The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works

The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works

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by Daphne Oz
     
 

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The national bestseller, now updated with a fresh look and new material and recipes–written especially for college students by a college student who avoided the Freshman 15 with her own healthy lifestyle plan.As a teenager, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight, trying fad diets with extreme restrictions difficult to stick with, and always ended up

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The national bestseller, now updated with a fresh look and new material and recipes–written especially for college students by a college student who avoided the Freshman 15 with her own healthy lifestyle plan.As a teenager, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight, trying fad diets with extreme restrictions difficult to stick with, and always ended up frustrated, right back where she started. Taking the opportunity of the major transition to college life and living on her own, Daphne developed her own healthy eating and exercise plan that would not only help her avoid the "Freshman 15," but help her lose 10 pounds in her first semester.In an easy-to-follow 10-step program, The Dorm Room Diet addresses issues unique to college life and its danger zones—eating on the run, late-night studying, sporting events, and parties—with practical advice for making good choices in any situation. Daphne also coaches students on dorm room-ready workouts, vitamins and supplements, the prevalence of alcohol and beer, and coping with stress.This completely revised edition features a new chapter on conscious eating and an additional recipe section, including vegan and gluten-free dishes that you can prepare in your dorm or kitchen.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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.

From the Publisher
"This easy-to-read guide has a simple philosophy behind it: If students know nutrition basics, they will make healthier food choices."—The New York Times

"This is a great book to pack between the extra-long twin sheets and study lamp."—Publishers Weekly

"A survival guide to eating healthfully and exercising during the precarious time when parental controls are off."—Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557049315
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/22/2010
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
292,269
File size:
1 MB

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