By Gina LaGuardia
Ditch the floppy-eared magazines that are laying all over the gym and get your nose into these two wellness-packed page-turners the next time you’re pedaling away on the recumbent bike.
“The Quick & Clean Diet: Lose the Weight, Feel Great, and Stay Lean for Life”
by Dari Alexander
If you’ve ever wondered about the healthy glow from WNYW FOX 5 News at 5’s co-anchor Dari Alexander, wonder no more. Thanks to clean eating and natural wellness, Dari says, she’s become a changed woman, so much so that it inspired her to share her favorite recipes and experiences. Find out all about achieving your best body yet by consuming foods closest to their natural state with Dari’s 14-day meal plan and recipes that call for natural ingredients such as whole grains, lean proteins, vegetables, spices and healthy fats that are satisfying and delicious!
BELLA note: I tried this plan with my 10-year-old, and she loved it. She now has a new appreciation for almonds and Greek yogurt during snack time, loves Dari’s Garlic Lime Chicken, and chooses to infuse water with fresh fruit on her own now over juice. Thanks, Dari!
“Body By Simone: The 8-Week Total-Body-Makeover Plan” by Simone De La Rue
What do you get when the personal trainer for some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood shares her fitness secrets? A book that gets your butt in gear. De La Rue’s eight-week plan, beautifully chronicled in a new book out on March 24th, combines dance-based cardio workouts and strength training routines for all fitness levels. Even better, her breakdown of what to do when, how to track your goals and challenges, and a simple seven-day kick-start meal plan will get you taking your body as seriously as a celeb!
“The Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Prescription” by Dr. Andre Berger
Learn how to recapture your vivacity as Dr. Berger takes an east-meets-west approach to looking and feeling youthful, bringing the secrets of Hollywood to everyone. For the low, low price of a book (or a quick download to your e-Reader), you can get your own “appointment” with Dr. Berger, learning how an integrated, balanced approach to diet, exercise, quality sleep, and stress management can prevent the illnesses that come with age (heart disease, diabetes, obesity). Oh, and don’t miss the foreword from actress Anne Heche.