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matt_H
09-22-2010, 09:38 AM
I just read David Kessler's "The End of Overeating" and I can't recommend it enough. It was a fascinating read!

The first part lays out the science behind how sugar, fat, and salt combine in "hyperpalatable" foods to alter brain chemistry and cue us to eat more. The next sections go into the restaurant/ marketing aspects that reinforce the emotions of eating and "eatertainment". The final sections go into how to break these patterns.

The book is out in paperback and I'd encourage you to pick it up. Has anybody read it? What do you think?

BTW, I started re-reading the book immediately after I finished. ;)


Teresa66
09-22-2010, 10:59 AM
I haven't read it but it sounds great. I know that if I stay home I can control what I eat and how I prepare it, but eating out is still a huge obstacle for me. I will definitely check out the book.

JayEll
09-22-2010, 11:11 AM
I read it, and I highly recommend it as well! It's not necessary to understand all the science, but Kessler provides the science for those who are interested (and the studies show that the ideas are not just speculation).

Anyone who has ever triggered themselves into overeating by having a fast-food "treat" can really relate to what this book is saying. Also, David Kessler has struggled with his weight, so he's coming from that side of it.

Jay


Lyn2007
09-22-2010, 11:12 AM
I agree, this is a fantastic read!

xty
09-22-2010, 01:59 PM
Love, love love this book!

I wish I had read it in school. And I really appreciated he suggested tactical ways to end the cycle, rather than just ruminate on the science of it!

susiemartin
09-22-2010, 03:05 PM
Will read it.

Thanks!!

kaplods
09-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Love the book. I've read hundreds, if not thousands of diet, health, weight-loss books and I'd put it on my top-ten list. In fact, it ties for first place with Refuse to Regain by Barbara Berkely (it's a book on weight loss maintenance, but it's worth reading at any stage of weight loss).

ubergirl
09-22-2010, 10:12 PM
This is the one book that REALLY helped me along my journey. I read it last year and for some reason I totally GOT it.

My big insight was that I was not eating because I was depressed, or because of my mom, or because I had some weird psychological quirk. I was eating because I had trained myself to like to eat.

I had been a binge eater for YEARS and I feel that now I can say I am in recovery. In large part, it was from insights gained from this book.

SunshineTater
09-22-2010, 10:24 PM
Thanks to you and amazon...I'll start reading it this weekend!

Windchime
09-22-2010, 10:25 PM
I started it but haven't finished it. I got kind of bogged down in the whole scientific aspect of it and then kind of set it aside. I want to finish it, though.

shamrockin32
09-22-2010, 11:51 PM
thanks for the recommendation!

catherinef
09-23-2010, 02:11 AM
I absolutely LOVE this book. I was well into my weight loss when I read it, and it was almost eerie how much it confirmed what I'd kind of figured out myself during the process of changing how I ate and live in general.

boots
09-26-2010, 04:27 AM
hmmm....sounds like I'm going to have to get this....Thanks for sharing everyone!

nelie
09-26-2010, 09:34 AM
I don't think I finished the book but what I read was good (I got distracted). I posted about it in the 'Maintenance Library' section
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/maintenance-library/176371-end-overeating-book.html

ubergirl
09-26-2010, 09:38 AM
I absolutely LOVE this book. I was well into my weight loss when I read it, and it was almost eerie how much it confirmed what I'd kind of figured out myself during the process of changing how I ate and live in general.

Yup. Me too.