Saturday 4 June 2016

Joe Wicks - 'Lean in 15' Book Review

Hey everyone :)

It's Friday - the end of the week and its been a long week for me! I'm glad its nearly over. Now I get the weekend to relax and recharge. They are giving me lots more responsibility at work and so I'm busier and more stressed than usual.

I like to look at it as a good thing as it shows they at least trust me ... I hope!

Anyway ... working more required more energy ... which means I need to eat well and 'properly' ... I quoted properly because if you follow my Twitter or know me then I am the worst! I try so hard to stick to healthy, full meals but I always go back to Nandos, McDonalds, Dominoes or Pizza Hut - I know these will probably kill me so don't worry about telling me in the comments - I'm fully aware :)

I was in Tesco and picked up Joe Wicks' Lean in 15 book - I had heard a few people talking about it and one of the girls at work - Sarah mentioned she had bought it and was making lots of recipes from it as they were so quick and easy and I knew I was on to something.

Firstly I'm a package lover (or in this case a book cover lover - ohh that rhymes :P) - the book is crisp, clear, bright, shiny and smooth - I don't know if I can find anymore words to describe it. It feels like good quality in your hands and not some cheap crap book. I know you are not supposed to 'judge a book by its cover' but that's always the first thing that draws me in and gets me to pick it up.

The book is not just full of recipes either - there is a section on Joe himself and some information about his past and how he got to where he is now - as you all know I love being nosey and I love sections in books like this. He talks about the 'lean plan' and goes on to talk about - what I can only describe is what we got taught in Home Economics class as school (for you English kids - that was where we cooked and learnt about nutrients and minerals - not sure what you call it).

Starting something new is always a chore so he breaks it down into easy steps - such as planning, prepping and stocking up which are all key. There is that saying that if you don't plan then your planning to fail .. or something like that - I can't remember at the moment.

Then we move into the recipes and there are lots and lots of them - which excites me and there not just on the same thing - they are a mixture of everything - which is great! I bought a cooking book a few weeks ago and the majority of the recipes were lamb, fish and duck which I don't really eat. The recipes are broken down into reduced-carbohydrates, post-workout carbohydrate-refuel and snacks & treats.

The last couple of sections are on burning fat and building lean muscles - I'm sure you can guess what this section is about! Yeah exercise and workouts - Joe has his own workout regime and shows you what to do and how many of them to do. The last section are case studies and people who have tried the plan and have seen great results and they do look great!

Overall a great book and one that I will reach for time and time again! I managed to pick it up in Tesco for £8 (I think its on an introductory offer at the moment) it's normally £14.99.

Let me know in the comments below if you have bought the book or are thinking of buying it.

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