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You on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management Hardcover – 31 Oct 2006


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  • Hardcover: 1712 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (31 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743292545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743292542
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 19.7 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,557,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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. 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."-- "Publishers Weekly," starred review

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Starred 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. (Oct.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All
rights reserved. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Clinton on 7 Nov 2007
Format: Hardcover
My husband and I both love this book. We learned so many things about how our bodies work. We both feel good about practicing what they teach. This book is healthy and balanced; it's not like others that may deprive your body of Carbo's or Protein. It just feels right and the work out is great too. I would recommend this book to all. Not just the people who need to loose a few pounds. If you are interested in being healthier and understanding how your body process food, then you should read this book. Enough typing, now back to reading.
Also recommended, one of my favorites, Understanding: Train of Thought.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mark Dobson on 24 Aug 2007
Format: Paperback
This book will really make you start to think about what you eat during the day.
I have used the information in this book to alter my diet and I have lost inches and feel fantastic. Don't think of it as a diet book though as it's not aimed at that. The book also makes a point of saying that everyone will slip and have chocolate or something.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carmell Landings on 24 Jan 2008
Format: Paperback
Michael Roizen helps you learn how your body works and how to get in touch with it. The only criticism I have of the book is that Roizen advocates a special diet, rather than focusing on what your body tells you what it needs. None the less, This book is your own owners manual for your own body. To be healthy you have to understand all of the various bodily functions, not just the dogmatic views other books discuss, and what you need to do to keep everything running smoothly and remain and maintain a healthy state.

Michael Roizen supplies us with relevant information, dispels myths and gives us real, no-nonsense advice about our bodies and makes you pay attention, understand and make choices. You; provides the necessary information in simple terms as a guide to take care of your body from your internal organs point of view.
It tells you the type of food that will help your body run well. The main focus is the heart and digestive system which I've found to be tremendously helpful. Very well written and put together. It supplies the information on health everyone should have.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 July 2007
Format: Hardcover
Forget about willpower, fads and fasts. Don't even consider weighing your food or counting calories. Losing weight and being healthy is all about education and making the right choices - not obsessing over every bite. In this clever, informative book, physicians Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz explain why dieting is ineffective and useless as a long-term strategy for controlling your weight. Cracking jokes along the way, the authors explain how your body works, why some people store excess fat and how cravings can victimize you. Roizen and Oz offer a sound nutritional game plan that features helpful recipes focusing on lean protein, plenty of fruit, whole grains, vegetables and nuts, without added sugar. The doctors are enthusiastic proponents of regular exercise, including walking, strength training and stretching. They believe that once you embrace a healthier lifestyle, you will automatically make better food choices. Sure, you might break down and have a slice of coconut custard pie now and then, but it won't send you into a junk food tailspin or make you feel guilty. If you're fed up with living off the fat of the land and finding it on your waistline, we highly recommend this book for its logical approach and sound advice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LiSa on 2 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
I know I gave this a 5 star, but in many words it's another diet book. I found it informative and it explains the way the body works in regards to weight losing/gaining etc...which many others don't. Again though it is just another diet book...who doesn't know that you need to eat fruit and veggies and fish and so on. So, for an informative entertaining read I would say go for it. I enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francesca on 4 Sep 2009
Format: Paperback
You On a Diet is a useful diet hand book - the idea of concentrating on the waist as a guide to improving fitness is a good one. I found the format a bit blokey however - and didn't warm to the cartoons of the intestines! I think men would prefer this book to women dieters.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By W. Malik on 5 July 2007
Format: Paperback
I found this book to very interesting, motivating and positive. I read another review that commented that nothing 'new' is given-basically eat better/exercise more.This true, and the accompanying website realage.com has the exercise information anyway-BUT I found through reading how your body uses /processes sugar and other such foods, and the benefits of eating good foods to be very informative and as such (in my case) almost elminated the cravings I used to have for chocolate and other high suagr/instant sugar rush foods. I am a Brit -this is very much an 'American-You can do it' type book which I found great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cabin reader on 27 Aug 2008
Format: Hardcover
"You on a Diet" is a great guide for choosing food that it healthy. The doctors explain the differences in fats and tell you what you should and should not be eating in a simple, easy to read way. It includes recipes and tips.
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