Diet books sales drop after the New Year rush as people realize it’ll be several months before warm weather kicks in. In the USA, vegan diets continue to be top sellers, generally for health rather than purely weight loss diets, and Wheat Belly, advising a gluten-free diet, has risen back up. In the UK, The Dukan Diet stays on top but the Clean & Lean Diet has charged up the charts – this diet advises avoiding caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and processed foods.
The positions in the bestselling charts are according to a snapshot from Amazon on February 13, 2012. The number in brackets next to the top titles is the ranking in all books – i.e. Forks Over Knives is the no. 35 top selling book in the USA on Amazon.
|USA||Diets and weight loss||Nutrition||Special diets||Disorders and diseases|
|1||Forks Over Knives (35) – Vegan||Forks Over Knives (35) – Vegan||Forks Over Knives (35) – Vegan||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Kindle)|
|2||The 17 Day Diet (37) – Multi-stage||The China Study (72) – Vegan||The Engine 2 Diet (64) – Vegan||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (60)|
|3||Nutritious Snacks That Keep You Feeling Full and Help You Easily Lose Weight (Kindle) – Points System||Wheat Belly (Kindle) – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly (Kindle) – Gluten-free||Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease – Vegan|
|4||Eat to Live (48) – Vegan||Wheat Belly (80) – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly – Gluten-free||Taking Charge of Your Fertility|
|5||The 17 Day Diet (Kindle) – Multi-stage||Paleo Comfort Foods (93) – Paleo||Paleo Comfort Foods (93) – Paleo||The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program|
|UK||Diets & Healthy Eating||Diet & Nutrition||Special diets|
|1||Clean & Lean Diet Cookbook (40)||The Dukan Diet (26)||Erica White’s Beat Candida CookbookErica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook|
|2||Clean & Lean Diet (91)||Clean & Lean Diet Cookbook (40)||The Plant Programme|
|3||Plenty (92)||Cut The Crap (Kindle)||The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book|
|4||The Biggest Loser Cookbook||Clean & Lean Diet (91)||Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution|
|5||The Dukan Diet Recipe Book||Plenty (92)||An Unfit Mother (post-pregnancy fitness)|