Diet Rehab

Diet Rehab

28 Days to Finally Stop Craving the Foods That Make You Fat

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012 | Unabridged
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In March 2010, The Scripps Research Institute released a study showing how rats on a junk-food diet had just as difficult a time-if not more so-giving up excess fat and sugar as the rats who were struggling to recover from cocaine dependence. The results showed that certain foods actually alter the brain's chemistry, making our consumption of these foods less like an indulgence and more like an addiction.Our brains require two key neurotransmitters to maintain proper mood and function: serotonin and dopamine. We get a rush of the two when we eat junk food, but the converse is also true: If we stop eating them cold turkey, we go through serotonin and dopamine withdrawal. This is what causes so many dieters to ultimately fail. In order to successfully lose weight, explains Dr. Mike Dow, dieters should be sensitive both to their emotional and physical needs. Dr. Dow, a psychologist who specializes in addictive behavior and eating disorders, introduces a four-week program for breaking the hold that food has over the body, mind, and spirit by gradually decreasing the amount of "bad" foods while increasing activities and foods that boost serotonin and dopamine levels. Sensible and uniquely effective, Diet Rehab eliminates the withdrawal pains of most diet plans, and provides the structure for a sustainable, healthy, and happy lifestyle.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Blyth, Antonia
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781452626659

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chgarland
Sep 27, 2013

A perfectly awful reading for a not very good book. The author apparently thinks his readers are stupid and cannot understand concepts after he explains them once. Additionally, the author, reading his own book, adopts a tone of barely suppressed excitement which, again, makes me think he doesn't have a very high opinion of his readers. Third, the author likes straw men: no one who speaks in favor of a low carb diet has ever suggested that someone eat "no carbs" as the author stated in the book. All in all, a truly dreadful production

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Fionaenzo
Aug 03, 2013

4 stars! stars wont stick for my rating. never heard about the dopamine/seratonin diet but makes good sense. and great to know what foods boost each of those brain chemicals to maintain a healthy diet and avoid cravings for unhealthy foods, the downfall of all diet plans. Worth a listen and you can print out a 100-page workbook with recipes.

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mybobalu
Jul 06, 2013

This one was pretty good. I think the fact that he had some experience with the problem himself helps him to see what might help others. He's very scientific but in a down to earth way. I got a lot out of it.

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