The End of Overeating

The End of Overeating

Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food -- when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it's harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating -- even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no," why do we continue to reach for food? Dr. David Kessler, the dynamic former FDA commissioner who reinvented the food label and tackled the tobacco industry, cracks the code of overeating by explaining how our bodies and minds are changed when we consume foods that contain sugar, fat, and salt. Food manufacturers create products by manipulating these ingredients to stimulate our appetites, setting in motion a cycle of desire and consumption that ends with a nation of overeaters. The End of Overeating explains for the first time why it is exceptionally difficult to resist certain foods and why it's so easy to overindulge. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a our nation -- from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast food franchises. Dr. Kessler's cutting-edge investigation offers new insights and useful tools to help us find a solution. There has never been a more thorough, compelling, or in-depth analysis of why we eat the way we do.
Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780743596800
0743596803
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Hardman, Blair
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alitat77
Jan 14, 2011

Two days have passed and I am still scratching my head as to why this audiobook has such a high rating. I don't get it! This book would be SUPERB reading/listening for a personal trainer, a nutritionist, or a research fanatic. But for the general public... no, no, no. The author may be at the top of his field of research but he is at the bottom when it comes to writting a compelling piece that will interest and keep the interest of a reader/audiobook listener. I appreciate all the details about lab rat studies and how this patient or this patient responded to various stimuli, but I felt (by CD 2!) like I was being forced to sit through a required college course in a topic I didn't like. AND I VOLUTARILY CHECKED THIS OUT. Of course the topic interests me! He just makes it so unbearable! The cover, the title... they all called to me. And in this case I should have exercised "portion control" and put this back on the shelf. There are soooo many other books (and audiobooks) that inspire, encourage, lay down the law... without this kind of sleep-inducing monotony.

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j_baka2002
Jun 28, 2010

This is an easy to read book. That really explains why we are addicted to certain foods.

This is one of those books that we all need to read.

VanessaM Aug 07, 2009

A very interesting analysis of *why* we overeat i.e. how food companies have created "hyperpalatable foods"; the addictive nature of sugar, salt and fat; and how larger portions cause us to eat more.

Sadly, the information on how to *prevent* overeating (which is what I was hoping for) is squished into the final section of the book. And while the book is interesting and well written, many people may not make it far enough into the book to read what they were hoping to find.

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