Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving This Month: January

Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving This Month: January

The Fat-Loss Plan – Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is back with another instalment of 100 brand-new delicious recipes and five speedy, effective HIIT workouts. The Fat-Loss Plan can motivate everyone on their way to achieving a fit, lean and healthy body. Inside the book is a combination of reduced-carb, post-workout snacks and sweet treat recipes – all incredibly tasty and easy to make in 15 minutes flat. Every recipe is filling and fuels you with energy for your day and your workout – including Steak Taco with Lime Salsa, Lamb Kofte Tagine and Veggie Super Bowl.

Thanks to sample weekly plans, Joe makes it simple for you to prep like a boss and eat well every day of the week.

Lose Weight for Good – Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been developing tasty recipes for nearly three decades and knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how much willpower it takes to shift unhealthy excess weight, because he has lost over eleven stone in the last four years by following a low-carb diet. Now Tom is turning his attention to helping food-lovers who have chosen a lower-calorie diet as their own route to weight-loss. This is a lower-calorie diet with a difference – it’s based on hunger-satisfying portions of delicious, lower-calorie dishes that taste amazing. The focus is on the food that we can and should be eating to lose weight, which is easy to make and won’t make you feel as though you are missing out. Recipes include warm halloumi salad, salt and pepper squid, sweet potato and black bean burritos, sticky pork chops and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust.

This book shows how, by adopting a new, healthy approach to eating you really can lose weight for good.

Classic – Mary Berry

Britain’s most trusted cook, Mary Berry, has been showing the nation how to make delicious, foolproof food for decades. This brand-new collection from her landmark new BBC One series brings together everything we love about Mary – wonderfully simple but utterly dependable recipes that are essential for every home. These are recipes everyone can enjoy cooking and eating, no matter their time, budget or confidence.

Featuring all the recipes from Mary’s new television series, each accompanied by Mary’s no-nonsense tips and techniques, this stunning step-by-step cookbook ensures perfect results every time. From ever-popular classics like Rack of Lamb with Orange and Thyme Sauce or Lemon Meringue Pie, to a perfect loin of pork with apple sauce, all these recipes have been honed and refined by Mary until just right.

Charlotte Crosby’s 30-Day Blitz – Charlotte Crosby

Let Charlotte Crosby, one of the nation’s favourite TV stars, help you kick start the year with her 30-DAY BLITZ. Over-indulged at Christmas? We’ve all been there and reality star Charlotte Crosby knows only too well how this can leave us looking and feeling less than our best. The 30-DAY BLITZ is Charlotte’s tried-and-tested plan for getting back on track.

Featuring a unique daily exercise plan created by Charlotte’s own trainer, David Souter, plus sixty easy-to-prepare recipes to fit a busy lifestyle and a food plan to ensure all the vitamins and nutrients you need for the energy to get out there and smash the new year, Charlotte’s 30-DAY BLITZ will leave you not only looking better but feeling better too.

The 4 Pillar Plan – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life. Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee’s four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes in each of these key areas you can create and maintain good health – and avoid illness.

It’s not about excelling at any one pillar – what matters is the balance across all the things you do, including: an electronic ‘Sabbath’ once a week, aiming for 12 hours every day without food and exposure to sunlight first thing each morning. Based on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, this book contains fascinating case studies from real patients. Practical and potentially life-changing, The Four Pillar Plan is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.

The Bikini Body Motivation and Habits Guide – Kayla Itsines

Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world’s number one fitness influencer by Forbes, shows you how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness. Drawing on more than 40,000 survey responses from her global online community, as well as extensive research and her experience as a trainer, Kayla addresses what stops us from following through on our health and fitness goals.

In her second book, The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide, Kayla explores how you can overcome those obstacles, set goals and stick to a long-term plan for better health. Inside, you’ll find helpful checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan, more than 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and a pull-out 28-day workout poster. Let global fitness phenomenon Kayla show you how you can stick to a plan for long-term health.

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food – Gordon Ramsay

The dream combination – a Michelin-starred superchef who is also a committed athlete. Gordon knows how important it is to eat well, whether you’re training for a triathlon or just leading a busy active life. And just because it’s healthy food you don’t have to compromise on taste and flavour.

The book is divided into three sections, each one offering breakfasts, lunches, suppers, sides and snacks with different health-boosting benefits. The Healthy section consists of nourishing recipes for general wellbeing; the Lean recipes encourage healthy weight loss; and the Fit section features pre- and post-workout dishes to build strength and energise. This is the ultimate collection of recipes that you’ll enjoy cooking and eating, and will leave you in great shape whatever your fitness goals.

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities – Bettany Hughes

From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries – real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story.

In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world’s greatest cities. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.

The 4-Week Body Blitz – Chloe Madeley

Chloe Madeley’s 4-Week Body Blitz is an exercise and nutrition plan that shows you how to transform your body shape in just 28 days. Chloe Madeley is a qualified personal trainer who specialises in body shape transformation. In the 4-Week Body Blitz, she lays out the exercises you need to do and the food you should eat every single day for four weeks in order to get yourself in shape.

Follow Chloe’s instructions and you will see a significant difference in how your body looks. What’s more, you don’t need a gym membership or expensive equipment to follow Chloe’s plan. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide is full of delicious, easy recipes to fuel your exercise and aid your weight-loss.

Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.