5-Minute Meals by Nicole Geurin
Short on time, but still want to eat well? 5-Minute Meals features over 25 mouthwatering recipes that you can make in less than 5 minutes. Each recipe contains simple, real-food ingredients, with easy-to-follow steps and beautiful photos of the prepared dish. It’s perfect for students, singles, novice cooks, and busy people on the go. Don’t settle for fast food when you can have real food… fast!
Here is a list of other recommended books and videos.
Printable list: Health at Every Size® Recommended Reading
Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, PhD
This outstanding exposé is one of the best books I have ever read. Backed by over 400 scientific references, this book explains the science of weight regulation, and unveils the food politics, fat politics and cultural biases that negatively impact health. It’s also very smartly written and entertaining to read. Read this book… it will change your life!
This is my all-time favorite TED talk. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains how the body fights to prevent weight loss, and why dieting usually causes more harm than good. She suggests mindful eating and Health at Every Size as a better approach.
Embody by Connie Sobczak
This is a beautiful book, woven with heart-wrenching stories and inspiring quotes that teach readers how to love their unique bodies (and quiet that critical inner voice). The author is a co-founder of The Body Positive organization. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a body!
Food is more than the nutrients it contains. It is part of our social connection, our culture and a great source of pleasure in life. Across the world, people eat very differently. However, all healthy diets share a few things in common:
- They are all based on whole foods, mostly plants.
- Food is celebrated and enjoyed.
In this TED talk, Dr. Joanna McMillan summarizes and expands on these ideas.
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
What you eat isn’t the only thing that impacts your health. How you eat is also important. Do you have a healthy body image and a good relationship with food?
This book is a breath of fresh air in a world that is obsessed with dieting. The authors teach the 10 principles of intuitive eating — guidelines for ditching the diets, respecting your body and making peace with food.
How to Live to Be 100
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In this TED talk, he shares the common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming by Ellyn Satter
Every parent and dietitian should read this book. Ellyn Satter is a registered dietitian and family therapist, and is considered to be the leading expert on feeding and raising healthy kids.
In the book, Satter refutes the idea that parents must force their children to eat less and exercise more to lose weight. This technique backfires in the long run, as children become preoccupied with food and turned off to physical activity. Instead, Ellyn coaches parents to feed well, parent well, and allow children to grow up to get the bodies that are right for them.
This is my favorite book for athletes and active people. Nancy gives practical, easy-to-follow advice that is supported by science. Readers will learn to improve their performance and their health with a balanced diet.