As I mention alot in my videos its very very important to do you research before starting any new diet for change in your body, whether it be going and talking to your GP, researching on line of like me I reading alot of books that I found very helpful! If you are busy like me, you wont probably have time to read them all.. but start with The Real Meal Revolution, its easy to read and not to confusing to understand, its very well relayed information and you dont need to be a Dr. to understand it.
My top 5 books I would recommend are:
- The Real Meal Revolution. The Real Meal Revolution will radically transform your life by showing you clearly, and easily, how to take control of not just your weight, but your overall health, too, through what you eat. And just look what you can eat! Meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, duck fat, nuts – usually the first things to be prohibited or severely restricted on most diets. This is Banting, or low-carb high-fat (LCHF) eating, for a new generation, now solidly underpinned by years of scientific research and by now incontrovertible evidence.This extraordinary book overturns the conventional dietary wisdom of recent decades that places carbohydrates at the base of the supposedly healthy-eating pyramid and which has led to a worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. It is both a startling revelation, and as old as humanity itself. In its place, The Real Meal Revolution offers a truly revolutionary approach to healthy eating that explodes the myth, among others, that cholesterol is bad for you. This is emphatically not just another unsustainable diet or a fad waiting to be forgotten, but a return to the way human beings are supposed to eat.
At the same time as losing weight, you will have more energy, feel no hunger, sleep better and enjoy better health in every respect, most tellingly in better blood-glucose and insulin readings (as well as helping to prevent Type-2 diabetes, the diet offers the only cure for this supposedly incurable disease). In addition, your mental focus will be improved and your athletic performance, too (author Jonno Proudfoot, together with Thane Williams, recently became one of the first people to swim from Mozambique to Madagascar, a distance of 460 km).
Renowned scientist Professor Tim Noakes, bestselling nutritionist Sally-Ann Creed and Top Ten-rated restaurant chef Jonno Proudfoot have combined their extensive experience and research into a definitive guide that is both a beautifully illustrated cookbook, packed with nearly 100 simple, delicious and beautifully photographed recipes, and also as a cogent argument in support of a radical, sustainable approach to healthy eating.
About the Authors
Sally-Ann Creed (the Nutritionist) spent her early life sick with chronic asthma, sinusitis and panic disorder, undergoing many operations on her sinuses, and spending thirteen years as a ‘victim’ of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Through an adjustment to her diet, she regained her health and qualified as a Nutritional Therapist (Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Australia). Her goal is to help others experience the same results. Her story is relayed in her bestselling book Let Food Be Your Medicine – an easy-to- understand guide to healthy living which has sold over 45,000 copies.
Professor Tim Noakes (the Scientist) is a widely respected Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He has run over 70 marathons and ultra- marathons and is the author of The Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs and Waterlogged. After his latest book, Tim entered the dietary sphere, challenging the science behind obesity, coronary heart disease and heart attacks. Subsequently he has dedicated his life to opening people’s eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to. In this book, Tim unleashes the science behind the research he has been conducting.
Jonno Proudfoot (the Chef) trained and worked in a five-times Top Ten-rated restaurant early in his career, later moving through a variety of food and wine establishments before finding his passion in Paleo and LCHF cookery.
2. Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis
Renowned cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges and reverse myriad health problems. Every day we eat food products made of wheat. As a result millions of people experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventative cardiologist William Davis calls ‘wheat bellies’.
According to Davis, that fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth or too much butter: it’s down to the whole grain food products so many people eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic – and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health.
In Wheat Belly Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering being sold to the public as ‘wheat’ and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. Benefits include: substantial weight loss, correction of cholesterol abnormalities, relief from arthritis, mood benefits and prevention of heart disease.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, and numerous case studies, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making us sick.
About the Author
Dr. William Davis MD is a preventative cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal, not just prevention, of heart disease. He advocates a lifestyle in which all foods made from wheat are removed.
3. What The Fat? Fats In Sugars Out.
Written by Professor grant Schofield and Dr Caryn Zinn, two of the world’s best LCHF experts, What The Fat outlines the science behind LCHF and how to make it work for you. The ‘Fat Professor’ and the ‘Whole food dietician’ is the ultimate easy guide to going low carb and eating whole foods. Along with Michelin trained chef, makes this a fabulous first book to read or gift to family who are wanting to make some lifestyle changes.
4. Keto Clarity
Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet–one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats–which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn’t enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.
5. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science.
Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best-selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living.
Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs.
In this book, you will learn why:
Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation, all without drugs.
Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted.
Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.
Long-term success involves much more than simply cutting out carbs.
Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success.
Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient-rich, satisfying, and healthy foods is empowering.
Studying hunter-gathers’ diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet