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Good Books for Weight Loss

There are a lot of dieting books out there on the bookstore shelves. Some of these are excellent above others though, and have great dieting tips and weight loss advice. I’d like to tell you what some of these are.

The Unofficial Guide to Dieting Safely is one that I myself have taken advice from the past many years. Written by registered dietitian Janis Jibrin, she gives a lot of advice on good and bad ways to diet in her opinion. Janis points out ways to lose weight safely, and how to achieve a good nutritional balance. In the back, she has good ideas for suggested snacks, and the calorie counts of fast foods. A chapter of why people put on weight is also part of this great book! This book is paperback and 500 pages.

Dieting for Dummies by Jane Kirby, RD, is in paperback and 384 pages. The book tells you how to choose wisely in a restaurant, deal with your cravings, how to have the right weight loss strategy, and overall, how to eat healthy.

The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan by Barbara Rolls, and Robert Barnett takes a different approach to weight loss. The book tells you how you can eat more in volume of the healthier foods and become full, which keeps a person from constant hunger pangs and temptations to cheat while on a diet plan. So basically it is all about portion controlling the right foods, and eliminating the unhealthy ones from your diet plan. The book is paperback and totals 384 pages.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by Dr. Walter C Willet is another excellent source. He has done a lot of research on many foods and his focus is on the new food pyramid as a tool for health and weight control. He often mentions good carbohydrates many times, and discourages refined sugar types of carbohydrate. Dr. Willet also discusses shopping for the healthier foods and reading labels. Weight in connection with many diseases is also talked about by Dr. Willet. The book is paperback and is 352 pages long.

The American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Guide is a book authored by Roberta Larson Duyff, revised and updated 3rd edition. Roberta bases her book on the food guide pyramid, and using it in the correct ways. She also gives advice for kids and losing weight, along with food allergies and intolerance. There is also an in-depth look at many popular weight loss plans out there. The book is paperback and 688 pages.

Super Sized Kids is a great resource for parents of overweight children. The author, Walt Larimore tells parents about a plan to help their children lose weight healthfully and likewise helps the whole family with their eating properly. He discusses the dangers of developing Type 2 diabetes which can happen in any child who is way overweight.
The book is also good for giving suggestions for getting your child physically fit. The book is paperback and 320 pages.

There is also a series, “Eat This, Not That” in at least three books. There is Eat This, Not That, Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds or More.” The next book is “Eat This Not That, Supermarket Survival Guide.” The third book is Eat This Not That! Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block,” and the fourth is “Eat This Not That, The Best (& Worst) Foods in America.” These books are all authored by David Zinczenko who gives many suggestions on avoiding high calorie fattening foods, and replacing them with foods that are healthier. This books are either in paperback or hardcover, and all have at least 300 pages or more each. It is a great way for kids to learn how to eat right.

These books can all be purchased reasonably on Amazon.com.