By Cassandra Forsythe
Rodale; $24.95; 356 pages
Following the rules of nutritional educator Forsythe may not get you the "perfect" body just your own best body. Sounds like a pretty good deal. Get ready to eat five or six small meals a day on this plan, and exercise six days a week. You'll also be supplementing your food with the dietary fiber glucomannan. According to the author, "It has the highest water-holding capacity of any soluble fiber it can expand to up to 100 times its own water weight. ... Glucomannan has the unique ability to instantly satisfy your hunger because it can be easily added to foods to make them thicker and heavier." Fabulous fiber or a fiber fib? Either way, the diet promotes fiber-rich foods a proven boon to health.