The 5 Best Healthy Eating Books To Help You Stay In Shape

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We all know that getting fit is hard, and when it comes to deciding between a burger or a salad, let’s say that we all know which one we’d choose…but this year is different Career Girls! There are so many awesome health and fitness books on sale for us now so we can start the year right, and that starts by eating right.

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, check out model’s favorite snacks, peanut energy balls for example. We’ve written about healthy cooking books recently, but the problem is there’s only so many recipes you can cook, so if you want to shake it up check out our updated list of faves!

1. Lean in 15 – Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, got his success through posting his recipes on his Instagram account – he’s now scored himself a book deal! His book describes how to eat more, exercise less AND lose weight. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well in his book, Joe has combined easy to prepare 15-minute meals with 15 minutes of HIIT (high intensity) home workouts for optimum health results. We’re betting this one is sold out soon!

2. Davina’s Smart Carbs – Davina McCall


Eat carbs and still lose weight? It sounds like a dream come true – and it is! Davina McCall’s 5-week smart carbs plan involves a variety of simple meals, snacks and sweet treats to help you slim down whilst cutting out refined carbs! McCall focuses on eating carbs that are slow-release ‘smart’ carbs, helping you cut down the calories and the number you see on the scales!

3. The Medicinal Chef: The Power of Three – Dale Pinnock


In his brand new cookbook, the medicinal chef shows readers how to stay happy and healthy for life, rather than following a fussy diet plan! Pinnock’s three main principles are mastering blood sugar, nutrient density, and fatty acids – all in an 80-page recipe book with guiding principles that will minimize some of the high-risk diseases which are so common these days.

4. The Diet Doodle Diary – Julie Mackey


This is an awesome no-judgment and hassle free book! The diet doodle diary is a way for you to note down what you’re eating and how you’re exercising; it’s a personal journal to see when you’re eating and exercising, and what you’re eating without feeling guilty! The idea is for you to be able to assess what your health and fitness is like, and see what you think you need to cut out or eat less of. The book includes ideas and inspiration from top fitness and health professionals and is an easy way for you to pay attention to what it is you’re really eating!

5. It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook – Gwyneth Paltrow


Have no time to cook? Find it difficult to eat healthy on the go? Then this is the perfect book for you! Super-clean eater Gwyneth Paltrow has provided us with 125 of her favourite recipes which little fat, sugar and gluten – perfect if you’re trying to cut back! After the huge success of her book ‘It’s All Good…’  this book is perfect for anyone trying to get healthy in 2016! The only catch – you’ll have to wait till April to get your hands on it (boo!).

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  • Camille Beygui

    All these seem like awesome books

  • Caz

    I have the Lean in 15 book and it’s one of my favourites as there are no crazy ingredients in it that you can’t get hold of!

    Caz | This is Caz

  • Inma

    One of my favourites is The Art of Eating Well by the Hemsley sisters. It’s full of delicious recipes that are so healthy as well.

    Inma x

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