Everything listed here is either something I’ve used myself and love, or something someone I know and trust has recommended. It’s also true that if you buy by clicking on the link here, I earn a little money. That’s why it’s especially important to me to select carefully the items I recommend.


These books are so helpful in getting our head in the right place — and we all know that if your head is not in this game, it’s simply not going to work.

Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat by Greg Kuhn and Jumpstart Your Metabolism by Pam Grout.



I love this book!  It’s heavily footnoted and a bit of a slog to read, but FILLED with good information and explanations.

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Vintage)

Science behind Slow Carb

From the Publisher:

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.

Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a contributing editor at Technology Review. He has written about science, medicine, and health for Science, Discover, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, Forbes, and GQ. His articles have appeared in The Best American Science Writing three times. He has won three Science-in-Society Journalism Awards given by the National Association of Science Writers–the only print journalist so recognized–as well as awards from the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. His book Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was educated at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.


Also by Taubes — a less dense and more readable report on the scientific information in Good Calories, Bad Calories.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Borzoi Books)

Layman’s Science behind Obesity


And from another angle, here is Tim Ferriss with his 4-Hour Body. It’s a big book, hard to read in bed (heavy on the tummy), but incredibly interesting. Yes, there are things about power-lifting 400 pounds… I read that chapter it but will NOT try it! But Tim’s explanation of fat loss using a Slow Carb Diet is wonderful. I have a Tim Ferriss breakfast every day — eggs, beans and greens.

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman


From the Publisher:

TIMOTHY FERRISS, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007,” is author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been published in 35 languages.
Wired magazine has called Tim “The Superman of Silicon Valley” for his manipulation of the human body. He is a tango world record holder, former national kickboxing champion (Sanshou), guest lecturer at Princeton University, and faculty member at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center.
When not acting as a human guinea pig, Tim enjoys speaking to organizations ranging from Nike to the Harvard School of Public Health.

I have used a lot of the tapes, then CD’s, and now MP-3 downloads from Brain Sync. It has helped me reprogram my mind, meditate, and relax. I highly recommend all their products.


THIS book has been a godsend to me!!! If you are a woman who is past, say 40, read it!
Strong Women Stay Young

Great Inspiration To Work Out!



1001 Recipes:

1001 Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes from Dinner to Dessert That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back”"


Or if you want 500 Recipes:

500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love


I’ve not needed to use this myself, but I have a close friend who has had serious bone loss since menopause, and nothing reversed it until she tried THIS product. Her next DexaScan showed MORE bone density for the first time in years. So I’m putting it here, even though it’s not related, per se, to Slow Carb, because it IS related to longevity and a healthy active life.



Garden of Life – Grow Bone System, 240 capsules



Bio-Identical Hormone Information

Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained

Product Description

It’s been more than a decade since Dr. Jonathan Wright introduced the concept of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with the book Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45 (Wright JVW, Morgenthaler J. Smart Publications, 1997), at a time when only a handful of clear thinking, knowledgeable doctors had ever heard about bio-identical hormones. Many women first learned the truth about HRT and BHRT from that first book; others later heard about it from TV celebrity Suzanne Somers, who described her personal experiences with a different version of BHRT in the first of a series of books. But the real stampede away from HRT and toward BHRT began in 2002 with the premature termination of a large, government-funded study-the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)-the results of which confirmed that the risks of conventional HRT unquestionably outweighed its benefits. In their new updated book, /Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained/, authors Wright and Lenard have brought to light many examples of forgotten or ignored scientific studies combined with up-to-date clinical experience that provide solid support for the safety and benefits of BHRT.



You can use this book to look up foods to help you make decisions about what to eat — and what not to eat…at least not often…

The Low GI Shopper’s Guide to GI Values 2011: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for 1200 FoodsHealth, Mind & Body Books)






The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a WeekStretching Exercise & Fitness Books)

Slow Burn Exercise


Health at Every Size

This site also supports those who want to be healthy and fit but really have no desire to diet and lose weight. They just want to find the life of their dreams and be in great shape health-wise to enjoy it.  Our culture puts enormous pressure on those of us who carry some fat on our bodies — and this is really wrong. Click on the link here for a wonderful book on this topic. I have it and have read it and it’s wonderful and (my bias) research based.


Total Gym 1800 Club

I have used this exercise machine and you get a REALLY good workout!  A good friend owns it and she has had it for a few years and loves it. It folds up to a very easily hidden size for storage, and sets up quickly for a workout. If you prefer to workout at home, and want a piece of equipment that will serve you well, I can definitely recommend this.

Total Gym

There are several versions of this

Happy, Fit People!

and other companies that make it.

I only have experience with the

Total Gym product.








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