I often get asked what are the best books I would recommend to improve ones relationship with food. That you don’t have any? Everyone has! We all have to eat, and it’s quite natural that everyone has some relationship to food. Although no book can replace the one to one approach that I offer in my coaching practice (tab coaching), these books are definitely worth reading if you:
1. Are overeating and binge eating
2. Are not happy with your body or if you are constantly worried about your body
3. Are thinking about food all day, or are worried what to eat and not to eat
3. Are following some very strict diet such as raw, vegan or fruitarian
4. Are orthorexic
5. Are counting calories or weighting yourself every day
6. Are using food as comfort
Slow Down Diet by Marc David- Eating for Pleasure, Energy and Weight Loss - maybe the only diet that you should follow. Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating writes about the importance of pleasure when it comes to food.
Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David- This book will change your attitude towards your body, and provide a foundation for developing a healthful relationship with food, combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and body psychology.
Health At Every Size by Lindo Bacon- the ONE book that makes you reconsider weight loss. Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. Feel in your body right now.
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Mark Hyman - Even the most health conscious among us (me included) have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to stay fit and improve our health. But this book will explain what to eat and why.
Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? by Mark Hyman - companion cookbook to previous book. These are wonderful pegan recipes and I tried (almost) all of them!
Eat Fat Get Thin by Mark Hyman - busting myths about fat because a growing body of research is revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, coconut oil, and other delicious superfoods.
Keto Green 16: The Fat-Burning Power of Ketogenic Eating by Anna Cabeca - a good resource especially for women after 40 who desire to look and feel young, including a guide to intermittent fasting and full of recipes. A bit too controlling (I’m not a fan of any kind of measurements when it comes to body) but overall a good guide for women who decide to balance their hormones. As we know, keto diet works well for weight loss but it is too harsh on women’s hormones. This book provides a green twist on keto diet and you can never have enough greens!
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