Top 20 Books About Eating

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This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Eating. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Well Plated Cookbook by Erin Clarke

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Preordered this cookbook months ago, and nearly forgot about it until it arrived on my door step. I was thrilled when I started reading it! It reads like a friend is talking to you. I can imagine Erin sitting with me in my kitchen, walking me through a recipe, and telling me the story behind each one, which she lovingly does before each recipe. What I appreciate most about this cookbooks is the middle ground it strikes between healthier foods, reasonable fast weeknight meals, and semi-indulgent hearty meals. I’ve followed her blog for years now, and her approach to health food is extremely approachable: swap a few whole grains in, add lots of savory veggies, and please savor some yummy fruits and chocolate!

Never Binge Eat Again & Take Back Your Life by J. W. Chloe

This product was recommended by Phillip Villegas from Three Pedal Mafia

This simple, easy-to-understand book explains what binge eating is and, more importantly, how to deal with it. Also the tone here is relaxed and inviting. This book is quite helpful in determining why some people binge eat. It could be anything from emotions to boredom to habitual eating or your surroundings. It also tells us about several of the digestive system’s processes, as well as when they are most active and when they are least active. I would strongly advise you to read this book if you are searching for a sound approach to combat binge eating. This book is well worth reading if you’re looking for a realistic way to deal with binge eating, either for yourself or for someone you know.

Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

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I found Body Kindness shortly after I buckled down and got serious about a non-diet approach in my personal and professional life. I had embraced intuitive eating but was working on the adjacent challenges of body respect, self-care, and being less rigid in other areas of my life. This book explores many facets of self-care and supports your journey of healing your relationship with food and body image. It’s a natural building block to add to the principles of intuitive eating, because nourishing your body is only one of many ways to show kindness to yourself. I loved the friendly, conversational way Rebecca wrote this book. It made me feel like I was sitting down at the kitchen table with a confidante for some real talk about real struggles. It was also easy to understand and put into practice, so it never seemed daunting or intimidating to implement the strategies she shared in this book. Rebecca has years of experience in counseling and client-based work and the personal stories and anecdotes she shares throughout add even more authenticity.

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

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Before I read this book, I was practicing what I believed was mindful eating. However, I was still taking a weight-normative approach to health. I believed that weight loss was an inherently positive thing, and [it was] something that I helped my clients strive for as a dietitian. When I first read this book, I felt so many light bulbs go off. I had to reconsider the way I was viewing weight and health. What I know now is that our habits and behaviors, even in the absence of weight loss, can have a bigger impact on our health than the number on the scale. The thing that really resonated was the fact that we don’t have as much control over our weight as we’d like to believe. This book gave a very evidenced-based breakdown of how metabolism really works and how fighting against our body’s natural set point may make it hold on to more weight in the end.

Eat to Love by Jenna Hollenstein

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Written by a nutritionist, the book helps readers understand the insanity of the dieting culture that has negatively affected our relationships with foods, especially for women, to meet ridiculous societal standards. The readers can then learn from the spiritual and scientific principles of mindfulness and self-compassion to properly approach intuitive eating and improve their relationship with foods as well as their own bodies.

What to Eat When by Michael Crupain

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What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food is a book by Michael Crupain, Michael Roizen, Ted Spiker. It was published in 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers. This book is centered around the idea that certain foods are better for you at different times of the day. It is broken down into six parts with three chapters, each focusing on one time of the day- breakfast, lunch, dinner. The book defines each meal with an analogy of how it relates to life, e.g., What should I eat today? What To Eat If You’re Dying. The book What to Eat When provides the science behind why food affects people differently; some people might feel hungry while others feel sleepy after eating the same food- This book has information on what types of foods affect different parts of your body; What to Eat If You Want To… (ex: What To Eat If You Want A Bigger Brain, What To Eat If You’re An Athlete, What To Eat If you Have Cancer, What to eat If Your Memory Is Failing), how eating certain foods affects people with medical conditions. It is written in four different format styles, which include real-life examples. In addition, at the end of each chapter is a box with information on What you should know about each topic, including a list of life-changing books.

Get Your Dragon Healthy Food by Steve Herman

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This book helps the kids to know about the importance of healthy foods. The author engages the kids by narrating the content with the help of Dragon. He talks about the dangers of junk food and the goodness in fruits and vegetables. The importance of food and the need of food to work precisely to complete the daily tasks. Additionally, he emphasises on the healthy eating choice and encourages the readers to eat healthy foods.

Gentle Nutrition by Rachael Hartley

This product was recommended by Polina Fiksson from Mind Body Nutrition Coaching

In this book, registered dietitian Rachael Hartley talks about what healthy eating looks like from a non-diet perspective. This evidence-based resource is for anyone who feels confused by healthy eating, wants to improve their relationship with food and learn how to eat in a way that allows them to take better care of their body without restriction, stress or confusion.

