It seems like every celebrity, person of influence or political figure has come out with a diet book of some kind. But how do you know which ones are truly built on a solid foundation of nutrition and are not some sort of new fad?

Well, that’s not always easy to determine – until now. Below you will find our picks for the top ten best diet and weight loss books currently available. Remember! To succeed at losing weight you must make lifestyle changes and these books will assist you in accomplishing that as well.

1. Smart Meal Prep For Beginners: Recipes and Weekly Plans by Toby Amidor1. Dune (Dune Chronicles Book 1) by Frank Herbert

The subtitle: “Recipes and Weekly Plans for Healthy, Ready-To-Go Meals,” pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

Well, the key to success in any weight loss program built around diet and exercise is the preparations made ahead of time for creating those great, filling, delicious and nutritious meals.

This book guides you and will turn you into a pro in no time with great advice and hints.

2. Fill Your Plate Lose The Weight: 70+ Delicious Meals That Keep You Full by Sarah Mirkin

Somewhat aimed at women over the age of 40, this book features a huge selection of high-protein, high-fiber (and delicious) recipes that will satisfy you and beat those nasty cravings.

The book is also packed with food lists and a 21-day meal plan with quick and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are a snap to put together and good for you to eat.

A great book to get you started and certainly one that is high on our best weight loss books list.

3. The Pescatarian Cookbook by Cara Harbstreet

Subtitled: “The Essential Kitchen Companion,” this book is filled with healthy meals you can cook at home.

Oh, and you don’t have to be a pescatarian (a vegetarian who eats fish) to fully enjoy what is offered on the pages.

There are three weeks of meal plans outlined as well as valuable shopping and meal prep tips that will save you time and a bit of money as well.

4. Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Mark Hyman

Author James Oliver Rigney Jr. wrote this book under the pen name of Robert Jordan. In the seventeen years before his death in 2007 he had written an epic 14 novel saga, plus a prequel novel and two companion books in this series.

A distant version of Earth is the focal point which happens to be both epic and magical and filled with a massive cast of characters.

The series has produced a video game, a roleplaying game, and soundtrack album and an upcoming TV series.

5. Instant Loss Cookbook: Cook Your Way To A Healthy Weight by Brittany Williams

Some may not agree, but when you think about it, the Instant Pot is quite simply one of the most incredible “weight loss” inventions of our current generation.

It is because of this that the author has written this book. In it you will find 125 delicious recipes where your cooking tool of choice will be the Instant Pot.

It can help you to lose weight just by creating healthy meals.

6. The Bloated Belly Whisperer by Tamara Duker

If you have struggled to lose weight due to bloating, stomach pain, or any other digestive issue, this book will be your personal game-changer.

Written with a humorous twist, there is a lot of science used to back up the approach used with the information this book contains.

Add to that 50 recipes that are “gut-friendly” and you have a guide that must be in your recipe bookshelf.

7. The Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Solution by Julene Stassou

There is no denying that the most common weight loss plan recommended by dietitians and doctors is the Mediterranean Diet.

The author of this book takes it a step further by turning the diet into a lifestyle.

In this book you will find a 28-day kickstarter plan. Some sections contain recipes, meal prep plans, and charts so you can mark and track your progress.

8. The Plant-Based Solution by Joel K Kahn

The author is one of the world’s leading cardiologists and focuses his book on how to follow a diet that is built on whole-foods and plant-based.

His target is those who have suffered from heart disease, diabetes, or any other chronic condition.

Expect to learn more about protein and carbs and how a vegan diet can improve many aspects of your life and control your weight.

9. Dressing On The Side (and other Diet Myths Debunked) by Jaclyn London

Like we’ve already said further up the page, there’s a lot of diets out there and if you don’t know your stuff, you could easily end up making a bad choice for your health.

This book does a good job of cutting through the clutter and getting straight to the point.

Not only are common diet myths explored and disproven, but you’ll also learn how to identify “fake” nutrition news.

10. The Blue Zones Solution: Eating And Living Like The World’s Healthiest Peopleby Dan Buettner

The Blue Zone is a place in the world where people live the longest such as Okinawa, Japan, and Ikaria, Greece.

This book takes a look at the eating habits of the people in these areas and their lifestyles which produces clues on how you can lose weight and keep it off.

To help with that, there are recipes included from each of the Blue Zones that are nutritious and healthy.

Best Fantasy Books Wrap Up

Books are a good resource for virtually any topic. Weight loss and diet is one such topic that fits the book form like a glove. Not only can you find the best weight loss books on nutrition, but there are several that focus on the foods and meals required to eat healthily and still lose weight.

These are safe as they do not rely on skipping meals or eating so few calories that you could have issues. If your goal is to lose weight and live healthier, always seek a book that focuses on nutritious meals.

DISCLAIMER: Before you begin your weight loss journey, always visit your doctor or medical professional to determine if dieting is the right solution to your situation. Do not start any program without their approval.