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'Amelia Freer has taught me so much about food...[you] have to fuel your body correctly' Victoria Beckham In her most comprehensive book yet, the UK's leading nutritional therapist and bestselling author, Amelia Freer, shares the secrets of her exclusive practice that includes Victoria Beckham and Sam Smith as clients. With her engaging and encouraging commentary, including client case studies and scientifically researched guidance, Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan showcases Amelia's unrivalled easy-to-follow 10 day meal plan and promises to fundamentally transform the way you shop for food, cook and eat: now and forever. Amelia recognises that we are all unique and there is no 'one-size-fits all' approach to food. She will empower you to challenge any negative stories or attitudes you might have towards food and transform them into a positive lifelong love affair with eating well. The exclusive 10 day plan included in this book is a version of the plan Amelia gives to her clients, which has been developed and refined over her decade of work as a nutritional therapist. It is NOT about deprivation. It is a liberating, energising plan that will equip you with the building blocks needed to develop and implement a lifetime of balanced eating that is unique to you.
Cooking the Mediterranean way means deliciousness, not deprivation: a nearly endless array of satisfying weeknight meals for your family can start with just seven Mediterranean staples, from Greek yogurt to simple tomato sauce.
Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight with Try It! Walking for Fitness. Walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free, for all ages and abilities. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. This book was made for walking!
If you're feeling overwhelmed by clean eating advice, look no further. Super Clean Super Foods is the ultimate nutritional guide to superfoods, telling you all you need to know to power up your plate. Super Clean Super Foods offers an introduction to over 90 delicious superfoods including quinoa, acai, buckwheat, chia seeds, kale, tumeric, coconut, and matcha, showing you the nutritional benefits of each.
This is a wonderfully refreshing alternative to detox and diet juicing with a selection, broken down by Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, of over 100 eminently practical and delicious recipes for juices, smoothies, nut milks, soups, salads and even one or two alchoholic cocktails for those occasional treats! It's also chock full of stunning colour illustrations of fruits and veg as well as eye-catching photography of finished recipes - guaranteed to whet the appetite. Natasha Mae Sayliss, founder of London-based juice company Mae + Harvey, is shaking up the juicing world and this book is an essential companion to improving your health and well-being.
Recipes include well-known Mediterranean classics such as Tabbouleh and Fattoush to contemporary fusion dishes like Raspberry Duck with sugared pecans. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to try new salads ideas.
Ditch the fads, ditch the fat and get lean for life - let Max, Lloyd, James and Tom show you how. This book is not a quick fix - it's a new way of life. With Max, Lloyd, James and Tom as your guides you'll never feel tied down by a regime, like you can't accept a drinks invitation or like you have to force down that poached chicken fillet that you'd rather swap for fries. Feauturing: over 60 easy-to-do recipes from PB & J French Toast and cookie dough protein bars to hearty salads, stir fries and roast chicken with a twist; breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and on-the-go, the sweet stuff and 4-ingredient heroes; workouts for every body: Tabata circuits, home workouts, buddy training, gym how-to's and stretches and advice to keep you motivated, life hacks for fitting fitness into your life (and not the other way around!) and a host of myth-busting. These guys know their stuff; let them be your go-to-experts to getting leaner, fitter and stronger for good.
Did you know that pomegranates help reduce dental plaque? That fridges are germ factories? That those little everyday movements can wreck your back? The mega French bestseller that reveals the truth about healthy living, and why it's never too late. Good health is an invaluable gift. But how can you maximise your own individual potential? How can you give your body the best MOT it has ever experienced? This fantastically accessible and helpful book is based on 4 basic and essential principles: 1) understanding superfoods - what they are, how they benefit your body and your mind and how to eat them; 2) breaking harmful habits - how to change those bad habits of a lifetime; 3) being fit - the importance of exercise, and how to incorporate it into your daily life; 4) essential tips to stay in shape - from good sleep to cold showers, from gut health to brainfood, everything is covered! This book is the friend who wants to see you succeed, the mate who knows you inside out. Whether you are a gym bunny or starting from scratch, Live Better and Longer gives you the best advice by France's most established doctor.
