7 Low Carb Books To Gift Your Friends

Our Great Low Carb Book Guide 4

Pssst!  Doing some last minute shopping?  Coming in under the wire is our holiday gift guide that we’ve curated for the low carb crowd.  Check out these fantastic titles that provide everything from recipes and meal plans to the science of cutting out carbs. 

Big Fat SurpriseIn The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz :  “In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.”


The Case Against Sugar - Gary TaubesThe Case Against Sugar:  “With his signature command of both science and
straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.” (And you can read our take on The Case Against Sugar here!)

The Elusive Benefits of Undereating and Exercise: from Why We Get FatWhy We Get Fat - Gary Toubes:  In search of a short read for the holidays?  “In this sharp and persuasive piece, acclaimed and bestselling science writer Gary Taubes exposes erroneous nutritional guidelines and finally provides evidence to curb misguided “calories-in, calories-out” model for why we get fat.”


Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood SugarsDr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars:  This book is a staple in the low carb community, and Bernstein’s recommendations have changed the lives of many PWD.  “Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution is a unique resource that covers both adult- and childhood-onset diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications, and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find fifty gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating.”


The Everyday Ketogenic KitchenThe Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen:  Our friend Carolyn has created an amazing resource for people on a ketogenic diet, full of amazing recipes that will make you believe in good food again.  “The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen will enable readers to break free from the constraints of modern dieting and put them on a path to lifelong heath with a keto-adapted lifestyle. Ketchum teaches how to create keto-friendly recipes that taste just as good, if not better than, their unhealthy counterparts. Her recipes allow people to enjoy the taste, freedom, and sustainability of the keto way–without the restriction of typical fad diets.”


Easy Keto DinnersEasy Keto Dinners:  Carolyn Ketchum appears on this list again because her cookbooks are worth doubling-down on.  In Easy Keto Dinners, she addresses the need for healthy and delicious home-cooked meals in a fast-paced lifestyle.  “From her hundreds of thousands of social media followers and website visitors, low carb food blogger Carolyn Ketchum hears the same question time and again: Is this recipe easy to make? With this book, Carolyn invites readers into her kitchen, this time to deliver mouthwatering keto dinners that are quick and simple to prepare.”


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable:The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable:    The longest title on our list finishes us off, with this informative book from Dr. Stephen D. Phinney.  “Whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best-selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living.”


Our book shelf is always adding new titles, so if you have a favorite low carb lifestyle book that you think we should include, please let us know!  Enjoy curling up with these health-inspiring reads!

Jessica Apple
Jessica Apple

Jessica Apple grew up in Houston. She studied Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, and completed an MA in the same field at the Hebrew University. She began to write and publish short stories while a student, and continues to write essays and fiction while raising her three sons (and many pets). Jessica’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, The Southern Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the diabetes correspondent for The Faster Times. In 2009 she and her husband, both type 1 diabetics, founded A Sweet Life, where she serves as editor-in-chief. Jessica loves spending time with her sons, cooking with her husband, playing with her cats, reading, biking, drinking coffee, and whenever possible, taking a nap. Follow Jessica on Twitter (@jessapple)

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