best books: The Schwarzbein Principle by Diana Schwarzbein, & also her second book. Moderate carb, whole foods. I'm insulin resistant & prediabetic, & Schwarzbein -- an endocrinologist -- knows how to deal with that. Actually I think that most people with central adiposity (fat around their wastes) are insulin resistant, & that creates difficulties for fat/weight loss. But I've been eating by a plan Schwarzbein helped me to figure out, & have lost 18 lbs. & 2-1/2 inches in my waistline since end of December. (Exercise has been part of my solution too.)

9:11 PM  
Blogger Arindana said...

That's awesome Mel!

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Pharmamedics said...

Once I read book abouthealthy diet by Malakhov. It's about healthy food and how to cope with overweight and make your body healthy. I like it. It helped me to change my nutrition and be healthy.

8:35 AM  

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