Within my field of nutrition there is constantly something new to learn and experience. Lately I have been determined to get through all the amazing nutrition books that are on the market right now. It seems like every week a new nutrition book pops up that I am dying to read. While I am slowly making my way through my list of must reads I wanted to share some of my favorites so far and some I cannot wait to read.
What I’m Reading:
The Diet Cure by Julia Ross
I found this so fascinating. The author is actually a psychotherapist who has cured many people with various addictions using amino acid supplementation. The book begins by having you take an 8 section survey to determine which imbalances are occurring in your body. Turns out I have many. She breaks down why these imbalances may be occurring and then guides you through how to supplement with amino acids to aid the imbalance. Genius.
It Starts with Food by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig
I loved this book! I was highlighting and folding pages all over the place. It’s not your average Paleo diet book. Dallas and Melissa explain the reasoning (science included) behind why a Paleo diet can help improve health. It explains just how much what we eat affects how our bodies work. I think I read this in two nights flat because I didn’t want to put it down. Definitely worth reading if you’re following a Paleo lifestyle or considering one.
The Slow Down Diet by Marc David
The message of this book is simple: Slow Down! This was recommended and gifted to me by the fabulous Sarah Jenks and I could not be more happy that she sent it to me. While this is a nutrition book it is not so much about actual foods we should be eating but moreso the practice of eating such foods. There is a huge link between our stress levels and how much we retain from our meals. The more heigtened our cortisol and stress levels are when we eat the more weight we gain. Simple science. Next time you sit down to eat a meal, sit down without distractions, in a quiet room, and take three big deep breaths before you eat. With those simple steps you’re already on your way to slowing down.
What I Can’t Wait to Read:
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
I’ve heard so many great things from this book…much thanks to Heather and cannot wait to get through it. I’ve already started chapter one and I’m in love with Gabrielle’s positive attitude and spirit.
Add More -Ing To Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein
I found this was the precursor to Spirit Junkie so I had to pick it up as well. I guess I started them backwards but this one is sitting in my car waiting for me to read it if I ever get stuck with some down time.
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
Women Food and God by Geneen Roth
Another one suggested by Sarah that I can wait to read. Eating and diet are about so much more than just food.
Practical Paleo by Diane SanFilippio
I love the Balanced Bites Podcasts so I can’t wait to check out this book to get some great new recipe ideas. I’ve heard nothing but good reviews of this one.
*Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of It Starts with Food to review. My thoughts on the book are my own and all other books are ones I have chosen on my own to share.
Any books you want to share with me??? What are you currently reading? Any other nutrition geeks like me out there?