The Hunger Fix

The Hunger Fix

The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction

eBook - 2013
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The body's built-in reward system, driven by the chemical dopamine, is a fascinating adaptation: It tells us to do more of the things that give us pleasure. Creative energy, falling in love, entrepreneurship, and even the continued propagation of the human race are driven by this system . . . just as is, unfortunately, the urge to overeat.In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how unhealthy food and behavioral "fixes" have gotten us ensnared in a vicious cycle of overeating and addiction. She even shows that dopamine rushes in the body work exactly the same way with food as with cocaine. Luckily, we are all capable of rewiring, and the very same dopamine-driven system can be used to reward us for healthful, exciting, and fulfilling activities.The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based, three-stage plan to break the addiction to false fixes and replace them with healthier actions. Fitness guides, meal plans, and recipes are constructed to bolster the growth of new neurons and stimulate the body's reward system. Gradually, healthy fixes like meditating, going for a run, laughing, and learning a new language will replace the junk food, couch time, and other bad habits that leave us unhappy and overweight.Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a life-changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsession and the urge to overeat.
Publisher: Emmaus : Rodale, 2013
ISBN: 9781609614539
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 17, 2018

I would have loved to read this book through EPL. Funny thing is, after spending an hour trying to figure out why their "electronic resource" link sends you to nothing but a page with a picture and a summary (no prompts, no links to download) and reading the convoluted How To section gives absolutely no information about how to do anything other than vaguely directing you do a freading app that doesn't exist in the apple store, a list of compatible devices (compatible with what?!), and looking into their recommendations for the Adobe Editions app, which has a 1.2 out of 5 star rating in the app store, I am left wondering how in the world EPL considers itself accessible to anyone in the 21st century.


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