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Publisher's Summary

What do you crave? For many of us, sugary treats, fatty meals, and high-calorie snacks are impossible to resist. And yet, reaching the bottom of the biscuit tin rarely leaves us feeling satisfied. What if we are actually hungry for something much more fulfilling? In this groundbreaking new book, best-selling author and endocrinologist Deepak Chopra unites the latest scientific and alternative therapy research to reveal how our overeating is often a symptom of "inner starvation" - a hunger for love, self-esteem, happiness, and security. By changing our approach to eating using the tools in this book, we can heal our bodies and minds to achieve permanent weight loss, a longer, happier life, and spiritual well-being. The ultimate guide to inner and outer health, What Are You Hungry For? will change the way you eat forever.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Deepak Chopra (P)2013 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Finally, an insightful book that ties together food and our spiritual practice What Are You Hungry For? provides both philosophical and practical ways to understand our relationship with what we take into our bodies and to how we are following our internal voices." (Rodney Yee, yoga teacher and star of the best-selling video series Yoga Journal's Yoga with Rodney Yee)

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  • Craig
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 01-11-14

Surprised by the reading.

Would you listen to What Are You Hungry For? again? Why?

I would listen to this book again because the info is important but I think I will get the book and read the info myself.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Hungry For??

Learning about the body's Self regulation and balance.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deepak Chopra?

I don't know which narrator should have read this book but it should NOT have been Deepak. I love Deepak and have listened to many of his lectures and interviews, however, he sounds flat in this reading. I hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is unfamiliar with his work.

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  • Rudy
  • München, Germany
  • 12-26-13

It just works!

I can't really speak long term here or if this book is for everyone..... however, I've had this audio book for about a month now and have lost 10 kilos... And I have not been on any sort of diet!

After changing a few lifestyle issues i.g. Eating with the family, being present when I eat and a few others.... things have really changed for me.

All in all I found this a worthwhile book that I intend to listen to a few more times...

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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A comprehensive spectrum on health and awareness

If you could sum up What Are You Hungry For? in three words, what would they be?

Nourishment - Mindfulness- Awareness This is another classic Chopra volume and it has many facets integrated into its diverse insights. Deepak is returning to the issues of health and happiness and now food as a complex and yet basic system requiring mindful living and practice. Nothing can be more basic than "food and nutrition and taste" and the many elements associated with food including emotions and relations.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Hungry For??

In this brilliant book Dr. Chopra uses his medical background as well as his studies in Ayurveda and nutrition sciences and also current research about GMO's and organic vs non-organic in a non-dogmatic , yet precise manner to inform and enlighten the reader in some of the new intricacies of food politics and advertising. He then offers solutions for the SAD diet and the processed sugar and fat laden lifeless food of the market while listing a colorful array of alternatives which draw much from the seeming less endless array of raw and fresh fruits and vegetables (and their rich content of phyto-nutrients) and other plant material and other wise choices for those seeking a real food alternative to "diets" that don't work. Yet just when this seems to be a book about diet and fresh foods and choices it starts a rich pattern of integrating all aspects of "nourishment" in the broadest sense and continues to integrate the many aspects of living that and lifestyle as well as habits that can affect our well-being.<br/>

What does Deepak Chopra bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emphasis and enunciation of points and feelings. And author's insights in an audible form.I personally I always prefer hearing Deepak narrate his books. His wisdom is palpable.<br/>

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I again see the comprehensive nature of Deepak's insight when he inttegrtes many messages into one volume. The title ofthe book and the opening chapters makes this seem oike a book on nutritiona nd diet yet it brings about a transformation as it develops into a life sciences and awareness text with the classic Chopra insights.

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The book then investigates all of the aspects of consciousness and living which can have effects on the quality of life and ultimately on one's happiness and balance.Included in this book is much contemporary research on biochemical as well as psychological factors involved n the many levels of "nourishment" As always with Deepak Chopra's work the key is mind-body-and spirit, the Trinity. And true to his roots in Indian culture. Deepak brings back the insights of the science of Ayurveda to broaden the definitions of and insights into holistic nutrition as well as lightening and enlightening the mind and body in a "full spectrum" approach. <br/><br/>The review of emotional well-being and Self-regulation reviews many delightful and informative views on maintaining inner perspective and mindfulness . Throughout the book Deepak uses a lovely phrase "lightness of Soul' which aptly describes the freedom from emotional-psychological and physical burdens and toxins.<br/><br/>The last section of the book has many recipes and suggestions for meals and food preparations from the Chopra kitchen and center.Make no mistake, this is no mere food-diet-menu book. It truly draws upon the wisdom of many philosophies and sciences and modern science as well <br/><br/>I highly recommend this book from Deepak because it weaves together the practicalities of diet and food as well as the issues behind eating and the practices we can integrate to produce optimum health and nutrition as well as the practices needed for balance and insight.. Definitely 5 stars

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Puts everything into perspective

What made the experience of listening to What Are You Hungry For? the most enjoyable?

