A Nation Addicted to Food

4 questions for David A. Kessler, M.D., author of The End of Overeating

As someone who has struggled with weight his entire life, David A. Kessler, M.D., wanted to know why chocolate chip cookies had such power over him, why he ate when he wasn’t hungry—and what he could do about it. So seven years ago the physician and former FDA commissioner set out to discover what drives us to eat too much. He talked to neurobiologists, psychologists and food-industry insiders. In a new book, The End of Overeating (Rodale), Kessler shares what he found.



After I read "Wheat Belly" by Dr. Davis, I gave up wheat products. I have now essentially cut out sugar and my carbs come from only veggies and low glycemic fruit (berries). I've increased my fat intake and feel fabulous. Weight is peeling off - I am a little over 10 pounds to a healthy weight.


07/17/2013 - 7:10am

I bought the audio book, and I'm shocked and it gives a real wake up call.
Remember when the "news" came out about the tobacco companies were fixing the cigs to be more addictive, well guess what America?!?! It's shocking to say that the food companies are doing that to us with our very own food.
We see it, we like it, we want it, we eat it, and we don't stop ourselves. I give this book a huge thumbs up. It's made me take a different look at processed foods.
What is important for us as Americans it to eat quality natural foods, with portion control and to go out to restaurants less often.
I will also tell you from my experience that a stainless steel pressure cooker or an electric one are a great tool in the kitchen.


09/06/2009 - 9:48am

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