In The end of overeating: taking control of the insatiable American appetite, David A. Kessler presents an engaging perspective of the obesity epidemic. About. The End of Overeating has ratings and reviews. Diane said: Loy Machedo’s Book Review – The End of Over-eating by David A. Kessler Ever since. Call me late to the game, this book came out last year, but I just read Dr. David Kessler’s The End of Overeating, Taking Control of the Insatiable.

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I was also kind of annoyed that the last fifth or so of his book trod dangerously close to a weird keessler of self help– especially since he recommended negative self talk as a way to eat less.

It was so bad that sometimes I would start a new chapter and think I had already read it because the information was so similar. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See all reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. To ask other readers questions about The End of Overeatingplease sign up. Looking for Miracles Feature: Maybe that would indicate whether it’s possible to permanently reset the brain’s reward response via Kessler’s other suggested approaches.

What I really liked about this book is that the author really investigates the chemical reasons behind the temptations and shows the reader that it’s not completely our fault we kesxler to overeat the wrong kinds of food. There has never been a more thorough, compelling, or in-depth analysis of why we eat the way we do. That’s the key question.

The End of Overeating

Aug 08, Meghan McInerny rated it liked it Shelves: What’s going on is the brain is being stimulated and the reward pathways are being activated. This NY Times bestseller has been featured on several television and radio shows, partly because it is written by Dr.


The first part is called “Sugar, Fat, Salt” and reiterates that this combination of things is what we prefer to eat. Then He Beat Williams. IMO, Kessler could have accomplished this insightful message in the first 4 or 5 chapters. If you are looking for an end to overeating, you will be disappointed.

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler

If you tell a smoker “You can’t smoke on the plane,” they cue their brains and they have less cravings. The good news is, it’s possible to “rewire” your brain so the typical, unhealthy reactions you have tha I’ve always wondered why despite the successes I’ve had in just about every aspect of my life, I cannot control my eating.

I am sure you would like to know some of the tips to counter-attack overeating. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a our nation — from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast food franchises.

Like cigarettes, he wants culture to demonize these foods as well as big portions instead of glorifying them the way they are now. The author highlights many of psychological and sociological reasons for overeating, and the basic notion that the more sugars, salts, and fats we eat, the more we will want – backing up every claim to “you can never have just one.

The book focuses on the way current U. I have come to maximize my foods as a science and pick what will give me the most nutrition.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand food obsessions and overeating, but with the warning that you’ll probably have to do a fair amount of skimming. Department of Health and Human Services.

The end of overeating

Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that’s making Americans sick: Kessler, a former FDA chief best known for his anti-tobacco efforts, struggled for most of his life with a need to eat more that was good for him, a need he shares with an increasing portion of the U. We now know that this involves activating certain parts of the brain. The joke in the food industry is “When in doubt, add bacon and cheese to it.


I eat healthy but I’m not a sane eater. View all 4 comments. Granted, maybe if I had read this when it first came outI would have gotten more from it, but now it just reads like familiar, past news headlines.

It’s going straight into the neural circuits. You’re tye in a cycle that you’ll never, ever escape. The other newish and vastly important section of this book is the strength of the addiction to food for many people and how tough it is to stop overeating.

David Kessler on The End of Overeating

The information is presented with interesting facts, plenty of examples and the fluidity is truly easy on your mind. See all customer images. It is eye-opening and has practical tips I could really apply in daily life.

The Way to Eat: I just saved you thirty bucks and an hour or two of your life. I literally devoured the book! At least with drugs, I could just abstain. The book does davis excellent breakdown of how the restaurant industry tries to hyper-stimulate appetite and how for some people willpower just doesn’t work.

This was a tedious book for me to read.

Not once does he suggest, you know, eating whole, unprocessed overaeting, fewer carbs, or any of the not-all-that-controversial ideas that seem eminently supported by his research. I look at shopping with renewed vigor!