My Big Fat Greek Diet: How a 467-Pound Physician Hit His Ideal Weight and How You Can Too

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 291 pages
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As a medical doctor who has personally struggled with his weight, Dr. Nick Yphantides can empathize with the plight of the overweight and offer a proven, medically safe plan for losing weight. In My Big Fat Greek Diet, he teaches readers the powerful 7 Pillars of Weight Loss. His program features practical how-tos anyone can apply, whether they need to lose 10 or 300 pounds. Analyzing components of a variety of well-known diets, Dr. Nick assists readers in customizing a weight-loss program that will handle their specific needs and fit their lifestyles.

The son of a Greek immigrant, Dr. Nick was known in San Diego as a big man with a big heart. Topping out at 467 pounds, he was a thirty-something, larger-than-life advocate for the poor who seemed like a jolly fat man. But when a battle with cancer inspired him to focus on his own health, he embarked on a lifestyle change that would drop him to a svelte 200 pounds. His book will inspire and equip readers to design their own weight-loss program around an "odyssey" that makes their heart sing and allows them to experience their own weight-loss miracle!

 

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User Review  - phalaborwa - LibraryThing

Inspiring - so much so that it served as part of the impetus for my husband to lose almost 100 pounds since November 06. The liquid diet recommended is available to purchase online at a wide range of prices, so shop around for the best deal on the HMR shakes. Read full review

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User Review  - Boudewyns - LibraryThing

Interestng and inspiring personal story; but the practical advice seems trite to me. I'd rather hear more about the liquid protein diet he followed than his advice that a dieter needs support groups. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
THE PARABLE OF MY LIFE
The Last Supper
Weigh Over the Scale
Traveling Through Big Sur Country
The Black Hole
Reeling in the Years
From the Windy City to the Big Apple
Burn Calories Like Never Before
Plan a Radical Sabbatical 14 Pillar VI Dont Travel Alone
Realize That Your weightloss Journey Is for a Lifetime
SIDE DISHES
The First and Last Word in Fast Food
Nurture with Love Not Food
HeighHo HeighHo Its Under the Knife We
The Last Course

Makeover
DR NICKS SEVEN PILLARS
The Seven Pillars of Weight Loss and Maintenance
Change the Way You See Before You Change the Way You Look
Slash Your Calories by Eating for the Right Reasons
Fill Your Tank with the Right Amount of the Right Foods
Epilogue
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Contact Information
Nicks Stadium Tour
Copyright

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Nick Yphantides, M.D., is a family physician in Escondido, California, and a medical consultant to the local nonprofit health-care agencies and the San Diego public health-care system. He is the Co-Chair of San Diego County's Childhood Obesity Taskforce and is an advocate in his community for those who need it the most. My Big Fat Greek Diet is his first book. He and his wife, Despina, live outside of San Diego with theirnbsp;infant daughter, Veronique.

Mike Yorkey is the author, co-author, editor, or collaborator of one hundred books. He has written for The Los Angeles Times travel section, Skiing, Tennis Week, World Tennis, City Sports, and Racquet . He lives in Encinitas, California.

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