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A Book Worth Rereading That Will Change the Way I Eat Permanently

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I rarely reread a book, but will do so with Dr. Kessler's "The End to Overeating." Knowing how foods are engineered so that we actually become addicted to them and literally "can't eat just one" is eye-opening. Knowing that some of that went on, I didn't realize the extent. It's important for me because, when I understand something, I am more likely to be successful at avoidance due to the content of most food. It's also valuable to realize that it's not just a matter of self-control. That it's a matter that hyperovereating gets imprinted in the brain and becomes a habit/addiction since it activates pleasure center paths. There are a number of reasons we may not be able to stop overeating by sheer willpower. In fact, if unaware of the physical dynamics, he explains why trigger foods are so powerful and can claim you back even if you've stayed away from them for awhile. Which is what happened to me as described in a recent blog.

Not only are foods engineered to keep you coming back, but to melt away fast in your mouth with the least number of chews so that you have to eat more and more.

It's worth checking out at the library if you can't buy the book. This is one of three, so far, that I'll be using as a reference as I continue to change my eating habits.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKYEFYR 11/11/2009 9:58AM

  Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to head over to Amazon and order it for myself now. I'm good about reading labels, but maybe there's something I'm missing. After all, knowledge is power!

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DAWNLUVSPUPS 11/11/2009 8:22AM


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BEAMISH7 11/11/2009 7:22AM

    Interesting. I think I will check it out. Thank you for the info.

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VICIOUS421 11/11/2009 4:32AM

    Great, Thank you!

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/10/2009 6:19PM

  emoticon Awesome - thank you!

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DARLENEK04 11/10/2009 3:11PM

    Thanks for the heads up on the book. I'll see if our library has it.


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FAMILYTRADITION 11/10/2009 12:58PM

    I'll have to check that out!
Thanks for the info!

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BIKERBABE2BE 11/10/2009 12:04PM

    This explains emotional eating...the "I'll feel better if I eat this bag of chips". Thanks.

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/10/2009 11:48AM


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PRINCESSDIETER 11/10/2009 11:45AM

    Oh, I was looking at this at amazon and almost bought it. I might go ahead and get it now. THANKS for the review.

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