As if I don’t have enough books and magazines, but I am a book buyer and reader. I love to read books. My favorite genres are 18th Century Victoria (ie: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte), Poetry (Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou), Classics (ie: Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, Arabian Nights), “Vampire” (ie: Twilight, Ann Rice), Anatomical Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology, Diseases, Symptoms), Health (ie. Fitness, Nutrition, Diet, Herbal Medicine, Holistics) and Wellness (Beauty, Self Help, Diaries).
So anyway, I’ll get to the point of this post! I have gone to Barnes and Noble recently (I do thins periodically in search of new healthy books) and took a look at a few books and added them to my “books to get” list. These books go under Nutrition, Diet and Nutrition, of course.
Personal Note: Before I buy books from Amazon (Amazon has the lowest prices on books), I go to Barnes and Noble to read them and if I like them I add them to my list and get them from Amazon. I think it’s a smart way to save money in today’s economy.
Here is my list and I suggest you guys take a look at these too!
1. The World’s Healthiest Foodsby George Mateljan (a reference guide that tells you about all of the natural foods in the World which I’ve heard of and a lot of which I’ve never heard of and how to clean and prepare them)
2. You Are What You Eatby Dr. Gillian McKeith (self explanitory, but tells you how to combat symptoms with healthy foods)
3. The Mediterranean Dietby Marissa A. Cloutier and Even Adamson (awesome, common sense guide about how to eat healthy - can be worked into any lifestyle change)
4. Muscle Fitness hers: 101 Fat Burning Workouts for Women (gives you nutrition tips, meal plans, lots of workouts for different goals and exercise demostrations - reminds me of my Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises, but not as big)
…as a supplement to the Muscle Fitness hers book take a look at their awesome website that has tons of nutrition/diet information and free workouts on it by clicking HERE! Bookmark/Favorite it now! I love MFhers A LOT I am also subscribed to their magazine, LIKE them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Can’t you tell I love love MFhers??
Other books I’m interested in that I added to my list, for my own reference, which all fit under the subjects of Health and Wellness…
1. South Beach Diet Dining Guide - guides you to making good food choices at popular fast food places, franchises and sit down restaurants (it doesn’t have Sonic references in it, but overall it looks like a great companion when you are forced to eat outdoors) in accordance with the South Beach Diet. (this book is good to use with any any good diet program)
2. The Beauty of Color by Iman - learn how to work with makeup, to enhance your outer beauty (target toward women of color, but anyone can use it)
3. Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles - instead of using products with parabens and sulfates you can make your own by using simple, natural ingredients.
4. Gray’s Anatomy 15th Edition - an anatomy and physiology reference book in fancy book cover. (I have to get this one from BN because of the special book cover)
5. Complete Human Body: Definitive Visual Guide by Dr. Alice Roberts (I already have The Human Body by Richard Walker, but I want this one too)
Beware, going off topic again, but it’s helpful info!
I’m sure you can find information about anything online and for free, but the Internet is not the all and be all or the 100% knowledge keeper of everything in the World. What did I just say? You get what I’m trying to say, right? Sometimes, it’s nice to have a number of options of things to do when when the lights go out (2012?? eeeek) and it’s also nice to have all information relating to one thing all in the same place. Make books your “go to” for quick information and references.
Books do a good job of motivating people as well. Do not be afraid to highlight and jot down notes in your book pages to keep you on track with all of the information you’re taking in because it is A LOT to take in. You can also challenge information with other information and come up with your conclusions about the subject or subjects you are researching. Learn about how the body works and how it reacts with the things you put it through. If you know that then you will be more likely to become successful at losing weight, burning fat, becoming fit, eating right and sticking to it all.
Lastly, get a book shelf, fill it up, read from it, look at it and be proud of it. You can tell a lot about a person just by the books they read.