Wednesday, January 10, 2007

REVIEW: "You: On a Diet" by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen

Now, before you get freaked out, YES, I'm going to review --sort of-- a *diet* book. But, not to worry -- there are parts of this book that are helpful to the Intuitive Eater, and such is why I present the following information for your reading pleasure. ;o)

A while back, Dr. Mehmed Oz, and Dr. Roizen (authors of You, On a Diet) were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show to promote this book. I watched the program --though I rarely watch TV -- because I wanted to see if there was anything that I, as an Intuitive Eater-in-the-making, could use. :o) And, voila! there was. :o)

I'm not going to mention the parts that were "diet-y", because that isn't the purpose of this blog. But, here were the parts that meshed well with IE:

* There is something in everyone called the Omentum. It's hooked to the bottom of the stomach.... it's function is to pump chemicals through. The omentum causes the hormones that make us feel hungry.

Two Hormones That Regulate Our Eating:

1) Ghrelin --> hormone that tells us we're hungry

2) Leptin --> sends the satiety signal... tells us we've had enough to eat

* Eat/chew your food slowly --> this allows the Leptin signal to be clearly 'heard'

I didn't take any further notes on these, so I will leave you with two links to more information:

Wikipedia: Ghrelin

Wikipedia: Leptin

No comments: