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The Serotonin Power Diet: Use Your Brain's Natural Chemistry to Cut Cravings, Curb Emotional Overeating, and Lose Weight
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About the Author
NINA FRUSZTAJER MARQUIS, MD received her master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University and her medical degree from George Washington University. Her articles on weight, stress, and lifestyle have appeared in numerous publications. With Judith Wurtman, she founded the Adara weight loss centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Miami.
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It's no secret that high protein, low carb diets work. And, honestly, weight loss is faster with those sorts of diets. The downside to those diets, however, is that nagging little ball of anger that constantly threatens to bust out of my chest if I don't eat some carbohydrates right this very minute. Deprivation works for weight loss, but it makes the mood issues so much more visible. The Serotonin Power Diet let me have my carbs. The anger and irritability went away. Along with the wonderful mental effects, I lost 15 of the 30 pounds I gained while taking Zoloft. The weight fell off in just three months of following this diet and engaging in moderate exercise. I am no longer on an antidepressant, but I continue this diet to keep my mood up and help me lose the rest of the weight.
The Serotonin Power Diet just makes so much sense. You should eat to not only feed your body, but to also feed your brain. This book teaches you how to do that. If you are struggling with weight gain from antidepressants or from weight gain from overeating because you never feel full, please read this book. The diet is easy to stick with and for me it quickly became a lifestyle change rather than a "diet". It doesn't require supplements and powders. It's just good, healthy food eaten at the right times to give your body and brain the fuel they need to thrive.
I gained 30 pounds in about 2 months. I was active duty in the military with 2 years left to retire and I was being threatened with being processed out for being too fat. I went on multiple other diets, and the challenge was, the medication changed something in my body so that it wouldn't loose weight. And any diet I tried I was STARVING!
This is the first of dozens of diets I've tried that has me loosing weight, without being light-headed and fainting (a result of the Accupressure and HTP diets that had me living on about 500 calories a day). I'm rarely hungry, but if I am it's quite manageable and temporary. It's feasible to continue eating this way post diet - I'm not craving anything.
I always knew Lexapro did something to mess me up, and I've tried so many different approaches to try to un-do it: raw food diet; raw milk (thinking some enzymes might be off); cabbage diet; weight watchers (I was starving and the scale barely budged); Atkins; Accupressure; HCG including daily injections; Food Combining; Metabolism boosting diet; Low Glycemic: and more. Even if some weight came off, it was typically slower than pre-lexapro and a non-sustainable diet.
I'm down 16 pounds in 5 weeks. Without hunger. Without cravings. I'm just so glad I found this, and grateful to the author for developing and putting this out there. For the first time in nearly 15 years, I feel hopeful that I can get down to pre-Lexapro weight AND stay there. It's important to understand that anti-depressant/anti-anxiety weight gain is unlike any other kind - and typically won't respond to typical diets. Especially it seems for women.
Now this is a very complicated diet. Those first 4 days were the hardest for me. But it works for me. I feel more in control of my eating than ever before. I used to feel like I had to eat the cake/donuts/ice cream or I had been cheated but now I can pass on them without a second thought. I've also completely cut alcohol out of my diet. For me, the book was not lying when it says you wont want to drink while on this diet. I have 32 more pounds to go before I met my goal on this diet, I feel like not only is that possible but almost...easy.