Tuesday, February 2, 2010

THE SEROTONIN POWER DIET: REVIEW AND BONUS GIVEAWAY

THE SEROTONIN
POWER DIET

BY JUDITH J. WURTMAN
AND NINA T. FRUSZTAJER


TO REMIND YOU ABOUT THE BOOK:

Boost serotonin to switch off your appetite!

Putting more than 30 years of groundbreaking research to work, renowned scientist Judith Wurtman, PhD, and her colleague, Nina T. Frusztajer, MD, present a clinically proven 12-week program that uses the power of carbohydrates to help you to:
  • Activate the appetite-suppressant function of serotonin to stop weight gain
  • Regain control over emotional overeating and cravings
  • Lose up to 2 pounds of real weight -- not water -- per week
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
The Serotonin Power Diet is the only weight loss plan that will help you lose weight while being treated with the antidepressants and related medications that provoke overeating.

Easy and economical, with more than 75 delicious recipes, The Serotonin Power Diet is the natural solution to weight loss and maintenance for everyone who has ever thought their cravings could never be satisfied.


MY REVIEW:

Please remember that I am reviewing this book, not really the diet itself. That said, I think that the authors may be on to something. I have so many diets swimming in my head and have tried them all and just feel so much anxiety at which one to stick with...well, no wonder I need Serotonin. Serotonin is made in your brain and helps to control hunger. If you are low on serotonin and most people on certain medications like anti-depressants are, then you need to figure out how to make it work. That is what they have done for you with this book.

Through extensive research they have discovered with it is that triggers hunger and binge eating as well as what teaches you what to eat so you can control your appetite. Of course, myself and many others will tell you that they are over weight but it isn't because they eat from hunger. So all that is going on in your body especially when on medication is very important. That I got from this book for sure.

With most people, including my doctor, advocating low or no carb diets, it flies in the face of that when you read this diet. But instead, through research we find that our system that controls our appetite is driven by carbohydrates. They also help to control emotional eating. They explain how the carbs help the brain to function and therefore serve your body so much better. They then get into the heart of this diet and that is how the carbohydrates are necessary for serotonin production. In fact, their research shows that eating proteins actually flows the production of serotonin. Eating carbs before a meal makes you feel full and you eat less. The best example to simplify it for me was eating that yummy warm bread in a restaurant before your meal comes out and you satisfy yourself and then are too full when your meal comes so you eat less.

I did find the book a little long winded as I was impatient and wanted to get down to the part that tells me what to do. It is simple once it gets to it and it is basically 3 meals a day with 2 to 3 snacks in between (gee, haven't I head this before?). The snacks, like the bread in the restaurant produces the serotonin which helps cut your hunger. The basic diet is: Breakfast = protein and carbs (like one egg and two pieces of toast); lunch is a protein and vegetables like a chef salad might provide; dinner is carbs and vegetables like salad and a cooked or raw vegetable with say a baked potato or maybe rice of some kind. The 2 to 3 snacks are lots of different choices in carbs such as crackers, lowfat cereal, or even biscotti. The charts do break things down into easy to find measurements and amounts. There is no calorie or carbs to count. The book also has lots of recipes for those of you who love to cook and they are easily adaptable so you can eat what you are allowed to eat that you like.

In closing, once the book got down to what I could have and easy to follow suggestions and plans, I found it easy to follow. I am now between this diet and one other (name not to be mentioned) and am giving myself 48 hours to decide and then go from there. I will let you know if the one I choose wins. But honestly, I think it is all important but it still goes back to the basics of taking in less, eating what is write for your body especially if on medications, and moving more. Guess we have all heard this before but if you are like me, you need a plan. If I "do what's right" on my own, I am sure to go off track quickly. So if you think this diet sounds like THE one to work for you, then get the POWER from the SEROTONIN POWER DIET today!



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10 comments:

Benita said...

I like your honesty when you reviewed this book. I like that you were impatient when reading, and found the book a bit long-winded. Still, I'd like to read it for any help it might provide me.

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I follow on GFC, and by email.

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g.g. said...

I agree with the part of your review about just getting to what to do as some diet books go on forever before you get a clue at what is involved

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I follow on google friend and by email

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Wickdogg said...

I find it interesting the idea about eating some carbs before a meal to cut down on your hunger

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Melanie said...

There is no magic diet, it really comes down to eating healthy and not overeating. Seratonin is also linked to pre-menstrual headaches. You can increase the amount of Seratonin naturally by getting more sleep, and exercising.

Virginia said...

I would love to have this book because I need a good diet to loose some weight and I am will to try anything once. Thanks for being so honest with your review!

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Linda Kish said...

I liked the bottom line of what you could eat at each mealtime. cuts through the wordiness.

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