Lately, I’ve been reading a ton of great nonfiction. And now, I’m blogging about it. Here, one of my favorite finds.
Best nonfiction book: How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds by Dana Carpender
Is this really one of the best nonfiction books out there? Why?
What can I say? I like a book about a girl on a diet, especially if the diet is successful. Carpender blends good science, and good advice, with her compelling personal story.
What will I get out of this best nonfiction book that will make it worth my time?
If you’ve never tried a low-carb diet before–maybe even feel a bit skeptical–you may find Carpender’s book helpful. It’s great introduction to a very complex topic, a mix of scientific studies and commonsense advice.
A few notable points:
- A 2000 New English Journal of Medicine low-carb study showed there are no health benefits to low-fat diets at all.
- 5-HTP and niacin may help people avoid emotional eating.
- L-glutamine helps reduce carb cravings.
- The book also gives a good description of insulin and ketosis.
Where can I further investigate this best nonfiction book?
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