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Big Gal Yoga

By Valerie Sagun
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Valerie Sagun
Instagram star Valerie Sagun is a powerful voice in the body-positive movement: With 120,000 followers on Instagram and constant traffic on her Tumblr site, readers love her for her fearless message and insights on the benefits of yoga for all bodies.Rejecting the idea that all yogis have to be skinny white women in fancy Lululemon gear, Valerie-size 22, mixed race, and tattooed-offers readers all of the inspiration and guidance they need to become yogis at any size.Yoga has long been one of the most popular fitness trends in the U.S., and the body positivity community is now bigger than ever. The success of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life and model Tess Holliday prove that there's a growing audience of women longing to see themselves represented on the screen and in the pages of books. Big Gal Yoga is perfect for everyone, from yoga novices to more experienced yogis. And while Valerie provides plenty of tips for plus-size yogis, anyone can follow her yoga instruction. Her message of body positivity is also a universal one-no matter the insecurity, Valerie's honest advice and encouragement can help anyone find self-love through yoga.
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The Cut

By Morris Chestnut, Obi Obadike
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Morris Chestnut, Obi Obadike
When Morris Chestnut hit the media circuit to promote his latest blockbuster movie The Best Man Holiday, hosts and producers didn't want to hear about the movie as much as they wanted to talk about his incredible transformation into a buff, Hollywood sex symbol. The truth is that not long before shooting that film, Morris was in the worst shape of his life--30 pounds heavier than he should have been, avoiding the gym, and frequenting the drive-through. He turned to celebrity trainer Obi Obadike to help him turn things around in time for the movie, and the results were astounding. Morris went from 220-pounds to a ripped 187-pounds in just 12 weeks, and audiences haven't stopped raving about his new look--or asking how he achieved it!Now Morris and Obi are teaming up to share this groundbreaking and accessible program with fans nationwide. Backed by the latest cutting-edge nutrition science and featuring Obi's trademark fat-burning exercise program, THE CUT is designed to help readers drop pounds quickly - up to 10 pounds in 10 days and 40 pounds in 12 weeks- without stalling on the scale. Featuring Morris's personal exercise and diet plan as well as success stories from dozens of everyday people who have lost weight and kept it off, this book is a life-changer that will help readers reclaim their bodies and their lives, for good.
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The Sweet Potato Diet

By Michael Morelli
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Michael Morelli
The Sweet Potato Diet is for carb lovers who don't want to give up their favorite food group to lose weight. Best of all, you don't need to be a gourmet chef to excel at the diet, which includes dozens of easy and delicious recipes to incorporate sweet potatoes in dishes for meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, snacks, and shakes. When readers hear "carb cycling" they often think, "This is too complicated, I won't be able to do it." Michael Morelli takes the fear and stress away from traditional carb cycling by simplifying it down to one amazing carb. Sweet potatoes have a low GI index and are high in fiber, which keeps you fuller longer. By using this carb exclusively as the carbohydrate in carb cycling, it allows you to lose weight at your healthiest, quickest pace. The Sweet Potato Diet is no ordinary carb-cycling protocol. It follows two distinct phases to really sky-rocket your success. The Prep Phase (Phase 1) is designed to jump-start your fat-loss and set you up for success in Phase 2. You'll discover everything you need to know to begin losing weight immediately and to keep it off. The Carb Cycling Phase (Phase 2) is designed to help you continue burning fat and achieve your fat-loss goal. It sets you up for long-term, sustainable results and has been specifically designed to help you maintain 100% of your fat-loss results.
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Ballerina Body

By Misty Copeland
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Misty Copeland
In her first health and fitness book, celebrated ballerina Misty Copeland shows you how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to refine the body you were born with to be lean, strong and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines and words of inspiration.Misty offers her own time-tested, ballet-inspired movements that are perfect for women who want to lengthen and strengthen, but don't want to run a marathon or lift weights. She also demonstrates the floor exercises that helped maintain her own ballerina body while recovering from an injury.Misty's eating plan focuses on vegetables, fruits, plant fats, animal proteins and beneficial oils - all of which keep her energetic and in top shape. With simple and delicious recipes for Granola, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, Quick Salsa Chili, and even a Ballerina Smoothie, you'll be satisfied and happy while getting leaner.To keep you motivated, Misty gives tips and words of encouragement on persevering even when you may want to give up, including a peek into her personal journal, to inspire you and help you stay on the road to your own ballerina body.
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  • Getting Over Overeating for Teens

