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Overview

The #1 national bestseller that helped millions to get fit for life—finally in paperback! Revealing her often heartbreaking, life-long struggle with excess weight, Oprah tells of her fortuitous meeting with Bob Greene, who helped her change her life by creating a diet and exercise program that worked for her. Color photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786882984
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/5/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Greene
Bob Greene

Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss. He holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. For the past seventeen years he has worked with clients and consulted on the design and management of fitness, spa, and sports medicine programs. Bob has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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Table of Contents

Oprah's Story 1
Introduction 33
Why We Eat 39
Becoming Self-Aware 55
The Purpose of Body Fat 65
The Physics of Body Weight 71
The Ten Steps 85
Step 1 Exercise Aerobically, Five to Seven Days Each Week (Preferably in the Morning) 95
Step 2 Exercise in the Zone (at a Level Seven or Eight) 129
Step 3 Exercise for 20 to 60 Minutes Each Exercise Session 145
Step 4 Eat a Low-Fat, Balanced Diet Each Day 153
Step 5 Eat Three Meals and Two Snacks Each Day 177
Step 6 Limit or Eliminate Alcohol 185
Step 7 Stop Eating Two to Three Hours Before Bedtime 195
Step 8 Drink Six to Eight Glasses of Water Each Day 203
Step 9 Have at Least Two Servings of Fruit and Three Servings of Vegetables Each Day 213
Step 10 Renew Your Commitment to Healthy Living Each Day (Daily Renewal) 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Weight Loss Bible!!

    This book changed my life! If I ever get off the 'exercise beam'...I pick the book up and re-read it. I know that all I need to stay in shape (physically, mentally & spiritually) is a good pair of sneakers and 30 minutes. By merely walking I can have more peace & happiness in my life than any material item ever gave me. Also, I always hear people say 'if I had money to hire a trainer & a chef, then I could lose weight too', well to those people I say there are many wealthy people who are overweight. Although it would be nice to have those things, it is not a requirement. The only requirement is willingness, a pair of sneakers & 30 minutes. Thanks Bob Green, your book really did change my life. Marybeth M.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2001

    Very Inspirational

    I am not a huge fan of Oprah. I purchased this book because it was on sale. It was the best purchase I could have made. Bob Greene's advice is right on. I have read the book several times, some chapters more than other for guidance and to help remind myself what my goals are. The ten steps are clear and precise and there is no confusion. Through simple diet and exercise, you CAN lose weight and keep it off! After reading the book and following his advice I have lost 50+ pounds and have kept it off for over a year now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2001

    A Great Body Begins with Self-love

    With this book I was able to look inside myself and discover the real reasons for my weight gain and why I wasn't able to lose despite fervent effort. Getting advice, instruction, and motivation from Bob and Oprah have helped me learn to love me as I am today...so that I may move forward and achieve my goals. The journal is a great way to get to know yourself and keep tabs on your progress. Most of all, this book is about loving yourself and becoming healthy, because as you do that by following the ten steps as closely as possible you will get the added bonus of a great body.

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