Every year new diet books or weight loss books are written. But how do you know which one is right for you? How do you choose the one that will help you meet your weight-loss goals? Before selecting a diet book or even creating a plan, first determine what your weight loss goals are. Some individuals may only be interested in losing a few pounds for a couple of months, while others may need to adjust their lifestyle to reach a healthy weight for the long term. One way to establish your weight loss goals, is to work with your doctor or other health care professional to help you establish realistic goals based on your individual needs. While keeping up to date on all of the latest information is valuable, try to avoid market hype and self proclaimed gurus. Base your decisions on sound established scientific information to avoid fads.

In general, people tend to approach diets in a number of different ways including:

  • Those willing to try the latest fad or gimmick being touted in the media
  • Those not willing to give up their favorite food(s) entirely or only eat them occasionally
  • Those who have the discipline to follow an established eating plan
  • Those who have the drive to maintain an appropriate exercise routine
  • Those who are in need of a diet change for the purposes of disease management like diabetes

Deciding which diet book is appropriate for you may at first seem like a daunting task. Begin by selecting a book that focuses on what your predetermined and established goals are. No weight loss book or diet book is perfect but a few popular options might include:

For those interested in some rules for eating more wisely:

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

For those interested in a cookbook that explains the nutritional value of the foods:

Now Eat This!: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories by Rocco DiSpirito

For individuals with diabetes looking to improve their quality of life through diet:

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Dr. Neal Barnard



Source by Dr. Samuel Dyer

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