In this section you will find reviews of some of the well-known books about weight loss.
Flat Belly Diet targets the millions of Americans who want to take a few inches off of their waistline. The writers, Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass, both work for Prevention magazine; with Vaccariello (editor-in-chief) being the primary voice of the book and Sass (nutrition director) providing additional knowledge and insight. Read more »
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” And there you have a summary of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. This is not a dieter’s book; at least not in the traditional sense of the word. There is no calorie counting nor are there restrictions placed on what we should and should not eat in terms of proteins and carbohydrates and so forth. What it is is an exploration of the way the Western world eats and why we are so unhealthy. Read more »
In Master Your Metabolism, Jillian Michaels, well-known strength trainer for The Biggest Loser, delves into the world of metabolism and how hormones affect your ability to reach a healthy weight. In essence, the book provides readers with a three-phase plan based around engaging various hormones in a way that will help them lose those extra pounds. The diet itself is a restrictive, high protein, low fat diet providing an average of 1300 calories per day, with some recommended menus falling as low as 700 calories per day – or, almost fasting level. Read more »
In The End of Overeating, former FDA commissioner David Kessler takes a scientific approach to America’s obesity problem; using biology, neurology, and psychology to explore the reasons why we overeat and what we can do to end our obsession with food. Read more »