You On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waste Management Summary

The SQUEEZE: Scientists are continuing to uncover medical evidence concerning the activity of dieting. Dieting is a struggle for many. Waist lines are continuing to increase. But there’s good news! Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz have unraveled the biological secrets to common cravings, focusing their studies on why we store so much fat. In “You On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waste Management,” Roizen and Oz provide knowledge for your fight to manage your weight. The book is practical, but informative and offers insight into how the brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress interact biologically. The book helps you to define what a healthy figure is and provides tips for creating and maintaining weight loss goals. “You On a Diet” is helpful for individuals struggling with weight management.

Notable Endorsement: "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 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." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What is the chemistry of emotions?
  • How does food travel through the body?
  • What is inflammation in the belly?
  • How many layers does the artery have?
  • What are the hormonal fat burners?

About the Author: Michael Roizen, M.D. is a New York Times best-selling author. Roizen is the co-founder of the website; he is also the originator of the concept. Roizen currently serves as chief wellness officer and chair for the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Roizen is also an expert for the The Oprah Winfrey Show. For more information, visit:

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. is also a New York Times best-selling author. Oz won an Emmy award for The Dr. Oz Show. Oz is a professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University. Oz is also the director of the Heart institute. For more information, visit:

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Publisher: Simon and Shuster Audio (October 2006)

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