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Publisher's Summary

For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting. Now, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz translate this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. Through their signature entertaining style, Drs. Roizen and Oz teach you about your body -- how and why it stores calories, burns fat, and reacts to the foods you test your body with. Ultimately, they give you a plan and formulas that will help you lose up to two inches from your waist in two weeks, on your way to your ideal size.By following the YOU diet and YOU activity plan, you will...

Challenge your beliefs about diets

Learn to rule the elegant systems controlling your body fat

Never feel hungry

Never yo-yo again

Feel better, look better, and live healthierEqual parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action, YOU: On a Diet 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.
©2006 Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Oz Works LLC. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. SOUND IDEAS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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." (Publisher's Weekly)
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By Joe on 11-06-06

You'll finish the book, but will you lose weight?

(From John Freeman, PhD)
As a doctor myself, I can say that there is some great information in these pages- a lot about fat and the detriment that it's causing in our culture. Some doctors like to suggest cures to symptoms instead of cures for the problem and it appears that these gentleman may be doing just that. The gimmicky (and funny) "waist management" technique is interesting and fairly unique from what I've seen, but it can be seen as just a diversion. Maybe people who are obese need a diversion and need to stop thinking about food, but it's my experience that people need to focus on how they were designed (we were designed to constantly eat) and then cater to that by eating the right types of foods at certain times. Roizen and Mehmet's humorous approach reminds me of one of my favorite diet/nutrition books, "The Evolution Diet," which makes learning about the body entertaining as well as informative. Perhaps the author(s) of the You On a Diet could have focused more on the appropriation of one's diet as Evolution does, but it appears that people can really be helped with these techniques and that's the main goal- a fitter world.

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By Lynda on 03-24-07

Good job

Motivational, informative...authors used many metaphors and similies in their descriptive characterization of medical concepts...they communicated in practical terms making the text enjoyable.

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