So if you’re really feeling this whole paleo/no-sugar-added/healthy-eating-thing that I’ve been selling for the past month, and you reallly want all the deets, I’ve got a couple of good books for you to broaden your horizons.
Two of the authors I really like are Dr. Nicole Avena and Dr. Mark Hyman who were the featured experts in the Netflix documentary Fed Up, which inspired my journey. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I highly recommend giving Fed Up a watch.
Book #1: Why Diets Fail by Nicole Avena
Well the title kind of explains it all – this book is talking to all of you who feel like they have tried every diet from the South Beach to Atkins to the baby food diet and more. If you have tried this many diets, it probably means you didn’t exactly find one that worked for you. This book explains the source of the problems behind your all of your weight loss struggles (hint is on the cover), and how to put an end to all of the incessant “dieting.”
Book #2: The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain
This book is your guide to all things paleo. It explains the logic behind this diet and why it was created, as well as countless lists of foods that are and are not paleo. It comes with a ton of paleo recipes in the back to get your started, and will really turn you into the paleo expert.
Book #3: The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman
I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s definitely at the top of my must-reads. This book talks about many of the diagnoses that so many Americans suffer from, including depression, anxiety, ADD, dementia, and how, while many of these problems have genetic roots, they could also be strongly connected to what you do to your body in the form of what you eat, how long you sleep, and how much you exercise. I have a good feeling they’re going to talk about sugar a lot in here too.
So don’t just take my word for it – get the advice from some experts and gain some reassurance. Happy reading!