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Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings - And 7 Steps to End Them Naturallyby Neal Barnard
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A renowned health expert reveals the hidden reasons we crave chocolate, cookies, cheese, and other problem foods — and how we can beat the cravings once and for all. If you've ever tried a new diet only to find yourself falling prey to the same old problem foods, read this groundbreaking book for important new solutions that really work.
Breaking the Food Seduction delivers renowned expert Neal Barnard's important research findings that explain what happens in our brain and body chemistry when we crave chocolate, cheese, and other problem foods — and how to stop these chemical cravings forever.
"Dr. Neal Barnard is a brilliant visionary, one of the leading pioneers in educating the public about the healing power of diet and nutrition." Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Eat More, Weigh Less
"Here at last is the book that shows why certain foods can be so addictive and exactly what to do about it. Its medically sound guidelines, sample menus, and wonderful recipes will help you defeat your food addictions and improve your health-and let you regain control of your life." John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of cardiovascular medicine at the Cooper Clinic
"This incredibly practical book shows simple and proven ways out of troublesome dietary habits. But it also reveals how foods get us hooked — surprising facts most readers would have never suspected. It is must reading for anyone who eats — and wants to enjoy good health. Readable and reliable, practical and providing hope for millions." Hans A. Diehl, Dr.HSc., director of the Coronary Health Improvement Project and chairman of the board of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute
"Breaking the Food Seduction is based on solid research and presented by an accomplished physician and investigator. This book squarely addresses some of the most critical nutritional problems we face — not only what we should be eating, but also how we can free ourselves from the habits that have kept too many of us from enjoying better health. With tasty and tempting meal plans and recipes, this book will have a major impact on our health." Henry J. Heimlich, M.D., The Heimlich Institute at Deaconess Hospital
"If we all were more careful in our choices of food and drink, our health would improve enormously. Dr. Barnard has been advocating healthful nutrition for many years. His message is beginning to be heard." William C. Roberts, editor-in-chief of American Journal of Cardiology and director of the Baylor Cardiovascular Institute
A leading doctor and health researcher explains that food cravings are not a question of willpower but a matter of biochemistry and outlines simple diet and lifestyle changes that will help banish them.
Cure Your Food Cravings Once and For All
If sweets and high-fat foods are sabotaging your efforts to lose weight and get healthy, Dr. Neal Barnard has the solution to conquering your food addictions. Backed up by scientific research, Breaking the Food Seduction explains that your biochemistry, not your lack of willpower, is the problem. Dr. Barnard reveals the simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can break the stubborn cycle of cravings and make you free to choose healthy and tasty foods that can help to you lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve your overall health.
Featuring a 3-week kickstart plan and 100 delicious, satisfying recipes
Includes bibliographical references (p. -316) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Neal Barnard is the president and founder of the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology, and other major journals. Dr. Barnard is the author of six previous books, including Foods That Fight Pain and Food for Life. A frequent lecturer appearing across the country and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, he lives in Washington, D.C.
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