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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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.

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.

©2009 Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"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. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn." (Publishers Weekly)

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This Book is Dead On!!!

First things first: the PDF you guys keep asking about is at the end of the publishers summary on this (book's description) page. So yeah if you follow the plan this totally works. I bought the original version and got the updated version for my own personal edification. Knowing why we eat, gain and lose weight helps really maintain a good healthy body with out too much work. I wish i read this before a I had a stroke, thanks to a good waist management plan I'm pretty healthy again hoping to never see another stroke. It's not too expensive especially if you are an audible member like me. I say get it!!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A Life Altering Education

This book has made a tremendous difference in my life. It has empowered me with the knowledge of how my body works with and how it processes the foods that I eat. I wish that I could have discovered it earlier and maybe I could have saved myself from some of the guilt and shame that I have experienced, but better late than never. Now I know that what I eat rebounds and resounds throughout my entire body and that I no longer have to be a slave to cravings and depression. I love that you go in detail on how to reduce my ghrelin and increase my leptin levels and also that we can't get rid of our genes BUT that we can turn them off. One of the biggest and most critical things I took from this book is that like a GPS, if you get off track just make that U-turn as soon as possible and continue on to the destination of optimal health! Thank you Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for caring enough to want to make a difference in our nation and peoples lives. I don't think that I have enough space to tell you all that you have helped me with, but please know that by your education I have made a mental change in how I appreciate this awesome God given body! Thanks again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Aubrey
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 09-16-10

Great book but confusing PDF

The PDF has to be downloaded separately from the Overview on Audible when you are previewing the book. It is 78 pages long!! There is a lot of paper for this audiobook, but it is great to have on hand!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good

I liked the book, and I appreciate having the authors as narrators. However, one reviewer gave this a 1 star rating because the "PDF" awas not included. However, if you look at the description, there IS an "accompanying" file that you can download. I think it would be clearer if the PDF link appeared in the "Library" section as well, but you have to go back to the book description to download the files.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Clear, common sense, science based.

I enjoyed that there was a little comedy thrown in to make it entertaining. I hate non-fiction but they kept my attention, and in very simple speak taught me what i needed to know. My husband the doctor overhearing the book in spurts said it was very science based no diet "theory" which is rare. so thumbs up.

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Excellent, informative and funny, besides !!

If you could sum up YOU in three words, what would they be?

Motivating, educating, and amusing

What was one of the most memorable moments of YOU?

Learning what the omentum is and why it's so bad for us

Which scene was your favorite?

Great cartoons that illustrate our biology

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This whole book is full of clear explanations of our biology, and gives many, many suggestions for how to incorporate small changes in our lives to be more slim and healthy.

Any additional comments?

Read their other books, too. I also liked YOU Getting Younger.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • Londonderry, NH, United States
  • 08-10-11

you diet Eureka

The repetitious punctuated exclamation of eureka was a lot annoying, but otherwise very informative I had no problem with the pdf. excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Gwendolyn
  • Louisville, CO, United States
  • 10-06-10

You on a Diet

The content was good. The supplemental material needed for me to follow the plan outlined was missing from my audible download. Disappointing. It needs to be provided here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Erminio
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 08-01-10

where is the pdf?

the audio says to print the pdf for the 14 day plan, where is the pdf?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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New Helpful Information

Took notes. Lots of things presented were very helpful and new. Will try to add to regime.