Wednesday 20 January 2010

Review: YOU on a Diet

Title: YOU on a Diet
Authors: Dr. Mehmet Oz. & Dr. Michael Roizen
Publisher: Free Press
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 4/5

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.

GREAT diet book. Well, it's more of a healthy lifestyle book for idiots. Like myself. They break it down from medical terms into plain English. The plan is simple. Something you can stick with your whole life. Walk 30 min every day. Nothing about joining a gym and getting a personal trainer to kick your butt, just 30 min of walking. EAT! 3 meals per day plus snacks. I can't tell you how many yrs it's been since I've eaten 3 whole meals per day plus snacks.

I'm already incorporating many things, and I've just started! It's so easy. I'll let you know how much I lose and how it's working for me. I think this book was just what I need to kick start the weight loss for this year. I need to take off what I gained last yr. The cycle continues. Hopefully with the knowledge I've gained from this book I can make some great changes in my lifestyle. This book was worth the money.


  1. Nice review darling! I need to check out this book :)

  2. Good to hear. Also, I love seeing what's in your "currently reading" slot. You're gonna love it!

  3. Ooh, I always like a book that promotes a healthy lifestyle. :D

    Last year I read Skinny Bitch. I loved that book - it completely changed my life. So funny and really informative. You should give it a go. :)

  4. I knew the premises of this book, and had a co-worker apply its principles. She looked fantastic! And she felt great, too. I've been using the free site to help me. It's all about healthy lifestyle, not an actual diet. And much of what I read there is similar to what "YOU on a Diet" talks about. Plus, I just have fun using the site! Already 10 pounds down in 5 weeks!

    Good luck to you and have fun!

  5. I have read this book. I liked it as well. Thinking maybe I need to get it back out again and reread it.

    Thanks for the great review!


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