TOP 10 books on Diet and Nutrition

In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. Dietary habits are the habitual decisions an individual or culture makes when choosing what foods to eat. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.

Proper nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity. It can define cultures and play a role in religion.

Books about Diet and Nutrition will be interesting for physicians and patients
The 4-Hour BodyAn Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Written by: Timothy Ferriss
Reviewed by: N. Watson

Most of the highest rating reviews for 4hb came up on the first day. Given that Tim Ferriss has previously endorsed outsourcing in his Four Hour Workweek, I wonder how many of those highest rating reviews were from his individual assistants abroad.

Fast Food NationThe Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Written by: Eric Schlosser
Reviewed by: J. Ryan Stradal

I picked up "Fast Food Nation" the moment I saw it mostly because I've always known that quickly food is "bad, for you", - but I've been both afraid to know why and curious simultaneously. After all, I've been hearing the other side of the argument my whole life.

Eat to Live. The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight LossThe Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

Written by: Joel Fuhrman
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Pelletier

So, six weeks later and I'm done the first stage of Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live nutrition plan. I'm actually impressed about this nutrition plan and thought I'd spread the word.

Dr. Atkins' New Diet RevolutionWritten by: Robert C. Atkins
Reviewed by: K. Kreiger

As a health practitioner and a patient of Dr. Atkins' since 1974, I've been aware of the controversy surrounding Dr. Atkins for a long time.

I was a 12-year-old with a 350 cholesterol, who was well on his way to being a 14 or 15-year-old dead from a heart attack. Dr.

Eat Right 4 Your TypeThe Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight

Written by: Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney
Reviewed by: A Customer

Two of us have been following this plan for over 1. 5 years. My partner lost about 20 pounds in the first few months, without counting portions or calories, and has maintained his perfect weight without effort.

Nourishing TraditionsThe Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Written by: Sally Fallon, Mary Enig
Reviewed by: A Customer

I was seeing references to "Nourishing Traditions" in other books that I found helpful: The Metabolic Typing Nutrition plan and Life Without Bread. But I delayed more than a year before acquiring Nourishing Traditions. I found out if I knew what to eat, I didn't need a cookbook too.

Skinny BitchA No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabul

Written by: Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
Reviewed by: Kelly A. Mchale

As a man who has a biology degree with a focus on diet, an advanced biology teacher, vegie, and a marathoner/triathlete, I was interested to read a book that may give me strategies to use myself and to interest my students in eating better. This book began well and then changed courses rapidly.

The 17 Day DietA Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results

Written by: Mike Moreno
Reviewed by: Hannah K

After seeing 2 of my colleagues have awesome success with this nutrition plan, I finally decided to do it myself since I never lost the child weight from having my 2nd kid.

Practical Paleo
Practical PaleoA Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle

Written by: Diane Sanfilippo, Bill Staley and Robb Wolf
Reviewed by: Author, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health

I like "Practical Paleo". For anyone new to the Paleo method to health and eating, Ms. Sanfilippo's Practical Paleo is a ideal starting place.

The China StudyThe Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight...

Written by: T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II, Howard Lyman, John Robbins
Reviewed by: Howie Jacobson, PhD

Colin Campbell has made a career of challenging the conventional wisdom around diet, and "The China Study" is the culmination of his work. His integrity, brilliance, and unflinching courage shine via every page.

VeganomiconThe Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Written by: Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero
Reviewed by: Mike Desert

First off, the food in "Veganomicon" is great. Vegan With a Vengeance was super awesome, but this is the friggin' Bomb.

In Defense of FoodAn Eater's Manifesto

Written by: Michael Pollan
Reviewed by: Jesse Kornbluth

What's better for you --- whole milk, 2% milk or Skim?is a chicken labeled no-cost range nice enough to reassure you of its purity? How about grass fed Beef?what form of soy is best for you --- soy milk or Tofu?about milk: I'll bet most of you voted for reduced or non-fat.

