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You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management Hardcover – Oct 31 2006
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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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"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 reviewSee all Product Description
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I give this book a Thumbs Up! I found it to be very informative and a pleasure to read. The receipe included were very delicious. Myself and my family didn't not know that eating healhty could be so good.
What struck me first about this book was the fact that it was actually funny in places and offered a readable approach to weight loss. yet it wasn't dumbed down. The premise of said book is this; that your "waist" size is the key to your health.
The book focuses on diet, obviously, but more importantly what foods will balance the body's natural desires (food I'm talknig about here) and how nutrition plays a part in health--not just the "eat whats good for you" with the actual "why" of it all.
There's a lot to absorb in this book, but the authors---Roizen and Oz---have given it to the reader in portions they can easily understand and pardon, digest over a period of a few weeks.
This is not a book you "have" to read at once or at all, really, but at some point in your life you're going to become more concerned with your health and YOU ON A DIET is a good place to start.
While we all need improvement from time to time, I still like to nourish the soul along with the body, ergo my recommendations for books that do just that: "Life of Pi" by Martel, "Toxic Parents," and the novel "Middlesex." All are great books in their own way.
If you're looking for another spiritual read, might I suggest "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer?
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This is valuable information for anyone trying to stay healthy in a natural way by eating the way they should.Published on May 9 2008 by Buchen Sage
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... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2007 by Reviewing for dummies
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. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2007 by H. Clinton
This book is more than a detailed diet. It is an instruction manual to your body and helps you understand what happens to you when you eat. Read morePublished on July 11 2007 by V. Cornick
This is not something I'd pick up without the recommendation of a friend, choosing instead to take on an epic novel, say such as Franzen's THE CORRECTIONS or one of Wally Lamb's... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2007 by Teach me