Dorm Room Diet

Dorm Room Diet

by Daphne Oz

Introducing a fresh new voice and a simple 8-step program specifically created for college students by a college student—a complete lifestyle guide to eating well and staying fit.

Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and couldn't stick with the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She was able to seize control over herSee more details below


Introducing a fresh new voice and a simple 8-step program specifically created for college students by a college student—a complete lifestyle guide to eating well and staying fit.

Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and couldn't stick with the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She was able to seize control over her health and her weight only when she recognized the golden opportunity offered by the major transition to college life. With the help of her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons, and her grandmother, a homeopathic practitioner, she developed the eating and exercise habits that would help her lose 10 pounds in her first semester. So much for the proverbial Freshman 15! All her friends wanted to know how she did it. Now they, and thousands of others, can.

Daphne's 8-step program shows college students how to stop eating out of emotional need and examine when, where, and especially what they should eat to keep their minds in focus and their bodies in shape. With warmth and humor, she coaches readers on managing time, storing food, and respecting budgets; helps them navigate the most common danger zones at school for unhealthy eating; and shows them how to get the exercise they need, even in a tiny dorm room. She also offers invaluable tips on vitamins and supplements, and simple, effective ways to relax and rejuvenate right on campus, so students can stay mentally as well as physically fit.

The Dorm Room Diet is a winning combination of the author's personal story and practical strategies that empower young women to use their newfound independence to create a healthy lifestyle while incollege—and for life.

Daphne Oz's 8-step program for looking good, feeling great, and keeping fit in college:
Step 1: Get Inspired Step 2: Get Informed: The Frosh 15 Step 3: Get Started: Healthy Eating 101 Step 4: Get a Grip: Where and How to Eat Responsibly at College Step 5: Get Prepared: The Five Danger Zones and How to Survive Them Step 6: Get Moving: The Exercise Factor Step 7: Get Your Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know About Supplements Step 8: Get Recharged: A More Relaxed, More Effective You

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Daughter of bestselling cardiologist Mehmet Oz (You: The Owner's Manual), the young Oz struggled with weight as a teen. Now a Princeton sophomore, she offers a range of advice for college girls hoping to sidestep the "Freshman 15." Those late-night study binges, tailgating and sports events, parties, TV watching and heavy talks can lead even clever Ivy Leaguers down the road to weight gain. No doubt inspired by her dad (who penned the introduction), Oz offers an eight-step program that advocates sensible, healthful eating, exercise and vitamin use. While warning against the pitfalls of high-calorie foods like alcohol, full-fat cheese and simple carbs, she okays coffee in moderation, bread dipped in olive oil, and chocolate. Balance is crucial, Oz notes, pointing out that one night of partying won't spoil everything if it's followed by healthy eating the next day. Punctuating her text with practical tips (stock up on wholesome snacks such as almonds and veggies before snuggling in for a study marathon, the author addresses her female peers in a breezy, conversational style. This is a great book to pack between the extra-long twin sheets and study lamp. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
When at least one of your parents is in the medical profession, it can be assumed that you have been acculturated into a lifestyle that involves healthy eating and exercise habits. That will not absolve you, however, of the potential to pack on the unwelcome "freshman 15." In The Dorm Room Diet, Oz-whose physician father coauthored the popular You: The Owner's Manual and You: The Smart Patient-writes openly and engagingly on the subject of eating well and staying fit as a college student. She outlines her own experience as a first-year student and includes an exercise plan described with simple line drawings. One of the eight steps of practical advice she offers deals with how to become informed and prepared and how to stay focused on getting healthy. In The Smart Student's Guide, registered dietitian M.J. Smith (fellow, American Dietetic Assn.; Diabetic Low-Fat and No-Fat Meals in Minutes) and her son, Fred, a college senior who put on the freshman 15, instruct readers on getting the most they can out of the college experience while remaining healthy and happy. The book's strengths are its two different food plans, extensive sections on sleep and stress, and 40 recipes that can be prepared in the dorm. Oz's voice is clearly heard in her book, which is focused on diet and exercise, whereas the Smiths' book feels more like advice coming from a parent or professional, as stated facts are backed with citations to research. Both are valuable in their own right and are recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections with a focus on YAs.-Beth Hill, Univ. of Idaho Lib., Moscow Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal

Adult/High School
Written in a style similar to Steven Covey's "Highly Effective Teens" books (S & S) and passing along wisdom the author learned from her father, Mehemet Oz, author of You: The Owner's Manual (HarperCollins, 2005), this title is part dietary adviser, part survival guide for the first year of college. Specifically addressing girls, it is filled with quotes from young women, giving tips for staying healthy. Topics include eating habits for all-nighters and illustrated exercises to be done in the dorm room. While the dietary advice is general in nature, Oz chronicles her own struggles with weight and is encouraging to readers trying to maintain healthy lifestyles. Checklists, self-reflection questions, and boxed tips are interspersed throughout. The tone is upbeat and positive. Teenage girls will enjoy the anecdotes and learn a lot about staying healthy along the way.
—Brigeen RadoicichCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Meet the Author

Daphne Oz is a sophomore at Princeton University. While still in high school, she was a writer for ELLEgirl magazine and was responsible for changing her school's lunch menu, introducing the Healthy Eating Initiative which replaced processed cafeteria food with whole grains and raw foods. She is the daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz, bestselling co-author of You: The Owner's Manual. She grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ, with her parents, two younger sisters, and a brother.

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