- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Svetlana Kogan, M.D.; 1 edition (September 7, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692753079
- ISBN-13: 978-0692753071
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey into Your Self Paperback – September 7, 2016
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Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite:
Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self by Svetlana Kogan, M.D. is one of the best things I have read in a very long time about dieting and weight control. One doesn't feel like one is reading a very brilliantly formulated sales pitch from a writer who barely knows what they are talking about. With the infinite list of weight loss books on the market, it's really hard, even impossible, to find what works. But this is most certainly a book that will help millions of people who are battling weight issues. The author doesn't offer the magic ingredient that readers often look for, or the get-slim-overnight formulas that are very tempting. Instead, the author offers a very holistic approach to creating lasting health, and helps readers discover that they have the key to a life of physical wealth and happiness.
Readers who are looking for weight loss solutions that can last will find answers in Diet Slave No More!, a book that combines Western and Eastern approaches to health and happiness to create a path that will allow readers to journey towards personal health, weight loss, and happiness without experiencing the stress and frustrations that come with pills and dieting. The author's experience as a medical practitioner and an expert in the field gives this book a lot of credibility. Svetlana Kogan, M.D writes with uncommon clarity and uses humor and a narrative style to deliver the message in a way that is both informative and entertaining. You'll find your own path to wellness and weight loss in these pages.
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio:
Svetlana Kogan, M.D. comes across as an expert in health and fitness, but there is a spiritual aspect that gives life to the entire message of this easy-to-read and eye-opening book. Diet Slave No More! is well-written in a style that is accessible and will be enjoyed by a wide audience. The author uses a combination of personal, interesting, and entertaining stories with scientific knowledge to deliver a message that readers seeking answers to weight issues will find timely and very appropriate. This is one of the books in the area of dieting and weight loss that will appeal to a wider audience because of its non-pretentiousness in providing a magic weight loss formula, and also because it encourages readers to find their own path. I won't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their health by taking control of their weight. Insightful, inspiring, and informative.
Reviewed by Diane Donovan of The Midwest Book Review:
Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey into Your Self is an unexpected journey in that it's not another book on "how to diet". Instead, its holistic approach combines the medical traditions of East and West as it considers the fact that typical dieting strategies just don't work, and it reviews a new idea that offers better balance and insights.
Where most diet books advocate a singular program that can be followed by all, Diet Slave No More maintains that in order to achieve lasting results, diet efforts must be customized and tailored to and by the individual dieter.
This is further emphasized by the fact that ninety-seven percent of those who lost weight gained all of it back within a few years, neatly demonstrating that artificial weight loss efforts not backed by deeply life-changing strategies are likely only temporary achievements.
One of the purposes of Diet Slave No More is to provide medical insights into weight gain and loss and what occurs on a metabolic and physical level when one's diet changes. Discussions move to a cellular level as they probe how food is digested and absorbed into the system.
A touch of metaphysical insight adds to Dr. Kogan's approach, as well: "By coming to understand that your Cells are highly intelligent by design, you are not committing to any religion or a cult. You are simply coming to terms with why you were born perfect and why you are such a mess today. And what's more: you are learning to tap into your birthright--your cellular integrity, to recreate your perfection."
Specifics of emotional ties to food are revealed ("Just like a positive emotion, like hearing your beloved calling you with a cup of coffee, can strengthen your positive perception of an object, in this case coffee, the negative emotion will cause predictable results. Even if only one of the five senses is suddenly conveying an unpleasant emotion, the overall perception of an object will be affected dramatically. A cup of coffee offered by someone you resent will make this beverage tough to swallow. So, emotions are always there, accompanying our five senses, feeding into them, and getting nourished by them."), backed by the latest research, the author's case history examples, and discussions of how perception and taste play a part in food choices.
Part of the book promotes an accompanying app of the same name - Diet Slave No More! - as part of a plan to link outside world experiences with reinforcements for habit change, which can be as basic as eating healthy at home before an event or outing to adopting a slower pace of life and an organic, non-GMO-based diet.
The result advocates not one approach, but a series of psychological, physical, and spiritual insights into the mechanics of eating, diets, and decision-making and choices that will help readers realize and define a better path for overall health. Serial dieters will be surprised and delighted with a book that doesn't advocate yet another regimen, and which blends science with anecdotes and examples from real-life situations.
About the Author
Svetlana Kogan, MD, practices holistic and integrative medicine at her clinic in New York City. A Cornell University graduate, she received a scholarship from the National Institute of Health for her achievements in diabetes research.
She is an active member of both the American Medical Association and the Hypnotherapists Union. She has authored numerous print and online articles, including her own magazine, and has appeared as a medical expert on national television.
A patient observer of life and an outside the box thinker, Dr. Kogan has pioneered her own vision of Mind-Body medicine, where the best of what Eastern and Western philosophies can offer, are applied towards patients’ well-being and longevity. She has also developed a revolutionary Uberdoctor™ encounter, which allows her to communicate with patients around the world.
Dr. Kogan is a mom of two great kids and lives in NYC. She loves reading, languages, and gazing at the Hudson River.
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The book is a very easy and fast read
Alan Hilfer, Ph.D.
Secondly if you manage to follow a diet, will you gain the weight back once you reach to your desired weight and you think you can resume your previous eating habits or when your will power collapses?
Thirdly, is the diet healthy? will your body suffer? Are you ready for the "Only Eat Potatoes Diet" or to consume packaged diet food or some other unusual practice? probably not as a first choice.
How are you going to get the scientific information to find out how to eat? Can you rely on a flashy website with advice you may not be sure of its source or that may also be trying to sell you something? Are you going to read thick human physiology tomes? Likely not for most people. What to do?
Luckily Dr Svetlana Kogan a medical doctor with top notch credentials has written a book that first teaches you how your body works in easy to digest chunks of information. Her in depth knowledge is presented in a light hearted but very informative manner. The book is very human. Dr. Kogan presents lots of examples of her actual life and personal journey to become a physician.
It is a fun, easy read, yet it covers a lot of ground. You will feel well served by the information provided. Her eating lifestyle approach is clear, easy to remember and to follow with a small amount of discipline. There are no drugs or odd concoctions to take, but advise on important changes in how and what you eat.
Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey into Your Self