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 Incorporated, 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


Slash Your Calories by Eating for the Right Reasons
Fill Your Tank with the Right Amount of the Right Foods

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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, coauthor, and collaborator of more than forty books, including several in the Every Man's Battle series and tennis star Michael Chang's autobiography, Holding Serve. He and his wife, Nicole, are the parents of two college-age children and live in Encinitas.

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