Most of us would love to read more throughout the year. But sometimes (okaaaay, all the time) life gets busy and all we want to do after a long, hard day is flop onto the lounge and binge-watch Netflix. Hey, we’re only human! But as we approach the end of the year and are getting ready to wind down, it’s the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time and dive into a great book. At Sporteluxe, we’re lucky enough to have some of the best health and wellness books land on our desk and if you ask us, these are the best type to get you inspired for the new year! Usually, a lighter read packed with beautiful photos, they help kickstart your motivation to live your best and healthiest life.
From clean eating cookbooks to practical nutrition guides, read on for 15 of the best health and wellness books of 2018.
This gorgeous guide by the founder of Aussie clean beauty brand, Mukti Organics, is filled with practical tips on switching to a low-toxin life without compromising on quality. It’s currently our beauty bible!
The Yoga Body — Lola Berry
Yogi, nutritionist and all-round legend Lola Berry teaches you how to get the most out of your yoga routine — from picking the right type of yoga for you, to 60 delicious wholefood recipes that go hand in hand with yoga practice.
The Nourishing Cook — Leah Itsines
Who says eating healthy has to be boring? Filled with over 100 creative and colourful recipes, self-taught cook and food blogger Leah Itsines shares her fun approach to nutrition.
From Me To You — Elyse Knowles
If you haven’t already fallen in love with model Elyse Knowle’s warm personality from her insta feed or stint on The Block, we guarantee you will now! In her debut book, she shares her personal insights into her life, health and fitness, career and everything in between.
A Girl’s Guide To Kicking Goals — Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw
If there are two girls who know a thing or two about kicking goals, it’s Keep It Cleaner founders Steph and Laura. Here, the bubbly BFFs share some killer workouts and healthy recipes, self-love tips, productivity hacks and so much more.
Kintsugi Wellness — Candace Kumai
In this insightful read, chef and best-selling author Candice Kumai shares her top wellness takeaways from her Japanese heritage — from her favourite traditions and practices for living a balanced life, to healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine.
Low Carb Healthy Fat Nutrition — Steph Lowe
In this keto cookbook with a twist, Steph Lowe not only shares 150 LCHF recipes. but also delves into the latest research on supercharging your metabolism, improving your fitness performance and extending your longevity.
Just Eat It — Laura Thomas
If 2019 is the year you’re finally ready stop writing ‘start new diet’ in your new year’s resolutions, this book is a must-read. The anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines.
The Beauty Guide — Libby Weaver
Not only is this book by biochemical nutritionist Dr. Libby Weaver incredibly practical and helpful, but it’s also stunning to look at. Throughout the exquisitely-illustrated pages, you’ll learn how to heal 30 common beauty challenges (such as acne and rosacea), eat for optimal health and happiness and so much more.
Deliciously Ella, The Plant-Based Cookbook —Ella MillsDeliciously Ella is known for her simple, wholesome and delicious recipes and her latest offering is no exception. From nourishing breakfasts and easy mid-week dinners to guilt-free desserts, it’s filled with more than 100 plant-based, vegan recipes.
Smart Carbs — Luke Hines
Do you like the idea behind the low-carb, high-fat diet, but find it too sustainable to stick to long-term? This is the book for you. It’s all about making carbs work for you, depending on your own body, lifestyle and weight-loss goals.
The F*ck It Diet — Caroline Dooner
This hilarious, no-nonsense guide from Caroline Doomer teaches you how to ditch the diets and embrace the concept of intuitive eating.
Happy & Whole — Magdalena Roze
TV presenter and meteorologist Magdalena Roze is an absolute picture of health — so who wouldn’t want to steal her wellness secrets? In this beautiful cookbook, she shares her favourite simple and delicious wholefood recipes.
The Nude Nutritionist — Lyndi Cohen
The Nude Nutritionist Lyndi Cohen has become known for her no bullsh*t attitude towards food and nutrition. In her ‘superfood free’ guide, she teaches how to banish food guilt and break out of the binge eating cycle, as well as sharing 50 delicious and realistic recipes.
Pre-order The Nude Nutritionist by Lyndi Cohen.
Simplicious Flow — Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson’s latest cookbook has a focus on sustainability, sharing more than 348 nutritious recipes to help you find your kitchen ‘flow’ and eliminate unnecessary waste.