There are zillions books on diets, some good and some not so good. Before you embark on a diet, research the diet, seek medical help and speak to your doctor first.
How much food we need depends on many factors including age, sex, size, health condition, activity level and so on. On average, older adults and sedentary women requires about 1,600 calories per day. That is about 6 teaspoons of sugar. (That's right, 6 spoons of sugar contains all the energy we need. Children need more, around 2,200 calories. [reference]
Of course, we require more than just calories to remain healthy. We need a wide range of nutrients and the easiest way to have these nutrients is to eat a wide variety of food without unduly over the limit of the calorie requirement. Following the recommendation of the food pyramid. The base is the energy source, such as grains, bread with lots of vegetables and fruits, and some protein (which can be vegetable protein). We need fat sparingly and if we eat meat, the fat in the meat should be enough (since the favour of the meat lies mostly in the meat - why trim them off?)
Here are some reading for you.
File name: the metabolic diet.pdf
File size:12.81 MB
File name: Six Arguments for a Greener Diet.pdf
File size:36.18 MB
File name: the body sense natural diet.pdf
File size:12.85 MB
In the following zip file, there are three books:
1. Big Fat Lies (33 pages) - A Shocking Expose of the 12 Biggest Scams, Cover-ups, Lies, Myths and Deceptions In The Diet and Weight Loss Industries!
2. Eating Your Favorite Foods (Dietary Guidelines) (6 pages) - dietary guidelines for Americans
3. Self Image Secrets - (10 pages) the hidden reason why you sabotage your diet and exercise programs
File name: books on diet.zip
File size:1.42 MB
Another three books are in the following zip:
1. 1000 Atkins Diet Recipes (243 pages)
2. The South beach diet recipes and tips (63 pages)
File name: books on diet 2.zip
File size:1.42 MB