There’s often little time to cook and maybe even think, about eating healthily if you’re a young adult. There’s work, social life, family… Microwave meals are just the norm, and they’ve stayed a part of us since college!
The authors of these books understand the struggle, and luckily for all of us, they’re also expert nutritionists. They’ve adapted healthy eating for the younger, busier bodies, so you’re bound to benefit from these amazing guides!
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Young adults are at a critical point in their physical, mental, and emotional development. Supporting them in connecting to their bodies, trusting their bodies, and caring for their bodies is crucial. This book can be a pivotal tool in combating diet culture’s advances on teens.
This book has 45+ non-alcoholic plant-based recipes for all occasions.
I too have been an avid consumer of fast food in my younger years and still do so from time to time. The stories found in the book are outright fascinating and shocking at the same time. While a lot of good things have been said, some are a real eye-opener. However, my son can’t completely turn his back away from certain foods but makes it a point not to indulge like he used to.
Chew On This is one of the best nutrition books out there. It’s quirky but serious. A balanced mix of both the good and the bad. Personally, I find everything in the book truly helpful and serves its purpose by letting you know what’s best for your teen. It makes you think and realize how we evolved as humans, and how our food habits and preferences affect our day to day living. Thanks, Ben — hoping this might be useful to you!
Permission To Eat is a practical guide for recovery from eating disorders in high school, college, and beyond. The book gives readers specific tools for all genders to break up with their disorder, including action-based worksheets and journal prompts, knowledge of medical complications and what to tell medical professionals, personal stories from the author and others who have been through eating disorders, and most importantly–hope for full recovery.
This book will help you discover how to:
- Drop the guilt around eating and create a better relationship with food so that you can get on with the more important things in life.
- Know what information to tell health professionals so that you get the best care.
- Understand what some complications of your disorder can be, and how to reverse or stop them from happening with actionable tips.
- Handle it when your treatment team asks you to cut back on the exercise.
- Find peace with food and give yourself permission to eat intuitively.
For many young adults, eating a healthy, balanced diet can seem daunting. This workbook provides the reader with ten principles to create a healthy relationship with food, noticing cues of real hunger, and cultivating a connection between body and mind. Tribole encourages you to reject a diet mentality and understand the difference between satiation and satisfaction, finding a balance somewhere between the two.
There aren’t a lot of nutrition books out there that appeal to a younger audience, and I’m glad to say this one does. The author discusses not only what we eat, but the implications of what we eat on an individual level as well as a global level (is it humane? How much carbon footprint are we leaving?) in a way that I think will appeal to the younger generations.
This book is the ultimate guide for all caffeine drinkers. Food Scientist Danielle GreenEyedGuide reviews the science behind caffeine and energy drink ingredients but ditches the science jargon for colorful metaphors and the occasional bad pun. Readers meet the 20 most common ingredients and learn where they come from, what they do, and what dose is ideal. Readers also learn how to avoid product scams, how to pick the right caffeinated drink based on Level of Fatigue, and how to enjoy caffeine without addiction or overdose.
Learning how to feed your body, and build a loving, supportive relationship with food and exercise can be incredibly hard—especially as a young adult. There is so much misinformation floating around the inexact science of nutrition and “what is good for you,” coming at us from TV, advertising, and even the doctor’s office.