CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When Steve Roth married a nutritionist, he stopped eating cereal for breakfast.
He also dropped a few pants sizes, watched the bald spot on his head grow hair, and gained energy.
Now, he wants to help other men do the same by sharing what he's learned. Roth, a former television writer for shows such as "Designing Women" and Nickelodeon's "Hey Dude," and his wife, Charleston native and holistic nutritionist Karen Roth, have co-authored a book about nutrition, geared toward the average man.
"I Married a Nutritionist: Things I've Learned that Every Guy Should Know" published this year and is a product of a blog Steve started that had the same title. After seeing its popularity, he and Karen compiled material from his site and information from her video blogs to produce the book.
Karen said she thinks Steve grew such a large following because people liked his humor.
"Most nutritionist books are just slap-in-your-face and tell you everything you're doing wrong and everything that's going to kill you and don't really make anything fun," Karen said.
True to Steve's background, the book is written script-style, with back-and-forth dialogue from the Roths. Steve wrote the first draft of the book, and Karen helped rewrite and fact-check.
The book has short chapters "that any guy can read in the bathroom in the morning," Steve said, "just like People magazine."
Sections titles include "If You Cantaloupe, May as Well Have a Wedding," "Shish Kabobs-Stick 'em and Lick 'em" and "Headline: Killer Artie Chokes Three for a Dollar." The Roths wrap up each with a "bottom line" for guys, reiterating the message of the section in a few sentences.
While the book's humor is geared toward men, specifically the "potty jokes" and innuendos, Karen said, there are lessons for everyone.