Bestselling Motivational Self-Help in 2021
Breaking Normal: ReWild Your Inner Child and Set the Truth Free
Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals
You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Every Day Isn't Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First
How to Change your Life in the next 15 minutes (Self-Help 101)
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)
The 48 Laws of Power
- Penguin Putnam
The Inspirational Journal Book: Inspirational Journal to Write In: Self Help Book with Inspiration Quotes, Positive Affirmations and Motivational Exercises (Notebook)
The Self-Improvement Journey: Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself
T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger, and Live Your Best Life
Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power
- Watkins Publishing
Top 5 Diet Books
Forget the motivational books. Learn about what you're eating and choose healthy recipes.
Friendly Foods, by Ron Pickarski
This book includes a description of which foods are better for us as well as many recipes that include those ingredients--for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. The majority of the pages in the book are healthy recipes. A whole section about methods of food preparation helps with understanding what methods are healthier, and another whole section of the book is dedicated to explaining nutrient stability--which food are sensitive and lose nutrients when exposed to oxygen and sunshine. So many interesting facts about milk, eggs, dairy-like products, different types of oil, organic foods, and chemicals added to our food.
Bobby Flay's Grilling for Life
This book is not only about grilling meat; it includes many recipes for veggies, including different marinades for each different dish. There is a whole section about herbs and spices; another section that includes a chile heat scale, all about peppers that can add heat to your recipes and how much heat they add; and there's also a section about ingredients that can be added to marinades, such as oils, honey, and yogurt, garlic, vinegar, onions, citrus juices, capers, and so on. The book is mostly recipes, all worth trying.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing
A Practical A to Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements
by James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch
A comprehensive guide to what to eat for what ever ails you. Why not make sure you consume the foods, herbs, and supplements that are known to help make you healthy? This book lists every ailment along with a comprehensive list of what helps relieve the ailment and also what foods to avoid.
The '90s Healthy Body Book, by Gary Null
How to Overcome the Effects of Pollution and Cleanse the Toxins From Your Body
This books seems to share all the secrets about food that we don't want to know--all about food additives; how foods are transported and picked before they're ripe (which helps explain why winter veggies in grocery stores in the Northeast don't have much flavor or nutrients), and what's unhealthy in some skin care and hair products.
Betty Crocker Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today
All about trimming the fat from day-to-day recipes that we all enjoy, this book has low-fat, low-cholesterol variations of all our favorite recipes and includes nutrition information for each recipe, including sodium content. Special sections include healthy food choices--which foods to choose; which ones to avoid.
These books aren't about fad diets or the psychology of eating; they're just about understanding what's healthy. One of my other favorite books about diet is Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Present Moment Wonderful Moment, the section on Eating Mindfully. It's a very short section of the book, but the point is that we should think about where everything came from--the plate we're eating off of, the knife and fork we're using, where they came from, who made them, and how they were made; and we should think about each of the different foods on our plate, where they came from, who grew them, who planted them (Where did the cow or fish or vegetables come from? How and where was the rice, potatoes, or corn grown?). We should think about what we're eating. Is it pure? Was it factory processed? Was it grown and picked mindfully?