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For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting — and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now researchers are unraveling biological secrets about such things as why you crave chocolate or gorge at buffets or store so much fat.

Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America's most trusted doctor team and authors of the bestselling YOU series, are now translating this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist. They're going to do it by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. By understanding how your body's fat-storing and fat-burning systems work, you're going to learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management.

Roizen and Oz will invigorate you with equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action to show you how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine if your body is the size of a baseball bat or of a baseball stadium. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz will redefine what a healthy figure is, then take you through an under-the-skin tour of the organs that influence your body's size and its health. You'll even be convinced that the key number to fixate on is not your weight, but your waist size, which best indicates the medical risks of storing too much fat.

Because the world has almost as many diet plans as it has e-mail spammers, you'd think that just about all of us would know everything there is to know about dieting, about fat, and about the reasons why our bellies have grown so large. YOU: On a Diet is much more than a diet plan or a series of instructions and guidelines or a faddish berries-only eating plan. It's a complete manual for waist management. It will show you how to achieve and maintain an ideal and healthy body size by providing a lexicon according to which any weight-loss system can be explained. YOU: On a Diet will serve as the operating system that facilitates future evolution in our dieting software. After you learn about the biology of your body and the biology and psychology of fat, you'll be given the YOU Diet and YOU Workout. Both are easy to learn, follow, and maintain. Following a two-week rebooting program will help you lose up to two inches from your waist right from the start.

With Roizen and Oz's signature accessibility, wit, and humor, YOU: On a Diet — The Owner's Manual for Waist Management will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you consume, so that you'll diet smart, not hard. Welcome to your body on a diet.

Review:

"Back for another highly entertaining round of Biology 101, the team behind YOU: The Owner's Manual applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. According to Roizen and Oz, waist measurement, not weight, is the most important factor in mortality related to obesity, and understanding the relationship between chemicals and hormones influencing hunger and those signaling satiety is the key to ending yo-yo dieting. Most diets fail, Roizen and Oz conclude, because body chemistry overrules the best plans and intentions. To restore the body's natural ability to balance hunger and satiety and offset the effects of stress on food choices, they list foods and supplements that fight fat, decrease appetite and combat inflammation that causes disease. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material — quizzes, 'factoids' and 'myth busters' along with diet and exercise plans, recipes and a two-week 'rebooting' program — in bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn. For those considering medical intervention, they discuss current options for drugs and surgery." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Though this book dispels many of the same myths as Jane Kirby's Dieting for Dummies and Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts, it is less comprehensive. Still, it is a fascinating, informative read..." Library Journal

Synopsis:

From the bestselling authors of You: An Owner's Manual comes the perfect dose of health information and go-for-it motivation for those who want a customized approach to dieting.

About the Author

Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is a professor of anesthesiology and internal medicine at Case Western Reserve Medical School and chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Comprehensive Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., is professor and vice chairman of surgery, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University. Dr. Oz is also medical director of the Integrated Medical Center and director of the Heart Institute, New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.

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SQ, September 11, 2011 (view all comments by SQ)
They just keep coming...This one is l-o-n-g and boring.
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anonymous, February 23, 2009 (view all comments by anonymous)
May or may not be For YOU

I have mixed feelings about this book. Even though we are all hoping to open up a weight loss book and find an effortless way to lose those unwanted pounds, we all know that the only way to lose weight is by eating less, exercising more, or both. Hence, if you strip away all the elf pictures and humor, 'You: On a Diet' really has nothing more to offer than that. So if you're looking for a new slant to things, or some cutting edge weight loss plan, you'll probably be disappointed. For example, one of the exercises the book tells you to do to lose weight is to walk. But I guess that might be good advice for readers who never thought of doing that to lose weight?

Having said that however, for what it is- a quite entertaining weight loss book that explains in plain language how your body gains/loses weight and details a sensible diet and exercise plan- it is well worth your time and money (which is why I give it 5 stars). Also recommend "The Sixty-Second Motivator" because dieting and exercise are useless unless you're motivated to stick with them.

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agoodolguy, August 20, 2007 (view all comments by agoodolguy)
My wife heard about the book on Oprah and The View. She started the eating plan and lost 5 pounds the first week and about 2 pounds each following week. After three weeks (and a noticable difference in her size) I jumped on the bandwagon. I was 207 pounds at 5'8".

That was 5 months ago and I've been at 165 pounds for the last month. My wife only lost 25 pounds because her approach is a bit more permissive. She'll have that occasional peice of pizza, beer and candy.

We drink a shake in the morning and at lunch and eat healthy chicken, fish or pork chop based meals in the evening.

Cookies and icecream have been replaced with fruit or walnuts. (Sugar free ice pops aren't bad either.)

I do think the book is mis-named - I don't consider what we are doing a "diet" - rather a new life eating plan.

You may think that you'll be giving up alot, but it really comes down to this:

What do you want more, sweets or a healthier/better body?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743292542
Subtitle:
On a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
Author:
Michael F. Roizen M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz M.D.
Author:
Roizen, Michael F.
Author:
Oz, Mehmet C.
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Diets - General
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
Low-fat diet
Subject:
Weight Loss
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.47x7.71x1.09 in. 1.75 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Back for another highly entertaining round of Biology 101, the team behind YOU: The Owner's Manual applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. According to Roizen and Oz, waist measurement, not weight, is the most important factor in mortality related to obesity, and understanding the relationship between chemicals and hormones influencing hunger and those signaling satiety is the key to ending yo-yo dieting. Most diets fail, Roizen and Oz conclude, because body chemistry overrules the best plans and intentions. To restore the body's natural ability to balance hunger and satiety and offset the effects of stress on food choices, they list foods and supplements that fight fat, decrease appetite and combat inflammation that causes disease. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material — quizzes, 'factoids' and 'myth busters' along with diet and exercise plans, recipes and a two-week 'rebooting' program — in bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn. For those considering medical intervention, they discuss current options for drugs and surgery." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Though this book dispels many of the same myths as Jane Kirby's Dieting for Dummies and Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts, it is less comprehensive. Still, it is a fascinating, informative read..."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling authors of You: An Owner's Manual comes the perfect dose of health information and go-for-it motivation for those who want a customized approach to dieting.
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