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Any books or resources you'd recommend for learning more about nutrition and fitness?

Hi everyone,

I've been struggling with my health and fitness for a while now and I really want to make a change. However, I don't know where to start. I think that understanding nutrition and fitness would be a good way to begin, so I was wondering if anyone had any book or resource recommendations. I'm interested in learning about healthy eating habits, different types of diets, how to properly exercise, and how to create a fitness plan.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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bmraz

Hey, I'm glad you're interested in learning more about nutrition and fitness. As someone who's been interested in these topics for a while, I'd suggest starting with two classics: "The 4-Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss and "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.

Tim Ferriss discusses his own journey with diet and exercise, and how he's condensed lots of research and experimentation down into his own system. The Alchemist may seem like an odd choice, but its principles of following your own personal legend have helped keep me committed and motivated in the long term.

Another resource I'd recommend is "Anatomy for Runners" by Jay Dicharry. Even if you're not a runner, the illustrations and explanations of the mechanics of human movement are fascinating and informative.

For healthy eating habits, I like to browse websites like EatingWell and Nutrition Stripped. I've also recently been trying out meal prep services like HelloFresh and Sun Basket, which have been great for small portions and variety.

Good luck on your journey towards health and fitness, and remember to stay consistent and motivated!

haag.muriel

Hello, there! As someone who has been in the fitness industry for over a decade, I highly recommend two resources: "Bigger Leaner Stronger" by Michael Matthews and "The Precision Nutrition Method" by John Berardi.

"Bigger Leaner Stronger" is geared towards men, but the principles apply to anyone looking to build a better physique. Matthews breaks down the science behind nutrition and exercise in an easy-to-understand way, and provides practical tips that anyone can use to see real results.

"The Precision Nutrition Method" is a comprehensive guide to healthy eating, and is filled with practical, science-backed advice on how to improve your diet. It covers everything from macronutrients and micronutrients to meal timing, and is a great resource for anyone looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply eat healthier.

Another resource that I find incredibly useful is the app MyFitnessPal. It helps you track what you eat and how much you exercise, and provides a wealth of information on nutrition and fitness.

Lastly, if you're looking for a fun way to stay active, I highly recommend trying out a new hobby like rock climbing or dancing. Not only can these activities improve your physical health, but they're also a great way to socialize and have fun!

I hope these resources help you on your journey towards better health and fitness. Good luck!

phyllis.renner

Hi there! I've been on a journey to improve my health and fitness for the past few years, and I've found that educating myself on nutrition and fitness has been a huge help.

One book that I would highly recommend is "The New Rules of Lifting for Women" by Lou Schuler and Cassandra Forsythe. It's a great resource for learning about strength training and exercises specifically targeted towards women. I found that it helped me understand the importance of weightlifting and how it can benefit my overall health and fitness.

As for nutrition, I really enjoyed reading "The Plant-Based Solution" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It's a great book for anyone interested in learning about plant-based diets and how to fuel your body with healthy foods.

In addition to books, I've also found YouTube channels like FitnessBlender and blogilates to be great resources for free workouts that can be done at home. And for creating a fitness plan, I've personally found it helpful to work with a personal trainer or use a fitness app like MyFitnessPal or MapMyFitness.

I hope these recommendations help and best of luck on your journey to better health and fitness!

nicklaus.lemke

Hello everyone,

As someone who has struggled with weight loss for a long time, I can honestly say that consistent diet and exercise have made a huge impact on my life. One book that has been instrumental in helping me understand the importance of nutrition is "The Blue Zones Solution" by Dan Buettner. This book explores the dietary habits of people living in parts of the world where people routinely live to be over 100 years old, and provides some great insights into how to structure your own diet around whole foods and nutrients.

For fitness, I have personally found that following a structured program is the best way to achieve results. Two programs that I have had success with are "P90X" by Tony Horton and "Insanity" by Shaun T. While these programs are intense, I found that they provided a sense of structure and consistency that helped me stay committed to myfitness goals.

Another great resource that I have found helpful with meal planning and grocery shopping is the "Mealime" app. This app allows you to create meal plans based on your dietary preferences and then generates a grocery shopping list for you.

Remember, the most important thing when it comes to diet and exercise is consistency. Find healthy habits that you enjoy and stick to them, and you'll be on your way to a healthier, happier you.

Best of luck!

gisselle.deckow

Hi there,

I'm glad to see that you're interested in learning more about nutrition and fitness! One resource that I have found to be very helpful in my own journey is "The Body Book" by Cameron Diaz. This book covers everything from exercise to nutrition to mental health, and it's a great starting point for anyone who wants to improve their overall wellness.

In addition to reading books, I've found that working with a personal trainer has been invaluable. A good trainer can help you understand the proper form for exercises, create a personalized workout plan, and help keep you accountable. If you're not able to afford a trainer, there are also many online coaching programs available at a lower cost.

Another great way to learn more about fitness is to follow fitness influencers on social media. Just be sure to follow people who have certifications or formal training in fitness, rather than influencers who are just trying to sell products.

For nutrition, I highly recommend the "Oh She Glows" cookbook by Angela Liddon. This cookbook is full of delicious plant-based recipes that are easy to make and good for you.

I hope these resources help you on your journey to better health and fitness. Remember, consistency is key!

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