A New Year. A New You.

If you’re trying to take off some extra pounds in the new year, two new books may help. Tips and recipes, as well as proven weight-loss strategies, may help you reach your goal weight quickly.

The lo-carb trend is over and people are realizing that what the experts have been saying all along is true: The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to cut calories and get exercise. “Low-Calorie Dieting For Dummies” (Wiley, $21.99) by nutrition expert Susan McQuillan is a no-nonsense guide that shows readers how to consume fewer calories than they burn and provides a delicious and safe low-calorie plan that’s easy enough to follow for life. The book includes tools to improve eating and exercise habits, cope with stress and boredom, assess progress and live a healthier, happier life.

For 5,000 years, yoga exercises have been used to get in shape. Adding weights offers another dimension that’s explored in “Yoga With Weights For Dummies” (Wiley, $21.99). All the physical benefits of traditional yoga-muscle toning, balance and flexibility-come faster because yoga with weights is more intense and dramatic than regular yoga. The book divides exercises into several different workouts and offers expert tips to help you succeed.

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