We have picked some best books on weight loss for our readers who are in their journey to getting in shape again
- The Weight-Loss Diaries by Courtney Rubin
This frank and witty book, Rubin shared her learning about dieting and about herself in her 2-year journey and documenting her fight against foods that were consuming her life. “The Weight-Loss Diaries” is entertaining, partly a memoir, and partly “how-to” book. Rubin gave an honest daily account of how it felt like while trying to lose some weight. She narrated bravely her indulges, her fashion issues, the setbacks, and later her success with her weight goals. She told how she would find some excuses for stopping or cheating on her diet plans while constantly computing and re-computing her calories. The book is inspiring and written with humor and courage.
- RethinkingThin: The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting
Gina Kolata, a New York Times writer, narrated the different diets of and the weight loss program industries. She told about the 4 determined dieters’ progress through a study that compared Atkins Diet from traditional low-calorie diet. It dealt with the question whether willpower was effective in eating and body weight issues. It emphasized how it felt spending most of your life struggling to become thin. It also gave answers to some questions on weight, eating habits, and obesity, giving you enough information and better understanding of the ideal weight for the body.
- Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir
After Jennette Fulda underwent a gall bladder surgery when she was 23 years old, she decided to lose some weight and at the time she decided on this, she weighed over 370 pounds. She recounted that she was not born fat but when she was in the 5th grade and was answering some school questionnaire, she specifically remembered her answer on the question about what she would like to change about her looks and she wrote “be thinner”.
Her book Half-Assed is a captivating true story of the author’s journey to get in shape again, lose weight and transform her life. From “dusting off” her treadmill and avoiding the donut stores made her attain her weight goals.