British author Harrison claims that drastically reducing caloric intake for just 2 days of the week will not only promote healthy weight loss, but also improve overall health.
5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health by Kate Harrison
The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution: Do You Have the Metabolism of a Hunter or a Farmer? by Mark Liponis, M.D.
Liponis bases this program on research suggesting an optimal diet is determined by the genetic makeup and subsistence methods of ancestors and offers a guide for identifying two distinct body types. A hunter-type metabolism functions best on a high protein diet while others are successful on a high-carb diet.
The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin by Bob Harper and Greg Critser
Harper, co-host of The Biggest Loser, explains his weight-loss program which centers on 20 core principles that include healthy proteins with each meal, plenty of vegetables, hydration, and salt reduction.
Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep Weight Off for Good by Manuel Villacorta
Nutritionist, Villacorta, believes the hormone ghrelin is the key to controlling hunger and metabolism and offers this program for weight loss he claims has an 85 percent success rate. The diet focuses on frequent meals and healthy carbohydrates while avoiding strenuous exercises.
Science journalist, Taubes, examines the research comparing the standard recommended diet supported by institutions such as the American Heart Association with the controversial high fat and protein diets. Taubes endorses the evidence that diets high in fat and protein and low in sugars are the healthiest choices.