The Perfect 10 Diet
Michael Aziz
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The Perfect 10 Diet

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  193 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Traditional Chinese edition of The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast! Dr. Aziz practices in New York City focusing on traditional, alternative, and complementary medicine. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Published July 1st 2010 by San Cai/Tsai Fong Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Interesting information on foods to balance hormones and help migraine, but perhaps the most annoyingly condescending writer I've read in a long time. If I were an idiot I'd give the book more stars, because apparently that's the audience he's going for.
If you’ve been on a diet or two within the last, oh…twenty years, you’ve probably seen dieting come full-circle. Some programs focus on liquids, others on carbs, some on proteins and all of them basically result in a restriction of what is going in, and an increase of what you are putting out. Less food, more activity. Makes perfect sense, yet so many of us fight this concept daily.

The Perfect 10 Diet does sound a bit trendy. However, it addresses the way your body reacts to certain foods. Proce...more
Although I wouldn't follow everything Dr. Aziz says in this book, his recommendations to eat full fat dairy instead of low-fat makes a lot of sense to me, and I'm excited to try out a lot of his suggestions.

For those who are less familiar, he has a really great section on the glycemic index of common foods in the back, which I think would be really helpful for people who are beginners.

I hesitate to call his book mainly common sense, because our culture's readily available foods are frequently...more
Very educational about how the body works with it's hormones and how diet can effect it. It starts with a 14 day no grain/simple.refined carb diet, then goes into stage 2 where you include 1-3 whole grains a day, plus exercise. Fat is good again, butter, coconut and olive oil ! The body needs the fat to absorb certain nutrients and utilize hormones. No, sugar, no refined carbs, no processed food, nothing you can't pronounce as far as ingredients, and to my horror no caffeine. Simple, common sens...more
Deborah Fransen
This book took 8 years to write, and presents a very good case for why the "low fat" and "high protein" diets don't work with a good number of people. It's written in a friendly and interesting way, and if you're looking for answers as to why you can't lose weight and keep it off in spite of strictly following dietary guidelines and faithful exercising, your answers might be found here. The eating plan is simple and does not require a lot of exotic foods or time consuming recipes. It's so easy t...more
Alicia Montgomery
This book was the first diet book, and I've read plenty, that really made sense! Balancing your hormones, eating foods without all the artificial chemicals we so often find, and skipping the fat-free and low-fat labels...finally! I felt like the book was written for me. And I'm not just saying that. I'm going to put this book into action and see if what I think makes sense actually works for me. Wish me luck!
Spring Clark
I think this is a great diet and a very interesting read as well. At times it is a bit repetitive, but still very easy to understand and follow. Dr. Aziz has great advice and has come up with a good diet plan.
I've stopped at page 57 and I'm going to revisit this later when I feel like I'm "ready" for a lifestyle change of this magnitude. He makes some very good points that I'm interested in exploring.
I think there is something to this....

about how we are eating the wrong foods, in the wrong amounts, how we need to balance 10 important hormones, how we need to eat 40% carbohydrates, 20% protein, and 40% fat.

My main concern is that he says we should throw out our nonfat items, skim milk, etc and go for the full fat ones, and he still maintains that it HELPS lower cholesterol and causes you to lose weight. Having grown up with the mindset of having to not eat ANY fat, it is hard to think the o...more
Oct 01, 2013 Katherine is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Wow!I was a bit skeptic when I first saw this book? I was thinking that it could be just one of those million books about diet that says the same things over and over again. But as I browse and went along, I have come to appreciate the things that Dr. Aziz mentioned in this book. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I am confronted with many issues related to weight loss/weight management. Most of the topics being discussed in this book made sense. This book will surely help a lot of people.
i really liked the beginning of the book. the information seems to be sound from what i remember from college. the last 3 or so chapters (of actual reading) it rather dull and dry. it just seems to be lists of what i should be asking my doctor to check, which i will probably never do. i do understand why it's there, i would just prefer it to be more of an appendix rather than actual chapters.
This book was very annoying. The ideas are fine, as they are consistent with some other nutrition books I've read recently, but the writing is horrible. The author talks to the reader as if they haven't read a nutrition book in 20 years, and kept repeating things over and over again. Yes, I already know that low fat is bad, don't keep telling me that like I've never heard it before.
Really good approach of what you eat and how your body reacts to it. I'm following this diet now and i can feel i have more energy than ever and losing weight already. The only thing that bothers me a little is that its tipically an american book. A lot of repeats and a little too enthousiastic. Or maybe, as a non american, i do bother.
Wow! I never understood the role that fats play in hormone regulation. I'm sure that the 80's notion of low-fat and the 90's low carb Zeitgeist has left me in middle age sick and tired. I didn't like the Bo-Derrick image but read anyway, and I'm glad I did!
This book sucked. It was okay...same as many others in its class but then he went and said pumpkin has no fiber. Okay. Google that. If this guy can get that wrong...he lost all credibility in my book and I stopped reading it there and then.
good nutrition advice and it really explains why you have eat right and the physiological hormonal basis behind it. My only gripe with it is Azizi's grating tone and a bit of salesman pitch in it. Great advice nevertheless.
This book made alot of sense to me and did have some new ideas of how to eat. It's not focused on weight loss but on balancing important hormones. I think I might give it a try. Wish it had more recipes and menus ideas though.
THere are many suggestions in this book which have been written in other diet books but Dr. Aziz makes them read more as lifestyle changes. The section on glycemic changes really stuck with me.
Overall okay -- very informative when it comes to chemicals in your body and how they work. I'm not planning on following the diet, but I did like the nutrition aspect of the book. Quick read.
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Feb 25, 2012 Gina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Flaggged p. xxxv, 7, 14, 29, 50-53, 62, 64, 80-81, 88, 93, 97, 103, 105, 111, 124, 128, 134, 138-9, 148-55, 167, 174, 180, 191, 303, 318, 337, 347, 373, 375

It says some good things giving recommendations to eat clean, etc but what bothered me is some of the misleading information with sweeping scientific conclusions
I think this book is a really good read. Anyone who needs nutrition or diet-related advice will appreciate this book. Dr. Aziz really knows his stuff.
Really good, definetly reccomend. I skipped through all the personal stories, I didn't try any of the recipes, but the info in the book is enlightening.
I heard this guy on the radio and had to read more... very interesting. Some good ideas for keeping your body in balance. Every little bit helps.
The author brings out some very interesting facts about nutrition and the lies that society has been fed through the years.
Very interesting book and the author weeds through the biology and presents it to the reader in a fairly easy format.
Begins with a great explanation of how processed foods mess with the balance of 10 key hormones.
Anna Robertson
Really interesting and useful book - less of a "diet" book and more of a lifestyle book.
Absolutely amazing facts & information in this book! Let's get healthy!
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