WATCH: The Body Coach Joe Wicks Shares How You Can Get Lean in 15 Minutes

05/06/2016 at 02:18 PM ET

Joe Wicks is taking the stress out of weight loss.

Known as “the body coach,” the U.K. based fitness star – who has racked up 1 million followers on Instagram – is famous for posting 15-second videos of meals that you can make in 15 minutes or less.

The author of Lean in 15: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy, sat down with PEOPLE Now to talk about his new book and his best time-saving tricks.

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But first, how does he come up with all those genius recipes? “I’m not a trained chef. “I’ve just gone along and seen what’s in the cupboard, seen what’s in the fridge and [think], what can I put together?” says Wicks. “That’s the thing, my recipes are so simple so even if you are a really basic cook you can follow Lean in 15.”

As for his signature yelling in the videos, he says: “When I started the 15 second video, I realized the more humor I put in it, the more engagement and follows and shares I got. People don’t like monotone, boring.”

And the strategy is working for Wicks, who also shares 15 minute workouts on Instagram. “If you’re really busy like we all are, you can do 15, 20 minutes of really high intensity exercise,” Wick explains. “I call it ‘HIIT cardio’ and it’s great because you can burn double the calories in half the time because of the after-burn effect – you’re burning calories throughout the day. Make it really tough, really, really hardcore; you really got to go for it. The more intense the workout the more the calorie burn is going to be.”

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So what’s his number-one weight loss tip? “Planning and prepping,” he says. “If you’re really busy you may need to prep your meals a week ahead, put them in the fridge or the freezer. If not, you can just prepare your meals just for work the next day. That one simple thing becomes a habit and therefore you don’t have to grab convenience food or fast food on the go because you’ve already prepared your lunch for work.”

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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He’s super hot!!!!!

Lizzy on

Well he’s adorable. Great advice too!

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Love this segment – but, the top way celebrities and runway models are losing weight is by alkalizing!

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