Our Ultimate Guide to the New Year New You Books of 2018

It's a brand New Year which means the time to reinvent yourself is here. We all start off the New Year with grand ideas of getting up early to go to the gym every morning and cutting down dramatically on the amount of sugar we consume only to have given up before the end of January. But, this year it's going to be different. We've got the perfect solution to the hitting-the-wall part of January, the part when you officially give up your new year's resolutions, because we've got 10 fantastically motivating health books filled with fun workouts, mindfulness techniques and hearty healthy recipes to keep you on track with your new year's resolutions all the way to December!

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1. Calm

Fearne Cotton

Improve your mental health with the advice and information in Fearne Cotton's fantastic Calm book. These days the world seems so busy that finding the time to take a breath and relax can be really tough but Fearne has found ways to help you face life's little stresses. Fearne has even included her own illustrations in this great mental health book.

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2. Get Fit, Get Happy

Harry Judd

Harry Judd has been on stage drumming with his McFly bandmates for years and in that time he has learnt a lot about mental health and body confidence. He shares the wisdom he has gained in this brilliant book which shows you how keeping fit and exercising regularly can improve your mental health. Though this part memoir, part fitness plan is perfect for everyone, there is a focus on encouraging men to be open about their feelings and not be afraid to face their insecurities. Uplifting and inspiring, this book is the perfect tool to see you through 2018.

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3. The Lean Machines - Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome

John Chapman and Leon Bustin

This book by top YouTube team The Lean Machines brings together healthy recipes, fun workouts and mindfulness tips to help you feel awesome! You can become toned and strong with the helpful instruction of some of YouTube's most trusted health and well-being creators. Fully-illustrated and bursting with easy-to-follow advice, you'll never struggle with motivating yourself to get into exercise and healthy eating again.

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4. Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay's newest cookbook brings you a great variety of healthy recipes for you to try at home. Divided into breakfast, lunch, supper, sides and snacks, each recipe is packed with nutrients to help you lose weight and feel amazing. Plus, Gordon has put together the perfect pre- and post- workout meals to build up your strength and keep you in the best shape.

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5. Five Minutes in the Morning

You can turn yourself into a new you this year by keeping a journal but if a blank page feels a bit intimidating and you don't know where to start, this brilliant mindfulness journal is here to help. Taking 5 minutes out of your day every morning to complete one of the simple writing tasks in this journal can really help you improve your mental health. With various quotes, illustrations and writing prompts to help you reflect each morning, you'll be quickly feeling the benefits of mindfulness in your life.

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6. The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide

Kayla Itsines

Forbes has announced Kayla Itsines as the world's number one fitness influencer and through her book of recipes, workouts and a 28-day meal plan you can easily see why. Kayla aims to motivate everyone to start exercising and feel stronger through her inspiring book. If you want to get into exercise but have always struggled to stay committed, this book, with its sections on motivation and setting goals, is definitely the book for you.

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7. Weight Watchers: Healthy You

This cookbook from Weightwatchers is a must for anyone who's aiming to shed some weight in 2018. Featuring a whole host of recipes for every meal of the day, this book makes healthy eating easy. The range of delicious recipes includes meal and dessert ideas like Butternut Squash and Pancetta Cakes and Spiced Date Buns that are sure to get your mouth watering. Treat yourself to some good food low in SmartPoints this year!

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8. Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook

Phil Vickery

This Morning's chef, Phil Vickery, is back with another excellent cookbook and this time he's determined to show type 2 diabetes sufferers that they can still enjoy delicious meals while also being careful about what they eat. The book features recipes for every meal of the day and each is designed to use less refined carbohydrates and help you lower blood sugar levels. If you have type 2 diabetes and want the chance to reclaim your diet this year, this is the book for you.

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9. The Fat-Loss Plan (in stock very soon)

Joe Wicks

If you're in need of a fantastic new weight-loss plan then Joe Wicks' new book is here to help. Packed with healthy and tasty recipes, like his Lamb Kofte Tagine and Beef, Butternut and Coconut Stew, as well as workout routines with clear instructions and photos to show you how to achieve your full potential, Joe's plan will get you fit in no time. Follow Joe's 12 Steps to Success and you'll see the difference in your body and mind.

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10. Feed Me Vegan

Lucy Watson

Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson is a self-confessed foodie and in her bright and diverse cookbook she aims to prove that you can have filling and tasty meals that are completely vegan. Her range of recipes includes filling meals such as Mushroomy Mac 'N' Cheese, colourful sides like Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls and (in our opinion, best of all) sweet treats like Chocolate and Pecan Cookies. So, if your new year's resolution is to go vegan then this is the cookbook you need to keep you on track.

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You really can be a new you this year with these fantastic health and well-being books.

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    Kayla Itsines has been named the world's number one fitness influencer by Forbes and in this motivational book she shows you how to pick up all the good habits that can make you fitter, healthier and stronger.

