Book lovers who have resolved to shed a few pounds in the new year aren’t alone … nor will they find themselves without books to back them up. In fact, Reuters suggests that the opposite may be true:

Anyone seeking advice on how to shed the pounds in 2007 may be suffering from information indigestion with new diet books offering a feast of tips ranging from more exercise, to more wine, to more sleep.

Publishers “traditionally target the post-holiday period in early January to release diet and fitness books,” and 2007 is no exception. Especially, says Reuters, in a society where people are becoming increasingly aware of the health dangers of overweight and obesity.

In this new year, the diet books currently enjoying popularity include You: On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz (Free Press); The Diet Detective’s Count Down by Charles Platkin (Fireside), The Biggest Loser Cookbook (Rodale); Sleep Away the Pounds by Cherie and John Calbom (Warner Wellness) and, in the UK, The F2 Diet by Audrey Eyton (Bantam), author of The F-Plan Diet from 1982.

The Reuters piece can be seen here.

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