Why We Get FatAnd What to Do About It

Written by: Gary Taubes
Reviewed by: maramaye

The brilliant thing about science is that when something is disproved once, it's disproved forever. The not-so-brilliant thing about public health policy is that it has little to do with science. Everyone in the designed world knows what's causing our obesity epidemic.

Prevent and Reverse Heart DiseaseThe Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

Written by: Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Reviewed by: MyRedSandals

My cousin turned me on the Esselstyn lifestyle. Her husband, who has experienced from genetically high cholesterol, had seen many male family users die before their time due to heart condition.

The Dukan DietThe French Medical Solution for Permanent Weight Loss

Written by: Pierre Dukan
Reviewed by: LMR

I will keep this review very easy. This nutrition plan worked for me. I am only 5 feet tall and, since the age of 15, have always been a very careful, healthy eater and a regular exerciser.

However, in the past ten years, my weight just continued to creep higher and higher.

Wheat BellyLose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health

Written by: William Davis MD
Reviewed by: Robert Burton Robinson - mystery writer

I've been following Dr. Davis' heart scan blog for the past year, and have found out so much about how certain supplements can stop and even reverse plaque, hypertonia, arthritis, diabetes, and many other health issues. And he talked plenty about wheat, and the many ways it destroys your health.

Food Rules. An Eater's ManualAn Eater's Manual

Written by: Michael Pollan
Reviewed by: Kristine Hale

It is great how complicated we have allowed our diets, and our understanding of our diets, to become. Even Pollan's most recent book In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto - which seemed to be a pretty easy premise - ended up being a (wonderfully) complicated journey via our food solution.

The End of OvereatingTaking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Written by: David Kessler
Reviewed by: scesq

This is a well-written, simply understandable, interesting book on the very serious subject of overeating. The book is broken into six parts with relatively small sections ranging in size from approximately three pages to eleven pages in length with many in the four to seven page range.

The Sneaky ChefSimple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals

Written by: Missy Chase Lapine
Reviewed by: Sleep Doctor

We dont care who did it first, the Sneaky Chef is the one that operates. Sleep, Physician Dr.

The Paleo Solution. The Original Human DietThe Original Human Diet

Written by: Robb Wolf, Loren Cordain Ph.D.
Reviewed by: Josh

Let me begin by saying that I have always been a healthy person--or at least that is what I thought. Since I was fourteen, I went to the sport gym almost every day and ate meals that I thought were nice for me. Around the age of thirty I got super busy.

Breaking the Vicious CycleIntestinal Health Through Diet

Written by: Elaine Gloria Gottschall
Reviewed by: Rachel Turet

With a awesome deal of skeptisizm, I read "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" over five years ago. Ulcerative colitis was bleeding me to death, not that I had a life much worth living at the time. My world revolved around pain and I could be no further than 30 seconds from a bathroom.

Everyday PaleoWritten by: Sarah Fragoso, Robb Wolf
Reviewed by: Katecali

I admit to being so dissatisfied by some of these recipes that I came back to look at the reviews here again.

Green for LifeWritten by: Victoria Boutenko, A. William Menzin M.D.
Reviewed by: Rick Josey

What a cool book. For the past 20 years I've been on a quest to eat more natural foodsand, my health enhanced drastically. But I still experienced from junk food cravings.

until I found out Green for Life.

New Atkins for a New YouThe Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great.

Written by: Eric C. Westman, Stephen D. Phinney, Jeff S. Volek
Reviewed by: Janet Freedman

I have hesitated to write a review because I am one of the success stories in "New Atkins for a New You". However, in light of T.

The New Atkins for a New YouWritten by: Dr. Eric C. Westman, Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Jeff S. Volek
Reviewed by: Janet Freedman

I have hesitated to write a review because I am one of the success stories in "The New Atkins for a New You". However, in light of T.

