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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 28 November 2016
This book's main positive, that the recipes are all simple to make without any elaborate cookery skills, is also its biggest weakness as it leads to a bit of a lack of variety. I have never, for example, seen so many recipes featuring pine nuts in the reduced-carbohydrate recipes chapter. If you already know how to cook a little bit and are familiar with healthy ingredients, then it may be a slight let down.

The book looks good and the layout is good. I like how the recipes look on the page, with a couple of introductory sentences and photographs for most of them. For a book of this sort though, it would have been helpful to see nutritional information (calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, sugar etc) accompanying each recipe. The introduction is quite well-thought out and to the point, but in my opinion there are some things included that should be nowhere near a book like this. Namely the chapter featuring “my lean winners”, which is basically a host of photographs of people in their underwear before and after they have lost weight. Save that for social media surely? The HIIT training chapter seems like mainly an excuse to feature more photographs of Joe Wicks, and adds very little to the book. The book is quite thick and bulky at 240 pages long, but it could have included some more interesting recipes instead of the rather pointless last couple of chapters in my opinion.

Overall, this is a decent book but not the best healthy cooking book I have seen. There are some good ideas but there was the potential for it to be better with a bit more imagination.

You can look inside the book and see some of these details, but for completeness the contents page looks like this:

Introduction 5
The Lean in 15 Sustain Plan 8
Forming New Habits 16
Reduced-carbohydrate recipes 24
Post-workout recipes 102
Snacks and treats 178
Pyramid resistance HIIT training 192
My lean winners 220
Index 234
Acknowledgements 237

The full list of recipes:

'Nutella' Smoothie
Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie
Vanilla and Mango Tahini Smoothie
Bacon, Leek and Pea Frittata
Red Pepper Mushrooms with Avocado
Smoky Omelette
Salmon and Avocado Sesame Egg Roll
No-Bread Benedict
Duck Rendang
Turmeric Chicken with Spinach Satay
Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms
Salmon and Prawns with Parmesan Sauce
Cheat's Chicken Caesar
Sea Bass with Pak Choi and Cashew Nuts
Monkfish Wrapped in Parma Ham
Chicken with Cauliflower Cheese
Bashed Pork with Red Pepper Mayo
Chicken Caprese
Cauliflower Rice with Coconut Prawns
Cheesy Chicken with Garlic and Chives
Sammy Sea Bass with Crunchy Carrots
Chicken Tikka Masala
Pork Chop with Creamy Greens
Chicken Kiev with Cauliflower Rice
Cajun Salmom with Sweetcorn and Cucumber Relish
Lamb Cutlets with Courgettes and Spinach
Chorizo, Cavolo Nero and Cod
Salmon Fillet with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Garlicky Kale with Grilled Chicken
Moroccan Monkfish
Straight-Up Steak with Blue Mushrooms
Sea Bass with Lemon and Fennel Coleslaw
Cod with Cheesy Herb Sauce
Beef and Black Olive Meatballs
Chicken and Parmesan Melts
Courgetti with Miso Steak
Thai Salmon and Coconut Curry
Salmon with Watercress and Cashew Pesto
Lamb Chops with Harissa Guacamole
Chicken Salad with Lemon Pesto
Pork Tenderloin with Pear and Blue Cheese
Cheesy Ham Stuffed Chicken
Massaman Curry
Harissa-Baked Chicken with Avocado Salad
Joe's Beef and Mushroom Pie
Chicken in a Bag

Banana and Chocolate Overnight Oats
Quinoa Overnight Oats
Peach Melba Smoothie
Porridge and Malt Smoothie
Cocoberry Oats
Get Stacked Protein Pancakes
Spiced Turkey and Beans on Toast
Chicken with Hash Browns
Smoky Beans on Toast with Chicken Sausages
The Big McLeanie Pitta
Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice
Piri Piri Butterfly Chicken Burger
Sea Bass with Spiced Pea and Potato Cakes
Korean Chicken Rice Bowl
Chicken Pho
Tuna Burrito
Chicken Carbonara
Chicken Fajita Fried Rice
Chorizo, Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash
Rice, Chickpeas, Cucumbers and Chicken
Sausage and Mushroom Penne Pasta
Chicken and Prawn Paprika Noodles
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice
Spiced Prawns and Potatoes
Smoky Joe Burger and Wedges
Chicken Orzo with Herbs and Lemon
15-Minute Turkey Lasagne
Chicken Tikka Baguette
Lemongrass and Ginger Beef Noodles
Green Chilli Chicken Tagliatelle
Cod Tagliatelle
In-a-Hurry Cottage Pie
Thai Beef Noodle Salad
Super-Speedy Sausage Stew
Asian Cod and Lentils
Turkey, Leek and Tarragon Gnocchi,
Chicken Shish
Jewelled Rice with Grilled Lamb
Thai-Style Midget Tree Chicken Stir-Fry
Quick Herb and Tomato Orzotto
Baked Gnocchi with Minced Beef
Southern-Style Quinoa-Coated Chicken with Wedges
Rice and Chicken Stuffed Peppers
Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

