- Also Available: YOU: On a Diet Workout DVD, a 30-minute DVD with workouts designed for beginners, moderate, and regular exercisers.
- The Best He's Found: What product has Dr. Roizen said is "the one I use" to help his patients and readers monitor their RealAge workouts? The Omron HJ-112 Digital Pedometer.
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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.
"Fat Chances: The Secret Story of What's in Your Belly" by Michael F. Roizen, MD, and Mehmet C. Oz, MD
Whether you're carrying a few extra pounds of fat on your thighs or a suitcase's worth in your belly, it's hard not to think about fat. You feel it when you walk, you roll on it when you sleep, and you curse it when you try to slide into last year's jeans. But while most of us are intimately familiar with how fat looks on the outside, we're not quite as familiar with how it works on the inside.
As we explain in YOU: On a Diet, we believe that to change your body, you need to know your body.
In the simplest form, everyone knows the formula for gaining weight. Daily buckets of ranch dip plus photo-album-sized hunks of cheesecake plus a life of couch-dwelling equals a very unfortunate conclusion: too-frequent popped buttons.
But many of us really don't know how fat works and how it works against us. Here's the inside story on the story of your insides.
YOU: On a Diet--The Shopping List
Print out this exclusive shopping list, created by Michael F. Roizen, MD, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and UnitedHealthcare, to get a jumpstart on the waist-reducing, health-boosting plan you'll find in YOU: On a Diet.
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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.)
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It not only explains all about how the body works, why we have cravings, gain weight, metabolism and many many other things there's humor mixed in and little facts scattered all through the book.
Once you understand the ins, outs, and why things work the way they do, there's the exercise. Even the dreaded part of exercise is fun. Its just a few pages illustrated with a hand drawn person and the exercises are very basic and simple. No aerobics, jumping, or even coordination needed. But you do get a whole body workout.
Then the best part....the food! There are numerous breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes. With the exception of soups most recipes are for 2 servings and call for normal ingredients.
I was really impressed with the way this book was written. Which is why even though its almost a decade old I order a copy for myself. Its a complete weight loss program that is sensible, gives you knowledge, recipes, menu plans, and doable exercise. I've got my shopping list ready (which is also in the book) and ready to get started.
Although it does give medical terms for how things happen in your body, it also breaks it down in a way that ANYONE can understand! It tells you what goes on in your body to trigger 'why' you want to eat, what happens 'when' you eat, and how your body processes it all. It helps you understand what happens in your body when you gain weight and what happens in your body to help you loose weight.
A great book that is beautifully written and easy to understand!
I personally have bought several copies to give out to family and friends and they agree with me on how easy it is to use!
Here is a book that we give 4 'thumbs-up'!