In the USA at the end of December, there isn’t yet the rush for diets that usually starts before January. Vegan cookbook Thug Kitchen and low-calorie The Skinnytaste Cookbook continue to be best-sellers, even after the end of the holiday gift-giving period. Paleo elimination diet book It Starts with Food has jumped back up the charts. Dr. Phil’s 20/20 Diet hasn’t yet been released but it’s doing fairly well in pre-sales.
In the UK, the sugar-free grain-free Art of Eating Well cookbook and vegetable recipe book Plenty More are topping the charts. Hairy Dieters Good Eating low-calorie cookbook is heading back up the charts. New diets (Be Body Beautiful, Super Juice Me!, Eat.Nourish.Glow., Davina’s 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free, Honestly Healthy Cleanse) are already selling in the top 100 (along with the ever-favourite juicing books for New Year cleanses), but not yet hitting 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 – e.g. Plenty More is the no. 55 top selling book in the USA and the no. 8 top selling book on Amazon at the time of writing.
USA bestselling diets December 2014
|USA||Health, Fitness & Dieting*||Special diets||Diseases & Physical Ailments*|
|1||The Skinnytaste Cookbook (29) – Low calorie cookbook||Thug Kitchen (11) – Vegan cookbook||Grain Brain – Gluten-free, no processed carbs or sugars|
|2||It Starts with Food (41) – Detox, whole foods, no sugar, paleo||The Skinnytaste Cookbook (29) – Low calorie cookbook||The Paleo Approach – Paleo|
|3||What to Expect When You’re Expecting (64) –
Whole foods, high nutrient content
|Superfood Smoothies (48) – Nutrient-rich plant-based smoothies||Grain Brain – Kindle – Gluten-free, no processed carbs or sugars|
|4||The 20/20 Diet (77) –
Elimination diet, eat superfoods [not yet released]
|Plenty More (55) – Vegetarian cookbook||Taking Charge of Your Fertility – Unprocessed foods, no caffeine or alcohol|
|5||10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (80) – High-liquid cleanse diet||Against All Grain (98) – Paleo recipe book||Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution – High produce, low fat, unprocessed diet book|
*only books with food recommendations included
UK diet best sellers December 2014
|UK||Diets & Healthy Eating||Special diets|
|1||The Art of Eating Well (7) – No sugar, no grain cookbook||Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook – Avoiding all types of sugars|
|2||Plenty More (8) – Vegetarian cookbook||Dr Bernstein’s Diet Solution – Kindle – Low carb, unprocessed foods|
|3||The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating (25) – Low fat and low sugar||The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book – Low-fat|
|4||The Skinny Nutribullet Recipe Book (27) – Smoothie recipe book, low calorie||Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook – Kindle – Avoiding all types of sugars|
|5||Deliciously Ella (30) – Sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free natural plant-based recipe book||The Book of Macrobiotics – Macrobiotic|