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The 8 Life Changing Nutrition Books Adults Need To Learn From

Nutrition experts share their scientifically backed wisdom to the adult world. Millions of adults benefit!

As we age, our bodies change. That also means metabolism, stomach size and appetite shifts.
These books tell you all you need to know about how to eat the right way as an adult. But interestingly, thankfully, they create recipes and give advice in a way that means you can still enjoy food.

And that’s what’s important, especially if you’re cutting down on some foods – you can’t make it a process of torture. Check these books out and you’ll be able to enjoy discovering new ways of eating!

#1 How Not to Die by Michael Greger

How Not to Die by Michael Greger
Who suggested this book?
The How Not to Die by Michael Greger was recommended by Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem. You can find out more about Jamie Bacharach here or read their book recommendation below.

Michael Greger does an incredible job of recommending the best, nutritionally-dense foods that are capable of boosting our immunity, preventing diseases and keeping us young! A highly practical read for anyone looking to incorporate nutritious and beneficial foods into their diet – which should be everyone.

#2 Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book

Jane Brody's Nutrition Book
Who suggested this book?
The Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book was recommended by Ronald D’souza from Amazon Decrum. You can find out more about Ronald D’souza here or read their book recommendation below.

Jane Brody has written the soundest and most complete nutrition guide yet available for adults. Among the many topics, she answers are: Do we need vitamin supplements? Is fast food junk food? What foods are best for our children?

#3 Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan

Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan
Who suggested this book?
The Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan was recommended by James Goodwillie from One To Multi. You can find out more about James Goodwillie here or read their book recommendation below.

My favorite aspect of this book is that it is rooted in the idea that food and our genes are tied together. She also uses her findings to help athletes become better which I found interesting. A lot of nutrition books are either about fad diets or losing weight and this one doesn’t really focus too much on either.

#4 Wild Mediterranean by Stella Metsovas

Wild Mediterranean by Stella Metsovas
Who suggested this book?
The Wild Mediterranean by Stella Metsovas was recommended by Stella Metsovas from Wild Mediterranean. You can find out more about Stella Metsovas here or read their book recommendation below.

A practical resource for restoring the microbial balance in our guts and rebooting overall health, featuring a simple 6-day, 2-phase detox cleanse and over 50 delicious Paleo-meets-Mediterranean recipes.

#5 The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls

The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls
Who suggested this book?
The The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls was recommended by Beth Schultz from Beth Schultz, NTP. You can find out more about Beth Schultz here or read their book recommendation below.

This book is written by a medical doctor who had Multiple Sclerosis and was in a tilt recline wheelchair. She read the science and developed a diet that would give her the nutrients to heal her disease. It worked and she has been out of her wheelchair for 9 years and has shared everything she learned in the process.

Her book is packed full of research that supports her recommendations. I also have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. I discovered her book, read it and tried it. The results were amazing and I have been symptom free for 6 years! What we eat matters and our bodies have the ability to heal. The Wahls protocol is designed to heal at a cellular level and will help with any disease and reduce your chances of developing disease.

#6 Melt The Midlife Middle by Jill Lebofsky

Melt The Midlife Middle by Jill Lebofsky
Who suggested this book?
The Melt The Midlife Middle by Jill Lebofsky was recommended by Jill Lebofsky from JillLebofsky. You can find out more about Jill Lebofsky here or read their book recommendation below.

This book is for midlife women struggling to release weight that was gained due to hormonal changes that start to occur over 40 years old. These women can’t stand the thought of going on yet another diet. They don’t want to count, weigh or measure their food and they don’t want to feel deprived.

It answers the top 100 frequently asked questions about how to begin the 16/8 method of Intermittent Fasting to turn the body into a fat-burning machine. Essential oils are incorporated into both the fasting and feasting parts of the day for boosted results. Significant anti-aging effects occur when refraining from eating for periods of time. This helps keep the body on the inside and outside youthful and vibrant. Intermittent Fasting isn’t another diet, it is adopted as a lifestyle and has long, lasting results.

#7 Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction by Vera Tarman

Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction by Vera Tarman
Who suggested this book?
The Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction by Vera Tarman was recommended by Vera Tarman from AddictionsUnplugged. You can find out more about Vera Tarman here or read their book recommendation below.

Have you ever worried that you are eating too many snack foods (and can’t stop) or tried to lose weight but can’t stay away from the donuts? Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction may be the book for you.

In a very reader-friendly way, Food Junkies covers the updated science of sugar and food addiction: Learn how – and why – some foods are as addictive as cocaine. See if you are just an emotional comfort eater or a binge eater or if you are on your way to becoming a food addict. Food Junkies is full of stories of actual food addicts at various stages in their struggle.

The second edition of Food Junkies is packed with new information about the addictive nature of foods. It contains fresh material focused on recovery: Through the stories of others, observe how you can be free from the obsession to eat, yet enjoy your meals AND still lose excess weight. We call it food serenity. Freedom tastes great.

#8 Body Transformation Meal Plan Design by Nick Mitchell

Body Transformation Meal Plan Design by Nick Mitchell
Who suggested this book?
The Body Transformation Meal Plan Design by Nick Mitchell was recommended by Ben Kenyon from Ultimate Performance. You can find out more about Ben Kenyon here or read their book recommendation below.

Getting in incredible shape for anyone, any age, follows a very clear trifecta for success – the right exercise regime, optimal stress management and the correct diet.

Far and away the most challenging factor for most people is getting to grips with the diet, and yet paradoxically it is the simplest to establish.

So many people new to fitness jump from one fad diet to the next, but the actual diet that is optimal for most people follows a few basic principles.

This book teaches the fundamental skills of nutrition and setting up a diet for long-term success, which apply across the board, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto or anything else in between.

It provides a blueprint to be able to create your own diet with the tools and knowledge to understand the core principles of nutrition and how to construct a sustainable meal plan that works around your own specific preferences, lifestyle, eating habits and body transformation goals.

It takes you through the whole process of creating a body transformation diet and meal plan from calorie targets, macronutrients, meal planning and prep and creating your own recipes to get real results.


Who contributed to this article?

Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem

Ronald D’souza from Amazon Decrum

James Goodwillie from One To Multi

Stella Metsovas from Wild Mediterranean

Beth Schultz from Beth Schultz, NTP

Jill Lebofsky from JillLebofsky

Vera Tarman from AddictionsUnplugged

Ben Kenyon from Ultimate Performance

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