The Path to Longevity
How to Reach 100 with the Health and Stamina of a 40-Year-Old
This comprehensive lifestyle plan for good health, happiness and long life is based on two decades of research by longevity expert Luigi Fontana. Its 26 chapters cover topics from the mechanisms of ageing and the basics of nutrition to mindfulness meditation and the dangers of pollution, and an appendix includes information on monitoring one’s own blood pressure, cholesterol and other biological functions.
How to Lose Weight Well
Keep Weight Off Forever, the Healthy, Simple Way
Linked to the Channel 4 series exploring popular diets, and based on his own experience with weight loss, Dr Van Tulleken offers a four-step plan that encourages readers to adopt healthy habits for life. His guide contains achievable goals, meal plans and 75 straightforward recipes, including vegan options as well as roasted meats, curries and desserts such as Gooey Chocolate Pots.
The Food Effect Diet
Following the success of her Food Effect Diet, which was serialized in The Times, doctor and nutritionist Michelle Braude offers a similar weight-loss programme for vegans. With an emphasis on long-term health, she dispels dietary myths and offers information on getting adequate amounts of fat, carbohydrate and protein, before concluding with a selection of simple recipes and a 28-day menu planner.
Detox Kitchen Vegetables
Lily Simpson advocates a holistic approach to nutrition, explaining how a diet free of wheat, dairy and refined sugar and abundant in good quality, predominantly plant-based foods can help to strike a balance between joyfulness and good health. She presents 150 recipes that demonstrate the versatility of 33 vegetables, their flavour enhanced with carefully chosen grains, herbs and spices.
Written with advice from a neuroscientist and a nutritionist, Karen Thomson – who has struggled with her own addictions – provides tools and techniques to help overcome a reliance on sugar and carbohydrates. Her 8-week plan includes journal exercises, to track progress and explore the emotional ties that can lead to negative eating habits, as well as meal plans for every day of the programme and over 50 recipes.
The Hybrid Diet
Your Body Thrives on Two Fuels
Recent research demonstrates that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in good fats is highly effective for weight loss. Explaining how to make the best use of both food groups, and how to switch between them for optimum results, the health journalist Jerome Burne and nutrition expert Patrick Holford present an easy-to-follow eating plan based on the latest science.
The cancer survivor and clinical nutritionist Shauna R Martin offers an overview of the benefits of detoxing and the ingredients and equipment required and goes on to present four 4-day green juice and raw food cleanses – one for every season. Each of the nearly 70 vegan recipes contains up to nine servings of fresh vegetables and fruits, with no added water or sugar.
The Angry Chef
Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
Popular blogger and professional chef Anthony Warner is angry about the increasing prevalence of unscientific food and health experts making misleading claims about superfoods and miracle health regimes. Investigating these claims with academic rigour as well as humour, this well-reviewed book is an exposé of the pseudoscience sometimes presented by food bloggers, self-styled nutritionalists and diet gurus.
The Paleo Primer: A Second Helping
Fitter, Happier, Healthier
This follow-up volume to The Paleo Primer reacquaints readers with the principles of primal/paleo eating and offers advice on weight loss and fitness targets. After providing information about gut health, macronutrients, calories and portion sizes, the authors share recipes for more than 100 quick, healthy meals that require minimal ingredients, including Steak and Halloumi Salad, Speedy Sauerkraut with a Twist, and Chocolate Beetroot Cake.
OMD: Change the World by Changing One Meal a Day
The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health and Save the Planet
Suzy Amis Cameron explains how it is possible to lose weight, relieve the symptoms of certain health conditions, and contribute to reversing climate change merely by eating one wholly plant-based meal every day. She outlines the science that informs her philosophy and shares fifty calorie-counted recipes (using American 'cup' measurements) plus success stories, shopping lists, meal plans and store cupboard tips.
The Shrinkology Solution
Discover Your Eating Type, Lose Weight and Keep it Off – For Life
This scientific approach to dieting identifies the different eating ‘types’, considers the emotional, behavioural and lifestyle issues that may influence how we eat and offers advice on how to lose weight healthily and sustainably. Slightly off-mint
The Lean Machines
Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome
The personal trainers and popular YouTubers Leon Bustin and John Chapman advocate a balanced, fad-free approach to well-being, and here they share a variety of nutritious recipes, workout plans and mindfulness tips designed to improve overall health and happiness.
The 5:2 Diet Book
Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for Just 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
Fasting for two days a week and eating normally for five encourages weight loss and may cut the risk of conditions such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. This book explains the concept and research behind the 5:2 diet, discusses how to get started and provides ideas for meals and snacks. The author’s diary entries also offer a revealing insight into life on the diet.
The Paleo Healing Bible
‘Paleo’, referring to ‘Paleolithic’, is based around the diet our ancestors ate 2.5 million years ago, which excluded grains, dairy, pulses and processed foods. Beginning with an introduction to Paleo living – which includes lifestyle, not just diet – this book provides a comprehensive directory of recommended Paleo ingredients, with details of how they benefit the body, and recipes to show how they should be prepared.
Paleo: Monday to Friday
A Diet So Good You Can Take the Weekend Off!
The Paleo diet eliminates heavily processed foods, replacing them with fresh meat and fish, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables – and the health benefits are so dramatic that you can stray at the weekend and still lose weight. Here the bestselling author of The Paleo Diet shares 100 highly varied recipes that are easy to shop for and simple to prepare – from Kale and Eggs to Berry Compôte, Tomato Soup, Grilled Salmon Salad, Meatloaf, Pad Thai and Apple Pie.
The Paleo Diet
Food Your Body is Designed to Eat
As an overweight young adult, Daniel Green lost 4½ stone by cutting out gluten, dairy, bad fats and bad carbohydrates and he has never put the weight back on. With recipes for breakfasts, light meals, soups, salads, side dishes, dinners and desserts, his book shows how simple it is to create delicious and nourishing meals from fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and seeds, and proves how a Paleo lifestyle can keep you healthy while still enjoying gourmet dishes.
The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
Thousands of people have adopted a gluten-free diet, believing it to be healthier. This book reveals how little scientific evidence there is to justify this trend, and shows that while a gluten-free diet is a lifesaver for those with coeliac disease, for others, it may injure their health. Dr Green provides an in-depth examination of every symptom and condition associated with gluten, how gluten works in the body, what the gluten-free diet cures – and what it doesn’t. Off-mint.
Drop a Dress Size
Losing weight needn't be about drastic calorie restriction and deprivation. Indeed, recent studies have found such diets to be counter-productive. What does work is making small changes to your overall lifestyle and maintaining them. With meal planners, clever swaps for eating out, realistic portion descriptions, exercises, store-cupboard guides and recipes, this book will help you lose enough weight to drop a dress size.