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Why diets fail (because you're addicted to sugar) : science explains how to end cravings, lose weight, and get healthy /

Why diets fail (because you're addicted to sugar) : science explains how to end cravings, lose weight, and get healthy /
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Avena, Nicole M., 1978-
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"A science-based program and eating plan that helps people cut sugar from their diets, end the cravings that cause most diets to fail, and lose weight permanently"--
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Control No. 965738
LCCN 2013021488
ISBN 9781607744863 (hardback)
ISBN 1607744864 (hardback)
Author Avena Nicole M 1978
Title Why diets fail (because you're addicted to sugar) : -- science explains how to end cravings, lose weight, and get healthy / -- Nicole M. Avena, PhD, and John R. Talbott.
Varying Title Why diets fail (because you are addicted to sugar)
Edition Statement First edition.
Physical Description ix, 230 pages : -- illustrations, -- 22 cm
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A science-based program and eating plan that helps people cut sugar from their diets, end the cravings that cause most diets to fail, and lose weight permanently"-- -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sugar free diet
Subject Sugar Physiological effect
Subject Reducing diets
Alternate Author Talbott John R 1955
Electronic Location Cover image -- 9781607744863.jpg




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Annotation 1 "A science-based program and eating plan that helps people cut sugar from their diets, end the cravings that cause most diets to fail, and lose weight permanently"--

Annotation 2 Provides instructions for starting a sugar-free diet using an eight-step plan, and includes equivalency tables and tips for getting through the withdrawal period that will allow dieters to lose weight and keep it off.

Annotation 3 The first science-based program to cut out the sugar, this groundbreaking eating plan for going sugar-free helps dieters stick to the plan while going through the make-or-break withdrawal period and provides an easy-to-use sugar equivalency table and a list of foods to eat and to avoid.

Annotation 4 "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. Most diets work for a while...but there usually comes a point when the dieter can't maintain the strict dietary changes required to lose additional pounds or keep the weight off. Why? Because cravings take over and, as with cigarettes or drugs, the pull becomes too strong to resist. In Why Diets Fail, Dr. Nicole M. Avena and John R. Talbott explain that sugar addiction underlies those cravings and share a revolutionary plan for going sugar-free and sticking to the diet during the make-or-break withdrawal period. An easy-to-use sugar equivalency table expresses the amount of sugar in 600-plus common foods so dieters know precisely what to eat and what to avoid. "--

Annotation 5

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. 

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PW Reviews 2013 November #3

Neuroscientist Avena joins journalist Talbott in a timely investigation about why so many Americans are overweight or obese and unable to lose unwanted pounds. Their theory, supported by Avena's research into the causes of overeating and obesity, maintains that sugar addiction has striking similarities to drug and alcohol addiction. The reason diets fail, they assert, is because sugar is both addictive and ubiquitous. In addition, many diets can be confusing, expensive, or time-consuming. The authors present "The Sugar Freedom Plan," a five-phase method that helps readers gradually reduce their sugar use, deal with withdrawal and cravings, and make lifestyle changes. Not surprisingly, recommendations include eliminating or reducing intake of such foods as soft drinks, cookies, cereals, pasta, breads, salad dressings, and sauces. To aid readers in this "revamping" process, which occurs over a period of weeks, they provide a Sugar Equivalency Table that reveals how much sugar is in specific foods so that readers can make better choices. Rather than calorie counting, the plan prompts readers to get to the root of the problem by focusing on cutting sugar and carbs, as well as alleviating feelings of failure and self-blame, while empowering readers to take proactive steps. Talbott's personal journey with sugar addiction (which opens the book) is an added touch that effectively connects with readers. (Jan.)

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 author biography


NICOLE M. AVENA, PhD, is a world-renowned neuroscientist and expert in diet, nutrition, and addiction. She received her doctorate in neuroscience and psychology from Princeton University and did her postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Avena is a faculty member at the New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University. She has published more than sixty scholarly journal articles on topics related to diet, nutrition, and overeating. Her research achievements have been honored by awards from several groups, including the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Avena lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey.

JOHN R. TALBOTT is the bestselling author of ten books that have sold more than 200,000 copies in twenty countries. He is an associate professor at the SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai, which is ranked in the top twenty international management programs in the world by Forbes. Previously a visiting scholar at UCLA, Talbott has published academic research on AIDS prevention, democracy, inequality, and economic growth. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in engineering and earned his MBA at UCLA. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The New Republic, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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