Paleo Comfort FoodsHomestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Written by: Julie Sullivan Mayfield, Charles Mayfield
Reviewed by: D. Cusick

I received "Paleo Comfort Foods" in the mail just a few days before having guests for the week, and I thought it would be a awesome way to try out some of the recipes. I must tell the book is gorgeous, and the pictures make my mouth water.

Eating For LifeWritten by: Bill Phillips
Reviewed by: Kala

My fiance did the Body-for-life challenge and lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks. Currently we are 2 weeks in to another Body-for-life challenge and we've found the biggest issue for us is lack of interesting food to eat.

The Primal BlueprintReprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Bluepr...

Written by: Mark Sisson
Reviewed by: Jon Schipp "Keisterstash"

I've been familiar with paleo-lifestyle for about a year now. I recently heard of Mark on an episode of the Lew Rockwell Demonstrate. Wiki: Mark Sisson is an American fitness author and blogger, and a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman rival.

The South Beach Diet SuperchargedFaster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life

Written by: Arthur Agatston MD, PhD Joseph Signorile
Reviewed by: Diana L. Diehl

I highly advise "The South Beach Diet Supercharged"--in printed form, not Kindle. I purchased it for my Kindle, and it's just not formatted well.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour CookbookWritten by: Elana Amsterdam
Reviewed by: B. Hoffman

I'm giving "The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook" highest ratings even though I have had some problems with it, because the author has created a awesome resource for alternative baking.

The Engine 2 DietThe Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

Written by: Rip Esselstyn
Reviewed by: Mandy Karlik

I've read plenty of nutrition plan books and been on plenty of diets but what's so intriguing about Engine2 is that it's written by an unlikely character--a triathlete Texan firefighter who is not just a vegie, but a vegan, and not just a vegan but an oil-free vegan.

Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy MealsDelicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes (Primal Blueprint...

Written by: Mark Sisson, Jennifer Meier
Reviewed by: Jeff Poulton

My wife and I run a paleo home kitchen. This book is a great addition to our growing list of paleo/primal recipes. What specifically makes "Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals" such a large win is the template and generous use of quality images.

Make it PaleoOver 200 Grain Free Recipes For Any Occasion

Written by: Bill Staley, Hayley Mason, Mark Sisson
Reviewed by: Stacy

Our family has been lucky enough to gain access to all of the recently released Paleo books. I was pregnant this one to be more of a straight-up recipe book, but it's so much more. It's a practical app book for living the lifestyle.

The Primal Blueprint CookbookPrimal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free (Primal Blueprint Series)

Written by: Mark Sisson, Jennifer Meier
Reviewed by: prairiedogdan

All my readings and life experience (previously working for five years in a natural meals co-op) have now finally converged on the Primal nutrition plan lifestyle as the common sense method to diet (and, for me, backed up by the well-researched book, Nice Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes).

Crazy Sexy DietEat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

Written by: Kris Carr, Rory Freedman, Dean Ornish M.D.
Reviewed by: Will Riddle

Ok, I didn't understand how famous "Crazy Sexy Diet" was when I first got it. Apparently it's a brand with a documentary and Oprah and everyone else behind it. Sorry, I didn't understand that.

Mindless EatingWhy We Eat More Than We Think

Written by: Brian Wansink Ph.d.
Reviewed by: D. Buxman

Wansink is a food psychologist who specializes in the investigation of the mental and emotional factors that produce us to eat. This book shows that we can lose weight, simply by being more mindful of our eating habits.

Forks Over KnivesThe Plant-Based Way to Health

Written by: Gene Stone, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
Reviewed by: NYVegan

The book Forks Over Knives does a cool work of performing two disparate Tasks:it offers concise explanations of why a whole-foods, plant-based nutrition plan is healthiest for people, the planet, and the animals, Andit provides a wide range of great recipes to help people get began.

Good Calories, Bad CaloriesFats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

Written by: Gary Taubes
Reviewed by: Jodi-Hummingbird

This book is one of the most hight-priority health books I have ever read. (my copy was called 'the Nutrition plan Delusion' which is the Uk and Australian etc. title of "Good Calories, Bad Calories", I think.

