Ignore the terrible title – this is a great book. Written by a clinical hypnotherapist, “Adore Yourself Slim” brings together every tip, technique and trick that she herself used to lose three and a half stone (22kg), including effective, practical exercise tips (with illustrations, making them easy to follow), nutritional advice and straightforward recipes, and hypnotherapy techniques. A hypnotherapy CD is included in some editions so it’s worth shopping around on Amazon. There are also real life success stories and motivational quotes. The book also considers the reasons we overeat, gives “sanity saving strategies” so that you don’t become obsessive about food and eating, and discusses confidence, self esteem and positive thinking.