10 healthy-eating books to help you shed those unwanted kilos


10 healthy-eating books to help you shed those unwanted kilos

Eat your way to weight loss

By Trisha Chawla  May 3rd, 2017

If your mid-year plan involves getting fit and knocking off those extra kilos, take a jog down to the bookstore. You’ll find shelves brimming with cookbooks and memoirs of healthy eating, but there are only a few that aid as much as an hour-long Pilates session. In her new book, author Jessica Seinfield (she’s also married to comedian Jerry Seinfeld) details recipes for when you’re watching your waist, coupled with a few cheat day creations to indulge in because balance is key.

When you want to eat like an unsupervised child in a candy store, India’s macaroon queen, Pooja Dhingra, offers you pages of healthy dessert recipes to calm your sugar cravings, minus the guilt. And if you’re still not sure about adopting a controlled diet, Shilpa Shetty will convince you otherwise. 

10 healthy eating books to help you get fit 

Dopamine Diet by Tom Kerridge

The Michelin-starred chef dropped 70 kgs in three years without cutting down on the joy of eating. In his book, he creates a diet based on ingredients that trigger the release of dopamine in the brain, which is the happy hormone. 

Losing It by Dhruv Gupta

Is activated charcoal good for you? Or are you better off sticking with a basic salad for shedding excess fat? Dhruv Gupta, the founder of a weight-loss system called Fitho, weighs in on superfoods and more in his book. 

Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s nutritionist is against any form of carb-deprivation. She’ll encourage you to indulge in a slice of pizza and teach you how to balance out the rest of your meals to knock off some pounds. She's also credited with introducing Kareena to Indian superfoods like amaranth, which the actress now swears by. 

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow

If you’re thinking of going dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, let Hollywood Renaissance woman Gwyneth Paltrow fix your diet. From hummus tarts to power brownies, the avid foodie has covered all of it in her cookbook. 

The Detox Diet by Shonali Sabherwal

Ever wondered how Jacqueline Fernandez does the perfect detox cleanse? Let nutritionist Shonali Sabherwal break down the details in her book. 

The Wholesome Kitchen by Pooja Dhingra

The founder of Mumbai's popular Le 15 Patisserie pens down healthy dessert and wholesome breakfast options in her newest book — all using locally sourced ingredients. 

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide by Kayla Itsines

In addition to providing the world with fitspo, bikini body expert Kayla Itsines couples her celebrated workout plan with smoothie bowls and salad recipes to help you get a stronger body in four weeks. 

The Great Indian Diet by Shilpa Shetty

Forget sourdough bread and kale, Shilpa Shetty wants you to turn your attention to homegrown ingredients found in a typical Indian kitchen — rajma chawal, for instance — to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

The Healthy Model Cook Book by Sarah Todd

Masterchef contestant, Sarah Todd, put together 100 wholesome recipes in her book inspired by her love for food and her stint as a model. Expect to find meals full of flavour because not all models eat bland food. 

Food Swings by Jessica Seinfield

As the title rightly suggests, Jessica Seinfield’s fourth book covers all your mood swings. There are recipes for when you want to eat like a supermodel as well as ample concoctions for your inner glutton.