Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Joe Colella knows the science of weight loss. He has been helping thousands of patients lose weight—and keep it off—for over twenty years. And here's one of his secrets: any diet that leaves you feeling constantly hungry is almost certainly destined to fail.
In fact, hunger should be your first clue that your diet isn't working. Sound crazy? It's not. There is science behind it, and in The Appetite Solution, Dr. Colella reveals what is holding you back from the weight loss you desire and provides a six-week, three-phase plan to help you start to shed those pounds in a sustainable way.
His revolutionary "Appetite Scale" is a measurement that shows which foods lead to weight gain and cravings, no matter how much you've cut back on calories. Often, much of our weight gain comes from failing to recognize how many simple sugars we consume. Once aware of those secret saboteurs of weight loss, you'll begin the six-week plan. In phase one, you start to incorporate more protein into your diet. Phase two involves a progressive reduction of the simple sugars that lead to weight gain. And in phase three, you gradually begin to incorporate moderate exercise. This step-by-step process allows your body to adjust to the changes without going into survival mode and a decreased metabolism. This means you are increasing your metabolism for the long run, allowing you to slim down and maintain your ideal weight forever.
After following the program in The Appetite Solution, you will have the metabolism of a teenager and no longer feel like you pack on pounds despite the yo-yo diet lifestyle you've experienced. Whether you have twenty pounds to lose or two hundred, Dr. Colella provides a practical and realistic way to control your appetite, lose weight, and stay healthy for the rest of your life.
“Colella takes readers beyond the ‘do this…not that mentality of weight loss and reveals the true relationship of food to your body....The Appetite Solution draws upon his 15 years of experience and thousands of patients to untangle the mystery of our appetite.” < b=""> Dr. Vonda Wright, M.D. <> , Orthopedic Surgeon and Author of < i=""> Fitness After 40 <> and < i=""> Guide to Thrive: 4 steps to Body, Brains, and Bliss <> and Medical Director of the Lemieux UPMC Sports Complex
“This book can change your life. Even those who are moderately overweight can benefit from the words of Dr. Joseph Colella. He will teach you how to stop struggling with your weight, how to control your appetite, and how to live a longer, healthier, happier life.” < b=""> Rikki Klieman <> , bestselling author and television journalist
“Millions struggle with their weight. Dr. Colella and his patients fight this battle every day, and his clever insights are an invaluable resource to anyone trying to control their appetite. This book is simply a must read for all who put food in their mouths.” < b=""> Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D. FACS <> , Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Internationally Recognized Nutritional Expert, Ironman Triathlete, and Author of < i=""> The L
A weight-loss expert offers a new approach to eating which suppresses hunger and empowers readers to control their appetite, lose weight, and regain health.
The Appetite Solution is weight loss specialist Dr. Joseph J. Colella's aggressive six-week, three-phase plan to help you overcome hunger pangs, diminish cravings, and help you achieve your goal weight—breaking free of the carbohydrate addiction that packed on those difficult-to-shed pounds.
Dr. Colella begins by examining why we feel so hungry and introducing his "Appetite Scale," a measurement that shows which foods lead to weight-gain and cravings. He offers advice for avoiding inflammatory foods or mitigating their effects by pairing them with other foods lower on the Appetite Scale. He then sets you on a prescribed diet that increases satiety, curbs your carbohydrate intake, and launches you on a journey that is forever free from an excessive appetite—allowing continued weight loss without hitting a plateau or experiencing yo-yo weight gain and loss.
Drawing on his unique understanding of diet and the thresholds that make losing weight increasingly difficult, Dr. Colella presents an aggressive plan for resetting your appetite, bringing your weight under control, and keeping you out of the body mass danger zone.
About the Author
Joseph J. Colella, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an internationally recognized weight-loss expert and robotic/bariatric surgeon. He has served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Hahnemann School of Medicine, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and the Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a founding member of and is currently on the executive board of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, an international association of the world's premier robotic surgeons. Dr. Colella is one of the few weight-loss experts in the world with his surgical training and experience. This training and experience allows for a singular perspective on human anatomy, physiology, and disease processes.