All recipes are LED (low-energy density) food, filling you up with volume without too many calories. Each recipe has icons to show which common ailments are targeted such as stress, fatigue, weakened immunity and more. Recipes are plant-based and gluten-free, so can be enjoyed by everyone, but serving suggestions will add in other delicious 'soupolo-twists' so you can adapt things to your own taste. Soup is the natural follow-on from juicing and is so much more achievable: soup can be served as a meal, unlike a juice. The book is fully photographed by award-winning food photographer Jean Cazals.
Wellness guru James Duigan brings his clean and lean philosophy to a cookbook that refreshes your whole approach to food whilst providing the advice you need to live a cleaner, healthier existence. It’s not a diet book but a lifestyle book and no it’s not extreme but clear and down to earth, making an emphasis on creating a better lifestyle rather than a fad diet. Alongside the food and recipes, Duigan tackles the whole approach to clean living and also offers simple advice on mindfulness. The best part of course are the 150 recipes. Broken down into sections from Breakfast through to Drinks and Smoothies, each recipe is simply laid out with mouth-watering pictures. They are designed to make your life better, no matter how busy you are. This book is visually a pleasure to look through and is packed with tips and advice that will help you make the gentle change to a cleaner, leaner lifestyle. ~ Shelley Fallows
This beginner-friendly guide welcomes a new generation to the trusted tradition of making use of the healing power of herbs to boost our well-being, heal common ailments and enhance everyday life. Engagingly written for a wide audience, it presents richly detailed profiles of more than 60 herbs, including cultural history, uses, tips and beautiful watercolour illustrations - all in a gift-worthy, hardcover package. This is a wonderful celebration of nature as a source of healing power and inspiration to live a more healthy life.
Thousands of people have adopted a gluten-free lifestyle, believing it's healthier, that it will help them lose weight or increase their energy. The diet, a regimen once followed only by those diagnosed with coeliac disease (a serious autoimmune disorder), has become a cure-all, 'prescribed' not only by gastroenterologists, but also by nutritionists, trainers, psychiatrists, as well as celebrities. Gluten Exposed reveals: * How little scientific evidence there is to justify this trend. The latest medical findings have shown that the majority of the information available about the effect of gluten on the body is only partly correct, or almost wholly untrue. * How the gluten-free diet is a lifesaver for those with coeliac disease, but for others it may injure their health, rob them of essential nutrients, and mask their real problems.
Over 80 quick and easy recipes so you and your family can eat well from breakfast until bedtime, with feasts and treats for every taste. Also included and very useful are some super-effective and fun Daily Workouts as well as brilliant 'life-hacks' for a healthy, balanced body and mind. All of it is specifically designed to fit around you and your busy lifestyle.
In the follow-up to her amazing bestseller Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus - whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, Ella has it covered with wonderful hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy.
This book is a way to release what's going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that's going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen. - Fearne Cotton For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result, we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb, it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises, simple practical ideas and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock that inner happiness.
Books are not just a great form of entertainment - they can also help you improve your life.
So, if you feel like a bit of a makeover is in order, but know that quick fixes never work, then our New Year, New You category could be perfect.
The selection of books we have chosen are not the quick fix, change your life in 30 seconds approach.
They are all great books, which when read will give you the knowledge to make changes to your own lives, physically, intellectually and emotionally.
Sue Baker - our Non Fiction Expert - says of her selections:
'There is no let up in the tidal wave of diet books and slimming guides hitting the shelves in January and while the eating regimes continue, there are increasing numbers of books tackling weight problems through mind control, looking at overeating as another addiction in the same league as alcoholism and drug dependency.'
We hope they can help you - if that's what you are looking for.