The Paleo DietLose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

Written by: Loren Cordain
Reviewed by: Jodi-Hummingbird

I'm a large supporter of the Paleo nutrition plan concept and the idea that we need to eat the traditional meals our genes need to be healthy. This book claims to be the last word in describing what our ancestors ate, and to not be just another book full of fads, but it is seriously flawed.

Wild FermentationThe Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods

Written by: Sandor Ellix Katz, Sally Fallon
Reviewed by: noemi barabas

This is the only cookbook that I know of that you will read from cover to cover.

Well FedPaleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Written by: Melissa Joulwan, David Humphreys
Reviewed by: AnitaB

I have been moving toward a full paleo eating style for the past year and a half and I literally own every paleo cookbook available on Amazon. I want I had this cookbook when I was just getting began.

The Beauty Detox SolutionEat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted

Written by: Kimberly Snyder
Reviewed by: Eric

So why not give "The Beauty Detox Solution" highest ratings? Because the nutrition plan is on the extreme side and leaves me with more questions than answers.

Intuitive Eating. A Revolutionary Program That WorksA Revolutionary Program That Works

Written by: Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
Reviewed by: reflectionmommy

This is the first book I read on user-friendly eating. It actually made plenty of sense to me. I studied user-friendly eating online, looking at the relevent studies.

There's not much research, yet, but the research does support user-friendly eating.

Healing With Whole FoodsAsian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition)

Written by: Paul Pitchford
Reviewed by: Rocannon MacGregor

You are going to like this one. It is clear, in depth, detailed, and a joy to read. It covers each food discussed with a powerful explanation of its energetic properties according to Oriental Medicine.

Everyday Happy HerbivoreOver 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

Written by: Lindsay S. Nixon
Reviewed by: Patty Kaye

I haven't had the opportunity to read Lindsay Nixon's first book, Excited Herbivore Cookbook, so I can't make any comparisons. After reading this one, however, I will most likely treat myself to the first book as well.

Living Gluten-Free For DummiesWritten by: Danna Korn
Reviewed by: B. Archer

With its easy Dummies' method "Living Gluten-Free For Dummies" has definitely enhanced my outlook on being gluten intolerant. Fortunately this is the first gluten-free book I got my hands on.

It Starts With FoodDiscover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways

Written by: Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig
Reviewed by: Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man

Not since Paleo nutritional health stalwart Robb Wolf published his groundbreaking 2010 New York Times bestselling book The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Nutrition plan have I been This impressed about a nutritional health book.

Weight Watchers New Complete CookbookWritten by: Weight Watchers
Reviewed by: W. Centala

I got this for my wife as a Christmas gift and she actually liked it for a few various reasons. For one, it has the updated program data in it and goes along those lines, so she liked that. It also is specify up good with nice strong pages and sort of a spiral book set-up.

Thrive. The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and LifeThe Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

Written by: Brendan Brazier, Hugh Jackman
Reviewed by: Anthony Torres

Thrive Nutrition plan is a relatively simple to follow program for athletes that have food allergies, are vegan, or just wish to get their diet from whole meals. The hardest thing of going plants only is accepting you can get solid protein and diet.

Cook This, Not That!Written by: David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
Reviewed by: Josh

I purchased "Cook This, Not That!" at Walmart (paid plenty more for it there) and it was completely worth it. So far, I have tried a half dozen of the recipes, and All of them have been a huge success. One reviewer rights about how it is only restraunt selections.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based NutritionWritten by: M.S., R.D., C.P.T., Julieanna Hever
Reviewed by: B. C. Mclean

I like "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition". I like the recipes. I like how it is various from all the other vegan books out there, it is a step up. Instead of being called a vegan book it is a whole-food plant-based how to book.

