By Martin Katahn, PhD
W.W. Norton & Company, $15.95, 399 pages

I’m the first to admit that I will try any diet. So far, most of them have failed but I’m always willing to try something new. That is why I was excited when I started to read The Rotation Diet by Martin Katahn. The concept behind the rotation diet is simple: over the course of three weeks you rotate through different calorie restrictions each day. The standard rotation is 600/900/1200 for women (and more for men), which may not seem like a lot but actually can be if you eat primarily fruits and vegetables. After three weeks on the diet he advocates a break where you eat normally. Katahn states that the rotation can also be modified to be a lifestyle program. He also suggests exercising throughout the entire diet. I’ve been doing the diet for about three weeks and so far it has been working (I haven’t been working out as much, but I think once I add that in it will work much better). I like this dieting book because it’s really easy to stick to and I’m not hungry all the time. I definitely recommend this for people who have had problems sticking to diets. This is easy and it definitely seems to work!

Reviewed by Nicole Will