Five Diet Books Offer the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

Many Americans want to shed excess pounds or know someone who does. The books below were written to stave off holiday weight gain and let readers keep their resolutions to get in shape.

Many Americans want to shed excess pounds or know someone who does. The books below were written to stave off holiday weight gain and let readers keep their resolutions to get in shape.

#1 - TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust; Dian Griesel, Ph.D. & Tom Griesel

According to the Griesels, traditional diets result in loss of lean muscle mass, moodiness, disappointment and failure. They provide a unique 8-step program requiring no strenuous exercise, supplements or special equipment. Readers will eliminate excess body fat fast and forever by training their bodies to use excess body fat for energy; use everyday activities to accelerate fat loss; use mini-exercises to strengthen muscle; and more.

#2 - It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways; Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

This book is intended to help change the way readers eat and transform their lives. The authors' Whole30 program has led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, improved quality of life and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood and self-esteem.

#3 - Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health; William Davis

Davis explains how eliminating wheat from diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges and reverse myriad health problems. He exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the public as "wheat" and provides a step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.

#4 - The 17-Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results; Mike Moreno

Unlike many diet programs that starve people down to size, Dr. Mike Moreno's diet relies on proven methods to help readers take weight off and keep it off for good-whether there are 10 pounds to lose or 100. His revolutionary program adjusts the body metabolically so that fat is burned day in and day out.

#5 - Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss; Joel Fuhrman

Fuhrman shows how weight loss involves filling people's diets with nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables and beans. With these foods, the body's nutrient requirements are met very quickly. Also, dieters can eat large volumes of food, feel very satisfied, and still not consume too many calories.

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