Nutritionists are the only people who focus entirely on how food interacts with our bodies. They know all about diets, the effects on mental and physical health, and more. Sadly, thanks to their years of education, their appointments can be outrageously expensive if they’re leaders of their fields.
Luckily for all of us, here’s 8 books written by nutritionists which cost a fraction of one appointment. There are many aspects to nutrition, so whether you’re looking for a perfect diet, or you want to know more about how food affects us, this list has it all.
My co-author and I wrote the book because we felt there was a huge gap in the market, no other book provides pregnant women with non-alcoholic drink alternatives that were also healthy to both mom and baby. The book includes over 45 plant-based recipes that are high in nutrients and very low in sugar, with zero processed ingredients.
The drinks also help to alleviate common pregnancy symptoms like nausea, cravings, acid reflux, etc. The book was written by two Registered Dietitians so there is also a wealth of prenatal nutrition information and resources included in the book.
The book has been endorsed by industry experts, including fresh fruits and veggies. As a chef and nutritionist, I’m very passionate about culinary education, especially with the upcoming TEDx.
Now an award-winning book, Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed! takes a fresh look at why we eat and why we think about food so much. When stress comes knocking, we eat. When we’re celebrating, we eat. When we’re happy, sad, angry, bored, or relaxed, we eat. Whether we feel good about our bodies or loathe what we see in the mirror, we eat.
And often, we hate ourselves for it. Diets don’t work. No pain, no gain tactics are emotionally and physically draining and ineffective, and they often employ shame and guilt–two excellent motivators for comfort eating. Food is the ultimate double-crosser. It provides pleasure and pain in equal measure, but unlike people, you can’t break up with food. Instead, you need to change how you think and relate to food so you reap the positives without letting it drive you to distraction.
Fitness trainers are regularly bombarded with nutrition questions. But how do they know fact from fiction? Nutrition Essentials cuts through the hype and explains the science of nutrition and critical information fitness professionals need to know about.
Health at Every Size is one of the most groundbreaking and essential books on nutrition available today. Written by Dr. Linda Bacon, associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, who holds a doctorate in physiology, specializing in weight regulation and graduate degrees in psychology specializing in eating disorders and body image, and exercise science—Health at Every Size (or as its commonly known HAES) challenges many of our societies fundamental understandings of what a “healthy” body looks like.
Dr. Bacon is determined to bring about a world where bodies of all shapes and sizes are better understood and accepted. One of her major goals it to redirect doctors, nutritionists, and especially patients from the flawed health science of BMI and skinniness as a sign of good health. HAES is a radical tool for readers to bring about a revolution and learn applicable skills, facts, and coping mechanisms to live happily and healthily in their bodies. This book will change your life and how you interact with everyone around you.
For 25 years, Walter Willet has led the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School — and with credentials like that, you can be sure that you’re getting the best information possible about eating healthy. Willet uses cutting-edge technology and new research to help you choose the healthiest diet possible.
If you’ve ever experienced the upset that comes with overeating or not sticking to a diet, then this book is for you. In it, nutritionists Tribole and Resch help readers focus on how to nurture their bodies instead of trying to starve them. This book will help you understand your “eating personality”, how to not tie food to emotions, and how to feel when you are full.
I am a licensed dietitian with a practice in Raleigh NC. I wrote this book because sources of collagen are a common missing piece of otherwise nutritionally complete and balanced diets.
As you may know, collagen peptides are one of the hottest selling supplements right now and there is good reason for this. But going beyond the hype and looking at why collagen is helpful, who can benefit, how much to take, what kind to take, and any drawbacks there might be is what I explain in-depth in my book. Also, the historical consumption of food sources of collagen and their benefits is covered as well.