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You On a Diet

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Has anyone read "You On a Diet" by Dr. Oz? I just got it yesterday and am about 50 pages in. It is interesting so far and the "science" part of eating/weight loss makes sense. Just wondering if anyone has read the whole thing/followed the plan/seen results.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. When reading it I felt I had finally 'found' what I was looking for. I did it faithfully for a few weeks and then the holidays hit. I haven't gotten back on program all the way, but one of his principles was to mainstram breakfast lunch and snacks, so there is less to choose from and less temptation. I have been doing that.

When I was on it, I felt amazing. I wasn't hungry and didn't really deal with cravings.

I really appreciated thinking about your body as a machine with working parts and putting in it what helps it run well, keeping things lubricated and keping them from breaking down.

This isn't a book to make you a hard body, BUT if you want to feel great and have security that you are doing something good for your body in the long run, this is a wonderful book.

I guess I see it as a prescription for how to live, and that was what I had been looking for. I wasn't really raised with keeping these things in mind and making them priority.
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I tried this diet to help me loose weight after packing on the pounds from birth control pills. I was taking the pills where you only get 4 periods a year.

I thought the book was great. I was not losing weight on the diet but I did maintain my weight. The most amazing thing was how I felt while I was following the diet. My stomach did not hurt the whole time. I never even got so much as a gas pain and I felt good. I had no cravings either.

I believe also that it is a way to live and not really for weight loss. Once I loose the weight that I want to on South Beach I will follow this diet again just because I felt so good.

By the way, the only drawback I found was that I had to go to the bathroom like 3 times a day when I normally only go once. It was not bad though it was real easy!
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What is the main concept of this "diet"?
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I bought it a couple of weeks ago and I have yet to get past page 1.
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umm the concept is working with your body and putting things in it that keep things running healthy for a long time. He doesn't emphasize muscle tone or anything, but does specifically target the waist. For women it shouldn't be greater than 32". This is because there is a specific 'thingie' (Omentum) next to the stomach that catches and stores fat, so letting that get too big creates bigger ramifications for your body.

You can go on the website realage.com and read some more. There you can read a condensed version. And you can take a test to determine your body's 'real age'.

Also the front 1/3 of the book is learning about how the body functions and what certain organs do. It was a little much to go thru, but I thought it was well worth it. It just reinforced how he recommend to eat and exercise.
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Originally Posted by kenics View Post
This isn't a book to make you a hard body, BUT if you want to feel great and have security that you are doing something good for your body in the long run, this is a wonderful book.

I guess I see it as a prescription for how to live, and that was what I had been looking for.
Glad you said this, I think this is what I need. I've done Weight Watchers before, so I know I can take the weight off. I realize that instead of constantly "working" at keeping the weight off (which is obviously not working!), I need to do an overhaul on how I eat, live, think, and take care of my body.

I'm still getting through the first few sections on the anatomy/mechanics of how and why our bodies work, but does he give specifics later in the book on how to be making good choices? I need specific instructions, at least to get me started!
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