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

As they did with the revised edition of YOU: The Owner’s Manual, Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz have updated their classic, international bestseller on diet. This nearly three million copy seller is filled with new information on emotional eating, the latest fad diets, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and over a hundred recipes.

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

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.