It’s the title of a new book I’ve just barely heard about. Has it crossed your path yet?
I don’t know a thing about it except what the picture is on the cover. It shows a piece of carrot cake sitting near a carrot.
I’ve got a pretty good idea of what this book is about, and if I’m right, then all I can say is right on and hallelujah!
But I don’t really know what this book is about. I decided NOT to take a look at it until I had a chance to come in and tell YOU what I think it’s all about. Taking a stand in advance.
Then I’ll take a look and get back to you.
The Book Cover And Title Tell It All – I Think!
Honestly. If we were more devoted diet-wise to the real deal (carrots) rather than the alluring, seductive carrot cake (see book cover left), do we truly think there would be so many weight problems?
Would weight loss, fat loss, size management and all their complications be the issues that they are in our abundant Western society today?
We can be such spoiled brats – wanting to have our carrots AND our carrot cake, too. And every day. Far more often than our bodies were designed to handle the calorie load.
Here’s my guess on the book content: if we were not overwhelmed each day with the wide variety of non-nutritious, tempting edibles in market, media, and our pantries each day, and managed our food availability to be higher quality, whole and natural foods, then the question of obesity and overweight, in most circumstances, would vanish.
That’s what I think the title and cover image are hinting at, and what this book is all about.
OK, now that I’ve conjectured content – I’m off to read some book synopsis and reviews. And then I’ll report back in on my findings.
Anyone else read this book yet? Looking forward to comparing notes!
P.S. Read Part 2 of this series here
photo by Saquan
Hey, just today I was at my favorite book store and took a quick look at the book you are discussing “The End of Overeating”.
The jist of the book is mostly fat, sugar, salt and our obsession (emotions) with food is causing our insatiable appetite. The author suggests we look at food differently, more like something to prevent us from starving to death as oppose to recreational activity or therapy.
Of course there is more to the book than this one thought, it is definitely worth scanning. This is the short if it for me.
Your partner in health,
Thanks for popping in to reflect. From your quick look, does the author separate the emotions from the fluffy food? In other words, if we only had the whole natural stuff (carrots but not the cake) does the entire problem evaporate according to what he’s written?
I heard the author and former FDA official, David Kessler, interviewed by Terri Gross on Fresh Air on NPR on Wednesday. (Go to npr.org to hear it.) Absolutely fascinating. He is definitely onto something and I plan to buy the book asap. The most compelling thing I heard was about how today’s children’s eating patterns are set for life when they are very young, based on their constant access to the “highly palatable” foods foisted on us by the food industry–the ones packed with fat, salt and sugar–that get us all addicted and craving more. I think this is a must-read for anyone who eats.
Oh! I didn’t know he was a former FDA official! Talk about inside scoop!
I’ll have to check out the npr, thanks so much for the scoop. I’m glad to hear your recommendation! I’ve read an interview and some other pieces I must post regarding and if you don’t mind may well include your comments as well, OK?