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If your New Year’s Resolution for 2017 involves staying fit and healthy, you’re probably searching for inspiration to stay motivated. Whether you want to hit the gym more frequently or shed those extra pounds gained over the holidays, there’s no time like January to start working on your body goals. Luckily, an inspiring read can help you stay focused and on track as you turn your resolution into reality. We’ve compiled a few new health and fitness titles to help you achieve a better lifestyle this year.
The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey by Kayla Itsines, St. Martin’s Press: As a 25-year-old personal trainer, Kayla Itsines has quickly made waves as an Instagram sensation. The Australian beauty is known for her nutritional advice, encouraging women to meet their fitness goals and her dedication to her own workouts. Her new book is said to include meal plans, 200 recipes and a 28-day fitness strategy. From breakfast ideas like the Berry-Nana Smoothie Bowl to dinner suggestions like Zucchini Pasta Bolognese, Itsines aims to guide her readers toward a balanced diet.
Goop Clean Beauty by the Editors of Goop, Grand Central Life Style: Recognized by her own organic lifestyle, actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the founder of lifestyle website Goop. From natural skincare to healthy eating, the 44-year-old blonde is passionate about clean living. This new Goop title, which is written by the publication’s editors and features a foreword by Paltrow, focuses on topics like sleep and fitness. It is said to include detox recipes, workout tips and a beauty guide.
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey, Flatiron Books: In this new cookbook, Oprah Winfrey gets personal and sheds light on her own relationship with dieting and food. The 62-year-old media maven spills on her favourite recipes (which include Unfried Chicken, a Southern inspired dish). As well, Winfrey also offers a glimpse into her personal life, with essays and more included among the pages.
Un-Junk Your Diet: How to Shop, Cook, and Eat to Fight Inflammation and Feel Better Forever by Desiree Nielsen, Skyhorse Publishing: Written by registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen, Un-Junk Your Diet claims to take a closer look at the culture of healthy eating. From marketing to food myths, Nielsen analyzes the benefits of balanced nutrition and encourages readers to make smarter menu choices. With four nutritional plans, she also acknowledges that healthy eating depends on the unique individual.