9 Books On Diet and Health To Keep You On The Right Track

Whether you're working on a New Year's resolution or just generally trying to feel a little better about your health, you've come to the right place. The nine books listed here cover everything from diet to exercise routines and can help you find the lifestyle the works right for you, whether it's a vegan diet, yoga classes, or intermittent fasting. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Books About Nutrition & Well-Being: Our 9 Picks

Title Author(s)
1. The Gorgeously Green Diet Sophie Uliano
2. The 5:2 Diet Book Kate Harrison
3. The Whole30 Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig
4. All Natural Nathanael Johnson
5. My Beef with Meat Rip Esselstyn
6. Gluten-Free Meal Ideas Toni House
7. Mindful Eating Nataša Nuit Pantović & Olivera Rosic
8. Yoga for Pain Relief Kelly McGonigal
9. Almost Anorexic Jennifer J. Thomas & Jenni Schaefer

8 Great Ways to Stay Healthy

  1. Cook more meals at home
  2. Establish a workout routine
  3. Get a fitness tracker and compete with your friends
  4. Go for a hike now & then
  5. Consider switching to a plant-based diet
  6. Take up yoga and stretch regularly
  7. Establish a regular sleeping pattern
  8. Make a smoothie in the morning

Tips & Tricks for Vegetarians & Vegans

  • Get some vegetarian & vegan cookbooks, so you don't have to modify recipes and have plenty of dishes to choose from.
  • Experiment with how you prepare tofu. It has a bad reputation, but it can be a great component of a meal if it's flavored and cooked right.
  • Stock up on vegan snacks. Just because you're on a plant-based diet doesn't mean you can't have fun with your food.
  • Consider a meatless diet for your dog, although of course you should talk to a vet before making this major change.
  • It's not hard to get the protein you need from whole foods, but if you're a body builder or just concerned about protein intake, try mixing a vegan protein powder into a shake or smoothie.
  • If you're making this change for health reasons, remember to create sustainable habits so that you don't lose steam after a week or two.

How Much Can Data Improve Your Health?

In Depth

If you want to improve your lifestyle, drop a few pounds, start eating better, or make good on a New Year's resolution, then this list is for you. The following books are all designed to aid readers with their diet and health. With plant-based meal plans, gluten-free recipes, and yoga rituals, these authors share numerous strategies to help you make the progress you're looking for. Presented in no particular order, here are nine books to improve your physical and mental well-being.

Kicking off the list at #1 is "The Gorgeously Green Diet" by Sophie Uliano. Instead of just focusing on how to be healthier, Uliano discusses how to be happier and more environmentally friendly as well. A "New York Times" bestselling author, she introduces three styles of culinary greens: light, bright, and deep, explaining how readers can save money and get in shape while promoting sustainability.

#2 on the list is "The 5:2 Diet Book" by Kate Harrison. You're more likely to follow a regimen if it's easy to do so. That's Harrison's belief, which is why this method is flexible and simple. Intermittent fasting has become a very popular trend, as many view it as an uncomplicated way to shed pounds. The author agrees, and provides fitness ideas supplemented by recipes and case studies.

Intermittent fasting has become a very popular trend, as many view it as an uncomplicated way to shed pounds.

At #3 is "The Whole30," by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. It can be very difficult to stop poor eating habits. By targeting our emotional relationship with food, we can potentially break from dangerous routines. Using a thirty-day schedule, this step by step guide targets everything from stress eating to harmful cravings.

Coming in at #4 is "All Natural" by Nathanael Johnson. From environmental risks like climate change to alarming health trends like obesity, the world seems to grow more dangerous every day. Some believe these issues should be addressed with the latest and greatest technology, while others preach more natural, alternative approaches. In a witty and intellectual exploration of our well-being, Johnson suggests that both viewpoints, when taken to extremes, are partially responsible for our current state.

At #5 is "My Beef with Meat" by Rip Esselstyn. There are many myths surrounding a plant-based diet, from the belief that you can't get enough protein or bone growth without eating animals, to the widespread infatuation with fads like Atkins and Paleo. Esselstyn, who gained fame with "The Engine 2 Diet," dispels false rumors, and informs his readers as to why he believes a vegan diet can transform their lives, lower their weight, and increase their energy.

There are many myths surrounding a plant-based diet, from the belief that you can't get enough protein or bone growth without eating animals, to the widespread infatuation with fads like Atkins and Paleo.

#6 on the list is "Gluten-Free Meal Ideas" by Toni House. For some people, consuming gluten can result in adverse physical effects, including digestive issues and decreased energy. Sufferers of celiac disease have to be careful, but they don't have to give up their favorite foods. House provides more than 120 easy recipes, from breakfasts and dinners to drinks, as well as important tips and substitutes for anyone looking to remove gluten from their diet.

Coming in at #7 is "Mindful Eating" by Natasa Nuit Pantovic and Olivera Rosic, the third volume in the "Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training" series. Pantovic is a yogi and spiritual researcher, while Rosic is a vegan chef with a strong belief in eating raw foods. They combine their wisdom to create a holistic guide to living a healthier life, featuring everything from delicious vegetarian meals to calming meditation rituals.

At #8 is "Yoga for Pain Relief" by Kelly McGonigal. Rather than focusing on food, McGonigal targets physical and emotional wellness through the practice of yoga, sharing exercises that apply to both veterans and newcomers. Along the way, she makes the case that incorporating these strategies into your life will provide relief for back pain, stress levels, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many more daily discomforts.

Rather than focusing on food, McGonigal targets physical and emotional wellness through the practice of yoga, sharing exercises that apply to both veterans and newcomers.

Finishing the list at #9 is "Almost Anorexic" by Jennifer J. Thomas and Jenni Schaefer. One out of every 200 adults suffers from anorexia. But beyond those who can be diagnosed with the disorder, many more suffer some of the symptoms, and live with what the authors describe as "almost anorexia." Combining the knowledge of a psychologist and a patient who's struggled with recovery, they try and help people decide whether their relationship with food is unhealthy, and, if it is, how to get the necessary help.