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

By Nick Yphantides (Author) & Mike Yorkey (With)
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Item description for My Big Fat Greek Diet: How a 467-Pound Physician Hit His Ideal Weight and How You Can Too by Nick Yphantides & Mike Yorkey...

Analyzing components of a variety of well-known diets, Dr. Yphantides inspires and equips readers to design their own weight-loss program around an "odyssey" that makes their heart sing.

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In My Big Fat Greek Diet, Dr. Nick Yphantides teaches readers the powerful 7 Pillars of Weight Loss, which features medically safe, practical how-tos anyone can apply, whether they need to lose 10 or 300 pounds. Analyzing components of a variety of diets, Dr. Nick assists readers in customizing a weight-loss program to their specific needs and lifestyles.

Topping out at 467 pounds, Dr. Nick was known in San Diego as a big
man with a big heart. 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, now in trade paper, will inspire and equip readers to design a program that allows them to experience their own weight-loss miracle

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   291
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.42" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 20, 2006
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0785287744  
ISBN13  9780785287742  

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More About Nick Yphantides & Mike Yorkey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Yphantides is a family physician and a medical consultant for nonprofit health-care agencies and the public health-care system. He graduated with honors from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine in 1992.

Nick Yphantides currently resides in Escondido, in the state of California.

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2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Loss
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition > General

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Reviews - What do customers think about My Big Fat Greek Diet: How a 467-Pound Physician Hit His Ideal Weight and How You Can Too?

Very Practical - not Preachy  Nov 5, 2009
I found the story of his journey a worthy read and the practical advice on all the various diets very beneficial. Overall the book was inspirational and is moving me to get busy on my own weight journey.
Fascinating read!  Jun 10, 2009
This Dr. shares his story of huge weight loss while visiting every major league baseball park across America. I wish he was my doctor! He's funny. compassionate and listens to his patients.
My Big Fat Greek Diet  Apr 26, 2009
This book is very inspirational, whether you need to lose weight or not. It is a great read abd keeps your attention from beginning to end. Without being in-your-face about it, he makes it clear that faith and family are very important to him. He makes it clear that he had to take drastic measures, while outlining sensible plans that work for anyone.
author claims "diets don't work", yet consumed 800 calories a day for 8 months  Feb 3, 2009
This story has some inspiration and motivation in it for many, I am sure. But for a physician who writes--more than once--that "diets don't work," then why did he undertake a DRASTIC 800-calorie-a-day-nothing-but-liquid-protein-shakes DIET to lose the weight he writes about??????

And while he promises early in the book to write more about liquid protein shake diets, his very scanty page about it in the back provides no substantial information.

And while bravo for him that he could take a year off work and go motoring around the country to take his mind off his self-induced drastic diet, it's certainly nothing practical the rest of us can follow.

And his 7 Pillars? Written after he lost his weight, certainly not what he followed while on his drastic diet.

On the plus side, reading his story does make it easy to think that if he did it, so can others.
My Big Fat Greek Diet  May 29, 2008

Not only entertaining but encouraging for anyone who wants to lose weight.
Very good suggestions for anyone no matter what age or genter.

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