New Year, New You!

• Jan 1, 2013 •

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat healthier or simply improve your lifestyle, this selection of 4th Estate books can help.

What to Eat by Joanna Blythman
Bombarded by questions such as ‘Is red meat bad for you?’ and ‘Is local always best?’ it’s difficult to know what to eat. In What to Eat Joanna Blythman provides you with the information you need to make thoughtful and practical choices about what to eat each day, regardless of your income.

Packed with brilliant ideas for choosing lovely, wholesome meat, fish and veg and quick, easy suggestions for cooking them well, without compromising your principles or emptying your purse, this is the modern manual for eating well in the twenty-first century.


Fat Chance by Dr Robert Lustig
Sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. In individuals it leads to weight gain and on a wider scale has caused a pandemic of metabolic syndrome – resulting in conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

To help us lose weight and recover our health, Dr Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger and reward and suggests societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Discover how every calorie is different and that cutting out sugar is not just about making us thin – it’s about making us healthier, happier and smarter.

Escape the Diet Trap
by Dr John Briffa
‘No need to count calories, go hungry or diet ever again’ The Times

In this book Dr John Briffa reveals why eating a low-fat, calorie controlled diet makes it virtually impossible to sustain weight loss and how different types of calories have different fattening potential. He provides the knowledge needed to ensure your weight loss is a permanent success. The perfect read for anyone about to embark on a New Year diet.

Get Real
by Elaine Glaser
Get Real reveals the secrets about modern life that we were never supposed to know.

Multinational oil corporations trumpet their green credentials. Shadowy billionaires orchestrate ‘grassroots’ political movements. Public-spending cuts that target the poor are billed as ‘giving power to the people’. Casually dressed employees play table football in airy open-plan offices, but work longer hours than ever before. These are just a few examples of the growing gap between appearance and reality in modern life.

Get Real is a passionate and entertaining guide to spotting and decoding the delusions we live under, enabling you to unravel the spin and improve your life throughout the year ahead.

Hungry?: the innocent recipe book for filling your family with good stuff

Healthy eating isn’t just for grown-ups. The innocent recipe book for kids brings the expertise of innocent, the nation’s favourite smoothie brand, into your kitchen. From quick breakfasts to healthy lunches, snacks-on-the-go to tasty dinners, this book has it all. Plus it provides helpful portion ratios based on children’s ages, information on seasonal food and clever solutions for fussy eaters. This book will allow you to fully engage children in the cooking process, ensuring that healthy eating habits start early.


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