Chloe's Kitchen125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way

Written by: Chloe Coscarelli, Miki Duisterhof, Neal D. Barnard
Reviewed by: NotThatGirl

First I must tell I am not a vegan but I am trying to eat less meat and I am working towards a mostly plant based nutrition plan. I have been waiting for Chloe's book for so long, I pre-ordered and was thrilled when I received it.

Primal Body, Primal MindBeyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life

Written by: Nora T. Gedgaudas
Reviewed by: claudia

Primal Body--primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Tailored by Nora Gedgaudasall, the other five-star reviewers have covered what's in "Primal Body, Primal Mind", but I wish my 3 minutes to sing praises too. This book is off the diagrams, I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

Green Smoothie RevolutionThe Radical Leap Towards Natural Health

Written by: Victoria Boutenko
Reviewed by: Timothy B. Riley

I loved Michael Pollan's book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto in which he summed up his research into what we should actually be eating by saying Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The Mayo Clinic DietEat Well, Enjoy Life, Lose Weight

Written by: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Reviewed by: Mark Wilsonwood

Some reviewers give "The Mayo Clinic Diet" highest ratings, others give it 1. So how do you know whom to believe? I think I can help you.

Eat for HealthLose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 Volume Set)

Written by: Joel Fuhrman
Reviewed by: Heather Walton

I first read Joel Fuhrman, M. 's book Eat To Live May 2007 after my dad died of heart condition.

I have always been a vegie but I have always been overweight as well. I had 50 extra pounds to lose and my general objective has always been health over looks.

Deep NutritionWhy Your Genes Need Traditional Food

Written by: Catherine Shanahan, Luke Shanahan
Reviewed by: claudia

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine and Luke Shanahan (she's an Md) is now in my own individual Top Ten books of all time. I could never tell enough nice things about "Deep Nutrition", it's off the diagrams.

Nutrition and Physical DegenerationWritten by: Weston A. Price, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Reviewed by: Jon Norris

This book distills the research of Weston A. Price, a dentist and independent diet researcher. In a decade of travel around the world, Price and his wife studied the health, dietary habits, and chemical composition of food of dozens of traditional peoples of different racial backgrounds.

Fasting and Eating for HealthA Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease

Written by: Joel Fuhrman, Neal D. Barnard
Reviewed by: A Customer

In March of 1999 my 40 year old wife was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I had read Dr. Fuhrman's book a year before and remembered that this condition could be cured with fasting.

I read the book again and then convinced my wife to read it.

The Whole Soy StoryThe Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food

Written by: Kaayla T. Daniel
Reviewed by: J. Wang

One of the most interesting facts I find about people today is they don't use common sense. We all know that orange juice is nice for you, it has vitamin C. But orange juice consumed by the gallon daily is Not Nice for you.

The Hundred-Year LieHow to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Health

Written by: Randall Fitzgerald
Reviewed by: Paul Tognetti

Just over a century ago, the Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. According to author Randall Fitzgerald it was this legislation that reassured the American public that the food and medicines they were consuming had been thoroughly tested and were secure to use.

Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate DietThe Grain-Free, Lactose-Free, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Auti...

Written by: Raman Prasad
Reviewed by: G. Swett

This is my first review but I had to write one because "Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet" is great. I have made five recipes in the past five days and my 5 year old son (with hard ulcerative colitis) has loved every single one (the rest of the family has loved the food too).

The Healthy Gluten-Free Life200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes!

Written by: Tammy Credicott
Reviewed by: mtnlady

I've used many various gluten no-cost cookbooks since being diagnosed with celiac condition over 20 years ago. Most had a few recipes I liked and many I didn't. What makes The Healthy Gluten-free Life cookbook unusual is that I've liked every recipe I've tried so far.

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

Written by: Nicole Hunn
Reviewed by: frank r barbara

Thank you, thank you. I have purchased so many gluten no-cost cookbooks and have had very bad results. Gluten No-cost On a Shoestring is very simple to follow.

Nicole explains everything and makes it seem so simple to bake.

