Louise Parker's The Cookbook to Octopus

Louise Parker's The Cookbook to Octopus

Mitchell Beazley, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired The Louise Parker Method Lean for Life: The Cookbook, the follow up to Lean For Life from body-transformation expert Louise Parker.

Eleanor Maxfield, editorial director at Octopus Publishing Group, acquired world rights from Heather Holden-Brown of hhb agency ltd.

Lean For Life: The Cookbook will be published in hardback on 26th December 2016 priced £20. It champions Parker's approach to weight loss and optimum health and is pitched as "a lifestyle, a habit, an attitude and not a diet", communicated in a "non-preachy, yet empathetic way". It also comprises over 120 "fuss-free" and "precisely balanced" recipes. They weigh out the right levels of protein, carbohydrates and fats to keep readers in "the optimal fat-burning zone" and help them avoid the dangers of being "organically overweight".

The "Louise Parker Method", honed over 20 years of working in the space, has been adopted by celebrities including Emma Thompson who praised it "genuinely sustainable".

Maxfield said: "Louise is simply one of the most inspirational women I have met – her method is a refreshing and realistic gem in a minefield of health trends. Octopus are thrilled to have snapped up her second book, especially as she has already motivated so many of us. The Lean for Life cookbook will revitalise your eating habits and empower you to create endless recipe combinations – you’ll buy it on Boxing day and still be using it for years to come."

Parker said: "I'm absolutely delighted to continue working with the hugely passionate team at Octopus who really put their heart and soul into making my first book, Louise Parker Method; Lean for Life a Sunday Times bestseller. The response from followers has been absolutely magnificent – and I’m so proud of the engagement and results from all our readers and followers. The Cookbook provides an abundance of new ideas and inspiration to add to their repertoire of ‘eating beautifully’, whilst introducing them to the method as a whole."