4 Low-Carb Book Recommendations

  1. The Grain Brain

grain brainThis book by Doctor David Perlmutter, uses science to prove the detrimental effects of sugar and carbs on your brain. As a neurologist he explains that carbs, even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Even though this book is full of scientific data, I would say that is is a fairly easy read, and would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more on the effects of carbs.

 

2. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

1024x1024This book by Gary Taubes, narrows the reason why a person gains weight to the intake of insulin. He basically explains that excess sugar and bad carbs are the real cause of weight gain and obesity. He also gives instruction on how everyone should be eating, and a list of foods that will help you to lose weight. He believes in a low-carb, low-sugar, and gluten free diet. Taubes also created the food reward hypothesis suggesting that constantly eating foods which lead to massive dopamine release (i.e. sugar) can cause people to overeat and gain weight. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to lose weight.

 

3. The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body

51tetRykOqL._SX389_BO1,204,203,200_This cookbook by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich, is the ultimate resource for anyone who want to start a low-carb lifestyle. Many diets focus on Ketogenics such as Atkins, Paleo, and people who just want to eat all natural foods. The recipes focus on moderate protein, high-fat, and low-carb creations. There are many delicious and nutritious recipes that make this “diet” new and exciting. I promise you will not miss out on anything when making these scrumptious meals.

 

4. New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great

indexThis is an official Atkins Diet book written by Eric C. Westman, MD, Stephen D. Phinney, MD, and Jeff S. Volek, PhD. This was the first book written after the Atkins diet was revised and changed in 2010. It goes over the 4 phases, what foods to eat, and explains the science behind it. I especially recommend this one for anyone trying Atkins for the first time.

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