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Food: Keep it Simple

Today’s Amazon list for the New and Popular Weight Loss and Diet books are listed below. Not quite sure how New and Popular are determined by Amazon. Most likely it’s driven by sales. My point in listing these books found on Amazon’s website is to highlight our human drive to find “the answer” to our problem. Today’s list of new and popular diet books is just that: today’s list. Last years’s list was different and next year’s list is also sure to be different. We keep searching for the answer to our weight woes.

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Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis (Aug 30, 2011)


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Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo, Bill Staley and Robb Wolf (Aug 7, 2012)


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Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease… by Joel Fuhrman (Oct 8, 2013)


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The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks by Jorge Cruise (May 21, 2013)


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Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman (Jan 5, 2011)


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It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow (Apr 2, 2013)


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It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig (Jun 12, 2012)


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Wheat Belly Cookbook: 150 Recipes to Help You Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health… by William Davis (Dec 24, 2012)


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The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight by Haylie Pomroy (Apr 9, 2013)


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Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe, Julieanna Hever MS RD CPT, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Darshana Thacker (Aug 14, 2012)


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Trim Healthy Mama by Pearl P. Barrett, Serene C. Allison and Monique L. Campbell (Sep 1, 2012)


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The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life by Tory Johnson (Sep 10, 2013)

Here’s my thought on the topic. If you feel the need to read a book about dieting and weight loss, you are most likely going to confuse and complicate your life. I know I’ve said this before, but what is so challenging about accepting eating simply? The definition being eat real food (avoid processed crap), mostly vegetables and fruits, unprocessed grains, nuts & seeds, meat and dairy if you can tolerate it (not lactose intolerant). No need for special rules around food combinations or timing of meals or snacks. Am I saying never again eat dessert or drink alcohol? No, I am not saying that at all. What I am saying is that “more often than not” eat simply “real food”. Yes, it’s that simple. So simple that most of us don’t buy it. Instead, we buy books, we buy supplements, and we get excited at the prospect of “the answer” to our weight woes. Then we become disillusioned over time when we get tired of working so hard at this now complicated set of food rules. And, then? We revert to eating the crap. The crap I am speaking of surrounds us. The food industry is BIG Business. They know how to prey upon us vulnerable human beings with the “fast/convenient, packaged sugar, fat and salt” products that are not food. And, that’s for a different blog.

So, I’ll end here by reminding all of us that eating well is simple in concept and yet so difficult for many of us to execute. Take time each day to commit to eating real food even if it takes a little more energy to make that happen. At least I am not asking you to literally hunt and gather for your meals. Now, that’s work.

#Easy #Food #Nutrition #Simple

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