From Mama’s Table to Mine, by Bobby Deen, is near the top of the USA chart, featuring low-calorie, low-fat comfort foods. In general, low-calorie and low-fat diets have been on a downward trend so it’s fairly surprising to see it here. Other top-selling diets don’t show any strong patterns.
In the UK, intermittent fasting is still wildly popular, with The 5:2 Diet Book and The Fast Diet recommending 5 days of feasting and 2 days of fasting / severely reduced calories. The Two Day Diet, which follows the same principle, will be released soon and may be a top-seller as well. Hairy Dieters is still near the top of the charts.
The positions in the bestselling charts are according to a snapshot of book sales from Amazon. The number in brackets next to the top titles is the ranking in all books – i.e. The Fast Diet is the no. 1 top selling book and the no. 15 bestselling paid Kindle in the UK on Amazon.
|USA||Diets and weight loss||Nutrition||Special diets||Disorders and diseases|
|1||From Mama’s Table to Mine (2) – Low calorie, low fat||The Fast Metabolism Diet (16) – No wheat, dairy, soy, sugar, corn, caffeine, fruit juice or artificial sweeteners||From Mama’s Table to Mine (2) – Low calorie, low fat||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Kindle|
|2||Shred (11) – Portion control, meal spacing, whole foods||Wheat Belly (20) – Gluten-free||From Mama’s Table to Mine – Kindle – Low calorie, low fat||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks|
|3||The Fast Metabolism Diet (16) – No wheat, dairy, soy, sugar, corn, caffeine, fruit juice or artificial sweeteners||Wheat Belly – Kindle – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly Cookbook (33) – Gluten-free||The End of Diabetes – Plant-based, high nutrients|
|4||Wheat Belly (20) – Gluten-free||Forks over Knives – The Cookbook (36) – Vegan whole foods||Forks over Knives – The Cookbook (36) – Vegan whole foods||The Gerson Therapy – Vegan, unprocessed, detox, juicing|
|5||Shred – Kindle – Portion control, meal spacing, whole foods||Clean (69) – Detox, food elimination||Practical Paleo (76) – Paleo||Taking Charge of Your Fertility – Unprocessed foods, no caffeine or alcohol|
|UK||Diets & Healthy Eating||Diet & Nutrition||Special diets|
|1||Hairy Dieters (3) – Low fat and low sugar||The Fast Diet (1) – Intermittent fasting||Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook – Avoiding all types of sugars|
|2||Greedy Girl’s Diet (28) – Whole foods, low fat||The Fast Diet – Kindle (k15) – Intermittent fasting||The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book – Low-fat|
|3||Honestly Healthy (83) – Vegetarian, alkaline||Hairy Dieters (3) – Low fat and low sugar||The Plant Programme – Mostly vegan, dairy-free|
|4||Plenty – Vegetarian||5:2 Diet Book – Kindle (k48) – Intermittent fasting||The Juice Lady’s Juicing for Health and Healing – Juicing|
|5||The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook (for halogen ovens)||5:2 Diet Recipe Book (11) – Intermittent fasting||Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding – Exchange plan|