    By Andrea Wachter
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    Andrea Wachter
    If you struggle with overeating, you are not alone. Studies show that millions of teens face problems with emotional eating, weight gain, and negative body image. However, these facts and figures do not include sneak eaters, overeaters who do not binge, and teens who overeat but manage their weight through excessive exercise. So, if you're struggling with the habit of overeating, where can you turn?Getting Over Overeating for Teens, written by an eating disorders specialist who struggled with her own issues as a teen, provides a wealth of tools to help you change your relationship with food. Using an integrated approach that includes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and intuitive eating, this book will focus on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual factors that are essential to overcoming overeating.With the practical advice and powerful exercises in this book, you'll come to a better understanding of your urge to overeat, and learn skills such as emotion regulation, assertive communication, moderate eating, and working with cravings. Most importantly, you'll find better ways to fill up and be ready to apply what you've learned to living a healthier, happier life.
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    Age is Just a Number

    By Charles Eugster
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    Charles Eugster
    Retired dental surgeon Charles Eugster rekindled a love of competitive rowing he'd neglected for most of his adult life at the age of 63. He took up bodybuilding at the age of 87. And at the age of 95 he started sprinting for the first time in his life, becoming World Champion at 200m indoor and 400m outdoor. He is a world record holder for his age group in a number of sports, and has 40 Gold Medals for World Masters Rowing. In this book, Charles shares his journey and his passionate belief that growing older needn't slow you down. And he shows his readers how taking on new challenges, learning new things, and improving your body as it ages is not only fun, but rewarding for the individual, and beneficial to society.
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    Wolfgang Puck Makes it Healthy

    By Wolfgang Puck
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    Wolfgang Puck
    Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck shares his classic recipes made healthy along with easy exercise moves to help readers lose weight and feel energetic.In WOLFGANG PUCK MAKES IT HEALTHY, Wolfgang Puck shares the food and fitness plan that helped him transform from being overweight and out of shape to fit and energetic. Now, he offers more than 100 health-conscious recipes, some modified classics from his earlier classics; others brand new. Readers will find flavorful food for every meal, including snacks and desserts, inspired by Mexican, Asian, Italian, Indian, and French cuisine.Puck will never tell readers that they can't enjoy a glass of wine or to cut out their favorite foods. Instead, he partnered with trainer Chat Waterbury and journalist Lou Schuler to outline an exercise solution. They've uncovered a plan for the fitness-phobic out there who want to be able to indulge a little: an adaptable 40 minute workout program focused on core stability, cardio fitness, and mobility that can be adapted to suit anyone's daily life.
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    Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How

    By Amy Rost
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    Amy Rost
    Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How gathers useful and fascinating information on every practice of natural health and healing in one handy volume. The chapters here are organized by topic, including herbal healing, naturopathy, homeopathy, Eastern medicine, energy healing, mind-body healing, and healing with foods. Information within these chapters includes various methods and techniques for managing and curing hundreds of ailments, as well as for maintaining a healthy constitution year-round.The content is culled from dozens of the most respected books and authors on the topics of natural and alternative health and healing. A special index of ailments and symptoms appears at the front of the book to guide readers to useful methods and techniques for managing specific issues and problems. Included are hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs as well as lists, tables, resources, and step-by-step instructions.
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    Chair Yoga

    By Kristin McGee
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    Kristin McGee
    Everyone knows that sitting down for long periods of time increases the risk of disability, diabetes and heart disease. Now you can do something about it with the help of Chair Yoga!With over 100 seated yoga poses Chair Yoga is the perfect handbook for office workers and older people who want to practice yoga. These simple exercises will help to strengthen and stretch your body whilst relaxing your mind and regulating your breathing.Divided into chapters organised by body part, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee will guide you through each pose with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photosFeel the mental and physical effects of chair yoga every day and embrace the calmer, healthier, happier you.
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    The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan

