How does a book editor know the new year is coming? By the flood of new diet and self-help books in her mail.
Eat to Lose, Eat to Win (William Morrow) by Rachel Beller is a common-sense plan for revamping eating habits from a nutritionist (as seen on The Biggest Loser), complete with handy visual shopping guidelines.
May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness (Harmony Books) by Gabrielle Bernstein outlines a six-week "spiritual cleanse" that is meant to lead to choosing love over fear in many aspects of life.
The Parisian Diet: How to Reach Your Right Weight and Stay There (Flammarion) by Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, a French nutritional specialist and media personality, provides a long-range plan for weight loss plus 325 easy recipes grouped in phases: cafe, bistro and gourmet.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor