You On A Diet
YOU: On A Diet was written by Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen (regular guests on the Oprah show) to help people identify a realistic approach to slimming their waistline, and not necessarily losing weight. By explaining ordinary body functions and processes, they teach you how everything you put inside your body affects those functions. And when the right balance of food and exercise are found, you'll realize noticeable changes in your body and health.
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The You-On-A-Diet program is self-described as a lifetime eating program, rather than a diet, as if focuses on losing inches, rather than pounds, as a way to ensure looking better and getting healthier.
While on the You On A Diet, consume three main meals plus two or three small snacks every day.
You On A Diet also emphasizes the importance of the small things, such as cutting 100 calories a day for a total weight loss of 12 pounds a year.
It is suggested that you remove the following items from your diet:
- Hydrogenated oil/partially hydrogenated oil
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Enriched Flour
- White foods (including bleach flour but not egg whites, cauliflower and fish)
You-on-a-dieters are encouraged to study food labels, to buy foods that contain less then 4 grams of saturated fat and less then four grams of sugar per serving.
Instead of focusing on the scale the emphasis is on waist size to gauge progress, as this is a truer measurement of improvement in metabolic health.
Many recipes are featured in the You On A Diet book. You'll also receive guidance for reading and understanding food labels, as well as eating out at restaurants or making fast food purchases wisely.
You: On A Diet Meal Plan Example
|Breakfast||1 cup Kashi high fiber cereal with banana and 4 ounces of skim or soymilk Juice, coffee or tea|
|Lunch||Salad with chopped mixed greens and your choice of extra chopped raw veggies, 6 chopped walnuts, 4 oz of salmon, turkey or chicken breast with olive oil balsamic dressing.|
|Afternoon Snack||Raw veggies with 4 oz cottage cheese|
|Dinner||Apricot chicken and green beans with almond slivers One glass white wine|
|Dessert (eat every other day) ||One ounce of dark chocolate|
|Evening Snack||Low fat yogurt with 1/2 cup canned unsweetened peaches|
Exercise while engaged in the You On A Diet includes:
- Walking Everyday for at least 30 minutes
- Five minutes worth of stretching
- 30 minutes of strength training/toning a week
- 20-minute workouts three times a week
While there is no measuring or calorie counting, you are encouraged to use a 9-inch plate to control the amount of food you eat and skipping dessert on a regular basis.
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