Been struggling with diet and weight control for years (much like so many others) and about 11 months ago I began to believe that my mind ie subconscious & learnt behavior was more of a culprit than the food itself. <br/>Deepak has been the first to not only turn in the torch in the dark room of my mind but to actually flip the whole light switch on. <br/>I am feeling relaxed about food and body image for the first time in a life time.

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Inspiring for Weight Loss

If you could sum up What Are You Hungry For? in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, Supportive, Mindful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Deepak Chopra, the author himself. His mind body approach is very inspiring and easy to understand and to follow through.

Which character – as performed by Deepak Chopra – was your favorite?

No one in particular

What did you learn from What Are You Hungry For? that you would use in your daily life?

Thought provoking ways of thinking myself thin.

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Found peace after weight loss

After loosing just over 1/2 my body weight at 166lbs, I struggled to find peace with myself. Mostly due to the intense fear of gaining back 20, 30, 40lbs or even more once I curbed what I knew to be an unsustainable daily excersice routine I had adopted all while battling a self control problem that I didn't even realize I had which caused me to binge eat at times. Not to mention gain all the weight I had lost in the first place.

I realized the goal of keeping the weight off was going to take a much different approach then the one I used to lose the weight, or I would be doomed to simply gain it all back, unless I was willing to put my family aside and break down my body so I can workout as frequently and as intensely as physically possible.

This book changed my life and approach around completely. I now see that I was missing the single most important aspect of weight management, balance. Without a balanced approach you are destined to rebound, it's just how life works I guess.

I now listen to my body and I am learning when to eat and why I am eating.

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  • bg
  • 03-06-16

Narrator please!

I tried several times but couldn't get through this. There is worthwhile information but it needs an upbeat narrator to hold your attention. I found it easiest when I put the narration speed up a level but still couldn't make it through the whole book. Wished I'd returned it!

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Wonderful advice but hire a narrator or take voice lessons

Awesome advice but his voice is so monotone and boring I really dislike listening to him. I would recommend this as a physical book

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Empowering Information

after listening to this book I feel that I have enough information to chart my path for Success. Bottom line I need to be more mindful.

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  • Jodi
  • Mystic, CT USA
  • 07-30-17

Love Deepak

This audio book was really helpful as well as inspirational. I've listened to and read many of his audio book (books on tape at the time) and books. I always find them informative and easily understandable. I like the esoteric with scientific backup!

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  • Faby
  • 11-22-13

Life changing

Beautiful. Inspiring. Real. Actionable.
This is so much more that a book on weight loss. This is what I have been looking for a long time, and it is slowly changing my awareness on what I am really hungry for and why I stuff my face over food. I have already started changing my approach on every aspect of life, including my motivation to get active, the type of food I eat, the quantity, what pushes me to eat and to be aware of the moments I overindulge.
You will find everything you need in a practical guide to get your life in order again by being "present", lighter, centered and happy again. Effortlessly and easily.
Love it so much!! Highly highly recommended.

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  • Sheila Murray
  • 03-01-15

Excellent

So much wisdom as always. Simple steps to take to make changes. Easy to do if one makes the effort. Looking forward to putting Dr Deepak Chopra's wisdom into practice.

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  • Dean
  • 04-30-17

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Great content. Dull delivery. Not a great voice for audible. Deepak needs to choose someone with a more interesting voice to deliver his content

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  • elizsheba
  • 04-14-17

a good book, a credit well spent

Would you consider the audio edition of What Are You Hungry For? to be better than the print version?

I think that after listening to this book I d like to have a printed edition too

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Hungry For??

There are many philosophical revelations that I find poetic and wise at the same time

What does Deepak Chopra bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I like his voice and his calm manner. I also like that he does not mumble or speak too fast.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It cheered me up.

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It s a good book, and it s a holistic approach to weight loss.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-27-17

Badly narrated

This book is very good for people who use food and overeating as a way to deal with (or not deal with) their emotions.

Unfortunately it's so badly narrated by Deepak Chopra that he sounds so bored that he is in pain. It's a pity because the subject matter is actually very interesting and it helped me to get through a detoxification diet without feeling hungry.

I learned a lot from it but it was very hard to get through because of the lifeless narration.