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

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Food Rules by Michael Pollan aims to help readers understand what and how much to eat by providing clear and concise guidelines with evidence-based explanations. This book ditches the restrictive food rules and fad diets that dominate the nutrition industry and takes an entirely different approach to healthy eating.

Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappe

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Frances Moore Lappé’s bestselling book Diet for a Small Planet covered the environmental impact of food production 50 years ago. Anna Lappé, author and educator on sustainable food systems, has re-ignited the conversation with Diet for a Hot Planet. The book is praised for its comprehensive coverage of food and sustainability issues, as well as practical advice on how to eat more sustainably.

Intuitive Eating for Every Day by Evelyn Tribole

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With 365 Daily Practices & Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating: Intuitive Eating for Every Day, you can rediscover the pleasures of eating. Registered dietitian Evelyn Tribole covers honoring hunger, eating peaceably, and letting go of dieting. It also includes daily reflection, self-compassion, and gratitude exercises. Intuitive Eating for Every Day is a great place to learn about intuitive eating.

The Forest Feast Mediterranean by Erin Gleeson

This product was recommended by Shannon Serpette from The Design Home

I love this book because of the delicious recipes and the beautiful photography, but also because it makes you feel as if you’ve taken a vacation to the Mediterranean even though you’ve never left your home. You’re reminded that many people eat far healthier than you do. They don’t mindlessly eat fast food on the way home from a late night meeting. They make healthy, delicious food a priority and make you want to do the same.

Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

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The relationship we have with food is complex, stressful, restrictive, confusing, and sometimes exhausting. If you’re seeking a little more peace or clarity in this area of your life, the first page of the book Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out can help you get started. This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to develop a sense of well-being by learning how to love, connect, and care for yourself, including your mind and body. It’s the anti-diet book that will transform your life.

World Travel by Anthony Bourdain

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The title itself should give you a clue of what it’s all about. But what’s great about this book is that Bourdain provides a detailed view of the food culture of each particular country he has visited. It contains both a first-hand account, as well as some facts about the place that not many people know about. This book can stimulate both your appetite for good eating and culture. That’s a win-win right there.

The Book of Eating by Adam Platt

This product was recommended by Rousseau Vestal from Find The Aisle

The writer is a really fascinating who takes you on a journey through his own eating habits as well as the changing culinary world. The writing style is quite interesting and engaging. This book can be enjoyed by anyone who isn’t a foodie. His writing is both enlightening and delectable. His book is a fascinating look into the dietary patterns over the last few decades.

When Food is Comfort by Julie M. Simon

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When Food Is Comfort introduces the groundbreaking mindfulness practise of Inner Nurturing, a thorough, step-by-step approach designed by the author who was an emotional eater herself. You’ll learn to treat yourself with the loving-kindness you crave and deal with stressors more effectively, allowing you to stop relying on food for consolation. Improved health and self-esteem will automatically follow, as will increased energy and weight loss.

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

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From the author of the bestselling, The Omnivore’s Dilemma comes this bracing and eloquent manifesto that shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that can enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy By Dr. Walter Willett

This product was recommended by Michael Garrico from Total Shape

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating By Dr. Walter Willett, who’s been chair of Harvard’s Nutrition department for over 25 years. The book is a beautiful guide to healthy eating, busting myths about fad diets, restrictions, and includes some tasty & healthy recipes.

Good Food, Bad Diet by Abby Langer

This product was recommended by Kathleen Ahmmed from USCarJunker

If you are looking to get rid of your guilt around food and maybe even lose a few pounds in the process, then this is the right book for you, as the author Abby Langer put together something that is far from a classic diet book. Unlike other nutrition books, this one explains to readers the reasons behind their food choices by breaking down your personal roadblocks, which allows you to start healing your relationship with food allowing you to stop dieting permanently and start feeling empowered enough to make more healthy lifestyle decisions.

How Not to Die by Michael Greger

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In How Not to Die, Dr. Greger shares his knowledge about nutrition from over one hundred of the most important scientific studies that we’ve done on nutrition over the last century. Dr. Greger starts by debunking the many myths and misconceptions that are out there regarding nutrition, as well as explaining how food can be used to prevent or reverse many of our leading causes of death. Dr. Greger then delves into what we can do to increase our lifespan, like ditching meat for a healthier protein option, changing your cooking habits for better taste, eating more fruit for better digestion, and drinking coffee for an energy boost. Dr. Greger also explains how our genes and gender can change the way we react to food, how the food industry can muddle up scientific studies on nutrition, why you should be concerned about fish and mercury, and more.

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