5 Books to Help You Get Started on Your Clean Eating Journey

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Want to start eating healthier? But don’t know where to start. If so, these 5 books are a great place to get your started on your clean eating journey. Because there are many ways to improve your health through clean eating. No matter if you are Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, or like eating all types of foods. You can still learn to eat clean.

5 Books to Help You Get Started on Your Clean Eating Journey

5 Books to Help You Start Your Clean Eating Journey

Meals that Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain One Meal at Time by Julie Daniluk
Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time

This is the book that I first read that started me on my clean eating journey three years ago. I had a really bad case of tendonitis and my husband happened to see this book at the library. He checked it out for me and I was blown away by how bad my diet really was. I considered myself a healthy eater at the time, but I was consuming a lot of inflammatory foods at the time. I loved that this book walks you through how to complete an elimination diet to determine what items are causing your inflammation that is causing health problems such as arthritis, heart disease, asthma, tendonitis, and more. I was amazed how fast my tendonitis started to improve when I began eliminating foods. I discovered that gluten and refined sugar were two of my big problems.  Along with showing you how to complete an elimination diet this book also has recipes loaded with anti-inflammatory foods to help you to start feeling better.

 Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition

This book lays out a 6-week plan that will teach you how to eat a nutrient-rich diet, which can help lead to weight loss and an overall improvement in your health. There are also motivational stories included from people who have benefited from following the Eat to Live plan. This book is great for anyone who is looking to eat less meat while starting a clean eating journey. The primary focus of this diet is eating lots of veggies, fruits, beans, and nuts/seeds. Along with whole grains and limited fats.

The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier More Beautiful Beginning by Alicia Silverstone

The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

This is a great read for women who are thinking about becoming a mom and for new moms. This book explains the benefits of a plant-based diet and highlights foods that are especially helpful for women during their childbearing years. This books also has some great recipes included in it too.  Alicia Silverstone has another book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet which is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about the benefits of a vegan diet.

 

It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole 30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig

It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways

This book explains why you should eat a diet made up of whole foods and why you should stop eating processed foods. Written by the creators of the popular Whole 30 diet, which focuses on eating a whole foods Paleo diet (lots of fresh veggies, meat, some fruits, but no grains, beans, processed foods) for 30 days.

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman MD

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic this is a great book to that teaches you how to eat to get your blood sugar to a healthy level. You will learn the important role of how fiber can help you to balance your blood sugar. Plus, you will learn why you should eliminate processed foods, refined sugars, and bad fats and learn to nourish your body with healthy foods. This book includes a few recipes at the end of the book to help you get started but there is also a separate book called The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook that has a ton of recipes.

53 Comments

  • Reply nerline March 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I had no idea Alicia Silverstone had a book. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      She has two and they are both really good. I learned about some new foods that are really beneficial from her books. I actually, need to go to Whole Foods and see if they are in season.

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) March 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I definitely do not eat as well as I should. I need to read a couple of these books for sure.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I always get inspired to eat a little better when I learn how beneficial good for is for my body.

  • Reply Jeanette March 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I never knew what clean eating was. I need to check-in do it myself because I do have a lot of stomach issues.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      There are definitely ways to help your stomach issues by changing your diet. Meals that Heal Inflammation would be a good for for you.

  • Reply robincharmagne March 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I have read a lot about inflammation and how it effects the body, will check out this title!
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Hey Robin, that is a good one to start out with. It has a ton of helpful information about what foods you should and shouldn’t eat to help reduce inflammation in your body.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 9, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    This sounds like an interesting read. I had no idea Alicia Silverstone had even written a book!
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Hey Stacie, she does and they are both really good reads. Even for people who aren’t vegan or vegetarians.

  • Reply lisa March 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    These all sound like fantastic books. It’s so important to eat right to keep your body healthy and working properly.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      I agree 🙂 Eating right is an easy way to keep your body healthier.

