As we head into a New Year still in lockdown after an indulgent festive season, you might be tempted to kick start 2021 by feeling better, eating more healthy foods or just losing a few pounds. 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 2020 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...
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 has!), 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.
As 2021 kicks off, the latest book by Pinch of Nom is the #1 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 is Amazon's best-seller in the 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, £9.99, 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, £14.78, 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, £8.49, Amazon
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On a vegan diet? Try these great cookbooks
It's Veganuary! There's no better time to try a plant-based diet with 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, £12.50, 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
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
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, £12.65, 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, £18.94 or available on Kindle, Amazon
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
his 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.
, £7.90, 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.
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.
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