    After discovering the things that put people off exercise and getting fit, Kayla now talks about how you can overcome those obstacles, set goals and stick to a long-term plan for better health.

    There are checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan and 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and even a pull-out poster.
  • Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook - Hardback - 9780857834072 - Phil Vickery
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    An estimated 4 million people in the UK have diabetes. In this amazing cookbook, Phil Vickery explains how being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes needn't be the end of enjoying good food.

    Covering every meal of the day, these recipes have been specially designed to help diabetics take control of their diet and lower blood sugar levels. There are ideas for breakfasts, light bites, lunch, main meals and even drinks and dressings. Among the highlights are a roast butterfly chicken with pomegranate and a banana pinenut cake.

    Phil also offers tips for achieving (and maintaining) a healthy weight and advice on eating smaller portions and less refined carbohydrates.
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    Taking a break for just five minutes can have a hugely positive impact on your mental health.

    This self-help journal includes a selection of quotes, illustrations, exercises and prompts that can help you find mindfulness. It will encourage you to change your routine and encourages you to sit back and contemplate ways of making a positive impact.

    Writing things down has been shown to help people achieve dreams and goals and give extra focus to all that matters. This journal helps you prioritise all the things you are going to do and then track the impact they have on your mindset.
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    YouTube sensations The Lean Machines have helped thousands of people get strong with their personal development training and this fully illustrated guide has everything you need to be happy and healthy.

    With sensible and accessible advice, you will be able to get lean and strong in next to no time by following the tips and advice in this book. They will show you how to eat well, move better and feel awesome.

    There are nutritious recipes, simple workouts, toning tips and mindfulness techniques to learn and embrace as you become the best version of yourself.
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    Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, has returned with his fifth book and this time he's providing 100 brand new recipes and four easy HIIT workouts for you to follow as you try to lose weight.

    All of these recipes are incredibly tasty and easy to make in just 15 minutes - with 60 of them low in carbohydrates and 40 perfect as a post-workout snack. Among the recipes to try out are chorizo and Boston baked beans with mash, sweet and spicy steak and noodle salad and snacks including coconut and almond macaroons.

    Joe also provides you with sample weekly plans and ingredient lists to make preparing your meals even easier. By following his recipes, plans and advice, you'll be well on your way to a leaner body.
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    McFly and McBusted drummer (and former Strictly champion) Harry Judd reveals how keeping fit can be beneficial to your mental health in this inspiring read. It's part a memoir where he looks back at the lessons he's learned during his career and part a fitness plan that will help you feel more positive.

    Harry explains how despite all his successes, including 19 hit singles, he has been prone to anxiety and other mental health issues and this book has been designed to inspire people (especially men) to find the help they need - be it through exercise or in another way. He explains all the health-boosting benefits of exercise and dance and shows how these can improve your mood.

    Suitable for all ages and all genders and ideal for the family to work through together, there's something for everyone in the exercises in this book and none of the solutions require expensive kits. Harry's approach to better mental health is fast, fun and free. The fitness solutions have all been thoroughly researched and are designed to transform the way you feel.
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    So many people are turning to a vegan diet and former Made in Chelsea star/vegan restaurant owner Lucy Watson's cookbook is packed with comforting and delicious recipes for every meal of the day. Best of tall, they're easy to make.

    The meals are so tasty they will delight even the most dedicated carnivores and even if you're looking to just cut down on meat, fish and dairy, you're sure to find a new favourite to add to your repertoire.

    Among the vegan meals on offer are French toast with spiced plums, mushroom mac and cheese, ultimate cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake. They're all accompanied by sumptuous photography.
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    Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's most recognisable chefs and also a hugely talented athlete. In this book, he explains how eating well can lead to optimum health and fitness.

    This book is divided into different sections; each one offering ideas for breakfast, lunch, supper, sides and snacks and they all have different health-boosting benefits.

    There is a Healthy section packed with nourishing recipes that will enhance your well-being; a Lean section to encourage healthy weight loss; and a Fit section packed with pre- and post-workout dishes that will build your strength.
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    If you're thinking of eating healthier food in 2018, let the Weight Watchers experts lead the way. This cookbook is packed with easy-to-follow meal plans that are good for you AND delicious.

    It is bursting with ideas for breakfast, lunch, snacks and puddings that are low in SmartPoints. There are meal plans for one, two and the whole family and they range from quick fixes to meat-free dishes.

    By following these plans, you'll feel much better in yourself. As well as helping you lose weight, you'll also save money and have much less food going to waste.
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    Fearne Cotton shows you how to find the simple things in life that are good for your mindset and mental health in Calm.

    With so many distractions in today's fully wired and all-encompassing world, more people than ever are yearning for peace and quiet. So many of us just need an escape from negative press stories, work pressures and family issues.

    The simple things that Fearne highlights will help inch you away from the stresses of everyday life and there are also activities to complete that will settle any of your worries. It features her very own illustrations.