Some of my Favorite Nutrition-related Books

Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.

A very interesting book about how we eat more food than we think we do based on exterior influences, such as size of the package, atmosphere, and the people we are with.  Dr. Wansink has done hundreds of fascinating studies on this subject and reading about them will change the way you eat!


Baby Bites by Bridget Swinney

This is the only nutrition book you’ll need to answer your questions about feeding your newborn through toddler.


 Your Perfect Weight: The Diet-Free Weight-Loss Method Developed by the World’s Leading Health Magazine by Mark Bricklin and Linda Konner

Your Perfect Weight is an older book (published in 1995), but it is packed with useful information about managing your weight.


When you Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair by Geneen Roth

I love all of Geneen Roth’s books.  She writes about compulsive/emotional eating.  Her books are funny, real, and touching.


Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell by Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD

Any of Debra Waterhouse’s books are great.  She has a unique way of explaining how our bodies work in regards to our weight and gives practical, science-based advice on managing weight.  Her book, Like Mother, Like Daughter, is another favorite of mine.


Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming by Ellyn Satter, RD

This is one of Ellyn Satter’s newest books and one that all parents should read.  She is an expert on child nutrition and has a very realistic and wise view on child nutrition.  All of her books are winners and I wish every parent would read at least one of them.


Quick Fix Meals by Robin Miller

I haven’t been disappointed by a recipe from this cookbook yet.  I also enjoy Robin Miller’s cooking show on Food Network.


Eating in the Light of the Moon By Dr. Anita Johnston

This is the perfect book for any woman who struggles with emotional eating, disordered eating, or body image issues.  Dr. Johnston has a beautiful way of telling stories to teach lessons, help you heal, and make you proud to be a woman.


Dining without Reservations by the Junior League of Beaumont

Although this isn’t a “health” cookbook I wanted to include it.  I have loved every recipe we’ve made from it.  Sometimes I’ll adapt the recipe to make it healthier and it usually turns out great.


What’s your favorite nutrition book?