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6 health books to help kick your bad habits in 2016

Be inspired to kick-start a healthier lifestyle this year with these great new books by best-selling authors

By Shannon Wilson, 11 January 2016
6 health books to help kick your bad habits in 2016

January is the month most of us pledge to make healthy resolutions. It’s a time to take stock of our goals for the year ahead, and start putting practical plans into action. As the years pass, we tend to focus more on our wellbeing and what we can do to maintain a healthier, happier lifestyle. The latest raft of health books to hit the shelves will help to equip you with the tips and motivation you’re looking for to take that leap and make healthier lifestyle choices in 2016.

From nutritious recipe ideas to advice on how to make weight loss maintainable, why not pick up one from our round-up next time you’re in store?

Lean in 15 - Joe Wicks

Instagram sensation and fitness guru Joe, aka The Body Coach, has had over 50,000 client success stories to date and now brings this knowledge to you with his new book. The antithesis of dieting, Lean in 15 aims to show you can shift pounds and tone up without depriving yourself. How? By eating more and exercising less.

The book is a mixture of quick recipe suggestions and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) exercises that only take 15 minutes each, making this a great choice for those with busy lives who find faddy diets unrealistic.

Cook, Nourish, Glow – Amelia Freer

Professional nutritional therapist Amelia Freer, whose clients range from James Corden to Sam Smith, returns with the follow up to her hugely successful first book Eat, Nourish, Glow with this latest offering. Cook, Nourish, Glow focuses on adapting a quite specific gluten, refined sugar and dairy-free lifestyle for the novice cook, giving anyone the confidence to make delicious recipes. With step-by-step guides like preparing pantry ingredients, coupled with over 100 easy-to-prepare recipes, Amelia aims to empower people to adopt a healthier lifestyle that suits their dietary needs. We love the ‘naughty chapter’ – who says eating well means missing out on the good stuff?

I Quit Sugar Simplicious – Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, Australian entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar, and I Quit Sugar For Life has helped over 1 million people quit sugar. Her new book I Quit Sugar Simplicious acts as the ultimate bible for those who want to ditch the white stuff for good, featuring everything from cooking guides, shopping and preserving advice, to over 300 new recipe ideas. Sarah strips cooking back to the essentials, giving readers the knowledge and confidence to join her in living a fructose-free life.

Rosemary Conley’s 3-2-1 Diet – Rosemary Conley

Rosemary Conley is something of a British diet national treasure! Having being in the business for more than 40 years, she’s written over 38 diet and fitness books and has had total worldwide sales of over 9 million. Pretty impressive. Now she returns with this new book presenting the ultimate diet for those who find it hard to restrict themselves but want fantastic results. Focusing on making weight loss maintainable and with advice that’s easy to adapt to suit you, the 3-2-1 diet combines  ‘light’ eating days (800 kcals) with ‘normal’ eating days, when you can eat and drink what you like, including alcohol and high-fat treats. Sounds good to us - pass us the chocolate, Rosemary!

Davina’s Smart Carbs – Davina McCall

It’s time to embrace carbs again (phew!) with this new book by TV host Davina McCall. After the success of her book 5 Weeks To Sugar-Free, Davina now turns her attention to carbs, proving to readers that they can still be part of a balanced diet when the ultimate goal is to lose weight. With guides to good and bad carbs, how to curb cravings, stop energy slumps and prevent binging, you’ll soon be the resident carbs expert in your household! We love the 5-week meal planner that will make losing weight and staying healthy easy as pie… or should that be potato?

8 Week Blood Sugar Diet – Dr. Michael Mosley

Dr. Michael Mosley, star of BBC’s Trust me, I’m A Doctor is back with this groundbreaking book that suggests everything you thought you knew about dieting is wrong. In 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet, Dr. Mosley sheds light on one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time – raised blood sugar levels – and goes against trends to tout the effectiveness of rapid weight loss techniques in helping to combat issues such as Type 2 diabetes. Busting common diet myths, this book carefully balances the latest research from Professor Roy Taylor, one of the world's foremost diabetic experts, with the ultimate results: the average weight loss for participants is a massive 14kg in 8 weeks!
 

Feeling inspired to boost your wellbeing? Go in store to buy a copy of your favourite book from our round-up