Non-Fiction Books

Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini. This awesome book (I finished it in two days) teaches you to identify your “Mean Girl” – your ego, or the voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough. It helps you realise the excuses you tell yourself are just self-limiting beliefs stopping you from achieving your dreams, and provides a practical plan for overcoming them to create a life you love.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. This details the secret to meaningful change –identifying the strategies that work with our particular tendencies (unsurprisingly I’m an Obliger – you?) so we can cultivate good habits. Her previous book The Happiness Project is also great and I love her podcast with her sister, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.


Recipe Books

Community (vegetarian) by Hetty McKinnon

Clean Living Cookbook (clean) by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding

Healthy Every Day (paleo) by Pete Evans



Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – how Aussie businessman Joe Cross embarks on a 60-day juice fast

Fat Head – a surprising exposé of the documentary Supersize Me

Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World – a look into the dangers of the artificial sweetener aspartame

Eat, Fast and Live Longer – BBC documentary about the benefits of intermittent fasting

May I Be Frank – the story of 54-year-old Frank Ferrante’s life-changing journey once he adopted a vegan diet and a daily dose of self-love


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