The Fourteen-Day YOU Diet

From the YOU: On a Diet book, Drs. Oz and Roizen are sharing the 14-Day YOU Diet. Click here to purchase your copy. Get started on changing your body from the inside out with this healthy and automated eating plan. Excerpted from YOU: On a Diet, click here to print a copy of the 14-Day YOU Diet.

The Fourteen-Day YOU Diet

Since the airing of the premiere on September 14, 2009, Drs. Oz and Roizen have helped thousands of Americans get healthier and happier. Using the principles put forth in their YOU books, a team of medical and wellness experts and endless hours of love and support, Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have broadened America's fitness horizons and trimmed its waistline.

If you've been inspired by a Dr. Oz success story - like Toni, Stacy and Page (the Healthy Housewives of Oz), Nancy, Rocco, Gisela or Heather - and you want to start making YOU-turns, then this 14-Day YOU Diet is the perfect plan to get you going.









Click here to read excerpts from other books in the YOU series.

Excerpted from YOU: On a Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz. Copyright (c) 2006, 2009 by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Oz Works LLC, f/s/o Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.  Excerpted with permission by Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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