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The Dorm Room Diet

The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really WorksThe Dorm Room DietRevised and Updated EditionFiguring out how to eat right and stay healthy on your own can be hard! Here is help from someone who's been there. Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and hated the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She wanted to find a healthy lifestyle solution that would let her enjoy a full college experience without packing on the proverbial Freshman 15. But could it be done?With the help of her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons, and her mother and grandmother, both holistic nutrition advisors, Daphne developed a whole new approach to managing her weight. How well did it work? You be the judge: In her first semester of college, she not only skipped the typical beer-and-pizza-fueled weight gain--she lost 10 pounds and became healthier than she had ever been.The transition to college life presents a golden opportunity to seize control of your health for good, and now the secrets of Daphne's success are available to you in The Dorm Room Diet.Get inspired. Get informed. Get started!In this revised and updated edition of her national bestseller, Daphne shows you how to:
  • stop eating out of emotional need
  • navigate the most common danger zones for unhealthy eating, such as eating on the run, late-night studying, sporting events, and parties
  • get the exercise you need, even in your dorm room
  • choose vitamins and supplements wisely
Daphne also includes recipes that you can prepare in your dorm room or kitchen (including vegan and gluten-free dishes), and an informative, new section on "conscious eating," explaining how your food choices affect your health and the planet.The Dorm Room Diet will empower you to use your newfound independence to create a healthy lifestyle while in college--and for the rest of your life.
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About the Author

Daphne Oz is a 2008 graduate of Princeton University, and the author of the national bestseller "The Dorm Room Diet" and of "The Dorm Room Diet Planner." She has appeared on "Good Morning America," "Fox & Friends," and "The Tyra Banks Show," and blogs twice monthly at She is also an in-demand speaker on health, diet, and wellness issues facing teens and young adults. The daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa, co-authors of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling "You" books, Daphne grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ. She currently resides in New York City.


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.

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 Radoicich, Fresno County Office of Education, CA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

A new way for the younger set to stay trim; from the daughter of best-selling author Mehmet Oz. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"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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