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You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

Michael F. Roizen; Mehmet C. Oz

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9780743292542: You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

Drs Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, authors of the million-copy bestseller 'YOU: The Owner's Manual', have devised a diet that is so effective you'll notice changes in your body immediately. Starting with a Two-Week Reboot that will help you lose up to two inches around your waist, you will shed your unwanted pounds forever. 'YOU on a Diet' is not another faddy crash-diet weight loss plan: you will lose weight - and a lot of it - but you will also gain the knowledge, insight and power to keep off the pounds you lose. Knowledge is the most powerful motivator when it comes to making the right food choices: know the 'why' and you'll successfully handle the 'how'. * Find out your ideal shape - and how to reach it * Lose weight without hunger - you need only 100 calories less a day * Enjoy flexibility - you can still indulge in treats * Rebalance body chemicals and hormones - these, not willpower, dictate what you eat * Stop worrying about what you weigh - it's your waist size that counts Roizen and Mehmet's clear plan combined with: * Amazing YOU facts (e.g. 95% of your body's serotonin is found in your intestines - there's only 2-3% in your nervous system) * Eating tips (e.g. eating a small handful of nuts before your meal tricks your body into thinking that you are fuller sooner) * Interactive questionnaires (e. g. are your emotions affecting your food choices?) make this diet one of the most cutting-edge and easy-to-follow of our time. Successful long-term weight loss is only found in one place: YOU.

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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.



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"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.

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About the Author:

MICHAEL F. ROIZEN, M.D., is a  New York Times bestselling author and cofounder and originator of the very popular RealAge.com website. He is professor and chair of the Division of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management,  and  chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic.

 

Dr. Oz, host of ?The Dr. Oz Show,? is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy.  He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually.

 

Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School.  He was awarded the Captain's Athletic Award for leadership in college and was Class President followed by President of the Student Body during medical school.  He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 23 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.

 

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on ?The Oprah Winfrey Show? for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes.  He has also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his ?Transplant!? series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award.  In addition to numerous appearances on ?Good Morning America,? he has also appeared on the ?Today? show, ?Larry King Live,? ?The View,? guest-hosted the ?Charlie Rose? show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington's ?John Q? and participated in several other feature films.

 

Dr. Oz authored five New York Times Best Sellers including ?You: The Owner's Manual?, ?You: The Smart Patient?, ?YOU: On a Diet?, ?YOU: Staying Young?, ?YOU: Being Beautiful? as well as the award winning ?Healing from the Heart?.  His new book, YOU: Having a Baby, will be published by Free Press on December 1, 2009. He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine and his article ?Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild? was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. Dr. Oz is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's ?Oprah Radio? on XM Channel 156 and Sirius Channel 195 (as part of its ?Best of XM? package).

 

In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been honored as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (08), Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (99-04), and ?The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni? in the 02138 magazine, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (08). He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University, He was voted "The Best and Brightest" by Esquire Magazine, a ?Doctor of the Year? by Hippocrates magazine and ?Healer of the Millennium? by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.

 

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