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what are some good reading materials?

for getting back in shape and something you have used to lose your weight.

Thu. Jan 4, 11:12pm

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South Beach Diet Book
The Business Plan for the Body
Make The Connection
You on a Diet

Thursday, January 04, 2007, 11:39 PM

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I really enjoy Fitness magazine and Women's Health. i also really like Cooking Lite for some great ideas for healthy recipes and ideas on how to make over recipes I like but that are too fattening in their present state. I honestly don't think of myself as having a short attention span, but most weight loss books are so crammed with facts that by the time I'm halfway through I forgot much of what I already read. Magazines are more digestable (no pun intended) to me.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 12:24 AM

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I love subscribing to a fitness magazine (or 2 or 3) because it is an extra motivational boost each month.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 10:42 AM

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I recommend: The Thin Commandments: The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss: Books: Stephen Gullo by Stephen Gullo

It's an excellent book that helps one think about overeating in an entirely new way. Good luck!

Friday, January 05, 2007, 12:25 PM

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Hmmm. I'm a self-professed bookaholic, so I feel it would be irresponsible of me to ignore this question!

In looking over my shelf of health and fitness books, I'd have to say that the book Protein Power, by the Eades (husband & wife are both MDs), is the fitness book that has made the biggest difference in my life. The book is a moderately low carb diet and lots of my annoying and long-standing symptoms went away when I followed their advice.

Another contender is The Sports Medicine Bible, by Lyle J. Micheli, MD. Anyone involved in exercise or sports is going to have to deal with injury sooner or later. This one has saved me many trips to the doctor for minor injuries. The book is great on describing injuries, helping you determine what you did to cause the injury, and how to gradually rehabilitate with gentle exercises.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 3:52 PM

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Well, I can't speak to the long term effects b/c I've only just begun but I really like _8 Weeks to a Younger Body_. It presents four 8 week workouts beginning with older/most out of shape and progresses on to youngest/most fit. You take a series of self-administered fitness tests, find your current level, do the workouts (cardio, strength, flexibility) for the 8 wks. At the end of the 8 you re-evaluate your fitness. Then you hopefully move on to the next (younger/fitter) level. So far so good.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 5:03 PM

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No whites at night a great easy to follow guide for better weight loss control.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 5:22 PM

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I really like Geneen Roth's books, especially her book, "If You're Going to Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair." She's an adept writer for those with binge eating disorder.

Friday, January 05, 2007, 5:33 PM

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books for emotional eaters:

the solution: for safe, healthy permanent weight loss by laurel mellin
fat and furious by judi hollis
intuitive eating by tribole & resch

Friday, January 05, 2007, 5:49 PM

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I also love Geneen Roth.. Anyone who has emotional issues tied to eating, they are really good for diet and general self-improvement..

I also liked Think Thin, Be Thin which advocates changing all the negative ways we approach food and how to think positively and alter our thought process towards more healthy eating..

Friday, January 05, 2007, 7:48 PM

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