Book recommendation: "Eat To Live" by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Great book! The book is loaded with motivating and encouraging examples of people who not only lost lots of weight but also recovered from life-threatening diseases.
Dr. Fuhrman's approach is his insight that health is determinate by the ratio of nutrients to calories. The more nutrient-dense your food is, the less you crave for fat, sweets, and high-calorie foods and the healthier you are.
Besides lots of info on how to stay healthy he gives plenty of recipes for fresh healthy cooking.
"Eat To Live" on Amazon