Why Diets Fail Because You re Addicted to Sugar

Author: Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607744870
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

This revolutionary eating plan reveals definitive proof that sugar is addictive, and presents the first science-based program to cut out the sugar, stop the cravings that cause most diets to eventually fail, and lose weight--permanently. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried a few (or maybe many) different diets without success. The truth is, most diets work for a while, but there’s usually a point at which the dietary restrictions become too difficult to maintain. Why? Because whether you’re following a low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, or even an all-liquid green juice diet, the addictive nature of sugar causes cravings to take over and sabotage your diet-of-the-moment. In Why Diets Fail, Dr. Nicole M. Avena and John R. Talbott reveal definitive proof that sugar is addictive and present the first science-based program to stop the cravings and lose weight—permanently. A neuroscientist and food addiction expert, Dr. Avena has conducted groundbreaking research showing that sugar triggers the same responses in the brain as addictive drugs like cocaine, nicotine, and alcohol. And like those other substances, the more sugar you eat, the more you need to get the same pleasurable feelings. (No wonder your last diet didn’t stick.) Avena and Talbott’s eight-step plan walks you through the process of going sugar-free and surviving the make-or-break withdrawal period—those first few weeks when your body feels the absence of its favorite sweetener most acutely. An easy-to-use Sugar Equivalency Table developed by Talbott lists the amount of sugar in hundreds of common foods so you know precisely what to eat and what to avoid. And when it comes to what you can eat, you have a lot to choose from. In fact, you’ll probably eat more on this diet than you normally do—while continuing to lose weight. This science-based program is the diet to end all diets. It will help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle, end those maddening sugar cravings, and develop a new longing for the good food that will keep you fit, healthy, and happy.

What to Eat When You re Pregnant

Author: Nicole M. Avena
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607746799
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Cooking

A trimester-by-trimester guide to what to eat--as opposed to what to avoid--while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes. Pregnancy has traditionally been viewed as a time when women can give in to their food cravings and not worry about their weight. But new research suggests that the foods women eat during pregnancy can have a lasting effect on the baby's brain development and behavior, as well as the mother's waistline. While many books tell women what not to eat, there are few guides that tell women what to eat while also considering that hormonal influences during pregnancy can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. More and more women enter pregnancy overweight, gain an unhealthy amount of weight while pregnant, then struggle to lose the "baby weight" after the baby is born. Drawing on the latest research from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psychology, this guide gives moms-to-be a clear understanding of what their bodies really need and how those foods contribute to the development of healthy and happy babies.

Hedonic Eating

Author: Dr Nicole Avena
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199330478
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Medical

Overeating and obesity are on the rise. Despite public health warnings, availability of diet books and programs, and the stigma associated with obesity, many people find it difficult to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. While there are many books on the topic of caloric or need-based eating, obesity and overeating can also result from eating that is not driven by hunger. Recent research found that excess food intake is largely driven by the palatability of food and the pleasure derived from eating. Hedonic Eating: How the Pleasure of Food Affects Our Brains and Behavior discusses the pleasurable aspects of food intake that may cause and perpetuate overconsumption. Broad in its scope, this book examines the various behavioral, biological, and social rewards of food. The comprehensive chapters cover topics ranging from the neurochemistry of food reward to the hotly debated concept of 'food addiction,' while providing relevant and up-to-date information from the current body of scientific literature regarding food reward.

Animal Models of Eating Disorders

Author: Nicole M. Avena
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN: 1627031030
Release Date: 2012-09-23
Genre: Medical

The growth of the field of eating disorder research has led to a vast array of empirical articles, and the development of new animal models that can be used to study these disorders continues to stimulate new research. Animal Models of Eating Disorders serves as a collection of detailed techniques contributed by experts in the field who are well-versed in the development and implementation of these models. Since eating disorders are complex and likely due to a combination of environmental, genetic, and social causes, the detailed chapters of this volume have been designed to highlight different contributing factors. Collectively, these chapters give a comprehensive and representative overview of both recently developed and classic methodologies used in the study of eating disorders. Written for the popular Neuromethods series, this work contains the kind of thorough description and implementation advice that promises successful results. Authoritative and practical, Animal Models of Eating Disorders aims to aid researchers in the use of animal models to assist in their investigation and characterization of the behaviors and neurochemical alterations associated with these devastating disorders.

