(Closed) The End of Overeating by David Kessler

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This sounds really interesting. How do the authors suggest that you break the cycle?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am interested in reading this book as well. It’s been recommended to me by Weight Watcher friends. Another great book is The Beck Diet Solution, which helps identify and replace unhelpful eating behaviors through cognitive therapy. I loved it.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ooo this sounds like a great read!! i will check it out. thanks so much for posting!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

For anyone interested in this type of thing, I would also definitely recommend checking out this blog article on Neurotopia. 

Most of us are not truly chronic overeaters, even if we do lack willpower to resist that ____ (fill in the blank depending on your “food drug” of choice.) 

Certainly, though, many restaurants and food companies know what you respond well to. Anyone remember when it first came out the McDonald’s intentionally orders Coke with extra sugar? Because we respond to that – other Coke doesn’t taste as good to people afterwards. Ditto their ketchup. It’s sad that they’re intentionally making their products addictive rather than focusing on fresh, healthy ingredients. It’s one of the reasons I refuse to eat at places like that. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thanks, Alicia. I’d love to hear more about this. I am seriously into fitness but I am also a big time foodie.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It was a very interesting article, thanks for posting!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, yes, I definitely agree! I just think it’s an important distinction because learned helplessness is probably the worst possible reaction to the state of eating in our nation. 

One thing I think is so important, too, is the way that our society equates money to the right to eat healthy. Why is it that only the rich should be able to afford the right foods? We struggle with this daily, especially as vegetarians. 

I’m a big advocate of homemade food – as difficult as it can be to make yourself prepare meals ahead, etc, when schedules are so busy, it’s the only way to really know what’s going into your body when you eat. 

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