The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Sep 17, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
Fight food addiction and overeating with fitness guides, recipes, and meal plans from renowned physician Pam Peeke.

In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how unhealthy food and behavioral "fixes" have gotten us ensnared in a vicious cycle of overeating and addiction. She even shows that dopamine rushes in the body work exactly the same way with food as with cocaine. Luckily, we are all capable of rewiring, and the very same dopamine-driven system can be used to reward us for healthful, exciting, and fulfilling activities.

The Hunger Fix
lays out a science-based, three-stage plan to break the addiction to false fixes and replace them with healthier actions. Fitness guides, meal plans, and recipes are constructed to bolster the growth of new neurons and stimulate the body's reward system. Gradually, healthy fixes like meditating, going for a run, laughing, and learning a new language will replace the junk food, couch time, and other bad habits that leave us unhappy and overweight.

Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a life-changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsession and the urge to overeat.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER P The Dopamine Made Me Do It
1
The Hunger Fix Cycle
25
CHAPTER 3 Breaking the Hunger Fix Cycle
42
Finding Your True Hunger
58
False Fix Detox
80
Stage 2 Beginner Recovery
124
Master Recovery
163
CHAPTER s The Hunger Fix Eating Plan
210
CHAPTER 9 The Hunger Fix Recipes
243
APPENDIX A The Yale Food Addiction Scale
303
Resources
320
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
337
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Pam Peeke MD, MPH, FACP is the New York Times bestselling author of Body for Life for Women, Fight Fat after Forty, and Fit to Live. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, and a nationally recognized expert in nutrition, fitness and public health. She is WebMD's lifestyle expert, host of Discovery Health TV's Could You Survive and spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine global initiative.

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