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23 of the best diet books people swear by for weight loss

If you're on a mission to cook healthier in 2023, check out these bestselling diet books on Amazon, from Slimming World faves to vegan cookbooks

With the start of a new year looming, our motivation to eat more healthily has notched up a gear. 

If you're looking for a book not just for weight loss, but also to give diet advice, health knowledge, motivation and recipe inspiration, we've scoured Amazon for the best diet and wellbeing books you can buy.

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Our best diet books for motivation, inspiration and recipes

If you're on Slimming World or you've just turned to a vegan lifestyle, or you've been inspired by Adele or Rebel Wilson's transformations, you might want to carry on reading! Discover the bestselling diet books and cookbooks on Amazon you'll want to read now, from Keto to paleo diets.

We've scoured through them all so you don't have to... 

New diet books for January 2023

January is a huge month for weightloss books and here are just a few that fans are excited about. For 2023 the focus seems to be on cost-effective (and energy saving) ways to cook, reflecting the current cost of living crisis. 

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book

The slow cooker is famous for being essential when it comes to time saving food prep. If you're too busy to cook, and you're bored of lunch, this new book (out 5 January 2023) is a must-have. 

Nathan Anthony is the home cook with over 1.2million followers, and he shares delicious and easy home-style recipes that can all be made in your slow cooker while you get on with your day.

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book, £12.99, Amazon


Also, out in March, he has an Air Fryer recipe book, as well. By day Nathan works at a FTSE100 company so cooks in a way to suit his pretty hectic schedule. Initially aimed at busy professionals this quickly expanded to all those working from home, busy parents and those who want quick, calorie-controlled recipes.

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book, £12.99, Amazon


The Batch Lady: Cooking On A Budget

The new cookbook from the Sunday Times bestselling author is full of simple and freezable store cupboard recipes to save you time, money and energy. 

Suzanne Mulholland is The Batch Lady. She is an expert in how to reclaim time and headspace by getting organised in the kitchen and beyond, through her batching method. Suzanne shares her organisational secrets and recipes with her committed social media following of over 435k and lives in the Scottish Borders where she has been running demonstrations around Scotland in homes, schools and Women’s Institutes since 2018.

The Batch Lady: Cooking On A Budget, £11, Amazon


Jack Monroe Thrifty Kitchen

Thrifty Kitchen is Jack Monroe’s bumper collection of over 120 brand-new, delicious, low-cost recipes, plus household tricks guaranteed to save you money.

Number-one bestselling author and campaigner, Jack is one of the UK’s best-loved experts on budget cooking. Through the gorgeous recipes and straightforward advice in Thrifty Kitchen, she proves that you don’t need to sacrifice flavour or settle for lacklustre meals when you’re spending less.

Featuring everything from warming curries and a hearty pie to tasty sauces and indulgent puds, this must-have cookbook shows how easy it can be to turn basic ingredients into nourishing, mouth-watering meals that you and your wallet will love.

Jack Monroe Thrifty Kitchen, £9.99, Amazon


Slimming World-approved diet books to try

Are you a fan of Slimming World? Check out the top diet cookbooks loved by the community.

Pinch of Nom: Quick & Easy

If you follow Slimming World (and this particular writer does!), you will be super familiar with Pinch of Nom duo Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson. This pair, who are the minds behind the UK's most visited food blog, are praised by the Slimming World community and their books fly off the shelves.

The latest book by Pinch of Nom, Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes, started the year as the number one bestseller on Amazon.

Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes, £10, Amazon


Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes

Meanwhile Pinch of Nom's first cookbook, Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes was number three in Amazon's Healthy Eating category. There are 100 incredible recipes in the book, 33 of which are vegetarian. Each recipe has been tried and tested by twenty Pinch of Nom community members to ensure it is healthy, full of flavour and incredibly easy to make. Whether it’s Cumberland Pie, Mediterranean Chicken Orzo, Mexican Chilli Beef or Chicken Balti, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count.

Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes, £10, Amazon


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Twochubbycubs The Cookbook

James and Paul Anderson are the duo behind the enormously successful slimming blog @twochubbycubs and they have a huge following - especially with the Slimming World community. They lost 18 stone between them and their tasty, easy recipes prove that it is possible to lose weight without sacrificing your soul and you can actually have a laugh whilst you're at it. Their first cookbook became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, an Irish bestseller and one of the most popular cookbooks of 2020. 

Twochubbycubs The Cookbook, £13.99, Amazon


Quick and easy diet cookbooks for weight loss

Pressed for time? Choose a diet book that will have you cooking great, slimming meals in minutes flat.

Lean in 15 - The Sustain Plan

This man needs no introduction! Joe Wicks, the man who helped get our kids fit during lockdown, has an amazing collection of cookbooks that will get you excited to cook. His Lean in 15 - The Sustain Plan is packed with easy 15-minute meals that are also delicious – a win-win!

Lean in 15 - The Sustain Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts, £5.26, Amazon


Joe's 30 Minute Meals: 100 Quick and Healthy Recipes

As well as Lean in 15, Joe Wicks has written another amazing recipe book called Joe's 30 Minute Meals, perfect for busy mornings and evenings when you want to eat healthily but don't have hours to prepare your meals. Recipes include Goat's Cheese and Chorizo Morning Muffins and Chickpea and Veg Stew with Pork Tenderloin, yum! 

Joe's 30 Minute Meals: 100 Quick and Healthy Recipes, £13.65, Amazon


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Joe Wicks Feel Good Food Over 100 Healthy Family Recipes

Joe's book has over 100 healthy family recipes inside, from energy-boosting breakfasts to tasty satisfying dinners. Expect fun tips from everyone's favourite PE dotted about the book too.

