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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.

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"Fat Chances: The Secret Story of What's in Your Belly" by Michael F. Roizen, MD, and Mehmet C. Oz, MD
Whether you're carrying a few extra pounds of fat on your thighs or a suitcase's worth in your belly, it's hard not to think about fat. You feel it when you walk, you roll on it when you sleep, and you curse it when you try to slide into last year's jeans. But while most of us are intimately familiar with how fat looks on the outside, we're not quite as familiar with how it works on the inside.

As we explain in YOU: On a Diet, we believe that to change your body, you need to know your body.

In the simplest form, everyone knows the formula for gaining weight. Daily buckets of ranch dip plus photo-album-sized hunks of cheesecake plus a life of couch-dwelling equals a very unfortunate conclusion: too-frequent popped buttons.

But many of us really don't know how fat works and how it works against us. Here's the inside story on the story of your insides.

Continue reading this exclusive essay

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YOU: On a Diet--The Shopping List
Print out this exclusiveshopping list, created by Michael F. Roizen, MD, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and UnitedHealthcare, to get a jumpstart on the waist-reducing, health-boosting plan you'll find inYOU: On a Diet.

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ISBN-10:  0743292545
ISBN-13:  978-0743292542
Author:  Mehmet C. Oz
Genre:  Health, Mind & Body
Publisher:  Free Press
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review by . August 26, 2007
Dr. Oz is great in his ability to deliver information in a fun and popular manner. Unfortunately this book is full of cute explanations that actually leaves people more confused than delivering the scientific facts. Worse though is some misinformation (Examples: page 136 has a list of blood test levels - the first TSH advises "less than 5" when it should be less than 2.2; Page 98 implies Sucralose, Aspartame and Saccharin are ok for you yet scares you away from the best choice of the list: Stevia).    …
review by . April 14, 2007
While at the library the other day, I happened upon the book You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. The title looked intriguing, and I know this book has been a best-seller. After reading it, I can see why. It's a common sense approach to dieting and exercise, and explains what's really going on in the body when it comes to food.    Contents:  Part 1 - What a Waist!: Introduction - You - On a Diet; The …
review by . January 15, 2007
One of publishing's small ironies is that diet books   are themselves usually bloated and overweight. Most   of the information that they contain could easily fit   in a medium sized magazine article. Like all other d  iet books, You On A Diet has three kinds of advice:    1.Exercise.   In this book, that means walk for 30 minutes every day,   lift weights 30 minutes a week and do 60 minutes of high     intensity …
You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist
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