The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat, & Carbohydrate Counter 2012Written by: Allan Borushek
Reviewed by: rischet

Too many quickly meals and not enough personal offers listed. General issue is that many items do not have specific amountslike ounces or grams. Instead they are listed as generalitiessuch as average, one, medium, etc.

What is medium for one may be big for another man, etc.

The Glycemic-Load DietA powerful new program for losing weight and reversing insulin resistance

Written by: Rob Thompson
Reviewed by: Ron Skolnik

I have spent plenty of time reading and researching low carb diets. While this does not make me an expert, I have found out plenty over the years. I've studied Atkins, South Beach Nutrition plan, the Zone Nutrition plan, Protein Power, and others.

The Glycemic-Load DietWritten by: Rob Thompson
Reviewed by: Ron Skolnik

I have spent plenty of time reading and researching low carb diets. While this does not make me an expert, I have found out plenty over the years. I've studied Atkins, South Beach Nutrition plan, the Zone Nutrition plan, Protein Power, and others.

The Paleo Diet CookbookMore than 150 recipes for Paleo Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Beverages

Written by: Loren Cordain, Nell Stephenson, Lorrie Cordain
Reviewed by: B. French

What a disappointment. I've never returned a book before now, but honestly, this one was a dust collector right off the bat. Baked apples? Seriously? I don't know many people who don't know how to put some cinnamom and nutmeg on an apple and put it in the oven.

The Skinny RulesThe Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

Written by: Bob Harper, Greg Critser
Reviewed by: OldAndSmart

My wife saw Bob Harper on morning television around the book launch and said she was ready to try it. She's lived the high carb, low protein, and low fat lifestyle and never struggled with her weight.

The 5-Second Flat Belly SecretWritten by: Jennifer Jolan
Reviewed by: B. Smythe

This is some awesome data. I already lost 1 inch and it hasn't even been a week. I used the first workout, if you can even call it an workout, for 5 minutes a day to lose the 1 inch.

There's no equipment needed, you can do it anywhere, and you won't sweat.

The Unhealthy Truth. How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About ItHow Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About It

Written by: Rachel Kranz, Robyn O'Brien
Reviewed by: Rui Jie

The food industry pissed off the incorrect Mommy of Four. Sarah Palin might call Robyn O'brien (author of The Sick Truth) a pitbull with lipstick.

The Unhealthy TruthOne Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply-- and What Every Family...

Written by: Robyn O'Brien, Rachel Kranz
Reviewed by: Rui Jie

The food industry pissed off the incorrect Mommy of Four. Sarah Palin might call Robyn O'brien (author of The Sick Truth) a pitbull with lipstick.

Superfoods. The Food and Medicine of the FutureThe Food and Medicine of the Future

Written by: David Wolfe
Reviewed by: Jennifer Ayers-Gould

David Wolfe offers very detailed data about some specific superfoods and also offers scientific rationale (sometimes down to the molecular level) about why these meals are so beneficial for us.

Deliciously G-FreeFood So Flavorful They'll Never Believe It's Gluten-Free

Written by: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Reviewed by: JBJ

This book is awesome. Of the recipes I've tried, I've been impressed by how nice they taste, how light and normal they are. These are practical recipes for a family with small kids, yet cater to grown up palettes as well.

Intro to the Paleo DietThe Solution to Burn Fat, Lose Weight, and Build Muscle

Written by: Abel James
Reviewed by: John F Tubman

Been following Abel on his blog and this is a awesome simple read and his method is backed by science as well as common sense. His writing style and background demonstrate that he will be around for awhile and more books should follow.

The Starch SolutionEat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Written by: John McDougall, Mary McDougall
Reviewed by: M. Lippe

My most loved quote from the book sums up Dr. Mcdougall's philosophy on health, I have often been asked, You are a physician, so why do you speak against the clinics of fellow physicians? The answer is simple: I never took an oath to defend the financial interests of the health industry. Dr.

