Here are some of the best resources I’ve found on health and dieting:

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek is THE most comprehensive and insightful book written on true health I’ve read so far. Chek’s philosophy is that true health stems from four main aspects of our lives: Nutrition, Exercise, Rest, and Mental Well Being, which he describes as Dr. Diet, Dr. Movement, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Happiness. Chek has devoted his life to health, is a former boxer for the U.S. Army, and bases his book not only on his 30+ years of experience, but also comprehensively references scientific studies to back his teachings. Highly recommended for anyone with a pulse!

The Art of Expressing the Human Body by Bruce Lee and John Little provides you with an insight into the life, philosophy, diet, and training regimen of Bruce Lee. Immensely interesting and useful for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to achieve athletic greatness, strength, and agility.

The Way To Live: In Health and Physical Fitness (Original Version, Restored) by George Hackenschmidt could be viewed as a simple, more common-sense based version of “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!”. It was written a century ago (before much of modern day medicine advances), so it’s a good insight into how we ate before processed food, and also demonstrates how far we’ve strayed from using our own common sense when it comes to health. George Hackenschmidt was a champion wrestler, winning over 3000 bouts between 1889 and 1908- obviously he was doing something right. In the midst of contradicting scientific studies, confusing technical dieting information, and new exercise and health theories coming out every year… it can be very helpful to go back to the basics and read a book based on results, observation, experience, and common sense. Recommended to me by an orthopedic doctor, and I recommend it to you too.