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9 Books On Dieting That Will Help You Achieve Your Body Goals This Year

Dieting isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t be hard either. Knowing what to do and when to do it is essential to succeed in your diet goals.

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Congratulations on your big decision to live a healthy lifestyle! You might be thinking, “Where should I go from here?” And I can sympathize with that; there’s just too much information out there!

Where should you even begin? Don’t worry. I’ve made the transition simple for you by listing 9 books on dieting that will guide you through the process. And even if you read only one book, the knowledge you’ll acquire should be enough to get you started on all your diet plans.

Which diet books will help you achieve your healthy eating goals?

#1 Change Bites by Marissa S. Costonis H.C.

The new book Change BITES is not about what to eat but HOW to change your eating habits and health no matter what eating style or diet you prefer. The 5 Bites to Health process uses change management best practices from leading organizations around the world and applies them to help readers make a food and health transformation one bite at a time.

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Contributor: Marissa Costonis from Change BITES

#2 Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha Goetz

Groundbreaking Perspective on Dieting: This very candid memoir and life-changing memoir, Searching for God in the Garbage, demonstrates that when you are overeating, it is your soul that is hungry, not your body! How can you feed the emptiness within? By filling your life with the deepest and most lasting kind of pleasures! Suddenly that big bag of potato chips can stop calling your name.

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Contributor: Bracha Goetz from Bracha’s Books 

#3 The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

For anyone looking to lose weight, I can’t recommend the book The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung enough! I struggled with obesity throughout my entire childhood and adolescence through to medical school, and even though I followed all the standard dieting guidelines, I didn’t see any results.

After reading The Obesity Code, I finally understood why I had so much trouble. As a fully licensed physician, it is shocking to realize how little the medical community actually knows about obesity. This book turns traditional calorie counting and dieting advice on its head. And I can tell you from personal experience, that the suggestions in this book really work. I’m down 50 pounds and counting!

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Contributor: Dr. Kyle Varner

#4 Calories and Corsets by Louise Foxcroft

A History of Dieting Over Two Thousand Years” gives readers a peek into how people throughout the years have tried to shed pounds and keep them off. What was most interesting to me about this book was how many of these weight loss strategies are not new fads. Many of these ideas have been around quite a long time and have simply been repackaged in slightly different ways by different people.

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Contributor: Summer Yule from Summer Yule Nutrition0

#5 Foodist by Darya Pino Rose

In this book the author explores an evidence-based approach to a different relationship with food, not one that relies on starving yourself or restricting the types of food you can eat. This book has more to do with healthy mindsets around food, resulting in long-term healthy habits that will actually keep the weight off and keep your body healthy. It is also

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Contributor: Jennifer Dennis-Wall from Biorasi, LLC

#6 The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma taught that Americans are fat because of our highly processed diet, most of which consists of corn.Starting in the 70s corn became highly subsidized. Since corn was so cheap, companies figured out ways to use corn product in a plethora of ways, all of which found their way into most our food. Anyway, it’s not genetics that causes an overweight America, it is our food. Food that makes us hungry for more. Food that is not nourishing. Food that is not really food.

So if you want to lose weight, dump those diet pills, those diet plans, and diet food (diet food actually makes you fatter!)… and buy organic, locally grown, real food. Your appetite will diminish along with your waste line. That’s how you lose weight!

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Contributor: Greg Shepard from Emily’s Maids

#7 The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole

This book is about how chronic dieting disrupts our ability to feel and respond to internal cues for hunger and fullness. The authors provide a clear strategy for giving up dieting and instead, learning how to eat intuitively and intentionally. This book has helped thousands of people recover from chronic dieting and the harm that it causes. Studies have shown that most people actually lose weight while learning to eat this way because they are responding to their body’s needs and not eating according to an external food plan.

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Contributor: Cindy Dallow from 2 Doc Tri Coaching

#8 Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays

If you’re looking to lose weight or simply to eat more healthily, this book by Jan Chozen Bays will teach you all about how mindfulness is just the tool that you need. Reading it will help you really focus on the foods you are eating, including the smells, tastes, and textures of them. Thinking about these things, as well as how your body feels as you eat the food, will let you be more in tune with your body’s needs and more aware of when you are no longer hungry. It will also make you realize certain eating habits you have that you might want to alter.

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

#9 The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

If you want to lose weight but are panicked at the thought of having to give up everything with taste, read this book by Nina Teicholz to alleviate your fears. In this book Teicholz considers the typical advice to cut out fats and discusses whether or not it’s actually beneficial to our health. Teicholz shares information gleaned from nine years of research on how the idea that saturated fat is evil is not true and how this false belief has impacted humans.

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Contributor: Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

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