Amazon’s Top 5 Best Selling Diet Books: How Do They Compare?

When it comes to diets, there are about as many weight-loss plans as there are people looking to lose weight. Deciding which one is right for you in the long term is a matter of doing your research and trial and error, coupled with your personal circumstances and health issues.

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Even when looking at the diet books most of your fellow dieters are reading, you’ll find that their main messages span multiple weight-loss philosophies.

Here’s how the top 5 best selling diet books on compare in terms of their approach to weight-loss:

#1 Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, by Joel Fuhrman, MD
A Publisher’s Weekly review of “Eat to Live” said, “Fuhrman’s “secret” to optimum health and permanent weight control is giving the body only what it needs. An aggressive six-week vegetarian plan segues into a regimen that includes a limited amount of animal products, like lean fish or egg whites once a week.

#2 The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin, by Bob Harper and Greg Critser
Bob Harper of “The Biggest Loser” takes the guesswork out of dieting with 20 simple rules, like, “Rule #3: Eat protein at every meal, making some kind of fish your go-to protein as often as you can. Take your weight and divide it by two—that’s more or less how much protein you should be eating in grams every day.”

#3 It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways, by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
Dallas and Melissa Hartwig educate on the science behind the negative effects of food and deliver a life-long strategy for eating well, beginning with a 30-day “nutritional reset.”

#4 Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They’ll Never Believe It’s Gluten-Free, by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck of “The View” writes about how going gluten-free with her delicious recipes will have you “looking great and feeling good from the inside-out.”

#5 Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by William Davis, MD
Dr. Davis explains how he’s witnessed over 2,000 patients regain their health by eliminating wheat from their diets. He claims that cutting out wheat will “prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.”

No matter which diet plan you pursue, remember that being overweight or obese significantly increases your chance of developing diabetes. If you believe you’re showing signs of the disease, make an appointment with your physician and consult the Vitals Diabetes Patient Guide for information on what to expect from your appointment, questions to ask your doctor, and treatment options.