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Three new healthy reads for 2018

From nourishing cookbooks to wellness-approved body bibles, Liz Connor picks three page-turners for better mental and physical health this year.

The Model Method by Hollie Grant is all about eating and sweating your way to a flexible bod and lifelong wellness.

JANUARY is, typically, the time to delete Domino's from your speed dial, stop idly scrolling through Instagram and make some solid plans to atone for the unmentionable sins committed during Twixmas – the ambiguous period between Christmas and New Year, when most of us lose all sense of time and calories consumed.

Thankfully, there's a whole slew of new book releases that will help you to better your lifestyle habits this year – whether you're on a mission to shed weight, achieve the body of an Adonis or are simply resolving to live a healthier life.

:: The Model Method by Hollie Grant

Ex-pastry chef and Pilates teacher Hollie Grant has become the poster girl for moving away from fad diets, thanks to her 'strong not skinny' ethos.

Her latest book, The Model Method, is all about eating and sweating your way to a flexible bod and lifelong wellness.

As well as heaps of nourishing recipes, there are Pilates and HIIT-inspired exercises to help strengthen, tone and bring mindful balance.

The Model Method by Hollie Grant is published by Piaktus, priced £16.99. Available January 4.

:: The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick And Easy Recipes With Workouts by Joe Wicks

With over one million books already sold, which gym-lover hasn't tried Joe Wicks' famous Lean In 15 series? If you're looking to shed a few pounds (or achieve the enviable abs of Mr Wicks), his latest instalment will help you to lose weight through guided diet plans and handy meal prep tips.

There are over 100 delicious recipes for busy people who don't have hours to spend in the kitchen, as well as a handful of Wicks-approved workouts to try.

Sadly, no amount of salad or sit ups will help you to achieve his enviable good looks though.

The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick And Easy Recipes With Workouts by Joe Wicks is published by Pan Macmillan, priced £16.99. Available now.

:: The Doctor's Kitchen by Dr Rupy Aujla

Who better to tell you how to eat your way to wellness than an actual NHS doctor? That's the idea behind Dr Rupy Aujla's refreshingly honest cookbook, The Doctor's Kitchen.

As an advocate for food as medicine, Dr Aujla has loads of advice and remedies for everyday health issues, as well as healing recipes designed to supercharge your wellbeing.

Putting down the pizza and fries doesn't necessarily mean turning to rabbit food either. The recipes are surprisingly delicious and you can get stuck into everything, from sweet Bombay potatoes to Mexican black bean chilli.

The Doctor's Kitchen by Dr Rupy Aujla is published by Harper Thorsons, priced £14.99. Available now.

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