Health's First-Ever Diet Book Hits the New York Times' Best-Seller List Just One Week After Going on Sale


Aug 19, 2010, 09:55 ET from Health magazine

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Health debuted its first-ever diet book, The CarbLovers Diet: Eat what you love, get slim for life! (Oxmoor House; $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8487-3370-4), on August 3, 2010, and the book already took the #4 spot on the New York Times' best-seller list in the Hardcover Advice category.  With more than 160,000 copies in print, and three printings – and counting, The CarbLovers Diet is poised to become the new go-to diet for people looking to lose weight quickly and effectively.

The CarbLovers Diet's early success proves that the book is resonating with consumers. After decades of being told that our favorite foods – including bread, pasta, pizza, potato chips, and more – would make us fat and sluggish, CarbLovers says that eating carbs is the only proven way to get and stay slim. Hundreds of new studies show that a breakthrough ingredient called Resistant Starch, found in carb-rich foods, including bananas, oatmeal, brown rice, and potatoes, actually has the power to suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism, improve your mood, reduce your stress level, and make you lose weight fast. These "CarbStars" are the cornerstone of The CarbLovers Diet and are the secret to losing weight quickly and effectively.

"We are thrilled with consumer response to The CarbLovers Diet and congratulate Health's co-authors Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth R.D. on capturing the diet zeitgeist with this book," said Sylvia Auton, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. "Women across the country are embracing a diet that finally allows them to eat their favorite foods, such as bread, pasta and potatoes, and still lose weight."

"It's no surprise that The CarbLovers Diet is selling so well right out of the gate," said John Brown, President, Time Inc's Health division. "Heath is the leading authority on healthy living, and women come to this brand for our trusted, well-researched advice."

The CarbLovers Diet features a step-by-step 7-Day CarbLovers Kickstart Plan, developed by registered dietitians on the Health staff and in clinical practice, which has been tested on real women and shows readers how to lose up to six pounds in one week. The book also includes a 21-Day CarbLovers Immersion Plan, complete with 75 easy-to-prepare recipes, as well as quick bites, the best convenience foods and restaurant choices so you can continue to lose weight even when you go out to eat.

The CarbLovers Diet: Eat what you love, get slim for life! is available for $24.95 wherever books are sold. For more information, visit

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About the Authors

Ellen Kunes is Editor-in-Chief of Health magazine and Editorial Director of, the premier healthy-lifestyle brand, with more than 14 million readers. She was the founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and author of Live Well—Or Even Better— on Less (Perigee/Putnam, 1991).

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, is the Senior Food & Nutrition Editor at Health magazine. She is a nationally recognized health expert and has helped thousands of women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet advice. Frances earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University. Frances is also the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009).

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