Posted by: 4pack | March 17, 2010

“Ideal Diet” Book Review: “the ‘i’ diet” By Susan B. Roberts Dares To Say What Is Truly Obvious In The Obesity Debate

 THIS BOOK IS “WORLD CLASS”…OUTSTANDING IN ITS FOCUS ON CAUSES AND “REASONS” FOR OBESITY…BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO…BUBBAS DON’T REASON WHEN IT COMES TO APPETITE AND EATING…THEY EAT WHATEVER IS AVAILABLE…THIS IS A MUST READ….

“…all studies agreed on five things that influence our eating behavior: hunger, the availability of food, the variety of food, the familiarity of food and how rich or calorie-dense the food is…”

“…Roberts says one contributor to obesity is the wide variety of foods available today. Choice is a problem for many of us because we instinctively eat until we’ve satisfied ourselves with each individual food rather than with the meal overall.”

“The ‘I’ Diet” is a diet book with a difference. Like many other books in the weight-loss genre, it features eating plans, nutritional advice and recipes. But the new paperback — previously published in 2008 as “The Instinct Diet” and updated with new material — offers something more: practical strategies for changing eating habits.

” ‘I’ Diet” author Susan B. Roberts is a professor of nutrition and of psychiatry at Boston’s Tufts University, where she focuses on obesity. She says that after writing nearly 200 research papers and reading several thousand by other scientists, she decided that all studies agreed on five things that influence our eating behavior: hunger, the availability of food, the variety of food, the familiarity of food and how rich or calorie-dense the food is.

Roberts’ book, written with Betty Kelly Sargent, addresses these variables to help dieters shed pounds and develop a healthier relationship to food. She’s tested her plan on volunteers in her Tufts weight-loss lab and others. She promises that her program drops weight faster with less hunger than other plans, eliminates dieting plateaus and cuts cravings — and will result in permanent weight control.

These are hefty claims, but her approach has plenty of influential fans. The new book includes favorable reviews and endorsements from former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, New York Times personal health writer Jane Brody and a slew of academics in the nutrition and medical fields, as well as Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates Jr., who lost 30 pounds on her diet while eating out five nights a week.

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2010/03/book-review-the-i-diet-by-susan-b-roberts-and-betty-kelly-sargent.html

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