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What Nutrition Books Are You Reading?


#1


As a self professed nutritional-ignoramus, I've decided it's time to take the proactive approach and really enlighten myself. In this "Intelligent and relentless pursuit", I stumbled upon "Knowledge & Nonsense" by Jamie Hale.

Simply put - You need to read this. I also ordered "The Stubborn Fat Solution" by Lyle McDonald, so that's next. I also have a pile of stuff from Chris Aceto and John Ivy that I need to make my way through.

So, what are you reading?


#2

How can you be ignorant of nutrition with legs like that?


#3

You already mentioned some great resources.

I'd suggest checking out Alan Aragon's stuff too, he's definitely one of the best.


#4

A personal favorite for life long healthy eating would be the Men's Health "Abs Diet." I could care less for the second half of the book, which is a compilation of mostly compound lifts and ab work, but the nutritional knowledge I gained as a newbie is priceless.


#5

Copywriting for the Nutrition Supplements Market.


#6

Mauro Di Pasquale - the Anabolic Diet

Ori Hofmekler - the warrior diet

...lots of different ways of thinking in those...great reads


#7

This damn thread.


#8

i like Johnny Bowden and Shugart.


#9

Based off this book alone, I'm definitely going to hunt down more of his stuff.

This book is just awesome, as it takes a lot of things that are th gospel an just completely shreds them. The insulin fallacy, food combining myths, and I haven't even got to the supplement section yet. It sounds cliche, but this book is changing my life!


#10

mind elaborating on the "insulin fallacy"?


#11

Basically the crux is this - Insulin isn't to blame for the obesity epidemic, lack of common sense is. People are fat because they eat too many calories, not because they SPIKE THUR INSOOLINZ~! too much.

Oh yeah, that BCAA roundtable with J. Harris/Layne/Aragon is reprinted in here too and I finally read through it. Great stuff.


#12

I'm really glad you've "seen the light". I remember when I was going through the same thing, it's kinda scary to look back at some of the stuff I believed even just a year ago..

Of course this means from now on pretty much everything you hear at the gym/read on message boards will make you want to rip your hair out..


#13

GASP Heretic!!! Burn him at the steak!

:wink:


#14

You guys know a good place to purchase this book? It's really limited in terms of internet exposure and access.


#15

Biochemistry textbook


#16

have you tried jamie hale's site?

maxcondition.com/page.php?103

at the bottom: "add to cart"


#17

lol


#18

EFS has it.


#19

Probably a book store. I checked the local Laundrymat and they didn't have it. :wink:

lol, sorry.


#20

it's really done you a lot of good.