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Our Favorite Books on Wellness (Part 2)

Posted by Matthew Benton on 03.15.2017

On Monday, we shared four of our favorite books on mental health and well-being. Today, we focus on diet, nutrition, and weight loss.

Each of the books below shares unique insight into how to lose weight, control your biometric screening numbers, fuel up for a big race, or simply live a longer, healthier, happier life.

#1. The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

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Dan Buettner led teams of researchers around the world to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones: places where people tend to live longer. Their secret is embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and also creating the right community around themselves.

#2: Eat Fat, Get Thin by Mark Hyman

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A growing body of research is revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other healthy fats. This book offers meal plans, recipes, and easy-to-follow advice.

#3: EatQ: Unlock the Weight-loss Power of Emotional Intelligence by Susan Albers

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EatQ explores the link between emotions and eating. Clinical psychologist Susan Albers guides you through the most common emotional barriers to healthy and mindful eating.

#4: Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

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Dr. Andrew Weil covers the basics about fats, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins, and their effects on health. He also teaches how to read food labels and become a wiser consumer.

#5: How Not to Die by Michael Greger

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Dr. Greger takes a look at the top causes of premature death in America and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump medical and surgical approaches.

#6: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

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With this pivotal book, Michael Pollan started an important conversation about what we eat and the consequences that our food choices have on ourselves and the natural world.

#7: Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

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Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky created a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance—and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.

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