Recommended Reading

The following books will give you a great frame of reference for forming your own opinions and establishing your own relationship with carbohydrates, as well as with food in general. It’s helpful to get a perspective that’s beyond the standard pop-culture low-carb, high-protein myths and stereotypes. It’s worth nothing that these books offer often-conflicting perspectives on food; don’t shy away from this. Read them all, and go with what resonates best with you, in the stage of your life that you’re in right now. It’s not a comprehensive list by any means, but these are some I’ve personally read, and I know that if you start at the top of this list, it will get you off to a wonderful start.


The Yoga of Eating – should be required reading for anyone with a body (that’s you). Offers a unique perspective on eating, and went a long way toward helping me heal my relationship with food. Stresses balance and eating in a way that makes sense to you, above any specific “diet.” A very non-judgmental perspective.

The 80-10-10 Diet – encourages a raw vegan diet, specifically one that is low in fat and high in carbs. Plenty of scientific evidence is included to back up this stance, although there is some controversy about the soundness of some of the arguments used.

12 Steps to Raw Food – elaborates on the addictive nature of cooked food. Emphasizes a raw diet for health reasons, and trusts that the carbohydrate-to-fat ratio will work itself out as one adjusts to an all raw food diet. Uses personal experience for a down-to-earth, “real” vibe.

Wheat Belly – cardiologist author goes into almost too much detail on the biology of wheat chromosomes and their effect in your body. Takes the stance that one should avoid all high glycemic index foods, but that wheat is unique in its devastating effects, from your brain to your bowels, and everywhere in between.

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