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Bestselling diet books, healthy eating books, special diet books, and nutrition books – August 1 2011

In the USA and UK this month, multi-stage carb-restricted / low processed food diets (Dukan Diet, 4-Hour Body, and 17-Day Diet) rule the roost for weight loss and healthy eating. Vegan and plant-based diets (The Kind Diet, Forks Over Knives, Vegan for Life, The Plant Program) are also prominent in special diets.

The positions in the bestselling charts are according to a snapshot from Amazon. The number in brackets next to the top titles is the ranking in all books – i.e. The Dukan Diet is the no. 27 top selling book in the USA and the no. 1 top selling book in the UK on Amazon.

USA Diets and weight loss Nutrition Special diets Disorders and diseases
1 The 17 Day Diet (18) The China Study (72) The Kind Diet (79) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (16)
2 The Dukan Diet (27) Food Rules (74) Forks Over Knives The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Kindle)
3 The 4-Hour Body (31) The Paleo Solution Hungry Girl 300 Under 300 The Sum of My Parts (Kindle)
4 The 17 Day Diet (Kindle) Why We Get Fat South Beach Diet Supercharged Anticancer
5 The Dukan Diet (Kindle) The Paleo Diet Cookbook Nourishing Traditions Taking Charge of Your Fertility


UK Diets & Healthy Eating Diet & Nutrition Special diets
1 The Dukan Diet Recipe Book The Dukan Diet (1) Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook
2 The 4-Hour Body The Dukan Diet Recipe Book Vegan for Life
3 7lbs in 7 Days Super Juice Diet The Dukan Diet (Kindle) The Plant Programme: Recipes for Fighting Breast and Prostate Cancer
4 Baby-led Weaning Carbs & Cals The Yeast Syndrome
5 The 17 Day Diet The 4-Hour Body Conscious Eating




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  • ilovetaffy September 20, 2011, 7:01 am

    I’m ADD and battle carrying out just anything. Will be the Dukan diet program complex?

    • Penny Hammond September 20, 2011, 12:22 pm

      The first two phases are pretty simple – in phase 1 you eat only pure lowfat protein, and in phase 2 you alternate days of pure lowfat protein and pure protein plus nonstarchy vegetables. The third and fourth phases are more complex – lots of different types of foods are avoided, some foods are allowed but restricted, and there are lots of rules to learn.

      You could go to the Dukan Diet forums to see if anyone else has the same issues and if there are any tips – the UK website is http://www.dukandiet.co.uk and the USA website is

  • JP May 10, 2012, 9:03 pm

    I can’t believe that the Dukan Diet book is the number 1 top selling book in amazon UK.

    Regarding this I can say that the Dukan Diet is overvalued and is not as good as it promises to be. I’d followed Dukan Diet for a while and the only thing I discovered is that it is a very strict regime that don’t give the results that promise. In my case through the experimentation with myself I discovered the food that I can eat without have problems with my weight. Today at day I’m in my ideal weight, I make exercise 3 or 4 times per week half an hour every day. I’m in shape, healthy and happy and all this without “the help” of the Dukan Diet.

    This is my testimony.


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