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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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thank you for the Geneen Roth suggestions - i am the 549 poster and she looks like she's right up my alley...

Friday, January 05, 2007, 9:48 PM

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_Eat to Live_ by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Saturday, January 06, 2007, 1:31 AM

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How about Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain and The Power of Your Subconscious Mindby Dr. Joseph Murphy. Small, simple books, but powerful.

Saturday, January 06, 2007, 10:28 PM

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i picked up you, on a diet and thats one good book. if you have a chance opick it up

Saturday, January 06, 2007, 11:06 PM

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Women's Health - my favorite, the articles are *not* run-of-the-mill and have a lot of useful research info.

Self - a step below Women's Health, but it's a favorite! The website complements the magazine well. Also, the author of "Business Plan for the Body" mentioned it in a seminar as the best women's magazine for cutting edge info (not sure if Women's Health was being published back then though).

Fitness - simplistic, formulaic, I'm not going to renew this one.

Shape - I haven't read it in 10 years because it came across as plastic (I believe it's part of the Weider 'musclehead' stable of fitness publications/products), but I understand it's popular for lazy personal trainers to crib workouts from. Not sure if it's changed.

Saturday, January 06, 2007, 11:48 PM

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A great book is 'Thin for life' by Ann (sorry, forgotten last name). It draws on interviews with around 200 people who have lost weight and maintained their loss for at least a couple of years I think. This is a good book to read at any stage of your weight loss or maintenance journey.

Once you have got a good amount of weight off, and say have maybe another 10-15 pounds to lose, I would recommend the book 'The Secrets of skinny chicks: how to feel great in your favourite jeans when it doesn't come naturally'. This book profiles the exercise and diet practices of about 20 or so women who have great bodies. I found it helpful in giving me an idea of what it takes to get the weight off, and stay healthy and terrific, and just think about what would be realistic for me. lessons learnt from these women are translated into rules or things that can be done by real women in their everyday lives.

Sunday, January 07, 2007, 12:07 AM

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Saturday, March 03, 2012, 5:23 AM

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One of the best books I've ever read which has to do with overcoming emotional eating: "Food Is Not the Problem: Deal With Was Is" by Michelle Morand.
(I just wish she had chosen another title.)
I also like Geneen Roth's book: Women, Food and God

Saturday, March 03, 2012, 11:24 AM

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Get large print books from the library and read them while you are on the bike or treadmill at the gym. What a way to keep up with your reading!

Saturday, March 03, 2012, 11:27 AM

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