The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD – This is a great book.  It goes over all the science stuff but in layman’s terms.  Dr. Fung writes in a fun, easy to read style.  If you’re interested in fasting though, buy The Complete Guide to Fasting instead.

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, MD with Jimmy Moore – This book goes over the science stuff in enough detail for you to get the picture if you haven’t read The Obesity Code but goes into the fasting in more detail.  The various schedules are discussed as well as how to handle any unpleasant side effects.  It’s easy to read and a great reference.

 The Diabetes Code by Dr. Jason Fung and Nina Teicholz – Okay, I haven’t actually read this one because I don’t have diabetes.  I’m just guessing that it’s good though.  If I were diabetic, I’d buy it.


The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz – It is shocking to read about how the research that went into our food guidelines was so flawed.  Really well written and researched. If you’re still trying to lose the low-fat mentality, this is a must read.


The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes –  A detailed history of the sugar industry.  Lots of stuff in here that I haven’t seen covered elsewhere.  Did you know tobacco is soaked in sugar?  Also by the author:  Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories.

The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet by Leanne Vogel – Keto described in easy to understand terms. There is a good description of why a high fat diet makes sense.  Leanne’s version of Keto is more flexible than others and she devotes some of the book to the concept of “carb ups.”  The recipes are all dairy free if dairy is an issue for you.

The Pioppi Diet by Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill – I picked this up after watching The Big Fat Fix movie.  This book is about the Mediterranean Diet. There’s lots of good information here about simple lifestyle changes that are easily doable. I now eat a handful of nuts every day. Simple!

Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking: Cooking Keto with Kristie by Dr. Kristie H. Sullivan Ph.D – I first found Kristie on YouTube.  Now she is also part of the Diet Doctor website team. I picked this up on Amazon for my Kindle.  Good simple family recipes.

Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux – Again, I picked this up on Kindle.  A nice selection of easy delicious recipes.


Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs: 100 Delicious Treats for Fat Fasts, Ketogenic, Paleo, and Low-Carb Diets by Martina Slajerova – Fat bombs!! ‘Nuff said.  Also by Martina: Quick Keto, The Beginner’s Keto Diet Cookbook, The KetoDiet Cookbook, and Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals.

Simply Keto by Suzanne Ryan.   The recipes in this book are fairly simple and didn’t call for any strange ingredients.  There is a good description of the diet at the beginning and some helpful lists for the total newbie.  I’m looking forward to trying several of the recipes in the book!