Our Favorite Books on Wellness (Part 2)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.