  • Reply Mrs. AOK March 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Confession: I haven’t read any of these books, and I love food books. I’m always looking for ways to eat better, but I sometimes eat bad…
    XOXO

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 10, 2016 at 2:48 am

      I love food books too ☺Luckily, my local library always has some interesting food books for me to checkout. Confession: I sometimes eat bad too. #8020rule

  • Reply rika March 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been following clean eating diet and been cooking some healthy recipes lately

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 10, 2016 at 2:53 am

      That’s awesome ☺

  • Reply Terri Beavers March 10, 2016 at 2:28 am

    I need to practice more clean eating. I’ll have to check out some of these books, they have some great tips in them.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 10, 2016 at 2:55 am

      I found all of these at the library over the years. I love to read but hate spending a ton on books. So the library is my favorite.

  • Reply Megan Elford March 10, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I’ve been watching some intriguing documentaries lately about eating clean, and I really need to incorporate those ideas into my diet. Now I’ve got some books to read too!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 10, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Yes, there are a lot of great food documentaries too. I love watching those as well.

  • Reply ricci March 10, 2016 at 4:12 am

    These look like great books an clean and healthy eating!! I need to check a few of them out. Thanks!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      If you use the Central Arkansas Library system all these titles are available through CALS.

  • Reply Miles L. March 10, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Most of my books are about self-help. I’m amazed that I don’t have books like this. Thanks for the list!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      I love reading self help books too. I hope you get a chance to read some of these.

  • Reply Miles L. March 10, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Most of my books are about self-help. I’m amazed that I don’t have books like this. Thanks for the list!

  • Reply MyTeenGuide March 10, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I need to get that first book. I am not vegan, but I am eating healthy and I’m looking for healthy ways to prepare food.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Meals that Heal Inflammation is a great book to start with. It has a ton a helpful information.

  • Reply Up Run For Life March 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

    These books sound amazing. I might have to try the book about inflammation. I have fibro. I have been tested for inflammation and it’s been in the normal range. I’m sure eating clean can have multiple benefits.
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      You should really read this book. You will be amazed at how much better you can feel by taking out the harmful stuff from your diet.

  • Reply Lynndee March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    So great to know about these books. Eating healthier is definitely one of our goals this year. After my husband had a heart attack, we got to!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I hope your husband is doing better. Eating clean is such a great way to improve your health. I hope you get a chance to read a few.

  • Reply Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog March 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Its amazing the health benefits you get from changing your diet to healthier eating! You seem to have more energy, a better outlook on life, your body feels clean! Great list of books to help us get started! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      You are so true ☺You feel so much better when you eat clean.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose March 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I would love to read the book written by Alicia Silverston, the Kind Mama.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      It’s a really good read and it’s very helpful.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia March 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I have been trying to eat healthier this year. These are great books to help me navigate this journey.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Good luck with eating healthier. These books would give you a great start.

  • Reply Anosa March 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Some good books mentioned here, there are so many shoved in your face come new year that you have no idea which one to get! Its nice to see someone’s thoughts on them to narrow your choices down a bit

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      There are a ton of great books available, so I totally understand what you mean.

  • Reply Bonnie @wemake7 March 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

    These books sound like really great books to find out about clean eating. I will have to purchase one of these.

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Any of these would be a great place to start.

  • Reply Claudia Krusch March 11, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I was thinking about starting the whole 30! Thank you so much for sharing such amazing resources!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Good luck with the Whole 30 ☺

  • Reply Bites for Babies March 11, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I am a clean eating fanatic but I have actually haven’t read many books about it! I can’t wait to get my hands on these!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      I love reading Clean eating books. I hope you enjoy.

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey March 11, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I’ve been trying to clean eat and only looked for resources online. This list would be very helpful since I am actually meaning to get a book about it. Thank you!
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    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      The library is always a good place to find clean eating books. Plus, you can check out more than you would actually buy 🙂

  • Reply Kristine March 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Eat to Live sounds like something I need in my life sooner than later! Adding a few to my read list! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Eat to Live is a really great one. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply Kiwi March 14, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Great reccommendations. I need to eat cleaner so I need all the help!

    • Reply s.kendall@att.net March 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Eating clean can make such a difference in your life.

  • Reply Jacqueline March 18, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Great. Specially I love the 3rd one. Completely Awesome one.

  • Reply Erlene A March 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    It’s been a struggle to change eating habits and this list of books is great. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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