Best Diet Books - What Are the Best DietBooks?By Simon S JamesWhen looking for the best diet books you need to know what you arelooking for and what you want to achieve. If you have some sort of illnessthat requires a specific diet, then you will need to find books that have thecorrect information for your condition. These types of diet books can befound by typing your condition into a search engine. If you have acondition such as PCOS, you would be able to find the best diet booksavailable by typing in "PCOS diet books" for example.I will just concentrate on the best diet books for losing weight, as this isthe most popular choice that people are looking for. I will start bytelling you what types of diet books are not good for sustained weight loss or good for youroverall health.Low Carbohydrate Diet Books.These kinds of diets were made famous by the Akins Diet, which reduce or almost eliminatecarbohydrates from your diet. Although you originally lose weight, much of the weight you loseis due to dehydration and muscle loss. In general you will lose weight in the first three weeksdue to water loss and then start putting the weight back on. The reasons for this are simple inthe fact that your metabolism will slow which results in your body being unable to burn asmany calories. There are other issues such as fat not really being very good for you in thequantities these diets allow, and you will also lack fiber which will increase the risk of cancer inthe digestive track. These low carb diets are not good for you and are not the best diet books toget, so steer clear.Low Fat Diet Books.Low fat diets have been the answer to reducing the risk of heart disease and also a way ofshedding the pounds. This how-ever has not strictly been proven and recent figures suggestthat we have reduced the average amount of fat consumption to calories from 40% to 34%.Even though we have reduced our intake of fats, heart related diseases increased from 1.2million to 5.4 million. These figures strongly suggest that low fat diets have not had a directaffect on heart related disease. This can be summarised as people not understanding the wrongtypes of fat and wrongly believing that all fat is bad for you. Some fat is also good for yourheart, such as olive oil, but the saturated fats are the real bad fats.
As for losing weight with these kinds of diets, the results are not any better. A study of 50,000women in a trial that provided just 20% of their calories from fat showed that the averageweight loss was just one kilogram. There are also other unforeseen risks, such as the effects onthe brain. With the brain being made up of about 70% fat, the lower intake of some fats couldaffect some brain processes, such as the immune system and hormone levels. I wouldntrecommend a low fat diet as one of the best diet books to get.So what are the best diet books to get if you want to lose weight, and not risk your health?The best diet books are the diet books that allow you to eat the correct amounts ofcarbohydrates, protein and fats. Yes fat is needed for a healthy lifestyle, but is needed in thecorrect amounts. The best diet books will indicate that eating foods such as beans, vegetables,fish. Nuts are also good as they have oil in them and fish contains omega 3 fatty acid which isgood for the heart. Other foods they will mention are fruits and white meat such as turkey orchicken. All these are probably well known to you, but a lot of these are available as processedfoods. Processed food has all kinds of other things added to the actual product and some arenot that healthy. This is where a lot of people slip up on a diet believing they are eating healthy.The best diet books will point out what is good and what is bad.A good book to purchase would be one that has a diet plan that is easy to follow and will keepyou on track without you getting bored of the foods you are eating. I would recommend STF asthis gives you all the information on where you might have gone wrong before, and also comeswith a diet generator that plans your meals for the next two weeks. This has huge benefits asyou always have the correct foods in your cupboard or fridge to stop yourself from slipping. Acommon mistake a lot of dieters make is not having their diets readily available for them, sothey just end up eating the wrong types of food because its convenient.