With the New Year comes a slew of diet books claiming to help you drop the weight. Savvy moms know making a change in how you approach your overall health is the best way to slim your figure. If you are looking to alter your diet, start by using fresh, local ingredients in your everyday cooking. Simple steps are the easiest way to achieve success. To help you find the most appropriate diet book for your needs, here are my top picks available online and in stores.
The Doctor’s Diet: Dr. Travis Stork’s STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health by Dr. Travis Stork addresses the fatal health risks associated with obesity. Through encouragement and personal anecdotes that focus on losing weight, restoring health, and preventing disease, Dr. Travis has created a flexible diet plan suitable for all skill levels, cooks and non-cooks. By understanding how food choices affect your overall health, he is able to guide you towards a lifetime of health and happiness through proper nutrition.
The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diazexplores the innate connection between a healthy mind and body. Using scientific research combined with personal experience, she shares her take on the importance of eating nutrient-based foods to satisfy hunger. Beware; this is not a diet book per se, but an overall guide to fitness, nutrition, and health. Even though it is available on Kindle, I recommend the book format due to the diagrams and charts. The small print may be difficult to read. This book is definitely worth it for those moms in search of an overall wellness plan.
The Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 DaysbyEating the Foods You Love by Rocco DiSpirito is a rapid weight-loss plan for those interested in losing some serious pounds. Every recipe is designed for 2-4 servings which make it easy if you and your significant other are following the plan. The initial list of items needed to stock your pantry is a bit costly, but the results are well worth it. This plan is based on the popular Mediterranean food diet. With healthy recipes and a 28-day meal plan, this book is a popular weight-loss choice.
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The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast by JJ Virgin may be pre-ordered today. Scheduled to be released on February 22, it’s the companion to the New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet. This plan focuses on incorporating anti-inflammatory healing foods into your diet to reprogram your metabolism. It also highlights the 7 foods to avoid that sometimes can cause food intolerance. Using common ingredients you can find in most grocery stores, this new cookbook is a must-read for 2014.
The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook: Eat Even More Food and Lose Even More Weight by Haylie Pomroy is a three-phase plan designed to keep your metabolism burning throughout the day. There are numerous vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options for those with diet restrictions. With slow cooker options for busy moms and freezer-friendly recipes for cooking in bulk, these crowd-pleasing dishes like coconut almond pudding and turkey and bell pepper casserole will impress the finicky eaters in your home.
Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Meals: Easy Mix-and-Match Recipes for a Skinnier You by Good Housekeeping is a collection of 140 delicious entrees with 88 additional add-ons like appetizers and desserts. This new release is a compilation of the scrumptious recipes from Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Chicken, Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Italian, and Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Vegetarian. From veal Parmesan to warm mushroom and chicken salad, these delectable low-calorie meals will help you melt those pounds away.
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