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You, on a diet : the owner's manual to waist management
Roizen, Michael F.
Adult Nonfiction RM237.5 .R65 2006

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From Publishers' Weekly:

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

From Library Journal:

In this sequel to their best-selling You: The Owner's Manual, Roizen and Oz draw on current research trends in stressing healthy dietary and exercise choices that can lead to sustained loss of dangerous abdominal fat. In Part 1, readers encounter a quiz and personalized body ideal parameters, then rather complex overviews of relevant organs (e.g., the intestines), chemical messengers (e.g., hormones), and organ/chemical interrelations. The book's second, more approachable half translates the above material into pragmatic guidelines for specific exercise and eating plans and contains sound advice on personal dieting-aid decisions (e.g., weight control drugs, surgery). A glossary (for terms like macrophages and norepinephrine) and resource list (cataloging other diet plans, professional/medical organizations, informative web sites) are badly needed. Though this book dispels many of the same myths as Jane Kirby's Dieting for Dummies and Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts, it is less comprehensive. Still, it is a fascinating, informative read recommended for public and consumer health libraries for its unique biomedical basis, adaptability to any lifelong plan, and best-seller potential. (Index and illustrations not seen.) Janice Flahiff, Univ. of Toledo, Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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