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In The end of overeating: taking control of the insatiable American appetite, David A. Kessler presents an engaging perspective of the obesity epidemic. About. The End of Overeating has ratings and reviews. Diane said: Loy Machedo’s Book Review – The End of Over-eating by David A. Kessler Ever since. Call me late to the game, this book came out last year, but I just read Dr. David Kessler’s The End of Overeating, Taking Control of the Insatiable.

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This is a fascinating account of the measures that the food industry takes–both in marketing and in its attempts to load food with as much sugar, fat and salt as possible–to make its often very unhealthy products irresistable to consumers, and how it thereby has helped overeatjng in the epidemic of obesity in the U.

Customers who bought this item also bought. In many instances, we’re just eating adult baby food! So we need to understand how the cycle of consumption works: Because that’s only going to increase the reward value of food and make it harder to stop. Then to wield this knowledge in the kitchen I highly recommend Food Matters A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman Admittedly Kessler’s credibility with me if severely shaken when he stated in the introduction that the inspiration for the book came while watching Dr.

He delves into the psychology and science of hypereating, and each chapter seems to repeat the thesis of the previous chapter. It’s good that he shows the science behind overeating and explain that it’s both biological and emotional, but I thought the point of the book was going to be how to plan your meals better and retrain yourself to avoid the sugar-fat-salt traps.


In fact, I found it surprising to know that a subject as complex as this could be presented in such an interesting manner. He describes how sugar, fat, and salt activate neurons involved in taste perception, reward, and conscious control of eating.

The end of overeating

Obesity is also a major cause of disability and may shorten lifespan. The first something chapters are littered with descriptive words for food.

We get cued again every time we reach for and eat foods. Some people have trouble recognizing that they are full, and so they eat too much.

Oct 22, Chris rated it did not like it. In The end of overeating: At least with drugs, I could just abstain. Dnd explained the theory of treatment. How ovsreating do that is the thing millions of Americans want to know. Tue he was trying to get you to associate torture with really tasty food.

The End of Overeating. While it’s regrettable that they don’t offer healthier options, they’re not force- feeding anyone. This is why America is obese. At the restaurants, the meat is deep-fried in oil again before it’s served. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I think there’s no question that the food industry needs to change. And that could be three times a day, five times a day, whatever works for you.

The end of overeating

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. If you eat one piece of candy and there’s a bowl of them in front of you, chances are you will keep eating more.

This NY Times bestseller has been featured on several television and radio shows, partly because it is written by Dr. Feb 02, Nandini rated it did not like it.

It sounds so simple, but it’s hard to do, because our behavior has become so conditioned and driven by overeatibg, sugar, and salt that’s loaded and layered into our foods, and our brains are constantly being bombarded with food og. I kessper find the chapter on Phen Fen interesting. Must redeem within 90 days. Yes, because your ths is being so highly activated, that’s preoccupying your working memory, and you’re not sensing the other peripheral sensations of fullness.


I felt this book had some good things to say about possible psychological triggers for overeating, and tools to use to overcome them. And that would be the industrial ovens at the Pillsbury factory? Then He Beat Williams.

Structure is the best solution. Once he finally gets to “the end of overeating” it’s vague and confusing.

Throughout the book we read about the struggles of associates, friends, and survey participants to not overeat — or how they are compelled mentally by certain foods or even all day to the next food. Apparently when it wasn’t killing people it was altering the release of chemicals in the brain seratonin and dopamine so make hypereaters relate to food like regular people. It’s as if our food is predigested for us. Read by Blair Hardman.

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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Important topic, though, and if you have either failed to realize that sugar, salt, and fat in excess are bad for you or are unfamiliar with loss of control eating then it would be an informative read. And one buys a book like this based on the scientific pedigree of its author.

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