Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings--And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 20, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Jennifer is a thirty-four-year-old bank manager. She's managed her education, her career, her finances--and her customers' money--she can't seem to handle this darn little chocolate in a shiny wrapper. . .

Whether you're drawn to chocolate, cookies, potato chips, cheese, or burgers and fries, we all have foods we can't seem to resist--foods that sabotage our best efforts to lose weight and improve our health.

These foods are winning the battle--but that's because we're fighting it in the wrong place. As physician and leading health researcher Dr. Neal Barnard explains in this groundbreaking book, banishing these cravings is not a question of willpower or psychology--it's a question of biochemistry.

Based on the author's research and that of other leading investigators at major universities, Breaking the Food Seduction reveals the diet and lifestyle changes that can break these stubborn craving cycles. Using everyday examples, questionnaires, and practical tips, the book delivers:

- Fascinating new insights into the chemical reasons behind your cravings
- Seven simple steps to break craving cycles and tame your appetite
- Important advice for kids' sugar cravings and how to halt them
- A three-week kick-start program
- One hundred delicious, satisfying recipes that help your body break the spell of problem foods and put you on the path to weight loss, better health, and greater well-being

This accessible and practical book is essential reading for anyone who wants to lose weight, lower cholesterol, feel more energetic, and get control of their health once and for all.

 

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For me, it all comes down to oatmeal. But first you have the name of the book: Breaking the Food Seduction. It sounds a little goofy at first, like a cover blurb on a checkout stand magazine. But Dr ... Read full review

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A insightful book providing information behind why people crave the unhealthy foods (chocolate, sugar, cheese,potato chips). The author also shows readers how to break their addictions to such unhealthy foods. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Seductions
13
The Seduction Begins How Foods Addict You
15
Sweet Nothings The Sugar Seduction
29
Give Me Chocolate or Give Me Death The Chocolate Seduction
40
Opiates on a Cracker The Cheese Seduction
49
The Sizzle The Meat Seduction
61
Seven Steps to Physical Resilience The Keys to a CravingFree Body
75
The ThreeWeek Kickstart Plan Clean Your Slate for a New Beginning
162
On the Go Restaurants Fast Food and Snacks
177
Menus and Recipes
183
Healthy Substitutions
185
Ingredients That May Be New to You
200
A Week of Menus for Breaking the Food Seduction
203
Breakfasts
207
Soups and Stews
223

Step 1 Start with a Healthy Breakfast
77
Step 2 Choose Foods That Hold Your Blood Sugar Steady
84
Step 3 Boost AppetiteTaming Leptin
99
Step 4 Break Craving Cycles
106
Step 5 Exercise and Rest
120
Step 6 Call in the Reinforcements
130
Step 7 Use Extra Motivators
139
Breaking Free Falling in Love with Foodthe Healthy Way
147
Foods That Love You Back
149
Salads Spreads and Sandwiches
232
Vegetables Sides and Sauces
251
Main Dishes
266
Satisfying Desserts
288
Notes
305
Recommended Reading
315
Index
317
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Neal Barnard is the president and founder of the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology, and other major journals. Dr. Barnard is the author of six previous books, including Foods That Fight Pain and Food for Life. A frequent lecturer appearing across the country and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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