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

Version: Abridged
Author: Michael F. Roizen, M.D. , Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Narrator: Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
Genres: Diet & Nutrition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Whether your goal for your body is to lose a dress size or to avoid being seen by Google Earth, many Americans are in the same exact blubbery boat. You've tried dozens of diets, you've sweated so much that your drippings could fill an Olympic-size pool, and you've become convinced that skinny was synonymous with starvation. Those answers undoubtedly were the wrong ones. The real secret to achieving -- and maintaining -- the body you want is this: biology.

In YOU: On a Diet, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz taught you how to avoid the most common dieting pitfalls -- from both a biological and psychological perspective. This revised edition has all of the original goods, and more! In this edition, you'll learn why fructose is such a poison to an overweight person and why your weight doesn't matter as much as your waist size. You'll learn about the inner workings of an organ called the omentum. You'll learn why it's okay to make some dieting mistakes -- and then how to reverse them. And you'll learn -- perhaps most important -- that the way to truly change your size is by making the simplest change of all: reducing your daily diet by just 100 calories. Research shows that making this small adjustment will lead to the greatest, long-term dieting success.

With this knowledge (and plenty of tools you can use) in hand, you'll be fully equipped to coax your body in the right direction. Using their signature style that's smart and fun, America's most trusted doctors will teach you all about your body -- so you can take all the right steps to change it.

Reviews (5)

You on a Diet

Written by Anonymous on July 24th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The title should not include the word "diet" - rather this is a wake up call to STOP dumping poison down your throat. I nicknamed the book "The Filthy Five" referring to Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Enriched ANYTHING, HFCS, and SUGAR. The audio kept referring to PDF which didn't come with it and I can't find a PDF. I've lost 17 pounds so far. Now I read labels and cringe when I see people regularly living on unhealthy foods and beverages. :)

You on a Diet

Written by Anonymous from Wilmington, NC on March 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Enough with the analogies! Annoying yet useful. Get the same information from reading Self Magazine or Prevention without the annoying constant analogies.

You On a Diet

Written by Ellie Gordillo from Oxnard, CA on February 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was packed with interesting information. They make it easy to understand how your body works. The book has good illustrations of it. After hearing this, you won't want to eat any "bad" food.

You on a Diet

Written by Sandra Oliver on April 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

They alternate reading the book. One of the readers does not pronounce his words clearly. I found his voice very irritating. I was not impressed with the content and, quite frankly, did not believe all they had to say. Their other book (You the Owners Manual) was much better.

You-On A Diet

Written by Judie from Toms River, NJ on April 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed listening and got a lot of useful information, but I suggest buying the book for the complete diet and exercise illustrations.

Author Details

Author Details

F. Roizen, M.D., Michael

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.

Oz, Mehmet

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute. He currently lives in New Jersey.

Roizen, Michael F.

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website. He is Chief Wellness Officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Chief Medical Consultant to The Dr. Oz Show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

C. Oz, M.D., Mehmet

Dr. Oz 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 over 350 heart operations annually.

Dr. Oz was born June 11, 1960 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 lives in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Lisa of 22 years and their 4 children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.

Oz, M.D., Mehmet C.

Dr. Oz 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 over 350 heart operations annually.

Dr. Oz was born June 11, 1960 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 lives in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Lisa of 22 years and their 4 children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.