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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system carries a wide variety of books, ebooks and videos about weight-loss programs from trendy Paleo, gluten-free and raw foods to standbys like the American Heart Association Diet, Weight-Watchers, DASH and much more.

Visit BuffaloLib.org, then click on Subject Guides, Health Guides and Healthy Eating. One click on a diet topic will provide you with an up-to-date listing of materials available.

Here is a sampling of book titles to get you started.

“The Automatic Diet,” Charles Stuart Platkin

“The DASH Diet for Weight Loss,” Thomas J. Moore

“Eat Q: Unlock the weight-loss power of emotional intelligence,” Susan Albers

“Foodist: Using real food and real science to lose weight without dieting,” Darya Pino Rose

“Healthy employees, healthy business,” Ilona M. Bray

“The No-fad Diet,” American Heart Association

“The Shift: How I finally lost weight and discovered a happier life,” Tory Johnson

“You, on a Diet,” Dr. Michael F. Roizen

Visit EatRight.org to find reviews to help you understand which diets are reasonable and which should be avoided.

– Compiled by librarian Renee Masters