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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If you eat one piece of candy and there’s a bowl of them in front of you, chances are you will keep eating more. Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. The first two parts were pretty tedious. Structure is the best solution. So what was it? But if I gave you a candy bar, that’s to calories, and you could eat that in two minutes.

Drawn from the latest brain science as well as interviews with top physicians and food industry insiders, The End of Overeating exposes the food industry’s aggressive marketing tactics and reveals shocking facts about how we lost control over food—and what we can do to get it back. Only through educating ourselves and actively re-programming our kesslwr and thought processes can we hope to achieve control over our eating habits.

According to him, that will keep you out of overeating without as much reliance on self-control. And then Kessler repeats this information for the first two-thirds of the book.

She asked me what I ate. The first something chapters are littered enc descriptive words for food. It’s called “Food Rehab” and sets guidelines for how to change your thoughts about food. The next section looks at restaurant and other processed foods, and the way they design them to be “layered” with salt on fat on fat on sugar, etc.

None of us wants to be fat.

Some people have trouble recognizing that they are full, and so they eat too much. This book has changed the way I will look at food forever. It’s not a huge surprise to discover that the addictive qualities of this kind of food are well-known to people in the restaurant and snack-food industries, and even less a surprise to be told they are, in fact, addictive.


Kessler, a overeaating FDA chief best known for his anti-tobacco efforts, struggled ens 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. Kessler writes a good book but what irritated me as I was reading is, he hits beats?

The book does an excellent breakdown of how the restaurant industry tries to hyper-stimulate appetite and how for some people willpower just doesn’t work. In fact, the brains of millions of Americans are literally being hijacked by fat, sugar, and salt!

Unfortunately, then the book takes a LONG detour into the science behind food, repeating the same thing over and over and over. Then we pump them up with growth hormones and antibiotics. If you want to change your action with food, you overeatlng to change the way you think about food. Quotes from The End of Overea When I was trying to lose weight, I went to a food coach.

Ofereating wait, it’s a lifelong struggle. The food industry will say, “We’re just giving the consumers what they want. More broadly, Kessler describes the importance of making changes within the food industry. When we want so badly to say “no,” why do we continue to reach for food?

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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

May 18, Mike rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Four Stars for content, clarity, and precision. Even if you were to order steamed chicken at a Chinese restaurant, there may be an accompanying sauce that minimizes the chicken’s health benefit.

Kessler thoroughly examines the nature of our relationship with food and why it is critical to understand and modify our behavior to reverse this global threat to health and well-being. Obesity is also a major cause of disability and may shorten lifespan. You’ve written that chain restaurants, not just fast food places, are not doing as much real cooking anymore, but are more like construction sites.

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So are you saying the combination of sugar on fat on salt suppresses the feeling of satiety?

But it’s harder to understand why we can’t seem to stop eating — even when we know better. Be the first to ask a question about The End of Overeating. Kessler for all that he has done in trying to get full disclosure in food labels and restaurant selections.

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For all that it is a slim volume with the text ending on page Would you like to tell us about a lower price? So it’s virtually acceptable to eat any time. The premise, thoroughly explained scientific studies is that for some people it’s not a matter of willpower, that these This is not a self-help book, nor is a diet book.

Nov 08, Amanda rated it did not like it Shelves: The other reason I say this is because a few individuals named and anonymous who were part of the industry admit that they know these facts and design new foods specifically to appeal and addict people to them. If you expect to be able to keep on eating energy dense foods, you’re never going to be able to work off the calories, because it’s just so much harder and more time consuming to work off the calories than to eat the food.

This NY Times bestseller has been featured on several television and radio shows, partly because it is written by Dr. 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.