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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Kessler theorizes that after being exposed to hyperstimulating foods, some individuals develop what is known as conditioned hypereating. Return to Book Page.

Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: The joke in the food industry is “When in doubt, add bacon and cheese to it. You talk about awareness being the first step in breaking conditioned hyper-eating.

If you eat foods containing lots of salt, fat and sugar, your brain What a waste of space and good paper this book is! And it’s very important not to feel deprived or hungry. People need to change the way they perceive food. Bush and Bill Clinton. The End of Overeating: He is also annoyingly inconsistent is his stance on what success looks like. The book provides a treatment framework for overeating: It’s little more than fat on fat on salt on fat on salt on fat, all on a refined carbohydrate bun.

Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition 3rd Edition. It seems that might help us understand whether the brain chemistry solution, however arrived at, is actually an end or simply a pause. May 18, Mike rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There has never been a more thorough, compelling, or in-depth analysis of why we eat the way we do.


The end of overeating

The number of overweight and obese children is also growing at an alarming rate. I wish the first three parts had been condensed, the fourth and fifth parts combined to present theory and actions together, and the sixth part expanded, as that was question the book presented.

So we need to understand how the cycle of consumption works: Kesssler many instances, we’re just eating adult baby food! Kessler takes aim at the food companies for exploiting our biological foibles and making us conditioned hypereaters. The material is well organized and informative, and although some of the facts are repetitive, the book will benefit readers who wish to understand the regulation of eating behavior. Until you decide that you want to eat something else–by which Rhe mean eat foods that are not loaded and layered with fat, sugar, and salt.

We made food so chemically processed that it has none of the substance that helps slow down our eating. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Most of us have no idea where our food comes from, do not prepare our own meals, want to eat whenever and wherever we wish, and engage in little physical activity. But it involves new learning and new habits, which involves finding new things that you want more than food.

The End of Overeating

Nov 06, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Also, adult weight continues to rise, and doesn’t plateau until much later. We spend trillions of dollars on health care and what we really need to do is change the way we allow companies to feel people garbage. The End of Overeating is an invaluable contribution to the national conversation about the catastrophe that is the modern American diet.


Instead it is a book that means to inform us, to teach us, and to show use that we are not alone if we suffer from these tendencies.

Most impressively, Kessler manages to integrate clear descriptions of complex scientific research with engaging real-life examples to vividly illustrate these findings.

If you want to drool over the Chili’s menu, go to Chili’s. Part 3 introduced the concept of conditioned hypereati The first two parts were pretty tedious. I think the major culprits are fat, sugar, and salt–and especially highly processed foods.

David Kessler on The End of Overeating

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In a nutshell, humans are hard-wired to enjoy foods that are sweet, fat, and salty, a survival mechanism boon for our hunter-gatherer ancestors for whom food was literally feast or famine. Such a good book! But, if you are looking overezting a diet book, then this is not it. And that would be the industrial ovens at the Pillsbury factory?

The end of overeating

Sometimes just one taste of a food, a single bite, is enough to trigger conditioned hypereating. Was I an undisciplined person?

In this group of people he also identifies obsessive thoughts about eating. Healing With Whole Foods: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. At the restaurants, the meat is deep-fried in oil again before it’s served. But the rule has to be unambiguous. Kessler encourages us to xavid aware of food ingredients and avoid cues that make us overeat.

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