Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally Paperback – Sep 23 2004
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Why is it so hard to resist the temptation of chocolate? Because chocolate triggers the release of natural opiates in the brain. It's a drug "strong enough to keep us coming back for more," according to nutritional researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., president and founder of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. Cheese also releases mild opiates during digestion--no wonder we crave it. In Breaking the Food Seduction, Barnard helps you understand and overcome your food cravings. He explains which foods "hook" us the most and why, and what to do to break free when you want to decrease the calories and fat that accompany these seductive foods. Cheese, for example, is about 70 percent saturated fat and has more cholesterol, ounce for ounce, than a steak.
Barnard offers seven steps to breaking your food cravings, devoting a chapter to each one, with anecdotes and plenty of clear, sound, practical tips. Then he presents guidelines for healthy eating using "the New Four Food Groups"--vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains--with a three-week menu plan and 113 healthful, vegan recipes. Highly recommended for people who want to understand their food cravings and finally get rid of them. --Joan Price --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the most responsible and authoritative voices in American medicine today.” ―Andrew Weil, M.D.
“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.” ―John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Cooper Clinic
“...must reading for anyone who eats - and wants to enjoy good health.” ―Has A. Diehl, Dr.HSc., Director of the Coronary Health Improvement Project and Chairman of the Board of The Lifestyle Medicine Institure
“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.” ―Henry Heimlich, M.D., The Heimlich Institute at Deaconess HospitalSee all Product Description
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This book will disabuse you of many fallacies about food and dieting. It is the best book I have read on nutrition. The book tells you in clear language what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. But far more importantly, it will equip you with the knowledge--backed up with scientific evidence--to break the food addiction. After all, what good does it do to tell you to stay away from sugar, meat, and cheese, if those are the very foods you crave?
This book lives up to its title: Breaking the Food Seduction. You don't fight the cravings, you break the cravings. That is an important distinction and it is the thesis of this book. I am very glad I found this book.
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Excellent book! A must read for anyone who would like to improve their health- both mentally and physically. Dr. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Pawan
I guess it's OK for the people with little or no knowledge of food addictions, but didn't learn anything new.Published on April 6 2013 by Spider
This book explains what is in our food and how it is killing us and our kids with the help and blessing of government. Simply a must read for every one. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2013 by Paddyboyyy
A plan of eating that has literally changed my life! And it is so easy! Yes we have had to battle cravings, but the reward is I have dropped 30 points in my insulin levels and am... Read morePublished on May 15 2010 by Brenda
Granted, Dr. Barnard's diet is solid, and the science behind his reasoning is solid; however, the reasoning itself isn't as great as he himself believes. Let me explain:
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I know I have sugar addiction, so this book really caught my attention. The book itself is very informative and interesting. The problem comes when trying to make the recipies. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Waldo