Halloween is over, which means only one thing: Hello, weight gain! Whether it’s from the excess of candy or party food, it’s time to slim down so that you can gain it all back for Thanksgiving—you don’t really think you can skip out on the turkey, stuffing and pie, do you?
In order to help you on your healthy quest to slimness, we’ve extracted ten health books that have been lighting up the Twittersphere for the past two weeks, with topics ranging from juicing to recipe books.
According to dessert queen Alice Medrich, baked goods don’t always mean “unhealthy,” or “too many calories”—baking can be healthy, too. In Flavor Flours, Medrich shares her recipes using wheat flour alternatives—including rice flour, oat flour, corn flour, sorghum flour, teff, and more—that are gluten-free with extra dimensions of flavor. From Buckwheat Gingerbread cookies to Blueberry Corn Flour Cobbler, dessert has never been more delicious or guilt-free.
However, if you’re going to be extra careful about what you consume, then you should pick up David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers. Here, a renowned neurologist talks about how carbs can destroy your brain—and not just unhealthy carbs, but healthy ones, too, that can cause dementia, anxiety, depression, and much more. Get caught up behind the science of all of this, and learn how to control your “smart” genes through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits with a revolutionary 30-day plan.
Interested in losing up to 15 pounds in 10 days? And by drinking smoothies, no less? Then look no further than J.J. Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. Jumpstart your weight loss, increase your energy level, and improve your overall health with delicious smoothies that are made from the supernutrients of various greens and fruits. After ten days, your cravings will be reduced and your digestive system will be thanking you.
Change how you eat and view food forever with Dallas Hartwig’s It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways. Reset your nutritional system in 30 days by getting educated—learn how specific foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel, and live. Your energy levels, sleep, mood, and self-esteem will reach new heights, but your weight won’t.
With Thanksgiving come up, it’s probably appropriate to include Nina Teicholz’ The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. Why? Because the book essentially details how low-fat diets might actually be disastrous for our health, and asks the question: Are the foods we’ve been denying ourselves—creamy cheeses, and sizzling steaks—the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating narrative, Teicholz lays bare all that she has discovered during her nine-year-long investigation of saturated fats.
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