In the USA, sales of diet and healthy eating books have plummeted as summer comes to an end. Grain Brain (gluten-free) is still doing well. Paleo books continue to trend including Against All Grain, which has been selling well all year, and Paleo Slow Cooker. Vegan cookbooks and diets are also doing well, including Eat To Live Cookbook (the diet book is coming out soon) and The End of Dieting.
In the UK, The Fast Diet (intermittent fasting) is still hanging on as the top diet book. The Hairy Dieters books (low fat and low sugar) have bubbled back up in popularity.
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 – e.g. Grain Brain is the no. 46 top selling book in the USA on Amazon at the time of writing.
USA bestselling diets August 2014
|USA||Health, Fitness & Dieting*||Special diets||Diseases & Physical Ailments*|
|1||Paleo Slow Cooker – Kindle Paleo||Paleo Slow Cooker – Kindle Paleo||Grain Brain (46) – Gluten-free, no processed carbs or sugars|
|2||Coconut Oil for Beginners Miracle food||Eat to Live Cookbook (76) – Vegan/near-vegan whole foods cookbook||Wheat Belly Cookbook – Gluten-free|
|3||Grain Brain (46) – Gluten-free, no processed carbs or sugars||The Skinnytaste Cookbook – Low calorie cookbook||The End of Dieting – Nutrient-dense foods|
|4||Eat to Live Cookbook (76) – Vegan/near-vegan whole foods cookbook||Against All Grain – Paleo recipe book||Grain Brain – Kindle – Gluten-free, no processed carbs or sugars|
|5||What to Expect When You’re Expecting (82) –
Whole foods, high nutrient content
|The Daniel Cure – Partial fast, vegan and unprocessed||The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up – No refined carbs, trans fats|
*only books with food recommendations included
UK diet best sellers August 2014
|UK||Diets & Healthy Eating||Diet & Nutrition||Special diets|
|1||The Hairy Dieters (21) – Low fat and low sugar||The Fast Diet (19) – Intermittent fasting||The Plant Programme – Mostly vegan, dairy-free|
|2||The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life (28) – Low calorie, low fat||The Hairy Dieters (21) – Low fat and low sugar||Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook – Avoiding all types of sugars|
|3||I Quit Sugar (50) – No sugar diet and recipe book||The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life (28) – Low calorie, low fat||Dr Bernstein’s Diet Solution – Kindle – Low carb, unprocessed foods|
|4||River Cottage Veg Every Day (55) – Vegetarian recipe book||5:2 Your Life – Kindle – Lifestyle guide plus intermittent fasting||The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet – Low saturated fat, low GI|
|5||Keep it Vegan (80) – Vegan recipe book||I Quit Sugar (50) – No sugar diet and recipe book||The Macrobiotic Path to Health – Macrobiotic|