OVERRIDE

Your Food Is Fooling You

How Your Brain Is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt

Roaring Brook Press

Teen edition of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Overeating Former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration David Kessler, M.D., argues forcefully that our brain chemistry is being hijacked by the food we eat: that by consuming stimulating combinations of sugar, fat, and salt, we're conditioning our bodies to crave more sugar, fat, and salt—and consigning ourselves to a vicious cycle of overeating. Adapted from the adult trade bestseller The End of Overeating, Your Food Is Fooling You is concise and direct and delivers the same message, many of the fascinating case studies, and the same advice for breaking bad eating habits in a voice and format that's accessible, positive, and affirming for teenagers. Young people are at most risk of forming bad eating habits—but they're also highly aware of body image and highly responsive to positive messages about health and diet. Your Food Is Fooling You is a readable, authoritative, and entertaining call to action by one of our nation's leading public health figures.

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CHAPTER 1
 
What Is Overeating?
 
 
I got the idea to write this book while watching a daytime talk show. On the show a psychologist was talking about why so many Americans are overweight. He asked for a volunteer from the audience. A large, well-dressed woman named Sarah stood up. The psychologist asked Sarah to talk about her problems with weight.
At first Sarah was all smiles. “I eat all the time,” she said with a nervous giggle. “I eat when I’m hungry; I eat when I’m not hungry. I eat when I’m happy; I eat when I’m

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Praise for Your Food Is Fooling You

Review, Booklist, February 15, 2013 issue: 

"Kessler reponds with a method that doesn’t promise a quick fix but instead offers some consoling advice on how to kick an overeating habit." -- Booklist

Review, Booklist, February 15, 2013 issue: 

"Kessler reponds with a method that doesn’t promise a quick fix but instead offers some consoling advice on how to kick an overeating habit." -- Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Kessler, M.D., served as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. A graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and the Harvard Medical School, he is the father of two and lives with his wife in California.
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How Your Brain Is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt

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