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.
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo, Bill Staley and Robb Wolf (Aug 7, 2012)
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)
Trim Healthy Mama by Pearl P. Barrett, Serene C. Allison and Monique L. Campbell (Sep 1, 2012)
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.