The End of Overeating

  • by David A. Kessler
  • Narrated by Blair Hardman
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, now reveals how the food industry has hijacked the brains of millions of Americans. The result? America's number-one public health issue.Dr. Kessler 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 met with top scientists, physicians, and food industry insiders. The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises. For the millions of people struggling with weight as well as for those of us who simply don't understand why we can't seem to stop eating our favorite foods, Dr. Kessler's cutting-edge investigation offers new insights and helpful 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.

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The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there...

This is an excellent book. This isn't your typical diet book. You will not get list of foods to eat or avoid. You will not get recipes or meal plans. You will not get the exercise lecture, weight charts or BMI calculations. What you will get is straight honest talk about how the food industry uses clever marketing to make us fat. Dr. Kessler gets very technical in explaining why you just can't say no to some foods... and no, it's not because you are week or have no willpower. It's not because you had a bad childhood or your mother was the clean plate club president. This book will make you angry at the food industry and will fire you up to fight back. Dr. Kessler gives logical, effective pointers for reevaluating how you eat that will ultimately result in a healthier and better looking you. Download this book, listen, take notes and make you own game plan for your future. It may be the best credit worthy book at Audible. The readers did a good job in presenting this book. Without a doubt this is the best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there.
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- Deidre

For those that are SICK of dieting

Given his academic background, I was worried this might be too "dense" a read. Not so, it was a nice blend of science and anecdote, very entertaining and thought provoking. A must read for those that have struggled with weight and weight related health issues. His solutions for ending the cycle are not exactly revalatory. He does present compelling information to explain the explosion of weight gain in the US. I knew it was high fructose corn syrup!!
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2009
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio