Healthy eating cookbooks lead best sellers chart

Four cookbooks focused on health and nutrition feature in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ weekly list of the UK’s best-selling non-fiction paperbacks.

At number one is ‘The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out’ by Dr Michael Mosley. Drawing from research, Dr Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by increasing your ‘good gut bacteria’ that keeps you healthy. The book features recipes, meal plans, checklists and tips.

In second place is ‘The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie’ by celebrity cooks Si King and Dave Myers (aka The Hairy Bikers). The pair’s fifth book aims to ‘make healthy eating even easier’ by showing that ‘going vegetarian can be just as easy as going low-cal, whether you want to cut out meat entirely, cut down, or just incorporate some more meat-free dishes into your diet’. The book contains 80 vegetarian recipes for veggie meals and snacks, from Lancashire hot pot to veggie sausages.

The seventh spot is taken by ‘Lean in 15 – The Shift Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy’ by Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach. This book offers 100 recipes for nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals and guides the reader through nutrition and fitness expert Joe’s signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts.

Dr Michael Mosley appears again at number 10 with ‘The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body’. In the book, the author of the best-selling ‘5:2 Fast Diet’ reveals ‘a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time: raised blood sugar levels’. The title is not just aimed at those at highest risk but at anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health. It Includes a detailed eight-week programme with menu plans.

Three cookbooks appear in the non-fiction hardbacks list.

At number seven, ‘Mary Berry Everyday’ celebrates the everyday food and ingredients that food writer and television presenter Mary always loved to cook. It includes 120 recipes from her recent BBC series of the same name, from family suppers, food for sharing and sweet treats.

In ninth place is ‘Save Money: Good Food – Family Feasts for a Fiver’ by Rob Allison. This cookbook is an accompaniment to ITV series ‘Save Money: Good Food’ presented by Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt. The premise of the show is that ‘families can eat like royalty for just a fiver per meal, if they buy wisely, eliminate waste, and know not just what the best buys are but what tastes truly great’.

In tenth position is ‘Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight’. The tome explains how, thanks to his Dopamine Diet, the Michelin-starred chef has shed 11 stone over the past three years. The recipes feature ingredients that, according to publisher Bloomsbury, trigger the release of the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine in your brain. Tom’s ‘dopamine heroes’ include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and even chocolate.

These book charts appeared in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ ‘Event’ magazine on June 4. They are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers, representing over 90% of the UK book market.









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