Travel in time back to 10 years ago, and low-carb diet book selections were as minimal as the nutritional value of Wonder White Bead. Today, however, you can find everything from Paleo dessert cookbooks to ketogenic clarity compendiums.
What to read? These are a few of my favorite selections, and I welcome your recommendations:
- Gary Taubes receives well-deserved credit for being one of the first to challenge the notion that eating a low-fat diet high in grains and fruit is the way to go for weight loss. His books include “Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health” and “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.”
- One of the newest and best books in the high fat low carb diet category: “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.” The most detailed look at why the food pyramid has failed, and what really works.
- When it comes to the science of calories, nobody does it better than Dr. William Lagakos, renowned blogger and Twitter king. A must-read guide that just might convince even the most stubborn “Eat the Food Pyramid” physician: “The poor, misunderstood calorie: calories proper.“
- A variety of books are available on the high fat low carb ketogenic Atkins diet. Recommended: The one by a trio of physicians and scientists: “New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great.” And for insights on how it can be adapted for vegans and vegetarians, read my interview with the Atkins head nutritionist by clicking here.
- Another in the category of excellent books on how to make a low carb work for you: “Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks!“
- For in-depth research, read “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable.“
- And get more recommendations, from cookbooks to ketogenic Paleo, by clicking here.