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Why Diets Fail (Because You’re Addicted to Sugar)

Why Diets Fail (Because You're Addicted to Sugar) by Nicole M. Avena, PhD and John R. Talbott
Dec 31, 2013
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    Dec 31, 2013 | 240 Pages

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Sugar, fat, salt—a daunting combination. Avena and Talbott do an excellent job of analyzing the role that sugar plays in the obesity epidemic.”
—David A. Kessler, MD, author of The End of Overeating
“This book not only offers an in-depth explanation of our society’s dependence on sugar, it also provides a realistic, step-wise approach to managing it and improving your health.”
—Dr. Melina B. Jampolis, CNN diet and fitness expert
Why Diets Fail describes the new science of sugar addiction and teaches us how we can use it to beat cravings and overeating—even in our modern food environment, which is plagued by sugary, hyperpalatable fake food. This book teaches you not only to think differently about how you eat, but also shows you how to do it.”
—Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
“In Why Diets Fail, Dr. Nicole Avena and John Talbott discuss the addictive powers that certain foods possess over the mind and offer insight on conquering the addictive cycle. Following the guidelines in this book, you will learn how to turn your new diet into a lasting lifestyle, understand the science behind food addiction, and use this knowledge to approach your food as healthful nourishment rather than a source of guilt and frustration.”
—Andrew Larson, MD, medical director of JFK Medical Center Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute and author of The Gold Coast Cure and Clean Cuisine

Table Of Contents

Part One How Sugar Causes You to Overeat
Step 1: Why Your Past Diet Attempts Have Failed 
Step 2: Weigh In on Your Sugar Intake
Step 3: The New Science of Sugar Addiction
Part Two  How To Overcome Your Addiction To Sugar
Step 4: The Sugar Freedom Plan for Breaking Your Addiction 
Step 5: What to Eat and What Not to Eat 
Step 6: Managing Your Withdrawal 
Step 7: Managing Your Cravings 
Step 8: Avoiding a Relapse  (and What to Do If One Occurs) 
Conclusion  How to Maintain Your New,  Addiction-Free Way of Eating 
Appendix: Sugar Equivalency Table 

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