4 hour bodyby Tim Ferriss
You’ve heard it before – in fact, you see it on every fitness and/or beauty magazine that hits newsstands: eat healthy, limit your portion control, work out 3-4 days a week. But what, exactly, does healthy look like? Tim Ferriss is one of the first to dive in and show us, and damn, did he deliver. Ferriss interviewed countless MDs and Olympians, then took things one step further on his own anatomy to develop The 4-Hour Body. What you’ll glean from the novel can’t be explained in 4 hours, and neither can the best practices you’ll take away. Trust us, though, this is one book worth the $13 download.
Good Calories, Bad Calories
We used to think calories were the anti Christ, circa 1990. Now, researchers/dieticians and writers like Gary Taubes are peeling away layers to show us there’s so much more to that fun-size Snickers than meets the eye. A quick read, Good Calories, Bad Calories articulates how and why some foods, while they may be higher in caloric value, will either help shrink your waistline and maintain energy, or leave you bloated and craving more. Plus, learn to crave the real “good stuff”. What’s not to love?
The Paleo Solution
The Paleo Diet: it’s not just for veggie-loving hippies anymore. Author Robb Wolf, who also happens to be one of the most sought-after wellness coaches in the world (former biochemist, too. This guy’s got skill.) sees the body from multiple angles, giving him the unique ability to dissect fad diets and advocate for a Paleo lifestyle – one that’s equal parts feasible, fun and truly body-altering. Click download, settle in and get ready to become a so-called food purist. Your body and mind will thank you.
Green for Life
Welcome to raw foodism at its, well, cleanest and greenest. Green for Life is Veronica Boutenko’s baby. Too often, she says, greens are overlooked as a side dish or afterthought, but this iBook suggests completely overhauling how you think of those five FDA-recommended daily servings. Boutenko gives you her best secret: the ultimate green smoothie. Once snubbed as a subpar replacement, green juices are a real thing – and so are their health benefits. But don’t trust us; you may well have to drink it to believe it.