Health, Fitness and Personal Development

Peta Bee and Sarah Schenker

The Ageless Body

How to hold back the years to achieve a better body

Bloomsbury Publishing (December 2015)

Bee Schenker The Ageless Body (2)Discover the new goals and new rules that are the route to a healthier, better looking and better functioning body. For life. From Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz to Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts, a new breed of 40 and 50 plus women are redefining not just what an ageless body looks like, but what’s entailed in achieving it. A dramatic shift in body expectations in the last few years means that, despite being plagued by a slowing metabolism and a naturally-occurring loss of muscle mass, pre- and post-menopausal women can realistically aim for the healthy, well-functioning body they crave as well as a physique that looks good with a flat stomach and sculpted arms. Peta Bee and Dr Sarah Schenker are the living embodiment of this new breed of woman: both in their forties with children, both with hectic careers and social lives. And both with the same bodies they had in their 30s. What matters, they have discovered through self-experimentation and trawling the scientific literature, is how you go about holding back the years. And the rules – for both exercise and diet – have changed

Peta Bee

The Ice Diet

Penguin (January 2015)

Bee The Ice DietSuper-charge your body’s calorie-burning powers to change the way you look and feel forever.

Based on cutting-edge scientific research, The Ice Diet reveals natural ways to beat weight gain by firing up your body’s metabolism to fight flab.

Health and diet expert Peta Bee has devised a unique six-week plan in three easy-to-follow stages that focus on your diet, fitness and lifestyle. It’s the secret Hollywood celebrities have known for some time – cool temperatures in your diet and lifestyle unleash your body’s fat-fighting ability to give you the body nature always intended you to have.

The Ice Diet is the ultimate fast-track to weight loss, providing dramatic and life-changing results.

Peta Bee

Fast Exercise

The simple secret of high intensity training

Short Books (December 2013)

Bee Fast ExerciseCan you really get the benefits of exercise in just a few minutes a day? Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the science behind a radically different approach to exercise – one that is incredibly time efficient.

Research has shown the extraordinary impact that ultra-short bursts of HIT (high intensity training) can have, whatever your age or level of fitness.

They offer practical advice and a range of workouts that take just a few minutes a day and can be done at any time, anywhere.

Peta Bee

Get Fit For The Games

Every woman’s total fitness workout

Carlton (January 2011)

Foreword by Victoria Pendleton MBE


Bee Get Fit For The GamesPeta Bee, award-winning journalist on health and fitness, principally in The Times, wrote this copiously illustrated official London 2012 Olympic Games guide for anyone aiming to improve their exercise and fitness levels, both in the run-up to the Games and for the “legacy” years which followed.

Peta Bee

The Food Swap Diet

Discover the food swaps that will transform your diet and your weight
    – permanently

Piatkus (January 2013)

Bee The Food Swap DietThe health and fitness columnist of The Times, has written an easy-to-use and permanently effective guide to achieving optimum weight, not by following the latest diet trend, but by making wise food choices every day.  Simply by swapping some of the foods you eat regularly for healthier options, you can shave hundreds of calories every day, along with unnecessary sugar and fat, from your diet without ‘going on a diet’.  You choose which foods you want to swap, so there are no banned foods, no skipping meals and definitely no going hungry!

Sarah Flower

The Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Cookbook

Quick and Delicious, Sugar-Free Recipes for All the Family

(October 2017)

Flower The Low-Carb Slow-Cooker CookbookThis book contains a wide range of low carb meals suitable for the slow cooker. This hassle free way of cooking enables you to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen. You’ll find a wide range of recipes on offer from soups right through to sugar-free lemon curd and tomato ketchup.

