When it comes to weight loss, I have to stand on the shoulders of the experts.
While I feel I am an expert on controlling habits, I do not have a M.D. or Ph.D next to my name, nor have I spent the last 15 years as a personal trainer. I feel like I know "a lot" from reading dozens of books on the topic, and staying reasonably fit personally, but I do not claim to be an expert on this area.
However, over-eating and poor food choices ARE habits and they can be modified. In that I do feel I have some expertise.
The weight loss and healthy living books below are all either scientific looks at the problems of weight control written for laymen or books written by people who do have a high degree of expertise or knowledge. They are NOT fad diet books, like "South Beach" "Grapefruit," "Atkins" or other diets. They all promote the sensible ideas of controlling what you consume, not limiting calorie intakes to some crazy low level.
They are more about making a change for life... rather than jumping on the bandwagon of the latest trend in diet.
In other words, they are the perfect books to read if you are making a positive habit change in the area of weight loss/ healthy living.
Top Weight-Loss and Healthy Living books:
Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting by Darya Pino Rose
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Are there books missing from this list? Are there books that shouldn't be here? Do you find this list useful? Do you have any favorites? Make sure to let me know in the comments on the the main page of the 175+ Best Habit Books List