The 5 Best Books to Help You Change Your Mindset and Lose Weight

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About a year ago I wrote an article about losing weight without dieting and while reading it again I realised that the right mindset is such an important factor when you are trying to lose weight. Without the right mindset, it’s really easy to fail and go back to your old habits, so this is definitely worth focusing on if you are trying to lose weight this year.

I don’t promote any kind of diets, the only thing I do is encourage people to make small changes in their lives which will all add up and make a difference. But without a strong mind, sometimes even simple and easy things in life are difficult to achieve. For this reason, I decided to put together a list of some of the best books on Amazon which will help you change your mindset and give you the motivation you need to lose that weight.

So if you are wondering how to set your mind to lose weight and what the best motivational weight loss books are, then check out the list below and pick the book (or two) which you think you will find the most useful. Go on, change your mindset and achieve that weight loss goal quicker and easier!

Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

This book is number 1 Best Seller on Amazon with glowing reviews so it had to be included on this list. Just to be clear, this is not a book about dieting but it’s helpful if you are trying to change your mindset. Written by a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Dr Carol Dweck, the book will show you how to change your mindset and achieve just about anything in your life.

The book is described as “one of most influential books ever about motivation” (by Po Bronson, an author of NurtureShock) and it’s praised by many people who have read it. It’s a book everyone should read as everyone will get something out of it. It’s been described as ‘life-changing’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘easy to understand’.

To buy an updated version of this book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, click here.


Never Binge Again(tm): Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person. Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice! (free with Audible trial)

If you are having issues with binge eating, emotional eating and stress eating, then this book is for you. Written by a veteran psychologist, Dr. Glenn Livingston, the book focuses on healing and self-love and shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your “fat thinking self.”

Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. He is also a former food-obsessed binge eater himself so he must be an expert on that, right? Buy this book on Amazon by clicking on a link below:



Motivation in 7 Simple Steps: Get Excited, Stay Motivated, Achieve Any Goal and Create an Incredible Lifestyle

Do you struggle to lose weight because you lack motivation? Although this book is not about weight loss it can help you tackle your motivation problems. In this book, you will find proven tips to help you take action even if you don’t feel motivated. You will also find an advice on controlling your emotions and tips on how to consistently progress in all areas of your life (health, social, relationships, fitness, finances, business, career etc.)

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change

The right habits are really important if you want to lose weight and that’s why this book is so relevant. But changing them is not all that easy as you may already know. It’s all about your mind.

From this book, you will learn how to implement habits that will make the difference between failure and success. Here you will also find the key to exercising regularly and losing weight.


Quit Comfort Eating: Lose weight by managing your emotions

Dr Susan Albers is an accomplished expert in emotional eating and weight loss and her book, Quit Comfort Eating: Lose Weight by Mmanaging Your Emotions, will teach you how to combat the most common emotional barriers to weight loss.

Have you read any of these books or are there any books you recommend to people who want to change their mindset in order to lose weight?

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  1. I got this book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change for my birthday. It is perfect for those who want to have more mind strength. I would like to get the other books too!