Our BRAIN needs to be feed too…and it needs PAPER in print and digital format! It can also tolerate videos and infographics every once and a while! Here is a running list of all things wonderful I have found on this journey! If you have recommendations PLEASE send them my way! Or let me know what YOU thought of these little gems!
Why We Get Fat by Gary Tubes
A FACINATING look at the science behind obesity and “fatness”. Taubes reviews thousands of medical studies and research publications to break down the science in understandable and consumable pieces. I recommend buying this is paperback and taking LOTS of notes in the margins then summarizing each chapter at the end. It is PACKED with info and you want to remember and use it all!
Year Without Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
I LOVED how this book was one part science review and one part personal experience. Eve decides to remove sugar from her family’s diet for one year after watching one Dr. Lustig youTube videos about the dangers of sugar. The first part of the book discusses her discover of of Dr. Lustig and other individuals who have taken his advice and cut sugar cold turkey. She also dives into the science and research behind sugar. She then documents her families transition to no sugar and how they did it…how they survived…and how they function now after their sugar free year. A GREAT book for your iPad or Kindle.
Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.
A POWERHOUSE of scientific research. I bought this in paperback so I could take copious notes as I went. I find that I re-read sections and entire chapters so I can really soak in all of the information presented. Dr. Lustig spends time to connect all the dots between food and your health…how the food you choose to eat impacts ALL systems of your bodies. He also spends a lot of time describing how your systems are interrelated and the importance of understanding how insulin, leptin, and hormones control weight gains and losses. I appreciated the connections and descriptions in this book…it was a game changer for me!
Carbs Are KILLING You! by Massive Health