Living a healthy lifestyle is important and a big part of this is eating the right foods. If you want to change your diet or revamp your nutrition routine, it can be helpful to read about different options, get new outlooks, and learn about the new superfoods. Reading books on nutrition will expose you to different concepts beyond the trendy diet of the year.
For your benefit, we have compiled a list of five books to read for a new outlook on nutrition.
5 books to read for a new outlook on nutrition
1. Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life
This author gives a spiritual perspective towards food and dieting. Nutritionist Jenna Hollenstein’s “Eat to Love” teaches mindfulness and how to apply it to eating. She acknowledges the collective societal attitudes toward diets and explains how to liberate one’s mind from the fear and shame associated with eating delicious food. Through being mindful combined with meditation, readers will learn to identify their hidden judgements about eating and be able to renew their relationship with food.
2. SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
This is a guide on how to maximize human potential through food and thinking. Superfood expert and nutritionist Darin Olien’s “Superlife” examines five “simple fixes” that will determine whether or not people will live a healthy life, be strong and disease-free. But this is not just any book about food, it is a complete “how-to-eat” guide with a list of what foods to buy, what not to buy, what to throw away, and how to create a healthy well-balanced nutrition plan. What’s more, Olien shares with his readers a completely new paradigm about food, wellbeing and health—something he calls the life forces.
3. The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition: 8th edition (Complete Guides)
If you do any type of exercise regularly, then this book is a must-read. Bestselling author and nutritionist Anita Bean’s “The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition” is a practical handbook for fueling the body. She points out that there is more to nutrition than just losing weight and how many pounds you are. Athletes need to understand the reason behind eating, the science of nourishing one’s body and how these are connected to reaching one’s ultimate goals.
4. You Are What You Eat: The Plan That Will Change Your Life
You’ve probably heard the saying before, but now it is a real book. Internationally acclaimed holistic nutritionist Dr. Gillian McKeith’s “You Are What You Eat” is a complete life-changing book. She shares her “Diet of Abundance” which is a 7-day jumpstart plan complete with healthy meal plans and tasty Mediterranean inspired recipes. This best-selling book includes real-life diet makeovers, case studies, charts, and photographs. McKeith believes that when people eat nutrient-dense foods, they can be healthier and satisfied.
5. Eat What You Love Diabetic Cookbook: Comforting, Balanced Meals
If you are diabetic, this book could save your life. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Lori Zanini’s “Eat What You Love Diabetic Cookbook” shares delightful recipes for people with diabetes. The author understands the dangers of a diabetic’s glucose skyrocketing from eating the wrong types of foods. She teaches the importance of taking control of one’s diet and how it is the biggest part of managing diabetes. Zanini’s diabetic cookbook has more than 100 recipes that are easy to prepare using whole foods while keeping diabetes under control. But her cookbook is more than just recipes, it also teaches how what you eat affects your body and how to create a well-balanced plate without feeling guilty.
Good nutrition is an integral aspect of a healthy lifestyle. By learning directly from experts, you are one step closer to enjoying the life that you want. We hope these books offer you some helpful guidance! In the meantime, please check out our Diet & Nutrition section for more articles and information on these all-important health topics.
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