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David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American

Monday, May 06, 2013

Just listened to the lecture by David A, Kessler, former commissioner of the US Food & Drug Administration, discusses his book, "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite," presented by Harvard Book Store. Kessler explains how the food industry manipulates the way we eat, why it is exceptionally difficult to resist certain foods, and why its so easy to overindulge. He also provides facts about how to better control eating habits.

Robert was my source for this link, and I really think it's a worthwhile lecture to hear if you're interested in changing your overeating behavior, like I am. Watch it when you have time. I'm warning you, it's an hour long.

Link to the book at Amazon:


I did lower body today because my arms are still a little sore. Then ran into my friend, and she suggested we take the 30 min abs class together. I wasn't planning on it, but I'm really glad I did.

Eating, exercise & motivation all get A+ today! Yay!

Running total:
Fr: 30 min cardio
Sa: 50 min TRX, 30 min
Su: Swam 18 laps
Mo: 20 min lower body, 30 min abs
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  • JOE14250
    check out T. Colin Campbell a voice crying in the wilderness for 30 years.

    Also top notch but same theme. The corruption of nutritional info we are exposed to by the governmental agencies controlled by corporate money in the political process.

    These guidelines should be purely about research findings not political influence (in the best world).
    He has done TED talks also.

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    Comment edited on: 5/9/2013 12:26:31 AM
    fantastic stuff!!! my jaw dropped when I read the book.... it is top shelf!
    1746 days ago
    I don't have a lot of food cravings...I thought! But my son reminded me of my obsession with big soft salty pretzels. Yes, one time I drove an hour to a mall to buy pretzels.
    1747 days ago
    Great blog about a Great book. Glad you are making others more aware and interested in what this book has to offer. My mouth fell open many times while reading this book. I am also sending a copy to my son in California. I need to reread it again. These days, I buy so little of processed foods, nor do I eat the "white" "foods". I have definitely started buying food on the perimeter of the store. Veggies, fruits, proteins, but not so much dairy. I have not however, been able to stop buying Kraft Mac N Cheese. DH loves the stuff. I don't.
    1747 days ago
    Had no idea he has written this book. I'm sure it is really interesting and sounds like something I would agree with. Good job on the eating and exercise!
    1747 days ago
    I read this book last year. It was fabulous. He makes some really good points about how the food industry entices consumers to buy more of their products i.e. by adding more fat, sugar and salt. Three things our bodies needs to function properly. the problem ? Americans get too much sugar, fat and salt.

    You might also want to read Brian Wainsink's Mindless Eating. that was a fantastic book about how the food industry (grocery stores, restaurants, etc) also get people to buy more products. Example which do you think you'd try if you were scanning a restaurant menu.

    Would you like to have a slice of three layer chocolate cake OR would you rather have Grandma's Homemade triple layer chocolate surprize cake ? Mind you, these are the exact same slice of cake. the difference ? Doesn't one name sound more enticing than another ? That's what Mindless Eating is all about. it's about getting consumers to eat more. Which in turn increases profits to the food industry.

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    1747 days ago
    I just borrowed this from the library. Haven't started it yet, but I appreciate your recommendation!
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  • CARRIE1948
    I love his book. It's one of the few "health" books I keep
    1747 days ago
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