5 Celebrity Health and Wellness Books You Need to Read
From Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings, to The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz, celeb authors are creating a buzz in the publishing world
The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz
In the follow up to her New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, Cameron Diaz has released The Longevity Book as a guide to growing older. In it she offers personal anecdotes and practical tips that women can use to make better-informed choices about their health.
In a recent Instagram post, the actress went makeup-free to promote the release of The Longevity Book. “I’m so excited to continue the conversation because learning that you can age well, will actually help you age better. If you understand how your body works then you can take action to help keep it in the best possible condition so it can carry you through a long and beautiful life,” she wrote.
The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz, $25 at amazon.ca
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
We can finally stop drooling over Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram account. The hysterically funny model has released a cookbook! Inspired by her popular food blog, Delushious, as well as her mother’s Thai classics, the book includes recipes for everything from John’s Famous Fried Chicken (her husband is singer-songwriter John Legend), to Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa.
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen, $39 at indigo.ca
The Stash Plan by Laura Prepon and Elizabeth Troy
Struggling with weight issues, digestive problems and low energy, actress Laura Prepon sought help from integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy. Wanting to share what she learned, Prepon has joined forces with Troy on The Stash Plan, a 21-day guide that combines modern nutritional science with Chinese Meridian Theory (CMT) to detoxify the body and burn fat.
In addition to lifestyle and nutrition advice, The Stash Plan offers cooking tips and how to create a “stash” of go-to healthy recipes.
The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great and Take Charge of Your Health by Laura Prepon and Elizabeth Troy, $22 at amazon.ca
It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow
In her new cookbook, Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and creator of Goop, shares more than 125 of her favourite healthy recipes. Each one requires minimal time to prepare and follows the nutrition rules Paltrow lives her life by (think: minimal sugar, fat and gluten). She writes: “It’s All Easy (is meant to be a road map: a self-help book for the chronically busy cook. Although our food tends to be on the healthier side (see the gluten-free, dairy-free dessert section), we have also included recipes with more standard ingredients (some cheese, some regular flour) because, well, it’s just easier.”
Recipes include Chocolate Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Soft Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Enchiladas, Quick Sesame Noodles, and more.
It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow, $42 at indigo.ca
Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson
This isn’t Kate Hudson’s first foray into the health and wellness realm. The actress and daughter of Goldie Hawn is co-founder of athletic apparel line Fabletics. In Pretty Happy, Hudson shares her secrets to living well, focusing on four pillars of health: knowing your body, eating well, movement and mindfulness.
Readers will find questionnaires to help assess everything from body type to stress level.
Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body by Kate Hudson, $33.50 at indigo.ca