Book: The Perfect 10 DietLeave a response February 25, 2012 / Posted in Food, health, nutrition, weight loss
My SIL has been waxing lyrical over the contents of this book so I decided to take a closer look at it before she handed me the book to read. Ordinarily, I’m skeptical about diet plans that claim stuff like:
Lose 14 pounds in 21 days!
To be honest, anything that claims “rapid weight loss” always makes me skeptical. Rapid to me spells short term gains and long term rebound weight gain. But I have a high regard of my SIL’s health science knowledge, so when she says it makes a lot of sense from the physiologic point of view, I knew it was worth looking into.
So what can you get out of this book aside from losing up to 14 pounds in 21 days? According to this book, you can:
- Lose weight fast without going hungry (hunger wrecks diets)
- Have more energy!
- Start to lose weight without exercising (up to 80 pounds)
- Reverse the aging process and look younger for life
And the reason why this works is because “other diet fads, whether they are low-fat or low-carb, wreak havoc on your hormones, which is why these diets are hard to stay on and the weight comes back the moment you stop.”
However, the real reason why my SIL and I are looking into this book is for health purposes. I like to think we’ve evolved beyond the youthful desires of looking beautiful (which the modern world equates to being slim). And if you follow Michael Aziz’s “prescription”, you will reap the health benefits, too. His patients who followed his diet plan also experienced “improvement in the markers for heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and more.”
If there’s one gripe I have about dieting, it’s that there are many of the weight loss programs out there that focus on the sole aim of losing weight – health risks be damned. I find myself struggling with the idea of compromising my health in order to “look good”. Consider the 6 Popular Fashion Trends (That Killed People) – you’d think that things like this only existed in history, but we continue to do the same but just in a different way. I’m sure in years to come there will be an article about diet trends that killed people.
What I liked most about the Perfect 10 Diet was this: “overall health improved significantly… while eating great food, feeling full after their meals and having more energy.
When you have kids, you really can’t afford to go on a diet that makes you hungry and tired – which, I think is the number one problem for a lot of diets out there. Even if weight loss and looking beautiful is not the goal, I think the health benefits and promise of feeling good make this diet a worthwhile endeavour.
Go check out The Perfect 10 Diet.
Here’s an excerpt:
What Is the Perfect 10 Diet?
In 1979, stunning Bo Derek starred in the movie 10, and the number became associated with absolute physical perfection and beauty. If you already consider yourself to be a 10, you have no doubt been blessed with extraordinarily good genes. So why did I choose this provocative title that applies to so few of us? Well, I’m not really talking about beauty; I’m concerned with your health. When it comes to your health, anything less than a perfect 10 is not good enough. Your health is priceless.
But if you bought this book for its title and a desire to be sexually appealing, believe me, you’ve also come to the right place. The Perfect 10 Diet will make you look your absolute best, because when you’re healthy, it shows in your skin, hair, nails, and physique.
It gets even better. What if I told you the Perfect 10 Diet can help you stay younger-looking, longer? You see, the Perfect 10 Diet does all its magic by improving many hormones that play major roles in weight and health. The Perfect 10 Diet focuses on the ten most important hormones in your body. Each of those hormones has a profound effect on others. And when these ten hormones are in perfect balance, you will not only lose weight, but you will also dramatically turn back the aging clock.
The Perfect 10 Diet has fewer rules and restrictions than other diets that leave you hungry, unsatisfied, or less healthy. Better yet, you won’t ever have to count calories, fat grams, or net carbs again. The Perfect 10 Diet is designed to serve as an eating-for-life plan, not a quick-fix-and fail diet.
Unlike diet books that limit food choices to one country’s cuisine, the Perfect 10 Diet is about eating delicious, world-class choices from a variety of cultures, all the way from American to Vietnamese.
The food choices are rich, varied, and satisfying, including everything from fish poached in champagne to a decadent cheesecake. The Perfect 10 Diet takes into account the best aspects of myriad healthy cuisines and incorporates them into a single master eating plan that anyone can follow, maintain, and benefit from. Imagine that—an international diet that can be followed by people from all walks of life, with few rules or restrictions. Pick your adjective. Amazing. Astounding. Unbelievable. Unbeatable. All of them apply and give this one-of-a-kind diet a perfect 10 score.
About the Author – Michael Aziz MD:
Dr. Michael Aziz is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital in New York. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine, and Dr. Aziz is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom. He has appeared as a keynote speaker before prestigious groups nationally and internationally such as the American Academy for Anti-Aging. He is the founder and director of Midtown Integrative Medicine in New York City, a practice that focuses on traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine. Dr. Aziz lives in New York City.