1-Day DietWritten by: Jennifer Jolan
Reviewed by: Anne Harrison

I can't even believe this is going on, but just from the first 2 nutrition plan days I've already lost 7 pounds. In that time I also ate 2 cheeseburgers, fries, and 3 slices of pizza. So I didn't even eat healthy the whole time.

Choose to LoseThe 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution

Written by: Chris Powell
Reviewed by: Nia

My husband and I began this program on Sunday, 1/1/12. I have been struggling with weight for some time and have yet to find a program that made sense to me until now.

American GrownThe Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

Written by: Michelle Obama
Reviewed by: Richard Cumming

Fedex added the book an hour ago and I whipped right via it. Wow, what a lovely book. It is coffee table sized and filled with marvelous pictures. Our First Lady's charisma shimmers on these pages.

Veggie Burgers Every Which WayFresh, Flavorful and Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers-Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns and More

Written by: Lukas Volger
Reviewed by: Megan England

Let's face it - those frozen, boxed veggie burgers actually aren't very nice. They're filled with chemicals, taste bland and artificial, and have that lovely dry, cardboard texture.

Quick-Fix VeganHealthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Written by: Robin Robertson
Reviewed by: Blythe Dresser

When my boyfriend went vegie last year I wanted to demonstrate my support for his healthy lifestyle change so I picked up Robin Robertson's Quick-fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-cooked Food in 30 Minutes or Less.

Think and Grow ThinThe Revolutionary Diet and Weight-loss System That Will Change Your Life in 88 Days!

Written by: Charles D'Angelo
Reviewed by: Scott McDonald

Know Ye This :i have been a client of Charles for several months now, and I have lost over 40 pounds using the solution outlined in "Think and Grow Thin". When I started the program outlined in "Think and Grow Thin" I was :1) Clinically Obese2) Poorly Controlled Diabetic with an A1c of 9.

Fit2Fat2FitThe Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose

Written by: Drew Manning, Bradley Ryan Pierce
Reviewed by: Angelea

When I first saw Drew featured on Cnn's site, I looked at his Fit photo and made a snap judgement. Washboard abs, shaved chest, whiter than white teeth.

this guy thought he was something special, right? He had to be a boneheaded sport gym rat and I was not going to like him. Nuh uh.

The Healthy Green Drink DietAdvice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great

Written by: Jason Manheim
Reviewed by: Joanna Daneman

I like to juice vegetables and fruits and I have a nice buddy who literally dragged himself off Death's Door by juicing vegetables that allowed him to heal up from an obesity-caused ailment. I can't think of any better endorsement than that.

The Low Carb RevolutionWhy the Secret to Losing Weight is to Fall Back in Love With Yourself!

Written by: John McLean
Reviewed by: Steve Hoenig

I had began a low carb nutrition plan prior to finding "The Low Carb Revolution" and have found both to be impressive. About the nutrition plan, I was 204 pounds in the middle of Feb. , 2012, and am now below 190, with a target of 180.

Cutting out carbs worked for me.

The Ultimate Diet GuideWritten by: Jennifer Jolan
Reviewed by: D. Williamson

Must tell that I just finished reading The Ultimate Nutrition plan Guide - For Busy Women. No Starving, No Food Restrictions, No Sport gym Excercises Required. and am very excited with it and looking forward to try all of the new hints that Ms. Jolan has suggested.

WhitewashThe Disturbing Truth About Cow's Milk and Your Health

Written by: Joseph Keon, John Robbins
Reviewed by: Bob

Wow, simply great book and a life changing book for me. I have always been a daily milk drinker throughout my babyhood and adult life. Being a nice mother I encourage my kids to drink milk everyday.

The Acid Alkaline Balance DietAn Innovative Program that Detoxifies Your Body's Acidic Waste to Prevent...

Written by: Felicia Kliment
Reviewed by: Ron Cohen

The Acid Alkaline Balance Nutrition plan is a awesome source of helpful data, filling many of the gaps left by other authors of books on diet. Felicia Kliment gives a balanced thread of other approaches, and shows why her program operates.

