People ask all the time, “What are the best books they can read for low-carb advice?” While there are many on the market here are a few that are really good and will not steer you wrong.
The first book is titled “The NEW Atkins for a New You” and is authored by y
Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is…
Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.
The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.
Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food — a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.
Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you’re eating out — wherever you are.
Backed by Science:
More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.
“Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes is all about the science behind the diet. Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. He has received three Science in Society Journalism awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the only print journalist so honored.
In his book Gary reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored.
He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.
The third book you’ll want to get your hands on is entitled “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living,” co-authored by Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek. Realizing that although diet and nutrition are very important but not taught adequately even to healthcare professionals this book will give you all the information you need to understand what often times even your doctor might not.
- Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
- Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation, all without drugs.
- Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted.
- Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.
- Long-term success involves much more than simply cutting out carbs.
- Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success.
- Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient-rich, satisfying, and healthy foods is empowering.
- Studying hunter-gathers’ diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet.
Armed with the information contained in these three books you are better equipped to enter or continue on your low-carb lifestyle, make decisions or answer questions when confronted by your friends and family on why it works. Because it does.
Do you own one or more of these low-carb books? I would love to hear what you feel it helped you with and why so be sure to share in your comment below!
In the meantime, ciao for now!
p.s. already read these three and looking for more? You’ll find a great assortment here:
Always consult your healthcare professional if you are currently taking medication, pregnant, trying to get pregnant, nursing, or if you have any other health condition before taking any products mentioned or applying any information contained herein.