Book Reviews of You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management

You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
You On A Diet The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
Author: Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
ISBN-13: 9780743292542
ISBN-10: 0743292545
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 165 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 14
I've read several different "diet" books, and this one is by far the best. The plan outlined is based on biology, and I thought the book does a great job explaining what to do, and also WHY it helps. Giving me a biological reason not to eat certain foods, and to eat particular foods, really helps get me motivated. The biological explanations are not too complex, and the illustrations and humor are helpful too.
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Helpful Score: 12
Once I got past the cartoons and the annoying pop culture similes, the information found in this book is incredibly helpful. It really explains how your body works and how it uses (or doesn't) different types of food. I understand my body and eating (and exercising) so much more now. I've been on the YOU diet for three days and have already lost 3 pounds and 1/2 inch on my waist. The best part is that this "diet" is something that I know I can keep up with - it's not about deprivation but about eating smart. And I can do that!
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Helpful Score: 11
There is some very intersting information in this book, especially stressing the need to control waist measurement, not weight. There is humor throughout the book and even the biological sections were easy to understand. Even if you do not follow the plan exactly, it will help you to live a healthier life
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Helpful Score: 8
This is a good book even if you are not on a "diet". It is about how everyone can eat in a better way. Explains the need for whole grains, what is a trans fat? etc.
I recommend it. SOme funny parts also.
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Helpful Score: 5
Very informative. Focuses more on waist size than actual weight. Outlines a plan to follow to reduce waist size.
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Helpful Score: 3
Easy to understand and informative. Helps you make changes in your life and eating so you can live a heathier life and lose weight & stay fit. It covers a lot of things that other diet books don't. For example: most other books will tell you what you need to eat at home but then if you end up going out to eat your diet goes astray because you arent aware of the nutritional information of any of the food you are ordering. A lot of times certain things in restauraunts sound healthy but aren't. This book has a little guide of what to order/not order when going out to eat whether you are dining at an american, mexican, italian or asian restaurant. The book also includes about 60 pages of recipes with all of the nutritional info (per serving) for each recipe. In whole it is a pretty good and easy to use book
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Helpful Score: 2
Very down to earth talk.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book provides some interesting healthy eating and living tips. It isn't your typical weight loss book because it makes no silly claims. The authors are both doctors so I trust the information they provide about how the body processes food as well as how exercise changes your metabolism. At times, the language/writing style is annoying (is very "jokey" and full of stupid puns) and the drawings seem to be more for comic relief than to provide actual information. Overall, I did learn from the book so I do recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one book that would be better read than listened to. It was hard to follow because there are many medical terms. The content sounded like sound advice, but the diet itself is not given in the audio book. I may use parts of it aloud in my diet class, but to understand it I checked the book out of the library. I think the audio book would be good for reviewing the material.
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Helpful Score: 1
Food for thought - no pun intended. Very good information in an easy to understand format. My only criticism is there are a few too many "cutesy" metaphors.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very informative, but the type of book you should probably read (so you can underline and make notes) rather than listen to as an audiobook. The content is quite good, and you can glean much good information for practical use. It's not all rocket science however. Much of this you've probably heard before.
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Helpful Score: 1
I hated the recipes. For doctors who want people to eat healthy, how dare the authors put recipes that include high amounts of sodium. I appreciated the breakdowns but, seriously, 1,500+ mg of sodium? Really? There are a lot of recipes that have high sodium levels. As someone who has a Mediterranean background, I've eaten salads with no dressings. Feta cheese? Make sure you get it fresh from a farmer's market and NOT from the supermarket due to its high-sodium levels. If you want to become a vegetarian, you do it in steps. You don't become a vegetarian overnight. If you do, then you'll have serious problems. How about gradually reducing your sodium levels? Now there's a chapter to include in your book!
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Helpful Score: 1
While the book is a bit wordy, it really goes into why you gain weight, and how your body reacts to different hings. That does help to know the why of what is suggested to lose weight. I'm excited to give this a try.
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Helpful Score: 1
You on a Diet is a very informative book that helps make learning enjoyable, or at least funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an informative and outstanding book. I have read many diet books and learned information in this book from Dr. Oz that I have never seen in print or heard elsewhere before. Well worth the read.
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a shopping list and the tools to help you stay on a path to successful eating.
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A must have for healthy living
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This book follows conventional wisdom & standard American diet (SAD). As I read and study more, I question whether the SAD is really the diet (read "what we should eat") that we should be following. I'm convinced more & more that we need to eat what our ancestors ate in order to turn ourselves back to "fatburners" instead of the SAD "carb burners" that we are. After all, how can we burn fat if we fuel with carbs?
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Very informative in helping me to understand what is going on inside our bodies.
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Lots of great information about how the body processes food and how to maximize your weight loss. Very easy to listen to and lots of funny real life examples that keeps it light and interesting.
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Both doctors talk, going through the principles of their weight loss plan. I thought it was pretty good, easy to listen to.
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More scientific that I cared for. Would be a good teaching resource.
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Good stuff. Love Dr. Oz.
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Once I got past the cartoons and the annoying pop culture similes, the information found in this book is incredibly helpful. It really explains how your body works and how it uses (or doesn't) different types of food. I understand my body and eating (and exercising) so much more now. I've been on the YOU diet for three days and have already lost 3 pounds and 1/2 inch on my waist. The best part is that this "diet" is something that I know I can keep up with - it's not about deprivation but about eating smart. And I can do that!
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Great book.
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Does not have the DVD with it.