In anticipation of swimsuit season, the Chicago-based American Dietetic Association has come out with reviews of 29 diet and lifestyle books.
The registered dietitians who wrote the reviews focused on the newer, best-selling tomes out there -- "The Flat Belly Diet," "The Best Life Diet Cookbook" by Bob Greene (aka Oprah's trainer), Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld (aka Jerry's wife).
There's something for everyone. "The Hot Latin Diet" for those who just have to have their enchiladas; "Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven," for pregnant women who subscribe to US Weekly; "Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster," for the truly self-absorbed, and "How Not to Look Old," for those in denial.
We love the reviews for laying it out straight. But we were a bit bummed the ADA didn't include "Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting," the new book by Bethenny Frankel, aka one of the Real Housewives of New York City. We got a copy of her book in the mail here at the office. Allow us to summarize her approach: Don't eat. Do NOT eat.
Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to go get a burger.