    By Kimberley Welman, Victoria Reihana
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    Kimberley Welman, Victoria Reihana
    Exhausted. Frazzled. Worn out. This is how Kimberley Welman felt after giving birth to three babies, including twins, within 19 months. Once a marathon runner, Kimberley could barely jog around the block without wanting to keel over, but she knew she had to do something. Her health and sanity were at stake.With no clear sense of where to begin, Kimberley tried CrossFit (expensive), classes at her gym (hard to get to), running (too hard on her recovering body). Months later, she finally found a training partner in fellow mother Victoria Reihana, and discovered the joys of clean eating and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). What began as one mother's mission to get her body back, has become a global movement and ever-expanding online community, full of women (with and without children) motivating one another to live healthier lives. Featuring recipes, exercise routines and inspirational advice, The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan will fill the mother-shaped hole in the current fitness landscape.
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    Food Freedom Forever

    By Melissa Hartwig
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    Melissa Hartwig
    What does 'food freedom' mean to you? Maybe it's eating whatever you want without negative consequences to your health or waistline. (Good luck with that.) Maybe it's giving up your obsession with calorie counting, food restriction, and the scales. (Now we're getting somewhere.)Bestselling author and nutritionist Melissa Hartwig defines true food freedom as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you. It means indulging when you decide it's worth it, savouring the experience without guilt or shame, and the returning to your healthy habits. In Food Freedom Forever Melissa outlines a simple three-part plan that will help you to discover food freedom for yourself, no matter how out of control you feel. It will point you down a self-directed path that keeps you balanced, satisfied and healthy, without requiring that you obsess about food, count calories or starve yourself. By the last page, you'll have a detailed plan for creating the perfect diet for you, finding your own healthy balance, and maintaining the kind of control that brings you real food freedom every day.Welcome to food freedom.
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    Fit in 3: The Scandi Plan

    By Faya Nilsson
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    Faya Nilsson
    Three is the magic number!Change your life for ever with Faya Nilsson's Scandi-inspired, three-week food, fitness and mindfulness plan. With 60 delicious, healthy recipes.'During my career as a personal trainer, I've helped hundreds of clients arm themselves with the knowledge to achieve a happy, healthy and balanced life - with minimum sacrifice. FIT IN 3 will empower you to do the same.'Inspired by her childhood in rural Sweden - where fresh ingredients, fresh air and freshly baked cakes were a fundamental part of everyday life - personal trainer and award-winning blogger Faya Nilsson has created FIT IN 3. In this essential guide, the three key elements of a healthy life - food, fitness and mindfulness - work in harmony in a way that will change how you think about your mind and body for ever.With 60 easy-to-make, healthy recipes that don't skimp on fun or flavour (including some Scandi favourites!), calming mindfulness and yoga routines to help ease even the most over-stressed minds and highly effective, time-efficient workouts that don't require a gym membership, FIT IN 3 provides you with a simple formula for an enjoyable, healthy life. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!To get you started on your journey, FIT IN 3 includes a three-week plan with daily menus, step-by-step HIIT and bodyweight-resistance workouts - suitable for beginners - and mindfulness exercises. It's everything you need to kick-start a new and sustainable way of life. 'You don't need to be fit already, you don't need to spend a fortune, you needn't be twenty-something years old and (crucially) you don't need to give up chocolate! Anyone can participate, and this book with provide you with the fundamental knowledge to understand how to do it forever. Let's get started!'Faya x
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    Extreme Transformation

    By Chris Powell, Heidi Powell
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    Chris Powell, Heidi Powell
    The beloved hosts of television's "losing-est" show, Extreme Weight Loss, give fans a blueprint for changing their health for life in just 21 days. Whether you're looking to lose the last ten pounds or several hundred, this program can transform your life forever. They share their most effective secrets for weight loss through diet and exercise and detail how to develop a sustainable mental change to keep the weight off. Readers will "see" the hidden path of transformation; be guided through fast and fun exercises; and enjoy loads of recipes. Expanding the Carb-cycling core of Chris' two national bestsellers, the Powells will help you achieve high-impact results.
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