Trisha’s Transformation: Beat the Bulge and Still Indulge by Trisha Lewis is the bestselling book in Ireland this week according to the Nielsen Bookscan figures, with 5,068 books sold since it was published on Friday, 29 May and we are already sending the book to reprint for the third time.
The cookbook details Trisha’s weight-loss story, which started in February 2018 when she stood on the scales and saw 26 stone on the display. With her obesity at a point where it was seriously inhibiting her quality of life and at her lowest ebb mentally and physically, she joined Instagram and vowed to change her story and share her transformation journey publicly. People swarmed to her Instagram page instantly, loving Trisha’s honesty, humour, and motivational mantras. Since that day, each day, with the help and support of her fans whom she affectionally dubs ‘Trisha’s Transformers’, Trisha has been changing her life for the better.
In the book the professional chef shares her lessons learned, along with 60 delicious recipes which have kept her fuelled and nourished, without compromising on flavour or leaving her feeling deprived.
On reaching the number one spot Trisha said, ‘This is a dream come true, I cannot believe that I have the number one bestselling book in Ireland. I am only halfway to my weight loss goal but this gives me the motivation to keep it up and keep inspiring others who want to do the same. I am so glad that people are enjoying the recipes and, most importantly, discovering that you can lose weight without losing flavour. Always remember: don’t hold back on life by waiting for the destination, enjoy the journey, you are good enough now just as you are. And, of course, beat the bulge!’.
In the book, Trisha speaks about her childhood and growing up on a dairy farm in Limerick where she was one of nine sisters. Her instant sibling-community have supported her on every step of her journey, from childhood bullying, to backing out of being a bridesmaid because she felt so uncomfortable in her own skin, to milestones missed because she felt too miserable to celebrate, and WhatsApps left on “read” when family implored her to get help at her lowest points, and now: Trisha’s new beginning as she celebrates her status as a bestselling author and returns to the contented, lively, inspiring sister they knew of old.
Trisha’s Transformation is published by Gill Books, priced at €19.99. For further information contact Ellen Monnelly, Senior Publicist, Gill Books, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trisha Lewis is 32 years-old, from County Limerick. In February 2018, she tipped the scales at 26 stone. Since then, she has successfully lost eight stone. Having studied Professional Cookery in CIT, Trisha is now Executive Head Chef at Jacobs on the Mall in Cork City. Her passion is food and she’s always believed you can lose weight without losing flavour. Trisha is now on a mission to overcome obesity in the most public way possible – documenting her weight-loss journey on her Instagram page, @trishas.transformation. With over 108,000 Instagram followers – lovingly known as her Transformers.