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YOU: On a Diet, Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

YOU: On a Diet, Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management


YOU: On a Diet, Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

ratings:
4/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Dec 29, 2009
ISBN:
9781442304857
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America's most trusted doctor team, are turning their attention back to dieting in this revised edition of their bestselling book on weight loss.

When it comes to healthy weight control, management, and bodily happiness, there's only one place you should be looking: in your body. YOU: On a Diet Revised Edition -through the use of vivid anatomy, visual and verbal humor, strong action plans, and a customized approach to dieting-makes sense of weight loss and weight control. Filled with discussions of the latest diet fads, new tips, and updated tricks, this revised edition of YOU: On a Diet gives you all the tools you need to get fit and healthy-and stay that way.

Drs. Roizen and Oz give you the perfect dose of health information and go-for-it motivation to help you understand things like how your body processes food, why being fat isn't bad all the time, how hormones may play a bigger role than many of us realize, and whether or not the extreme options are worth it. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz have redefined what a healthy figure is. Once you understand where you fall on that scale of healthy living, they will give you the tool kit to know what to do and how to do it-as well as arm you with the inspiration you crave so that you can live it.

Released:
Dec 29, 2009
ISBN:
9781442304857
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    More science than you would ever want to know about your digestive processes and how we lose and gain weight. In depth and balanced approach to weight loss. For those looking to lose a little weight to readers who may be struggling with serious obesity.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book. It is full of what seems to me to be solid scientific information. The authors break the information down into layman's terms and explain the importance of everything thoroughly. There were several corny jokes sprinkled throughout the book which may be distracting to some, but I personally found that it kept me interested and more involved with the reading. Without the jokes, this would probably have read like a text book. Great book! I feel much more informed and less intimidated after reading it.
  • (3/5)
    Filled with good scientific information, sometimes too much so. A little too cutesy with illustrations and cartoons. The eating plan and stretching/ strength training plan looks great though.
  • (3/5)
    Filled with wonderful, helpful guidance, but constantly distracts the reader and detracts from the information with random jokes, abstract comparisons, and corny illustrations. The book would have half the pages without all the distractions, and I would have read it in half the time--and been less frustrated! I love their information, but I hesitate to read another book by them.
  • (4/5)
    Put down that doughnut and read this book. If you ever wondered how food is processed once it enters you mouth, this book tells you more than you ever need to know. What exactly happens to that doughnut if you aren't burning it off every day by running a marathon? This book tells you. It will make you much more aware of everything that you put in your mouth.
  • (3/5)
    The basic premise of this book is that you can lose weight if you work with your body instead of trying to overpower it with deprivation and will power. More than that, once you become proficient in doing this, it will become automatic and you will never have to diet again. This claim is backed up with a lot of data, including how your body works, how fat works in your body and about body chemistry that affects weight gain or loss. Exercise is a key part of the plan. I found it quite convincing. Their attitude is pragmatic and understanding and the book should be helpful to anyone ready to hear it. As with their book, You: The Owner's Manual, I'm giving this 5 stars for content and 0 stars for incessant lame jokes and confusing drawings, averaging 3.
  • (4/5)
    A couple times a year, I get on a "health and fitness" kick. This readable book provided great motivation. Rather than focusing on changes in weight and specialty foods, it provides realistic approaches to overall health and fitness. I like the idea of looking at changes in my measurements rather than weight as a single number. I was also encouraged by their practical tips related to calorie counting and food selection. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a practical guide to jump start a diet.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed YOU: On a Diet for an interesting reason that may not be immediately apparent to those considering reading this "diet" book. I enjoyed it because the book reads like it's written for a 9th grader but simultaneously treats the reader as if they have more than two IQ points to rub together. Now that's not meant to be an insult to 9th graders. My point is that it's written in simple language that's entertaining to read but at the same time, the book teaches you complex concepts so that you understand the science behind why your body reacts the way it does to certain foods, why you get hungry when you do, and why excercise and certain types of foods improve or exacerbate your health concerns.The reader isn't treated to a "trust me, if you eliminate this food, all your woes will end" routine. You're treated as someone who wants to learn how your body works and how to improve your physiology.Some will be quick to dismiss the book as "sure, sure, it's the same old story - excercise 30 minutes a day and eat right." OK...and??? Of course it is. That's how you lose weight (or, more importantly, "waist" per the authors) and keep it off for the long haul. I applaud them for not creating some trendy fad diet. There are enough of those out there stealing people's money.For me, the book was a reinforcement of why I should cut out trans fats and high fructose corn syrup, why I should eat plenty of veggies and whole grains, and why I should make sure and give at least 30 minutes everyday to excercise my body. They don't just say I should - I knew that. They say WHY. That resonates with me. I compare it to the old adage - “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Irrespective of whether or not I choose to follow the specifics of their recommended plan, I can now "fish" for myself. To my knowledge, there aren't too many diet books that can claim that. My impression has always been that they are prescriptive in nature and require a specific regimen.I have a much better understanding of the importance of eating well and getting some exercise. That's worth 4 stars to me. This is the best "diet" book I've read. Then again, I wouldn't call it a diet book. I'm also not a big diet trend follower/reader either so maybe I'm being overly critical of them - but I doubt it. I look forward to reading YOU: The Owner's Manual.