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  • The Hungry Brain

  • Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
  • By: Dr. Stephan Guyenet
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits.

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  • Thank you!!!!! Stephan Guyenet, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  • By Charles Peden on 02-10-17

Outsmarting section is last 10 minutes

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Reviewed: 08-09-17

I bought this book to learn about ways to prevent myself from overeating by outsmarting my brain. Sadly, this book is not about that. It is about how the brain works, why the brain desires food, and regulated fat levels. This part probably appeals to neuroscientists. For anyone who wants to learn about how to outsmarting your instincts however, there is a short, uninspired ten minute section at the very end of the book. Definitely not worth it!!!

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