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You are what you eat – Diet and food books for the new year

“The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution” by John Gray. This book explains how men and women gain and lose weight differently; it also covers a variety of psychological issues that affect physical and emotional wellness. A fresh, interesting approach to weight loss and exercise with complete diet plans for both sexes.

“French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano. Bring on the bread, pastries, red wine and fois gras! This new book explains how you can eat like a french woman by adopting a diet based on fresh foods, variety, balance and pleasure. No guilt or deprivation, just a healthy lifestyle.

“Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon. Available now, a new edition of the popular nutrition and cookbook that challenges popular ideas about “politically correct diets” and analyzes the unhealthy eating habits of Americans. Fallon tackles myths about animal fat, carbohydrates and modern food preparation. She offers recipes and wisdom based on modern scientific research.



“The Meat You Eat” by Ken Midkiff. This book tells the truth about corporate animal farming. It’s full of details that you probably would rather not know about meat, milk and egg production. It may send you running for the veggie burgers in the health food store.

“Diet for a Dead Planet” by Christopher Cook. In the tradition of “Fast Food Nation,” the author rakes up muck on the big industries that control much of the food we eat. Although the title seems grim, this book is a wake-up call to consumers to change how we buy, eat, grow and process food.




“Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover” by Bob Greene. Oprah is looking great thanks to Bob Greene, her fitness and diet guru. His latest book offers a plan which promises to kick your metabolism into high gear so you can achieve maximum results in minimum time. If you are ready to make a big commitment to health and fitness, this is the book for you.

“Breaking the Food Seduction” by Neal Barnard, M.D. Subtitled “the hidden reasons behind food cravings and 7 steps to end them naturally,” this book has some fascinating information on why we crave, binge and gain weight. It also includes a variety of healthy recipes that are a step up from the usual diet book fare.

“Ultimate Weight Loss Solution” by Dr. Phil McGraw. It’s a fact that heaping plates of holiday foods make your pants feel tight and your buttons bulge. Life coach Dr. Phil comes to the rescue with his very sensible, no-frills diet and exercise plan, now available in paperback.

“The Schwarzbein Principle: The Program” by Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. The popular diet and lifestyle program has changed the way millions of people look at eating, losing weight and achieving optimal health. The book addresses many health and nutritional issues such as cholesterol, aging , hormones and blood sugars and includes the complete diet plan.

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Compiled by Kim Carrow of Odyssey Books, 989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 477-2856.


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