The Brain Warrior’s Way (NAL, Nov.)
In this corner... Daniel G. Amen, a psychiatrist, and his wife, Tana Amen, a registered nurse and nutrition consultant
Weighing in at... 1.6 million print copies sold since 2001 of several books by Daniel Amen, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Harmony, most recent revision 2015) and The Daniel Plan (Harmony, 2013), which he coauthored with Rick Warren and Mark Hyman
The Amens propose ways to improve focus, sharpen memory, stabilize mood, and more. An accompanying cookbook publishes the same day.
But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! (The Experiment, Nov.)
In this corner... Kristy Turner, the recipe developer and food stylist behind the Keepin’ It Kind food blog
Weighing in at... 41K print copies sold of 2014’s But I Could Never Go Vegan!; 21K Facebook fans
This collection of animal-product-free recipes is aimed at home cooks hoping to prove picky eaters and meat-and-potato types wrong when it comes to vegan cuisine.
Diet Right for Your Personality Type (Harmony, Feb. 2017)
In this corner... Jen Widerstrom, a Biggest Loser trainer
Weighing in at... 211K Instagram followers
Widerstrom lays out a four-week weight-loss program that can be adapted to different personality types, including the Everyday Hero, the Organized Doer, and the Rebel.
Goop Clean Beauty (Grand Central, Dec.)
In this corner... The editors of Goop, the wellness website and lifestyle brand that Gwyneth Paltrow launched in 2008
Weighing in at... 469K Instagram followers; 395K print copies combined for Paltrow’s three previous books
The second book to bear the Goop imprimatur offers advice on sleep, diet, and skin care, and includes 100 photos of women—among them Paltrow, who also contributed the foreword.
Green Smoothies for Life (Atria, Dec.)
In this corner... J.J. Smith, nutritionist and weight-loss expert
Weighing in at... 1.2 million Facebook fans; 536K print copies sold of 2014’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
Smith builds on her cleanse program with 30-plus recipes that readers can incorporate into their daily lives.
Head Strong (Harper Wave, Apr. 2017)
In this corner... Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee
Weighing in at... 351K Twitter followers; 77K print copies sold of The Bulletproof Diet (Rodale, 2014)
This two-week dietary and lifestyle program aims to improve brain function.
The Living Clearly Method (Rodale, Dec.)
In this corner... Hilaria Baldwin, yoga instructor and wife of actor Alec Baldwin
Weighing in at... 209K Instagram followers
Baldwin lays out five principles for incorporating movement and mindfulness into daily life. Includes recipes and miniworkouts.
The Metabolism Plan (Grand Central Life & Style, Jan. 2017)
In this corner... Lyn-Genet Recitas, a nutritionist
Weighing in at... 107K print copies sold of The Plan (2013)
Building on the program laid out in her earlier book, Recitas dispenses diet and exercise recommendations, advising readers to work out smarter, not harder.
Mind Over Meds (Little, Brown, Apr. 2017)
In this corner... Andrew Weil, physician, longtime natural-healing advocate, and author of multiple books
Are we living in an overmedicated age? That’s the argument advanced by the natural-healing titan, who here explores the adverse effects of prescription drugs and sheds light on alternative options for fighting illness.
The Wellness Mama Cookbook (Harmony, Jan. 2017)
In this corner... Katie Wells, the blogger behind Wellness Mama
Weighing in at... 605K Facebook likes
The mother of six, whose self-published cookbook sold out of its first and only print run of 11K copies, offers 200 grain- and added-sugar-free recipes aimed at time-crunched families.
Whole New You (Ballantine, Mar. 2017)
In this corner... Tia Mowry, former costar of ABC/the WB’s Sister, Sister and current star of the Cooking Channel’s Tia Mowry at Home
Weighing in at... 3.3 million Instagram followers; 1.99 million Twitter followers
Inspired by her cooking show, Mowry’s book remixes classic comfort and soul food dishes (such as Crispy Collard Chips) with a focus on whole foods and clean eating.
Wired to Eat (Harmony, Mar. 2017)
In this corner... Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist
Weighing in at... 231K print copies sold of The Paleo Solution (Victory Belt, 2010); 116K Twitter followers
Wolf’s 30-day weight-loss plan focuses on determining and managing one’s glucose tolerance.
Zero Sugar Diet (Ballantine, Dec.)
In this corner... David Zinczenko, editorial director of Men’s Fitness and former editor-in-chief of Men’s Health, and Stephen Perrine, former publisher of Rodale
Weighing in at... 5.5 million print copies sold of several books written or coauthored by Zinczenko, including Rodale’s Eat This, Not That! series
Tips on avoiding foods that contain added sugars—which, the authors argue, are the main cause of weight gain—and upping one’s intake of fibers and whole foods.
Note: Print-unit sales figures are per Nielsen BookScan, social stats are per their respective platforms.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said that Goop Clean Beauty is the first Goop-branded book. It's the second; It's All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow was the first.