"The team behind "You: The Owner's Manual" applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. 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.'"--"Publishers Weekly," starred review."The team behind "You: The Owner's Manual" applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. 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.'"--"Publishers Weekly," starred review.Read Less
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I would have liked this book a whole lot better if the authors hadn't been so cute with their writing.
It contains much easily understood, useful information about our bodies and how they work. It also provides good information about strategies for success at "waist management."
But I can only read so many lines like "... your stomach feels fuller than a Baywatch bathing suit" before the text grows tiresome.
Jun 11, 2009
Practical Information about eating good food
This book is easy to read and fun to look at. The information is great for people who know little to nothing about nutrition and are looking to make a lifestyle change. It's a good book to get you headed in the right direction.
Jan 29, 2009
I'm one of those people that need W A I S T L I N E management, I have lead a sedentary life for the past 2 years after having had 4 major surgeries and I'm just now coming back to normal.
Jan 6, 2009
Explains the process of weight gain and loss.
This book has a detailed explanation of what exactly is going on inside your body; why you gained weight other than someone saying you eat too much when in fact some of us that is not the case; what you can do to lose weight with ideas that noone has told you about; exercises you can do at any size at home for free; what to and not to eat; recipies; and more. I really enjoyed this book and work out at least 5 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each. Everyone compliments me on how good I look. You can do this!
Jul 3, 2007
Easy to understand book!
I work in a medical center and am familiar with most of the things talked about in this book, however, I have never read one that made it so simple for the average patient to understand. Excellent teaching tool!!
Publishers Weekly, 2006-08-07 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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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