Synopses & Reviews
It's a fact: stress makes you fat. Renowned clinician and scientist Dr. Pamela Peeke goes beyond diet and exercise with a lifestyle program that shows women how to stop being diet "POWs" ("Prisoners Of Weight") or victims of "Toxic Stress" and how to evolve into physically and mentally stress-resilient individuals. Peeke helps women identify their stress-eating profiles (Are you a stress-overeater? A stress-undereater?) and explains that to remove weight, you have to lift weight. She explains what to eat and, equally as important, when to eat by navigating the afternoon "CortiZone," the hours of highest vulnerability to stress eating. Learn how to put it all together through the fine art of regrouping.
Women can tailor this accessible program to their individual needs using Peeke's three behavior templates:
* Stress-resilient nutrition
* Stress-resilient physical activity
* Stress-resilient regrouping
Dr. Peeke's program is a must for women who want to break the stress-fat cycle that has thickened their after-forty waistlines.
"Dr. Peeke provides us with the evidence explaining the stress-fat connection, and she presents an easy, enjoyable program to resist stress eating and achieve mind and body fitness for life." C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General and founder of Shape Up America!
"This book has far more brainpower than most diet books." The Washington Post
Now in paperback, the "Fight Fat After Forty" program can be tailored to women's individual needs as they shed toxic, stress-induced weight forever. Dr. Peeke gives a three-pronged approach for creating a stress profile, determining body type, and using three "sacred templates".
About the Author
Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., devoted three years to investigating the link between stress and fat at the National Institutes of Health. She is an internationally recognized expert and speaker in the fields of nutrition and stress as well as the newly evolving field of integrative medicine. She has appeared as an in-studio expert on Oprah, Nightline, PBS's Health Week, and CNN Headline News. She regularly appears as a science and health news commentator for the major networks. Dr. Peeke pursued her work in stress physiology as a senior research fellow at the NIH. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Peeke also works with Vice President Gore as the Medical Director of the National Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer.