2008's Hot Diet Books

You planned on getting the year off to a good start with a healthy diet and a new exercise plan. Well, you said, it doesn't have to start right on New Year's Day. Then you pushed it back to the 7th because that is the first Monday of 2008 and it makes sense to start on a Monday. Unfortunately, Monday was surprisingly hectic and you didn't get your plan started. Suddenly its January 21st and you still haven't started.

Diet Books 2008The good news is that it's not too late to start that 2008 diet and exercise plan: there are still over 340 days left this year. The publishing industry has been working hard to supply you with plenty of ways to shed unwanted pounds. In fact, January should be renamed Diet Book Month because there are so many diet books published.

Time has a feature on the 10 notable diet books of 2008. The Time list includes The Spectrum, The Ultimate Tea Diet, Slim for Life, Women's Health Perfect Body Diet and How to Eat Like a Hot Chick.

You may have already heard of this year's hot celebrity diet book since we blogged about it earlier this month. The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets by Kym Douglas and Cindy Pearlman includes diet secrets from celebrities like Cindy Crawford, John Cusack, Heidi Klum and Oprah Winfrey.

The Phildelphia Inquirer has an article that looks at the new nutrition books while ignoring the fad diet books. They really like dietitian Judith C. Rodriguez's The Diet Selector: How to Choose a Diet Perfectly Tailored to Your Needs. They say the Diet Selector is a treasure "that may be the last, or next to last, diet book you'll ever need." The Post-Gazette also has an article about The Diet Selector. Judith C. Rodriguez and her team evaluated 75 different diets - just 15 diets passed all their criteria. If you aren't sure where to begin this is probably the book for you.

Portfolio takes a close look at the Eat This, Not That book by Men's Health editor David Zinczenko. The book is about foods that may help reduce belly fat. Critics of the book say you can't target a specific body area.

Some of the diet books topping the New York Times bestseller list this year are You Staying Young, How to Not Look Old and The Spectrum. On Amazon.com, Eat This Not That, How to Not Look Old and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch have been selling well.

Posted on January 21, 2008

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