50 Pounds Slimmer

Doc, I want to lose 50 pounds! How many times have I heard this sentence? This book summarises all the tips and strategies I have used to help hundreds of people lose weight in over fifteen years of business. By reading it, you will find out what are the reasons why weight-loss diets do not work. You will finally understand why you are not losing weight and how you are subconsciously self-sabotaging your attempts to lose weight. Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to overcome emotional hunger, and I will tell you which is the number one enemy that prevents you from losing weight. Finally, you will discover how to shop smartly and cook healthily, thanks to the more than 50 recipes contained in this book. Healthily losing 50 pounds has never been easier!

The Diet Myth

Professor Tim Spector is a British scientist with a lot of experience in nutrition epidemiology. I enjoyed reading his book because he explains the importance of gut microflora in maintaining a good state of health and dismantles some common diet myths, for instance, about gluten toxicity. The book is structured so that each chapter analyses one topic inspired by what is usually reported on a typical food label. For each nutrient or allergen declared on the label, the author summarizes the most recent science on the topic. A great read that I recommend to anyone who wants to take stock of the scientific literature on health and nutrition.

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

This is a book that I recommend to everyone who has a hard time fighting against emotional eating. Susan Albers is an American psychologist who has a lot of experience in the field of mindful eating. In this book, she suggests 50 techniques to help you soothe yourself and calm your (often impossible to resist) urge to eat.

50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

Get best self-soothing techniques from psychologist Dr. Susan Albers’ book 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. This book builds on the same concepts of the previous book by Susan Albers and describes 50 more techniques that will help you soothe yourself in response to emotional eating.

The Resolution Zone

As I wrote in my book (50 pounds slimmer, see above), I think the macronutrient composition proposed by the zone diet by Barry Sears (40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat) can contribute to better control of blood glucose level and hunger. In addition, many don’t know that the traditional Mediterranean diet that was common in Crete in the 40s included approximately 40% of calories from healthy fats from olive oil and fish.


Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

This is a great book that will open your eyes to how the society we live indefines what we eat. The society shapes what’s considered normal and expected in our culture. The same society that guided us to healthy eating choices is triggering new, unhealthy ones. Did you know, for instance, that we tend to eat more and more unhealthily when our favorite team loses a game?The most exciting reflection that this book stimulates is that we have become used to buy the absence of something. We buy gluten-free food, sugar-free food, etc., without even thinking about what these products contain. We just focus on what they do not contain because of the influence that advertising campaigns have on our brains. This book will make you think before you eat.

The Science of Cooking

The science of cooking is an essential book for anyone willing to go beyond learning cooking skills and understand why we cook certain foods in a specific way. The book is divided into nine sections and will help you understand the scientific principles that define the way we cook different food groups (fish, meat, grains, etc.) but also why you need utensils and pottery with specific characteristics (like steel or copper) to obtain the best results from your cooking experiences.

The Salt Fix

The salt fix is probably a controversial book because it conveys that salt is not as bad as many people think. For me, it has been a stimulating reading, and it helped me personally to solve a problem with cramps I experienced for a long time until I realized it was probably related to a sodium deficiency. A thought-provoking book that will offer you an original point of view.

Sleep Better

This is informative book about how important it is that we get our rest. Put down your phone and get some sleep. This is a handy book full of tips for anyone who has problems falling asleep or tends to wake up in the middle of the night, or have trouble sleeping well. Many of my clients report they don’t sleep well, and this book gave me a lot of inspiration for tips I currently share with my clients.

Heal Your Hunger

This book was recommended by a nutritionist I am in contact with and got me a lot of inspiration for my book “50 pounds slimmer”. Tricia Nelson is an experienced coach who has worked with many women fighting with a weight problem and offers an interesting point of view on how to address weight loss and food cravings.