Quinoa and Carrot Fritters
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
Garlic Mushroom and Almond Dip
Cheat's Taramasalata
Chocolate Protein Crepes with Strawberry Sauce
Joe's Peanut Butter Brownies
Frozen Berry Yoghurt
Chocolate and Protein Mousse
Raspberry Clafoutis
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on 4 December 2016
On Amazon website it would be helpful if you could look further into the book at just a couple of recipes to give an idea what the cooking is like instead of pictures of his body.
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on 12 December 2016
Not as good as the other 2 books. Kind of get the feeling he is selling out now and just rehashing old recipes. There are also a lot in here that he has previously posted on instagram and facebook so be prepared to see things you've already had. That being said there are some decent new additions.
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on 15 January 2017
Received this book as a Christmas present and i'm completely sold. The meals are so quick and easy to prepare, and if any are indeed longer recipes, it clearly states that in the book. Every recipe that I have cooked has been delicious and so simple & quick to do. With regards to cost, my partner and I have made all of our meals from this book for the past 2 weeks and spent around £60 a time on shopping- that's creating 6 meals and breakfasts and 5 lunches for the week ( i love the lemon-basil pesto salad!). One review said breakfasts were rubbish- personally we love the banana pancakes and i've been eating the overnight oats every morning. I understand that £60 a week on shopping is for some a huge amount but for us it's about what we paid before switching to these recipes.

Joe is a big fan of "prepping like a boss" but we don't have the equipment or the space to do this effectively, and we have still managed to come in from a long day's work and create healthy, tasty meals. On days where we don't HIIT train, we opt for low-carb/no-carb recipes, and following a HIIT session we cook something more filling. I can't afford the 90 day SSS plan (despite really wanting to try it!) so have been pairing the meals with the free HIIT videos on youtube, and still manage to make a meal from scratch after doing it in the evenings.

I can't wait to get the other 2 books to see what other lovely food i'll be cooking!
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on 15 January 2017
I have all 3 books and this is my favourite by far. Can't comment on the workouts as I use his DVD, but there are some delicious recipes in here and so quick and easy, my husband and kids are loving them too. I am losing weight and eating more food - what is not to like?!
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on 9 January 2017
I got this book for Christmas, so far I'm very impressed! I rarely use cookbooks for daily meals as I find they have so many ingredients, I love quick easy meals! This is the perfect solution, they literally do only take 15 minutes and are so easy, so far I've not made anything that I didn't like, really tasty and certainly filling! Very clever with how he uses his ingredients and cooking methods to keep it so healthy! Would recommend to anyone, and will be adding his other books to my collection.
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on 8 January 2017
I absolutely love this book, it's full of great recipes and some great workouts. Joe goes into detail with tips on sustaining a great shape. I would definitely recommend this book, I would also recommend purchasing Lean In 15 1&2 which again are full of great recipes, great workouts and everything you need to not only get into shape, but to stay in shape too.
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on 16 January 2017
My wife bought me this book and the previous couple for Christmas. This was the catalyst for us to begin the Body Coach 90-day challenge which we're doing well on. I have to say the food in this book as well as the other 2 is pure class. We haven't had a bad meal yet and are eating much healthier than we ever imagined we could be capable of. The idea is to have 3 meals a day (with 2 snacks AM / PM). If you haven't exercised you will eat 3 meals from the RC ( reduced carb ) section. If you have worked out at some point in the day. For example, in the morning. You would be able to choose a carby breakfast post-work out meal. The same goes for if you worked out in the evening. You'd be able to eat straight afterwards a carby tea / evening dinner. The other 2 meals would also be reduced carbs. Hope this review helps and gets people buying the books. You could waste £8 on a lot worse! :)

We are also using his new DVD for our work outs.
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on 12 January 2017
Fantastic recipes using ingredients you will use again if not in your pantry already!
Have tried the chicken curry which was yum but the beef with filo pastry is my favourite and the kids love it to - bonus!!
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on 26 November 2016
Some nice receipes in here but I also have the previous two books and find that the meals are becoming quite similar. Good for the price but don't think I will be buying the next instalment
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