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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite | [David A. Kessler]

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

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.
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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.

©2009 David A. Kessler, M.D.; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    anthony Saint Louis, MO, United States 06-18-12
    anthony Saint Louis, MO, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Could have been summed up in under an hour..."

    The author talks about how we got to the point where the food we eat is making us fat, but takes what seems like a really long time to get to the "end of overeating". An overall interesting book by the guy who gave us the nutrition labels we know and love, but a bit long-winded.

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    Dawn Carty Rosedale, IN United States 06-08-12
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    "Very informative"

    This book provided information that I believe deep down we already know but like to ignore. It also has the scientific background explaining why we act the way we do towards certain foods.

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    Joy Rochester, MN, United States 05-27-12
    Joy Rochester, MN, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great info"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This wasn't an exciting listen, but the information was very good, and nicely presented. If you are interested in what is driving the obesity epidemic, and the science behind overeating, this is a good read for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The End of Overeating?

    The end was the best, when he wrapped everything up and talked about what to do with the information


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    Teresa New Canaan, CT, United States 11-28-11
    Teresa New Canaan, CT, United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great content, but I dislike narrator"

    This book has some very good content, well worth hearing and considering, but I find the narrator's voice to be grating and unpleasant to the point that it is unhappy work to listen to! For that reason, I wish I had not purchased it.

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    I liked this book a lot but I won't know how good it really is until I try to put some of the tips in it to use. If it helps me lose just a little weight, it will be worth it!

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    Anna Ann Arbor, MI, United States 05-07-11
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    "Extremely repetitive"

    I really wanted to like this book. The author really doesn't have that much to say, though. He talks about some studies on mice reacting to food in a way overeaters recognize (going through many obstacles to eat tasty things) then spends dozens of chapters complaining that the food industry designs food to be palatable. Unless you thought packaged foods were actually made by the Keebler elves, this isn't revelatory.

    Save your time and your audible credit.

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    Alison Shrewsbury, MA, United States 08-18-10
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    "Really a fresh look at the subject"

    I reccomended it to patients whom it helped them to actually lose weight. Good especially for those with knowledge of evidence based science. Very well written, with a positive outlook.

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    Pamela Oakland, CA, USA 07-15-09
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    "Misleading Title!"

    This book is not a guide to "the end of overeating." The first 40 chapters are devoted to the fact that the food industry has developed foods that contain unhealthy levels of fat, sugar and salt. There are many, many restaurant chains and their foods named and there are many, many conversations with industry experts retold. In the last few chapters the author presents some very broad guidelines for restructuring eating habits. I was extremely disappointed. If you're determined to listen to the book try the abridged version.

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    M. M. McKown Fairfield, CA 05-29-09
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    "A little too descriptive"

    In the first half of this book, the writer extensively describes how the food industry markets and designs food to tempt us. The unfortunate side effect for me (which goes to prove his point) was that I became obsessed with food while listening to the first part of this book, and I overate compulsively as a result! Eventually I stopped the book for a week or two, let myself break away and stop overeating, and finally came back and finished listening to it. Overall the book does not provide any great new breakthrough of how to eat well or manage overeating, but it suggests reliable and perhaps under-utilized methods.

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    Frank Horse Shoe, NC, United States 05-12-09
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    "Sugar-Fat-Salt-So what's new?"

    15 minutes of good information in 7h25m.

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