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Perfect 10 Diet, The

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The Perfect 10 Diet is the breakthrough diet that doesn’t rely on trying to trick your body. This is real world weight loss that balances your body’s natural hormones to do the work for you.

Dr. Michael Aziz spent years frustrated watching patients—and himself—fail to lose weight or feel better by following the “accepted” low-fat advice and low-carb trend. After years of re
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Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally - a balanced lifestyle approach to eating which is neither low-fat (most diets) or drastically low-carb (Atkins). Dr. Aziz takes time to explain the purpose of our 10 key hormones and how they react to improper nutrition. Makes perfect sense and looks like a fairly easy to follow approach.

I would have rated this book 5 stars but for one key omission (at least in the version I read). It was conspicuously absent of portion guidance. For example, if the ideal daily carb intake is 40% comple
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
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.
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Janis Ian
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A good guide if you've never really looked into what's in your food, how fad diets fail, why we are becoming more and more obese. If you're already familiar with these things, you can skim through and still pick up some useful information about chemicals in food and how they interact with our bodies. Decent reference book, but not something I'd pick up and read again without direct cause.
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mary Spurr
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Has put together many researched facts in one book about our food. The short coming of the book is that there is more research since it is written-- one example of this is the information on agave syrup/nectar which is highly processed fructose. But it is a good source of research based information on nutrition.
Travis James
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book does a really good job explaining how eating the wrong foods can play an adverse effect on the body regarding how hormones come into effect. I applied the knowledge in this book and lost 20 pounds instantly.
Jan 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Really like what this book had to say. I believe sugar makes you fat and eliminating that from your diet will help you lose weight. Very informative, almost a little too technical, but I got the message and recommend this book.
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: practices
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!
Anna Robertson
Really interesting and useful book - less of a "diet" book and more of a lifestyle book.
Feb 25, 2012 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

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.
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eye opener. I follow some of these guidelines to this day.
Suz Priestas
The author brings out some very interesting facts about nutrition and the lies that society has been fed through the years.
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
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.
Maggie Douglas
I just cannot seem to concentrate on nonfiction books... gave up
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Very interesting book and the author weeds through the biology and presents it to the reader in a fairly easy format.
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