New Book Helps You Evaluate Which Diet to Use for the Greatest Success

The Great Weight Debate helps you evaluate which diet will work for you and which can hurt you. It is your essential, trusted resource to sift through the minefield of recommendations and misinformation when choosing the best diet for weight loss success.

Long Island, NY – February 15, 2021 — Forty-five million people in the U.S. try to lose weight every year, but many do not succeed. Why would a diet work for one person and not another? In her new book, The Great Weight Debate, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Amy Newman Shapiro breaks down the popular diets and proven weight loss methods to help you evaluate which diet will work for you.

Shapiro, who is also a wellness coach and certified fitness expert, has written an essential, trusted resource to sift through the minefield of recommendations and misinformation when choosing the best diet for weight loss success. “I’ve seen so many people putting time and effort into the wrong weight loss regimen and be disappointed in the results,” says Shapiro. “I wanted to create a manual people could use to make healthy choices when it comes to going on a diet.”

Losing weight and its link to good health is the topic of endless conversations, articles, and television programs. Yet, in this day and age, dieting is a billion-dollar business and diet advice is not necessarily coming from health professionals. There are few resources available to help evaluate all the information encountered.

The Great Weight Debate, without advocating for any one diet, summarizes many popular weight-loss plans and explains the principles and research behind each diet. It also highlights the factors that may or may not make the diet a healthy choice for you. The book begins with an explanation of the causes of overweight/obesity and surprisingly, it is not all about food. It provides an explanation of the rise of diet plans and fad diets, and a healthy approach to weight loss.

The Great Weight Debate explains why and how to choose a diet that takes into account your food preferences and meets the needs of your lifestyle, schedule and food availability. It will help you discover and understand the rules, food restrictions, and health risks of each diet.

Shapiro updates readers on the new weight loss trends and scientific research surrounding weight and health. The book shares tried and true weight loss tips along with tips on achieving weight loss success and maintaining weight loss permanently.

The Great Weight Debate ($14.95, ISBN: 978-0-988607132 Paperback, $9.99, ISBN: 978-0988607125 Kindle Edition), is 172 pages and can be purchased at most major online book retailers including For more information, visit Shapiro’s website,

About Amy Newman Shapiro

Amy Newman Shapiro RDN, CDN, CPT is a registered dietitian and professional speaker promoting wellness in corporate, clinical, and private settings. She holds degrees in both psychology and nutrition and is certified as a personal trainer and a yoga instructor. Amy has over twenty years of experience coaching clients to weight loss success. Her approach focuses on delivering long-term results through behavior modification and lifestyle management. Amy has authored two books on the subject of weight, Lose It For The Last Time and The Great Weight Debate. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband on Long Island New York.

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