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate LivingAn Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restric...

Written by: Stephen Phinney, Jeff Volek
Reviewed by: Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man


Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for LifeUnleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets

Written by: Cherie Calbom MS, John Calbom MA
Reviewed by: W. Barker

Ideal for : Individual Usein a nutshell: This is a very well-thought-out book. We've been eating processed meals for so long, it is good to know there is something we can do to help reverse some of the damage they are doing.

Weight Loss BossHow to Finally Win at Losing--and Take Charge in an Out-of-Control Food World

Written by: David Kirchhoff
Reviewed by: Marla G. Norris

Dave's book is brutally honest and gets to the heart of the problems some of us struggle with regarding weight loss. He gives specific advice backed by research and plenty of his individual knowledge after working for Weight Watchers for many years.

The Baby and Toddler CookbookFresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start

Written by: Karen Ansel, Charity Ferreira
Reviewed by: Lil'Dude

I like this cookbook. The stages are simple to to follow and the recipes are delicious. The images are awesome and actually inspire you to try the recipes. I have used this cookbook since my little one began eating solids and he now is eating everything.

Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet
Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy DietWhat to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About (Quick...

Written by: Monica Reinagel
Reviewed by: Kaitlin E. Moore

I came across the Diet Diva's podcast a while back and it was like initially listen. Monica Reinagle is able to express what is healthy in terms of science (not hysteria or fad). Her research is objective and extensive.

The New Green Smoothie DietGoing Green Never Tasted So Good

Written by: Hilary Greenleaf
Reviewed by: SD Lawyer

I've read a few green smoothies book and I'm dissatisfied in most of them. There's too much fluff and you can literally take out the first 50 pages and not miss anything. All I wish is a specify of recipes that I can use to supplement my daily food.

I also wish these recipes to be very easy.

The Men's Health Big Book of Food & NutritionYour completely delicious guide to eating well, looking great, and staying...

Written by: Joel Weber, Mike Zimmerman
Reviewed by: Kynn

Our grocery stores and restaurant menus are filled with so much bad food these days it can be quite difficult to eat healthily and stay fit. Further complicating the matter is a never-ending torrent of nutrition plan trends, leaving unsure as to which to follow.

Understanding NutritionWritten by: Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
Reviewed by: mommytoallgirls

This was a required textbook for a Diet class. It is very informational but not written in such a way that it's hard to grasp. The template of the book is awesome as well.

There are definitions in the margins as well as diagrams and graphs. Good Book.

100 Best Gluten-Free RecipesWritten by: Carol Fenster
Reviewed by: J. Armil

When you cook gluten-free from scratch, it's smart to commit to a few recipe sources, because every source has its own flour blend, and it can make you mad having to pay for, make, shop, and use up, all those blends.

Food Rules. A Doctor's Guide to Healthy EatingA Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating

Written by: Catherine Shanahan
Reviewed by: claudia

I like Michael Pollan, and his `food rules' are nice. Gary Taubes has done some awesome reporting and synthesizing. The American public is slowing growing an understanding that what Large Farma wants you to wish is not nice for you.

The Everything Juicing BookAll you need to create delicious juices for your optimum health (Everything Series)

Written by: Carole Jacobs, Chef Patrice Johnson, Nicole Cormier
Reviewed by: Internet Shopper

I am new to juicing and I just like "The Everything Juicing Book". It has so many yummy recipes and it gives just enough data on the nutritional aspects of the ingredients. My most loved part is the customized recipes for just about any ailment you can think of. It's simple to read and well written.

Diet and Nutrition
Diet and NutritionA Holistic Approach

Written by: Rudolph Ballentine
Reviewed by: Catherine Waterman

Required reading is never fun, but I've been sucked in to "Diet and Nutrition" via my more-holistic health leaning anatomy & physiology course. I'm stunned by this piece of work. The author is truly great.