Eat Better Forever by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Like many of us I am looking for ways to improve my overall health and vitality. Food and finding what’s good for us has always been a bit of a minefield but generally I think common sense rules the day. It can be tricky to make the changes especially when reaching for the convenient, processed quick fix foods are so easy to do. I’m always on the look out for inspiration to live my healthiest and best life so was delighted to be offered an advance reading copy of Eat Better Forever by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Eat Better Forever


Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

In Eat Better Forever, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gives you all the tools to improve your eating habits, and therefore your life – permanently. And to help it all happen, he’s added his 100 healthiest recipes yet.

In this ground-breaking book, instead of promising a gimmicky single-fix solution to the challenge of healthy eating, Hugh extracts the knowledge, advice and healthy habits, from cutting edge research into the obesity crisis, to produce 7 simple strategies that will transform your diet and your health. Starting with the blissfully simple message that we all need to Go Whole, he leads us away from the industrial junk and processed foods that are doing so many of us so much harm and returns us to the real foods that nurture us and keep us well.

Everything that follows is clear, believable and achievable. From sorting the good carbs from the bad, learning not to fear fat, and looking after our gut, to renegotiating the foods we call ‘drinks’ and being mindful of when to eat.and when to take a pause. Hugh guides us to a better way of eating that will last us our whole lives.

It’s all offered up with reassuring tips and switches that help us act on the vital knowledge he imparts. And the 100 recipes that come with it, and their endless variations, make for a lifetime of healthy eating.

My thoughts

I’ve always enjoyed watching Hugh on the television. He is passionate, articulate and incredibly knowledgable. He has this wonderful ability to convey information simply and without fuss. The way he writes is pretty much how he comes across on the tv and for me this created a very enjoyable and inspiring book. He has of course worked hard to create the life he is living now, yet he does inspire us to try and convert all the goodness of his own to ours.

The thing I liked most was his common sense approach to better living. You may have heard some or all of what he has to say before but he has a way of making it seem less daunting. He comes across as a friend offering friendly, knowledgable advice rather than condescending and judgmental. The book is thoughtfully presented and has beautiful photography throughout. As well as tried and tested advice, Hugh has included recipes that look delicious and are very ‘doable’. This is not a ‘diet’ book but simply a book to inspire us to live our best lives yet in a way that is good for us and the environment. I received my review copy through Netgalley but this is definitely a book that I would like to add to my bookshelves.

Thank you so much to Bloomsbury and the lovely team at Netgalley for granting my wish to read Eat Better Forever.

About the author

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. His series for Channel 4 have earned him a huge popular following, while his River Cottage books have collected multiple awards including the Glenfiddich Trophy (twice), the Andre Simon Food Book of the Year (three times), the Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food award at the Guild of Food Writers and, in the US, the James Beard Cookbook of the Year. Hugh lives in Devon with his family, where you can also find the River Cottage HQ, which is home to an award-winning Cookery School, unique dining experiences and memorable events.

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