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The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) program’s ‘bible’ is “The Choice is Mine.” The book explains the program, gives exchange lists and food diary pages. The program offers charms as rewards for each successful step members make on their path to a lower weight.

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Books, Web sites groaning under weight of diet advice

Easy-to-use government Web site helps people sort through advice offered by 20,000 diet books, supplemented by local support groups

An entire bookstore could be devoted to all the books on dieting. But if you don’t have time to launch a library research project or prowl the bookstores — you can also find a host of sources on the Internet.

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