Top 12 Best Diet Books for Health and Happiness

Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or completely revolutionise your diet, there are plenty of exciting diet and lifestyle books that can help you change the way you eat and live. Some of our favourites are listed below, featuring everything from low-calorie comfort food to gut-healing guides.

1. The Sirtfood Diet

  • £2.99

Aidan Goggins & Glen Matten

If you're looking to lose weight fast, this is the healthy and nutritious way to do it. Using heavenly ingredients like dark chocolate and coffee, these specially-designed recipes activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called "skinny gene" pathways in the body - the same ones activated by fasting and exercise. They help the body burn fat, increase muscle and improve health quickly, as well as give you more energy!

2. The Hairy Dieters

  • £7.99

Hairy Bikers

Having lost 6 stone between them, the Hairy Bikers will show you how you can be both a food-lover and a healthy eater with this brilliant cookbook. Their tasty recipes are wonderfully nutritious and healthy, yet filled with flavour. This is a book featuring real food and wholesome dishes that satisfy, just without the calories.

3. Deliciously Ella Every Day

  • £8.99

Ella Woodward

Healthy eating sensation Ella Woodward follows up her bestselling first cookbook with this fantastic, time-saving tome, filled with plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes that fit seamlessly into everyday life. She provides innovative ideas for quick weekday dinners, slow-cooked comfort food, vibrant salads, food on the go and much more.

4. Comfort Food without the Calories

  • £14.89

Justine Pattison

Perfect for keeping cravings at bay, this book will show you how to cook all your favourite feel-good foods the healthy, low-calorie way! From fluffy fruit pancakes for a scrumptious breakfast to Thai red chicken curry for a delicious dinner, cravings will be a thing of the past with this wonderfully indulgent yet guilt-free cookbook.

5. The Sunshine Diet

  • £3.99

Shelina Permalloo

MasterChef champion Shelina Permalloo offers an assortment of scrumptious, satisfying yet healthy recipes in this beautiful cookbook! Shelina's nutritious recipes, inspired by her exotic holidays and Mauritian heritage, feature easy-to-follow instructions and a calorie, sugar and fat count for each portion. Particular favourites include Steamed Hake with Wasabi, Soy and Ginger, Baked Moroccan Eggs, Make-ahead Banana Bread and an Orange Blossom and Rose Creme Brulee delicious!

6. Lean in 15

  • £11.99

Joe Wicks

Instagram sensation Joe Wicks shows that there's no need for an expensive gym subscription with this incredible bestselling book, with which you can quickly lose weight and get fit from home! It's packed with 15-minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy for life. Enjoy lots of delicious, nutritious meals and take on Joe's signature High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) home workouts and you'll see results in no time.

7. Eat. Nourish. Glow.

  • £6.99

Amelia Freer

Healthy eating expert Amelia Freer focuses on holistic health in this beautiful, brilliant book. She reveals the 10 steps to living well and shares over 25 tempting recipes. She also explains how to detox store cupboards, reveals the dangers of hidden sugar, and shows how to eliminate wheat from your diet. Enjoy a Crunchy Crab Salad for lunch, a delicious dinner of Monkfish with a Broccoli and Ginger Mash, and scrumptious Salted Caramels for a tasty treat.

8. Low-GI Vegetarian Cookbook

  • £12.89

Rose Elliot

In this essential vegetarian title, Rose shares the secrets of the healthy vegetarian and low-GI lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight or start eating well to live longer, she offers essential advice whatever your goal. With inspiration from Mediterranean and Far Eastern cuisines, she combines organic vegetables with fresh herbs, spices, beans and grains to make revitalising, delicious, yet accessible dishes. With mouth-watering photography, anyone - vegetarian or not - will enjoy this inspiring cookbook.

9. Four Seasons Cookbook

  • £15.19

Slimming World

Enjoy a wide variety of dishes using seasonal ingredients with this exciting cookbook. During autumn and winter, feast on souffled jacket potatoes and roasted soy duck breasts; in spring and summer, delight your tastebuds with broad bean and lemon risotto and pan-cooked skate with bacon. Indulge all year round with delicious, light desserts, like chocolate, coffee and cognac mousse, blackberry and pear crumble and so much more. These fresh and nutritious dishes are sure to please.

10. The Food Doctor

  • £12.89

Vikki Edgson & Ian Marber

This bestselling title uses the latest research to create fresh, inspiring recipes and give you all the information you need to improve your health and wellbeing. It introduces simple foods with amazing healing qualities, lists the top 100 foods for health, vitality and happiness, and shows you exactly what to eat to improve your mood and energy levels. Moreover, discover which foods aid concentration or help to relieve conditions like insomnia, eczema, migraines, hayfever and arthritis.

11. Fat-Free Indian

  • £10.89

Shehzad Husain & Manisha Kanani

This exciting collection of authentic, delicious, no-fat and low-fat Indian recipes is perfect for those who want guilt-free but flavoursome dishes. Relish the aromatic flavours of India without the fat, with more than 850 stunning step-by-step photographs. Enjoy all your favourite Indian dishes, including Beef Madras, Chicken Korma and Prawn Curry, and create scrumptious side dishes including breads, rice, salads, relishes and chutneys.

12. The Skinnytaste Cookbook

  • £19.89

Gina Homolka

Healthy eating needn't leave you unsatisfied and craving, as shown by this brilliant book! Create 150 skinnified versions of hearty yet healthy dishes with these flavourful recipes, complete with nutritional information. Whip up banana-blueberry pancakes for just 259 calories, enjoy a steak sandwich for only 350 calories, and feast on Mongolian beef and broccoli for just 256 calories! You could even indulge afterwards with a Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie - low in sugar, butter-free, and guilt-free, too.