Why is it so hard to resist the temptation of chocolate? Because chocolate triggers the release of natural opiates in the brain. It's a drug "strong enough to keep us coming back for more," according to nutritional researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., president and founder of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. Cheese also releases mild opiates during digestion--no wonder we crave it. In Breaking the Food Seduction, Barnard helps you understand and overcome your food cravings. He explains which foods "hook" us the most and why, and what to do to break free when you want to decrease the calories and fat that accompany these seductive foods. Cheese, for example, is about 70 percent saturated fat and has more cholesterol, ounce for ounce, than a steak.
Barnard offers seven steps to breaking your food cravings, devoting a chapter to each one, with anecdotes and plenty of clear, sound, practical tips. Then he presents guidelines for healthy eating using "the New Four Food Groups"--vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains--with a three-week menu plan and 113 healthful, vegan recipes. Highly recommended for people who want to understand their food cravings and finally get rid of them. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the most responsible and authoritative voices in American medicine today. (Andrew Weil, M.D.)
Dr. Neal Barnard is a brilliant visionary, one of the leading pioneers in educating the public about the healing power of diet and nutrition. (Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Eat More, Weigh Less)
Here at last is the book that shows why certain foods can be so addictive and exactly what to do about it. (John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Cooper Clinic)
...must reading for anyone who eats - and wants to enjoy good health. (Has A. Diehl, Dr.HSc., Director of the Coronary Health Improvement Project and Chairman of the Board of The Lifestyle Medicine Institure)
This book squarely addresses some of the most critical nutritional problems we face - not only what we should be eating, but also how we can free ourselves from the habits that have kept too many of us from enjoying better health. (Henry Heimlich, M.D., The Heimlich Institute at Deaconess Hospital)
Recommended by my nutritionist (Julieanna Hever) this book TRULY helped me bridge to a Whole Food Plant Based diet but MORE IMPORTANTLY to end the struggle in compulsion/mini... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Edwin Vega
Learn why you eat garbage then learn how not to eat it. Learn what's really garbage and what's edible. Dr. Barnard is quite possibly the nicest human being you'll ever meet. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James M Savarese
Lots of great information in here! Some reviewers say it is duplicated information but I haven't read all his books so I can't say. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bookaholic
Very disappointing book. Mostly, the psychology of eating--which is, of course, at the base of it. But...
CONS: Basically a "NO Meats"/Dairy/Eggs plan! Read more
This book has some terrific information. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and have made some changes in my diet due to the information.Published 7 months ago by CP