· Quick and easy recipes using your slow cooker
· Low carb and sugar free
· Family recipes

Sarah Flower

The Sugar-Free Family Cookbook

Delicious, healthy recipes to help you and your children kick the sugar habit

Robinson (April 2017)

Flower The Sugar-Free Family CookbookThis book is for those who want to follow a sugar free lifestyle for health or weight reasons, as well as families wishing to reduce sugar, in order, ultimately to live a sugar free lifestyle – but without missing out on family favourites. With advice, tips and mouthwatering recipes for all the family, sugar-free has never been so easy. Sarah offers practical advice and recipes to overcome everyday hurdles – from starting out right through to what to prepare at Christmas, birthday parties or for packed lunches. With chapters such as The Tuck Shop, The Pantry and The Bakery, this book is all you need for your sugar-free journey

Helen Foster and Angela Dowden

The Macro Method

The Sciene-Backed Approach to Lasting Weight Loss

Aster (June 2021)

Foster The Macro MethodMacronutrients or ‘macros’ are the three main nutrient groups your body can’t live without: carbohydrates, fats and protein.

So many diets focus on calorie counting, but all calories are not created equal: your body doesn’t process 20 calories of kale and 20 calories of chocolate in the same way because of their different macro breakdowns.

Macro counting is all about balance. By eating the right ratio of carbohydrates, fats and protein, you can lose weight and build muscle in a healthy, sustainable way without avoiding the foods you love. This flexible approach to dieting encourages you to make smart food choices that guarantee results.

The Macro Method will tell you everything you need to know about counting macros, including the latest research about how the diet works and its nutritional benefits. The 21-day plan will help you ditch the calorie counting for good, with more than 40 simple recipes to tempt you.

Helen Foster

Quit Alcohol For A Month

Rethink your drinking and Reset your habits in 28 days

Vermilion (August 2017)

Foster Quit Alcohol For a MonthWith over 2 million adults taking part in Dry January in 2016, not to mention Dryathlon, Stoptober, or plain old giving up the booze for Lent, more and more people are attempting a ‘dry spell’ every year. But how do you actually give up booze for more than a few days without falling off the wagon? There are a lot of people who won’t want to admit how difficult it is, but definitely need some help to ease the transition. It’s not about willpower alone – it’s about changing habits and being ready for the multiple challenges that lie ahead. This book gives a 360-degree approach to getting the most out of your dry spell with all the emotional, psychological and practical support you need in a handy, digestible guidebook format.

Alison Goldie

The Improv Book

Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

Oberon (June 2015)

Goldie The Improv BookA smart, utterly accessible and inspiring manual on improvised games and scenarios, and how and why to play them. Alison has used ‘impro’ to create comedy and theatre for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to students and teachers, theatre groups, and all those who want to discover how ‘impro’ can stimulate creativity and confidence both in performance and in their lives.

Professor Brian Kirby and Tim Kirby PhD

How To Live To 110

Your comprehensive guide to a healthy life

Metro (April 2012)

Kirby How To Live To 110Professor Brian Kirby, OBE, draws on more than 40 years’ experience with patients as a consultant in the NHS to co-write with Tim Kirby a highly accessible, scientifically grounded, no-nonsense handbook on giving your body its best chances for a healthy and a long life.

James Moore and Judi James

How to be a Teenage Millionaire

Make the most of your talent, your ideas and your dreams

Puffin (August 2007)

Could your brilliant brainwave change the world?  Think your talent could take you to the top?  Itching to get stuck into business and make a million?  Whatever your dream, it’s closer than you think.  An inspirational guide for teenagers with contributions by dozens of household names, who started small and made it big.

Zana Morris and Helen Foster

The High Fat Diet

Vermilion (January 2015)

Morris Foster The High Fat DietThis groundbreaking new book rewrites the rules of effective weight loss to reveal the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss: quite simply, to burn fat, you need to eat fat.

Over the last 12 years leading trainer Zana Morris has helped thousands of clients get the results they want with her unique diet and exercise plan. Now in this book she makes it available to everyone for the very first time. Backed by the latest science showing that the right fats are healthy and aid weight loss not weight gain, The High Fat Diet presents a unique nutrition plan and a targeted 12-minute, high intensity workout, which together will enable you to get the results you want – and fast!

