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Books that truly changed your mindset
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User7o873 · 01/09/2017 13:25

Can anyone recommend a book that really changed your approach to food? I'm halfway there, I think, but I just want to get rid of the love-hate relationship with food and see it as nourishment rather than a reward or punishment or something to panic over. Feel like a book might help me get there.

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Fudgit · 01/09/2017 13:27

The female eunuch? Grin

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NameofGroans · 01/09/2017 13:28

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cushiemoy · 01/09/2017 13:33

Brain over Binge, it's the second time I've recommended it here this week. Gives you back control over food.

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ppeatfruit · 01/09/2017 13:43

Paul Mackenna "I Can Make You Thin" I know the title sounds stupid , it's not a diet, it just changes your whole attitude to food and though I eat very healthily, I lost the 3 stone that had crept on over the years with it and it's for life! btw I'm not thin I'm slim which is fine by me!

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footballmum · 01/09/2017 16:43

A lovely mumsnetter recommended to me Eating Less : Say Goodbye to Overeating by Gillian Riley. It's amazing. It's really helping me and for the first time in about 20 years I'm not on a diet!

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CrowRoad · 02/09/2017 15:31

Someone recommended The Weight Loss Workbook (The Beck Diet) a long time ago. It's CBT-based and is all about changing your mindset.

I bought the book and stuffed it under my bed! But I'll be digging it out today and starting on it as soon as I can. I tend to have a few months eating uber healthy and then a few months not taking care of myself so I really need to achieve some balance. It's driving me mad. Also, I'm injured and not able to exercise so it's 100% diet for me right now.

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ppeatfruit · 02/09/2017 16:06

Crow I lost quite a bit of weight without extra exercise (or doing it deliberately!) by giving up caffeine, and eating meals with out mixing carbs and protein. Oh also fruit on an empty stomach! It works well! I still do it.

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WhatwouldOliviaPopedo · 02/09/2017 16:23

Never Binge Again by a doctor called Glenn Livingston. I was looking for books that would help me curb my addiction to crisps and came across this on Kindle. I was sceptical - the book is free to download - but since reading it five weeks ago I haven't had a single morsel, nor am I having any cravings. My DP, family and friends are astounded – as am I! – because they know how many crisps I could eat in one sitting (think mountain). I can't even explain how it worked – it just made something click.

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MsRinky · 02/09/2017 21:49

This Is Not a Diet Book by Bee Wilson.

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User7o873 · 03/09/2017 07:06

Thanks, everyone. I'll get on Amazon and check them all out.

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teta · 03/09/2017 10:43

Michael Mosleys Healthy Gut Diet book is brilliant and has really changed my way of eating.I have Ibs and following this way of life really works for me.
Secondly the Blood Sugar Diet book has made me realise that I am Insulin Resistant and was piling on weight and just couldn't seem to lose it.Cutting right back on Carbs,stopping sweeteners and intermittent fasting means my stomach is deflating for the first time in years.

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BahHumbygge · 03/09/2017 17:13

Robert Lustig - Fat Chance (and watch the youtube talk Sugar, the bitter truth)
David Gillespie - Sweet Poison and Sweet Poison Quit Plan
John Briffa - Escape the Diet Trap
Lierre Keith - the Vegetarian Myth (used to be a fervid vegan til I read this)
Tim Noakes - Real Meal Revolution (fab cookbook)

Also watch That Sugar Film on youtube

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TheWildRumpyPumpus · 07/09/2017 07:48

Secret Life of Fat is well worth a read.

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kalinkafoxtrot45 · 07/09/2017 07:49

Oldie but goodie: Susie Orbach - Fat is a Feminist Issue.

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AppleBlossomTimeNow · 07/09/2017 07:55

Placemarking! Great thread.

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GoingRogue · 07/09/2017 07:57

Interesting thread - thanks for starting it. My dh lost a couple of stone with the Paul McKenna book "I can make you thin" (think he said you had to listen to a CD as well?). This was about 10yrs ago, just before I met him. He's never regained it, and has a really healthy relationship with food (can't say the same with drink though!).

Sometimes I think its genetic and the way you were brought up tho; no-one in his immediate family is a proper food lover. They just eat to survive, don't enjoy meals out or anything.

I'm going to try the Gillian Riley book Say Goodbye to Overeating mentioned above/by another MNer to me also this week!

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ppeatfruit · 07/09/2017 11:39

The Blood Type Diet by Peter D'Adamo. I am the healthiest 66 yr. old I know! (including many a lot younger than me) It's down to to this book. I've got the encyclopaedia which is brilliant , it gives scientific reasons for our allergies, bad health etc. Why some of us CRAVE meat and should eat it (not pork though). And others need to be basically veggie/vegan with some good quality fish.

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FlightyMare · 07/09/2017 12:46

I recommend How To Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too. Despite it's slightly silly title, it really helped me reassess my approach to food and move away completely from the idea of being 'on a diet' and instead listening more to my body and eating for health and enjoyment. It's an amusing read too.

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Badgerlady · 09/09/2017 08:06

I'd second brain over binge. There is the book which is the author's story and the recovery guide which is more practical. I used the later. It's about £6 for a kindle version.

I've also read the never binge again book which Is good but a more basic than brain over binge.

Both books are basically the same thesis: that binging is a habit of our primitive brain brought on by restrictive dieting. You can reprogramme this habit without delving into why you decided to restrict in the first place.

Good luck!

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