Joe Wicks Feel Good Food: Over 100 Healthy Family Recipes, £10, Amazon


On a vegan diet? Try these great cookbooks

If you've been thinking of trying a plant-based diet, here are some fabulous vegan cookbooks.

Deliciously Ella Quick & Easy: Plant-based Deliciousness

If you watched Down to Earth with Zac Efron on Netflix, you might be familiar with Ella Mills from his London show. She was the woman who was lucky enough to cook for the Hollywood heartthrob and show him that vegan dishes can be tasty as well as healthy. She's well known for her approach to food and wellness and fans of the clean cook will be obsessed with her book dedicated to plant-based dishes.

Deliciously Ella Quick & Easy: Plant-based Deliciousness, £15.99, Amazon


BOSH! Healthy Vegan

If you watched ITV's Living on the Veg, you'll be familiar with Henry and Ian who are both on a mission to help us all eat and feel better, using only the power of plants! With 80 delicious, plant-based recipes and nourishing meal plans to help you stay on track whatever your goal, this book is your ticket to a healthier, happier life. Try the fresh flavours of a Zingy Watermelon Salad or Jammin Jambalaya, and indulge in a Not-that-Naughty Burger or Salted Caramel Apple Crumble with Custard, safe in the knowledge that a healthy diet doesn't have to mean deprivation.

BOSH! Healthy Vegan, £9, Amazon


Bosh! on a Budget

This is the fifth plant-based cookbook from Bosh chefs Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. It contains over 80 simple vegan recipes, all designed with a small budget in mind.

Bosh! on a Budget, £8.49, Amazon


The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health

This book is designed to help you feel better and help the planet all at the same time. Leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shows how everyone can reach their optimal health with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. 

The Plant-Based Solution, £10.49, Amazon


Get motivated from within with inspirational diet books

While weight loss might be your goal, it is important to focus on the bigger picture: your health and well being. These inspirational diet books will help you feel better from the inside out, mind AND body. For example, singer Adele didn't just transform her body, she also found inspiration to make life changes with the book Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living.

Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life

Dr Chatterjee is on a mission to empower 100 million people to become the architect of their own health and to help them feel fantastic with simple, practical and digestible information. He's regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More. If you have a busy schedule and have a hard time fitting in time for self-care, you have to read Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life with quick tips to drop those unwanted pounds, get a better night's sleep and more.

Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life, £12.03, Amazon


Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss 

Dr Chatterjee's Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss, is a simple guide that offers practical tips on how to create new habits in your life so you can lose weight in a sustainable way. 

Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss, £10, Amazon


Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day

Dr Rangan's book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day, delves into the reasons why supporting our mental wellbeing and happiness is key to staying motivated when it comes to healthy eating.

Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day, £13.59, Amazon


Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss

Rebel Wilson recently credited Dr. Sadeghi for helping her manage her emotional eating during her 'Year of Health' in 2020 - and recommended his book during an Instagram Live about her weightloss. But it's not just Rebel, Gwyneth Paltrow swears by the medical professional too. “Dr. Sadeghi is the doctor who has changed my life," she once said. "This book will change yours.” This book isn't about recipes or diet hacks, it provides a compassionately based, scientifically sound approach to the missing ingredient in the weight-loss recipe: self-love.

Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss, £15.30 or available on Kindle, Amazon


Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite

Written by one of Britain's top weight loss experts, this Sunday Times bestseller explains the science behind losing weight in a simple way. It debunks diet myths, helping you to understand your body so you can get in shape without counting calories.

Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite, £11.96 or available on Kindle, Amazon


It's Not a Diet by Davina Taylor

Davina Taylor was spiralling into alcoholism and depression in the 00s. After changing her lifestyle for her mental health she noticed the positive side effects this had on weight loss. Divided into four sections: Mood, Food, Movement and Rest, this Sunday Times best-selling book takes a holistic approach to losing weight and concludes with a two-week reset programme to put Davinia's advice into action.

It's Not a Diet by Davina Taylor, £7.25, Amazon


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Keto diet books for tasty low-carb meals

A Ketogenic diet consists of low-carb, high-fat meals designed to put your body into a metabolic state, ketosis, where your body burns fat for energy. If you want to check out a keto diet, here's one place to start!

The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen

The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen has a five-star rating on Amazon. This Keto cookbook, written by Carolyn Ketchum – the mind behind the All Day I Dream About Food blog – takes you through the basics of the popular low-carb diet and gives you 150 delicious step-by-step recipes, from Red Wine Braised Short Ribs to Easy Peanut Butter Cups.

The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen, £21.37, Amazon


Back to basics: Paleo diet books to get you started

If you're ready to step away from processed food for cleaner eating, check out paleo diet recipes. With a paleo diet, you focus on eating whole foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, fruit and veggies.

The Clean Paleo Family Cookbook

As its full title – Clean Paleo Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Squeaky Clean Paleo and Keto Recipes to Please Everyone – demonstrates, this five-star rated paleo diet cookbook will entice you with tasty recipes that everyone in your household will love. Each dish, from Tuscan Shrimp to Chocolate Chip Muffins, is free of not just artificial ingredients, but also grains, gluten, legumes, dairy and soy. The cookbook is written by Ashley McCrary, a Whole 30 certified coach with her own food blog, Healthy Little Peach.

Clean Paleo Family Cookbook, £13.52, Amazon


Intermittent fasting diet books 

Lots of people swear by intermittent fasting to keep their weight under control, recharge their metabolism and keep a clear head. It often involves fasting from evening until lunchtime the following day, but can come in various different forms.

Intuitive Fasting by Dr. Will Cole

This New York Times best-selling book outlines a flexible four-week intermittent fasting plan by Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine expert. It explains the powerful benefits of intermittent fasting on weight loss and your mental health.

Intuitive Fasting by Dr. Will Cole, £18.14, Amazon


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