Simple and highly effective, The High Fat Diet will ensure you burn fat, not muscle, as you get rid of your unwanted pounds.

James Reed

Life’s Work

12 Proven Ways to Fast-Track Your Career

Piatkus (January 2020)

Reed Life's WorkThere’s never been a better time to create the career you love. This book shows you how.

By the time you retire you’ll have spent a third of your life working. That’s far too long to be stuck in a job you hate or even just tolerate. You want one you find rewarding – in head and heart, as well as wallet – but where to start?

The good news is the future lies in your hands. With the right actions and attitude you can power ahead with a career you enjoy. To grasp this opportunity, you’ll need to challenge your existing thinking and approach the world of work with new eyes, but you won’t be doing it alone. This book will show you 12 proven ways to fast track your career, so when you leap out of bed every Monday morning you’ll be ready to take on the world.

The book is written by James Reed, Chairman of REED, Britain’s best-known recruitment brand and employer of over 3,500 people. Over the past 25 years he has helped millions of people to find jobs, and in doing so has talked with countless job seekers and thousands of recruiters as well as his own business network. This has given him a deep insight into what makes some people successful in building a rewarding career, while others are stuck in the confusion and frustration of not landing the job they want.

Through these multiple observations and conversations, James has learned that there are 12 key ways to build and sustain the career you want:

· Look in the mirror . . . (ask ‘who am I?’, ‘who do I want to be?’ and ‘how am I going to become that person?’)
· Go to parties (embrace the magic of invitations and conversations)
· Play Poohsticks (find the fast-flowing water and locate your career in that)
· Be selfish (do what you enjoy and you’ll perform well at it)
· Kick start some good habits and kick out some bad ones (the things you do every day are the ones that make the difference)
· Pick your targets (make sure you are where you are because of the choices you’ve made)
· Think in days and decades (focus on the immediate present and dare to imagine the unforeseeable future)
· Be powerful, be prepared (planning and preparation are essential for a great career)
· Showcase your work ethic (work hard, learn from your mistakes – and show it)
· Ask for help (this is something too many people find difficult)
· Find a boss you can learn from (the more and faster you learn, the further you’ll travel)
· Change your job and change your life (if you don’t enjoy your job, keep looking until you find one you do)

Today’s job landscape allows you more freedom to carve your own path than ever before. Along with this, however, comes the responsibility of shaping your mind and actions to make your career work for you. This book shows you how.

James Reed

The Happy Recruiter

The 7 Ways to Succeed

Virgin Books (May 2019)

Reed The Happy RecruiterThe ultimate guide to finding the very best person for the job, from the world’s best recruiter.

A business is only as great as the people at its heart, making recruitment the most important key to success. In this book, James Reed – chairman of REED, Britain’s largest recruitment company – offers invaluable and specific advice on the secrets to excelling in recruitment.

This book is a step-by-step guide to becoming the best recruitment consultant you can be, focusing on strategy and practical advice while revealing the seven key attributes of a great recruiter. This book is an accessible read for recruiters at any stage of their career, packed with tips and examples from REED’s extensive network of recruitment professionals.

This thorough and honest book is a must-have for any recruiter.

James Reed

The 7 Second CV

How to Land the Interview

Virgin Books (January 2019)

Reed The 7 Second CVIt takes an employer just seven seconds to save or reject a job applicant’s CV. In this book, James Reed – chairman of REED, Britain’s largest recruitment company – offers invaluable and specific advice on what employers want to see in the CVs they receive and how you can stand out from the crowd.

Unlike other career development books, the honest advice presented here has been compiled from one-to-one interviews, surveys and countrywide workshops across REED’s network of recruitment consultants. This book is an accessible and enjoyable read, intensely practical and packed with pull-out quotes, layout examples and tips.

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