The following are some of the books and resources I’ve found to be helpful, informative or inspiring. Please refer to my blogroll if you want to see what blogs I read on a regular basis.


Moose by Stephanie Klein

Confessions of a Carb Queen by Susan Blech

Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir by Jennette Fulda

Tales from the Scale edited by Erin J. Shea


The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes by Bob Greene

The Schwarzbein Principle II by Dr. Diana Schwarzbein

Mindless Eating by Dr. Brian Wansink

Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata

Food Matters by Mark Bittman

Anything & everything by Michael Pollan

Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels

The End of Overeating by Dr. David Kessler

You on a Diet by Dr. Oz

The Beck Diet Solution (and The Beck Diet for Life and The Beck Diet Solution Workbook) by Judith Beck

Body for Life by Bill Phillips


Food, Inc. (the companion book to the movie)

Dietgirl by Shauna Reid

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Fat Land by Greg Critser

COOKBOOKS: Below each cookbook, I’ve also noted my favorite recipes from it.

Cooking Light Magazine

  • okay… not “officially” a cookbook, but every month has a bunch of new recipes I always want to try. The only problem is keeping up with them! It also helps that their recipes–because it’s a monthly magazine–are in season, so it’s not difficult to find inexpensive ingredients and get the freshest produce available.

The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger

  • Roasted Pork Loin with Parsley Shallot Sauce
  • Sugar Snap Peas with Miso Sauce
  • Steak Tacos with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

The Most Decadent Diet Ever by Devin Alexander

  • Boneless Buffalo Strips
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Italian Turkey Sausage (don’t be scared–it’s surprisingly easy to make your own and has much less fat than the turkey sausage you buy at the store)
  • General Pao’s Chicken

The Biggest Loser Cookbook

  • Pumpkin Pie Cream of Wheat (I also apply the recipe to oatmeal–love it!)
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Not Really Fried Rice
  • Mo’s Spinach Ricotta Bake
  • Dave’s Teriyaki Tofu

The New American Plate

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Gazpacho
  • Banana Oatmeal Cookies
  • Pecan Chicken Salad

The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook

  • curried cauliflower
  • dressings, sauces & marinades
  • basic recipes for a variety of healthy grains and beans

Eating for Life

  • Asian Beef Stir Fry
  • Chocolate oatmeal
  • Cajun Chicken

Weight Watchers Ultimate Flex & Core Cookbook

  • shrimp diavalo
  • shitaake pilaf
  • Tuscan Chicken thighs
  • miso asparagus

Weight Watchers Momentum Cookbook

  • Pork & mushroom stir fry
  • Asian-style pork, mushroom & noodle soup
  • Gingered Beef & Broccoli

Hungry Girl: Recipes & Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World

  • Note: I tend to modify these recipes frequently, because I tend to avoid fat-free/fake products because they are often highly processed and manufactured.
  • Ginormous Cereal Bowl-anza
  • Eggs Benechick
  • Butternut Home Fries
  • Lord of the Onion Rings

Additionally, I use the following cookbooks as a general go-to and reference:

  • How to Cook Everything Vegetables
  • The Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
  • Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook

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