"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2009, 09:03 PM   #11
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 11
I've really enjoyed The Abs Diet by David Zinczeno.

It's the basic mesage they all give you. Eat smaller meals more often. Eat whole grains, fruit veggies, lean protein. Don't eat processed junk....exercise...

thrintone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 01:38 PM   #12
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Wow, there are a lot of good books on healthy eating out there. Have you been to Barnes & Noble or your trainer? They might have some recommendations. Make sure though that whatever book you get they have a balance of carbs and proteins for each recipe.

Michelle14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 06:25 AM   #13
Senior Cook
oneoffour's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Levittown Pa
Posts: 169
China Study

The China Study is a book that shows tons of scientific data on large populations over decades of time. The technical research shows how unhealthy a western diet is for anyone. It makes a very compelling case that our heavy use of dairy and meat is making us sick. MDW just got done reading it and it was a book she couldn't put down. Definitely a must read book.
oneoffour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25
I agree, you should probably find a healthy eating guide first, cookbook second. I recall learning quite a bit from the original anti-inflammation book (by Jack someone, sorry, can't remember at the moment).

Once you get the basics down, you might want to venture books that focus on whole foods.
Alisa Fleming
One Frugal Foodie
dairyfreefoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
GotGarlic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 20,596
Originally Posted by happyeating View Post
I am interesten in the topic of healthy eating and living, and I am writing a blog on the topic, but I need some more info on nutrients and health in general. I started the blog to help me live healthier and to help others, while I learn. Soo.. Does anybody know of any good health books?
Here's a list of nutrition books by the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition and Lifestyle

I bought the ADA Food and Nutrition Guide years ago - it's packed with great information.

Another helpful site is The World's Healthiest Foods.

Check the footnotes on the individual pages for more resources. HTH.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #16
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 18
Mark Bittmans new book is good, and so is Ellie Kriegers book, I love all things cooking light.
punkrawkchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 03:11 AM   #17
Master Chef
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,970
I think that the best type of book you can get to help you to a healthier eating style is to find a good comprehensive book that gives nutritional information on a lot of different foods. I used to have a web site to look these things up, but recently they started to charge membership fees. Nope, too many people have my credit card # already. But remember, and I cannot say it enough, every body is different. For some, losing weight is a priority. Some have diabetic issues. Some heart disease issues. As the king said, etc & etc & etc. When you have multiple health issues, you sometimes have to decide which takes priority, or you won't get to eat at all, much less enjoy food. So a good source of nutritional counts, after a visit to your doctor to ascertain what your nutritional needs are, is primary.
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #18
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 395
"The Eat-Clean Diet" and the "The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook" both by Tosca Reno (They are not "diet book", it teaches you about eating the way we should and has recipes in it. I think there is also a 'Eat Clean Recipe Book').
jessicacarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #19
Assistant Cook
droppunx's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David Kessler

It is by the head of the FDA, David Kessler, and warns of the dangers of mixing high concentrates of sugar, fat & salt and the neuro-paths which are created in our brain from the unhealthy combination. Not a cookbook, but sincerely recommended! If every American were aware, I'm sure at least some of the obisity problem would swell, education is the first step..

droppunx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2009, 06:39 AM   #20
Ogress Supreme
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,041
College Bookstore

A college bookstore could be the best place for finding a book on nutrition. You don't have to be a student to buy them. Just ask at the desk for their nutrition class section and which one they have for the beginning nutrition classes. Get the background first and then you are better prepared to find a cookbook that works for you.

PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.