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Diet rehab : 28 days to finally stop craving the foods that make you fat / Mike Dow ; with Antonia Blyth.

Dow, Mike. (Author).
Book Book (c2011.)
Description: 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Avery/Penguin Group, c2011.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781583334423 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1583334424 (hardback)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction: How I kicked my food addiction--and how you can, too -- Pt. 1: Understanding food addiction. Willpower is not the problem ; How food addiction makes you fat ; The secret of gradual detox -- Pt. 2: Your brain on food. Feeling anxious : hungry for serotonin ; Feeling blue : ravenous for dopamine ; Feeling powerless : starving for everything -- Pt. 3: Free yourself from food addiction. Obsessive eating : seeking security ; Emotional eating : the search for joy ; Binge eating : regaining control -- Pt. 4: Rehab your diet. Change your tastes, change your body ; Salt junkies : hooked on the gateway drug ; Starved for serotonin : jonesing for sugar and carbs ; Dopamine-deprived : longing for fat and caffeine ; Diet rehab : the program.
Summary: "The co-host of TLC's hit series, Freaky Eaters, reveals the ultimate diet plan to kick the junk-food habit in just four weeks- without the pain of withdrawal. In March 2010, The Scripps Research Institute released a study showing how rats on a junk-food diet had just as difficult a time-if not more so-giving up excess fat and sugar as the rats who were struggling to recover from cocaine dependence. The results showed that certain foods actually alter the brain's chemistry, making our consumption of these foods less like an indulgence and more like an addiction. Our brains require two key neurotransmitters to maintain proper mood and function, serotonin and dopamine. We get a rush of the two when we eat junk food, but the converse is also true: If we stop eating them cold turkey, we go through serotonin and dopamine withdrawal. This is what causes so many dieters to ultimately fail. In order to successfully lose weight, explains Dr. Mike Dow, dieters should be sensitive both to their emotional and physical needs. Dr. Dow, a psychologist who specializes in addictive behavior and eating disorders, introduces a four-week program for breaking the hold that food has over the body, mind, and spirit by gradually decreasing the amount of "bad" foods while increasing activities and foods that boost serotonin and dopamine levels. Sensible and uniquely effective, Diet Rehab eliminates the withdrawal pains of most diet plans, and provides the structure for a sustainable, healthy, and happy lifestyle. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The Work will be a 4-week diet program, tailored to the reader's brain chemistry and habits, that treats the serotonin and dopamine tolerance and withdrawal that keeps people physically and psychologically addicted to sugar, carbs, and fat"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Blyth, Antonia. (Added Author).
Citation: Dow, Mike. "Diet rehab : 28 days to finally stop craving the foods that make you fat." New York : Avery/Penguin Group, 2011.

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