I am often asked for my suggestions of books to read on nutrition and midlife health. I read most nights before bed, and have an audio book subscription to help me plow through books on nutrition and midlife health. In this post, I list some books on nutrition and health-related topics that I have read and felt offered insight into the diverse topics I see in my practice focusing on nutrition in midlife and beyond.
These books focus on nutrition for healthy aging, mindful eating, books that will (likely) challenge your perspectives and beliefs about weight and health, habit change and midlife health.
Please note that information needs to wisely consumed and digested before it is applied to you. You are the expert of yourself. Be open-minded to new ideas and perspectives, but not so much that your brain falls out.
This list of books on nutrition and midlife health is based on my personal reading. I expect to add to this list over time.
** Please note that these books are not a substitute for medical care, they should not be taken as endorsement, nor should they replace seeking care from a regulated health professional. If you have questions or concerns about your nutrition or health, contact your physician or regulated health professional.
Many of these books are available by audio book, digitally as well as hard copy.
** It is unfortunate that the title of this book (The Joy of Half a Cookie) includes weight loss. I believe mindfulness can definitely help us end our struggle with food. It is the very pursuit of intentional weight loss that creates our struggle with food. I believe that eating mindfully can help reduce interactions with food that override our body’s signals and can help us get our true needs met.
This book is based on the published research using Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training, an approach I have been trained in. However, mindfulness-based approaches should not be used with a covert expectation that weight loss will ensue. Rather, mindfulness-based approach can help people learn the skills to tend to internal signals, cues and needs, and to reduce automaticity of trigger-response relationships.
Books focusing on Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
** If you or someone you know is struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder, seek help from your physician and regulated health professional. A book is absolutely no substitute for the care that people struggling with eating disorders need.
Books on Family Nutrition: