YOU: On A Diet, The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Drs. Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz should be purchased for the graphics alone. Comic book style pictures accompany the articles which greatly enhances the readability of the book.
Find out why you crave chocolate or stuff yourself at a buffet. Tips and factoids provide you with information on whether or not you should drink water or a sports drink, how many calories you burn per minute of exercise and much more.
I found YOU: On A Diet to be worth the money for the way that it distinguishes between fact and fiction and its’ easy to read style. Let’s face it diet books are not great literature. We read them in the hopes of discovering a miracle that will help us lose weight without devoting all our free time to exercise.
Included in YOU: On A Diet are recipes, exercises, weight management strategies and personality tests to help you identify your own personal weight management challenges.
Although YOU: On A Diet does not offer up any miracle cures it does provide a lot of information, on both dieting and nutrition. YOU: On A Diet, The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Drs. Roizen and Oz is worth the money.
From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. 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. According to Roizen and Oz, waist measurement, not weight, is the most important factor in mortality related to obesity, and understanding the relationship between chemicals and hormones influencing hunger and those signaling satiety is the key to ending yo-yo dieting.
Most diets fail, Roizen and Oz conclude, because body chemistry overrules the best plans and intentions. To restore the body’s natural ability to balance hunger and satiety and offset the effects of stress on food choices, they list foods and supplements that fight fat, decrease appetite and combat inflammation that causes disease. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material—quizzes, “factoids” and “myth busters” along with diet and exercise plans, recipes and a two-week “rebooting” program—in bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn. For those considering medical intervention, they discuss current options for drugs and surgery. (Oct.)