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Guide Picks - Top 5 Weight Loss Books for Beginners
These five titles are my picks for the best general weight loss books on the market, especially for those of us who are just starting out on our weight loss journey.
1) "The 'Prevention' Lose Weight Guidebook" ed. "Prevention" Editorial Staff
This is quite possibly the most useful weight loss book I have yet to find. The advice included in this volume of real-world tips is provided by successful "losers," people who have lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off. The advice ranges from coping with cravings, to healthy cooking strategies, to working fitness into your busy day and more.
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2) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Losing Weight" by Susan McQuillian, RD and Edward Saltzman, MD
Don't let the title put you off. This book definitely isn't for idiots; it's for people who are smart enough to make their health and bodies top priority! This fad-diet-free book provides sage advice about nutrition and exercise, the wide variety of weight loss programs out there and more. Added pluses are the "NutriTip" and "No Weigh" features, offering helpful information in bite-size portions.
3) "365 Ways to Get Out the Fat" by the American Heart Association
Offering a new weight loss tip every day for a year, this book includes a wealth of advice on everything from eating a low-fat diet, recipe substitutions, exercise and eating alternatives. These tips may seem like small changes, but they will pay off big time in the long run!
4) "Richard Simmons' Never Give Up" by Richard Simmons
Simmons' collection of true weight loss success stories is inspiring and unforgettable. This book will an uplifting and encouraging form of motivation to anyone trying to lose weight, whether they are just beginning, steadily losing, or in maintenance.
5) "Eating in the Light of the Moon" by Anita Johnston
If you, or a woman you know, are grappling with compulsive eating (aka binge or emotional eating), this book is a beautifully written guidebook to self-discovery and understanding. Author Johnston uses myth and symbolization in the form of parables and poetry to help exemplify the emotional struggles that compulsive eaters face.
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