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  • Audio CD: 6 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (April 28 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074359679X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743596794
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 15 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #429,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 7 2009
Format: Hardcover
"For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." -- 1 Timothy 6:10

Anyone who reads this book should be outraged at the food industry and the people in Congress who protect them!

In 1906 Upton Sinclair wrote the The Jungle which exposed the bad practices in the meatpacking industry. As a result, consumers woke up and demanded reform. I hope that Dr. David Kessler's book, The End of Overeating, will have the same effect.

As I read this book, I was also reminded of how tobacco executives used to spike their products to make them more addictive while testifying in public that no one could ever be addicted to tobacco.

I did a lot of consulting for food manufacturers and restaurant companies as a young consultant. That experience made me complacent about thinking that I knew about industry practices. What Dr. Kessler shares here shocked me in terms of how much has been learned about how to make food addictive, especially by using the kinds of foods that will make a person obese and subject to many serious diseases.

I think the most important part of this book comes on pages 247 and 248 where Dr. Kessler proposes these important reforms:

1. Restaurants list the calorie counts of every item on their menus.

2. All food products should list on their labels in a prominent way the percentage of added sugars, refined carbohydrates, and fats that are in the item.

3. A well-funded public education program should describe the unhealthy consequences of eating food loaded with extra sugar, fat, and salt.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By F. Freeman on June 26 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book answered a lot of questions i have had for a long time, which can be summarised in one: why is it so darned hard to lose weight? A question that the author had had too, but has the background and training to answer it. I did not find this book repetitive, it is just carefully argued, with chapters building on the conclusions developed in previous chapters. I also found it to be quite different from other nutrition or diet books; instead of saying 'don't eat high sugar/fat junk food, you know it's bad for you' the argument is WHY we find it so hard not to eat that stuff, and WHY there is so much of it around. Food providers and retailers are not our friends apparently. One final point, though I was furnished with lots more really useful info about why I eat what i eat, my advice to future readers is to not read the chapter on the iniquity of cinnamon buns anywhere near a provider of those buns - man, did i get a craving as he kept going on about the flavours, and odours, the texture.... the soft dough hmmm
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By krista patterson on March 12 2014
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Advice that works in the real world to avoid the seduction of food. I too hope the world changes in the future. Restaurants will offer food that nourishes and increases vitality rather than hurting its patrons with too many calories, fat and sodium.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hopeson on July 14 2013
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Loaned my copy and didn't get it back so had to buy myself another! Excellent resource regarding what is wrong with our diet and how food companies capitalize on how our bodies respond to sugar, fat and salt. Also has concrete suggestions for gaining control.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By comedown2earth on June 10 2012
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Very informative got half way through a borrowed book then decided i would just buy a copy so i could share the info with my children
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Scully TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 20 2010
Format: Paperback
The End of Overeating first explains what exactly overeating is (did you know you don't have to be overweight to overeat?), and then shares why so many people can't stop themselves from overeating. The book also shares some very informative - and somewhat horrifying - traits of the food industry. It all makes so much sense when you stop and think about what's revealed, but it took someone else pointing it out to make me realize just how unhealthy the food that restaurants are serving us really is. I think deep down we all know that they're adding sugar, salt and fat to foods to make them more appealing, but discovering just how many layers of unhealthy substances are hiding in a prepared meal was shocking! After thoroughly explaining the ins-and-outs of what overeating is and why we do it, Kessler then talks about ways to change these habits - or as he calls it, "Food Rehab". He stresses that practice, determination and commitment are required, but changes can be made.

I found the first part of the book which focuses on Sugar, Fat and Salt got a bit long-winded and technical at times, but each section includes a clear and easy to understand antidote involving real-life situations to explain each point being made. My one problem with the book was that many of the experiments referenced in the early parts of The End of Overeating involved animal testing that didn't always appear to be 100% kind. Granted, it's clear that these experiments were not done for this book in particular, but were merely referenced for their scientific value. On the flip side of that, I found the studies on human eating habits to be quite fascinating.

The End of Overeating is a smart and informative book that opened my eyes to how often I'm overeating, and made me realize that I have the ability to correct these bad habits.
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