Feed the Belly

Author: R. D. Frances Largeman-Roth
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402241604
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Feed the Belly is overdue! If you are pregnant or living with someone who is, you will find this book to be invaluable to the pregnancy. It has knowledgeable information, great anecdotes, recipes and tips for navigating the challenges and surprises of pregnancy. Feed the Belly can help in creating a happier, healthier journey for the whole family." --Cat Cora, the first female Iron Chef and author of Cooking from the Hip If you've got a bun in the oven... Feed the Belly is your healthy eating guidebook. The only eating guide for expectant moms that helps indulge cravings while giving baby--and mom--the essential nutrients they need, Feed the Belly offers a complete look at healthy eating for all nine months. Written by new mom and Health magazine editor and dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth, Feed the Belly covers: What to eat to get pregnant How to pick the right foods to make your baby smarter Where to get the nutrients you and your baby need Which are the safest seafood picks and when to choose organic How to choose the best fast food and easy on-the-go snacks Stay-fit secrets (yoga poses included!) Get started with a seven-day tear-out eating plan! With answers to all your pregnancy questions on nutrition, weight gain, food safety, and much more, Feed the Bellyoffers expectant moms something to sink their teeth into. Includes a foreword by Food Network Star Robin Miller and more than 65 easy-to-make recipes, organized by craving, including favorites from top chefs like Mark Bittman and Gale Gand

The Everything Guide to Pregnancy Nutrition Health

Author: Britt Brandon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440560125
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Your all-in-one guide for a fit pregnancy! As a mom-to-be, you want the best for your baby and yourself. You need sensible, up-to-date advice on maintaining a healthy diet and a robust fitness level. The Everything Guide to Pregnancy Health and Nutrition is your ultimate mother's helper for diet, exercise, nutrition, and more--at every stage. Inside, you'll find information on: Determining your caloric needs When (and when not!) to exercise The best and worst foods for pregnancy Exercises for all your major muscle groups Vegetarian or vegan pregnancies Getting back into exercise after your baby is born With extra information on pre- and post-pregnancy health, this guide is the perfect handbook for mamas-to-be looking to stay healthy!

201 Organic Smoothies and Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy

Author: Nicole Cormier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440560002
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Nutritious drinks that you--and your growing baby--will love! When you're pregnant, eating right becomes more important than ever. While prenatal vitamins fill the gaps in your diet, nothing can replace the all-natural goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. Filled with a variety of delicious food combinations, 201 Organic Smoothies and Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy shows you how to blend nutrient-rich drinks, right in your own home! From superfoods like avocado and spinach to revitalizing apples and oranges, these smoothies and juices will not only satisfy your tastebuds, but also provide you with the energy and nourishment you need for every week of your pregnancy. When made with only organic ingredients, each recipe is free of pesticides, hormones, GMOs, and additives, so you can focus on the nutrients your body requires and not have to worry about what else is in your drink. Get ready to enhance your nutrition intake and ensure that your baby grows healthy and strong--one organic drink at a time!

Health Psychology

Author: Edward P. Sarafino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118425206
Release Date: 2014-01-13
Genre: Psychology

"The 8th edition of Health psychology: biopsychosocial interactions has been updated to include a broader picture of health psychology by presenting cross-cultural data. Additionally, international examples are included to broaden the psychologist's view of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field"--Publisher's description.

