You On A Diet Review

You On A Diet
The Owner's Manual For
Waist Management Review

by George Pierce
George Pierce


You on a diet is not supposed to be a diet, rather a way of reducing your waist line.  The book is written by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen.  They teach you about your body and how it works.  Then they teach how the food that you eat affects how your body works.  As you move toward a healthy intake of food and add exercise, you will begin to realize improvements in your body, your energy, and your overall health.

How Does It Work?

There is no counting and your focus is not on the scale, rather on your waist size/  Your goal as a woman is 32 and a half inches and as a man, your goal is 35 inches. 

According to Drs. Oz and Roizen, studies show that people who cut their caloric intake by 400 calories per day, end up gaining the weight back.  They also state that fasting actually shuts your metabolism down.  The diet is based on cutting 100 calories per day.  This amounts to about a loss of a pound per month.  Best of all, this smaller reduction in calories is relatively easy to achieve and maintain for life.

Step One is to take inventory of your food.  There are five food ingredients that are banned and therefore need to be thrown out. 
  1. Hydrogenated oil which may also be labeled partially hydrogenated oil.
  2. White foods which includes bleached flour.  The only white food that are allowed are fish, cauliflower, and egg whites.
  3. Enriched flour which is stripped of its nutrients rather than enriched, according to Dr; Roizen.
  4. Sugar 
  5. High fructose corn syrup

It is recommended that we read labels and keep the sugar content than four grams per serving and to keep the saturated fat to less than four grams per serving.  You will soon discover that many so called healthy foods and fat free foods are high in sugar.  An easy way to find foods that fit the 4 gram criteria is to stock up on fruit and vegetables.


Emergency Snack Foods: 

When you are craving for a snack, foods that are crunchy and have some sweetness to them work best.  Nuts, carrots, or apples are great snacks according to the Drs..  

Other tricks that the book shares to curb your appetite is to add spice to your foods.  Red pepper and cinnamon will reduce your appetite.  Reducing your plate size will also help you to eat less. 

Dr. Oz says not to skip breakfast and the Drs. suggest that breakfast should not vary much as far as our food choices and variety.  Also make your lunch options minimal.  According to Dr. Roizen, our being over weight is a result of too many choices, so limit your choices for breakfast and lunch.

Suggested breakfast treat!

1 scoop (1/3 cup) Soy protein (like Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein)
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 large ripe banana (or other fruits of your choice)
1/2 tablespoon apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon Psyillium seed husks

Peel banana; break into chunks. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add 12 ounces of water and ice, as well as powdered vitamins. Cover, blend until fairly smooth.

Yields 2 servings at 136 calories each.



Exercise is a part of the plan.  It is recommended that you exercise each day for no less than 30 minutes.  Dr. Oz says walking is the foundation to prepare your body for other exercises and to build your stamina.  He suggests that we set a goal of 10,000 steps per day.  Once you get walking, then add three 20 minute segments of more physical exercise which will help you work up a sweat.  We also should add stretching for health and safety. Yoga or the stretches that we learn in gym class should be fine.

Level of Difficulty:

This diet is easier than most.


There are no in person meeting.  You can click here for our list of online weight loss forums and communities.

Vegan or Vegetarian?

You can adapt this diet to either.


Food Cost:

Your food cost should stay about the same.

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Does It Work?

It should.  Healthy eating and exercise should help you to reduce your waistline and lose weight.


Lose Weight
Reduce your waistline
Recommends exercise
No counting
Only a 100 calorie cut makes transition and maintenance easier.
Teaches you the basics about food and your body
Allows for flexibility
Reduces risk of obesity related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart problems.


Suggesting little variation for breakfasts and lunches may be monotonous
Fast food is allowed
Meal Planning,
Food Preparation

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Although I am not fond of eliminating foods from our diet, all of the foods that we should eliminate with this diet are good advice.  A big benefit of the diet is that it is not a diet.  It is a lifestyle change that makes a smaller change (only 100 calories) that is much easier to live with both short term and long term.   I am also in total agreement with the Drs. approach to exercise.   I give 'You On A Diet' two thumbs up and suggest that you consider adding it to your list of weight loss options.

My friends, I thank you for reading and wish you success on your weight loss journey.

Rooting for you,
George Pierce
Win At Losing Weight Founder

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You On A Diet -Dr. Roizen on the View

Even a small amount of fat can cause you harm.  Dr. Roizen explains int the video above'

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Dr. Oz on Oprah - 5 ingredients you do not want to eat.

High fructose corn syrup creates a double whammy.  It prevents your brain being told that you are full.  You mot only get the added calories in the high fructose corn syrup, you continue eating, thus adding even more calories as Dr. Roizen shows us in the above video.

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