READING UP: Lorraine Olley of Ballina, Barbara Hodgson of The Book Warehouse, and Shennan Thomas of Tuckombil were busy checkin
READING UP: Lorraine Olley of Ballina, Barbara Hodgson of The Book Warehouse, and Shennan Thomas of Tuckombil were busy checkin

People crave new diet book

By RENEE REDMOND

SHENNAN THOMAS fought bouts of nausea to get a copy of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, which has been dubbed Australia's number one diet book.

The pregnant Tuckombil woman said she had to have the book after seeing reports about it on the Channel Nine program, A Current Affair.

"I don't want to go on a diet, I just want to learn how to eat correctly," she said.

Manager of The Book Warehouse in Ballina Barbara Hodgson said Shennan's enthusiasm was shared by about 40 others who came in to buy the book last week.

"We've sold out, and so have our Lismore and Ballina Fair stores. We're all taking orders now," Barbara said.

New stocks of the book (rrp $29.95) are not expected at Northern Rivers bookstores until the end of next month.

Helen Mazzer, of Dymocks book store in Lismore, said they had also sold out and had taken 122 orders since last week.

Adelaide-based author and senior CSIRO research dietitian Dr Manny Noakes said the book's popularity was based on its scientific backing.

"It's scientifically proven by a credible organisation, and it's easy to follow," she said.

Dr Noakes said she hoped book sales would translate into a change in eating behaviour for Australians.

"The food is high in protein and low in fat. It's food Australian's know and love," she said.

Have you tried the CSIRO diet?

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