Fool Me Twice

Author: Shawn Lawrence Otto
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781609613204
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Science

"Whenever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens in a world dominated by complex science? Are the people still well-enough informed to be trusted with their own government? And with less than 2 percent of Congress with any professional background in science, how can our government be trusted to lead us in the right direction? Will the media save us? Don't count on it. In early 2008, of the 2,975 questions asked the candidates for president just six mentioned the words "global warming" or "climate change," the greatest policy challenge facing America. To put that in perspective, three questions mentioned UFOs. Today the world's major unsolved challenges all revolve around science. By the 2012 election cycle, at a time when science is influencing every aspect of modern life, antiscience views from climate-change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal have become mainstream. Faced with the daunting challenges of an environment under siege, an exploding population, a falling economy and an education system slipping behind, our elected leaders are hard at work ... passing resolutions that say climate change is not real and astrology can control the weather. Shawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind-the-scenes look at how the government, our politics, and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need. Fool Me Twice is the clever, outraged, and frightening account of America's relationship with science—a relationship that is on the rocks at the very time we need it most.

The Addiction Solution

Author: David Kipper
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781609611972
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Self-Help

A revolutionary and empowering paradigm in treating addiction based on groundbreaking new science. For decades addiction has been viewed and treated as a social and behavioral illness, afflicting people of "weak" character and "bad" moral fiber. However, recent breakthroughs in genetic technology have enabled doctors, for the first time, to correctly diagnose the disease and prove that addiction is an inherited, neuro-chemical disease originating in brain chemistry, determined by genetics, and triggered by stress. In their groundbreaking The Addiction Solution, David Kipper, MD, and Steven Whitney distill these exciting findings into a guide for the millions of adults who want to be free from the cycle of addiction, and for their loved ones who want to better understand it and to help. It draws on composite case histories to illustrate how the innovative Personal Recovery Program works by customizing treatment for a diverse group of addicts abusing a wide variety of different substances—from the first day of treatment to its successful resolution. The result is a complete guide to a world made brand-new by this enormous paradigm shift in the treatment of addiction.

Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

Author: Henrietta Norton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473502499
Release Date: 2015-08-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Drawing on over a decade of work with mothers-to-be, expert nutritionist Henrietta Norton provides you with clear and practical advice on what to eat during preconception, pregnancy and the early stages of motherhood. You’ll find out: · What to avoid and which supplements to take · Ways to eat a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy diet · Which nutrients are important at each trimester · How to manage symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue · Pregnancy and preconception superfoods and recipes · How to allergy-proof your baby and optimise their development With meal planners for each trimester, a handy list of food to access on your smart phone and with chapters on preconception, breastfeeding and labour nutrition, let Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide be your close companion on this precious journey.

Cherish the First Six Weeks

Author: Helen Moon
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307987273
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes how to get a newborn on a sleeping and eating schedule and integrate a new addition to a family in a way that will keep everyone happy and healthy.

Eating for Pregnancy

Author: Catherine Jones
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786748044
Release Date: 2009-06-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Winner of Mom's Choice Award in Pregnancy/Childbirth Category Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby developing within her. Yet as a mother-to-be, you're likely juggling so much that you simply don't have the time--or energy!--to ensure that you're always eating right. That's where this fully updated edition of the pregnancy classic comes in, making it easy to fulfill the needs of you and your baby. Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. Here are 150 nutrient-rich recipes, more than 30 new to this edition, designed with you and your family in mind. Each highlights "What's in this for baby and me?" and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice. You'll also find: * Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and keep your nutrient intake high * Fresh, fast, family-friendly recipes with realistic menu plans * The most up-to-date information on supplements, sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies * An expanded vegetarian section--now with vegan recipes * Helpful information for diabetics, including ADA exchanges, recipe tips, and dining-out strategies * A unique Nine-Months-Later section, covering breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and weight loss after pregnancy--with illustrated exercises

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079368
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Genre: Science

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

Food Junkies

Author: Vera Tarman
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459728578
Release Date: 2014-11-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

A fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addictions doctor who draws on many patients’ stories of recovery. Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for “comfort food” and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition — to say nothing of gaining support and advice — remains a frustrating battle. Built around the experiences of people suffering and recovering from food addictions, Food Junkies offers practical information grounded in medical science, while putting a face to the problems of food addiction. It is meant to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide on the road to food serenity.