Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Serotonin Power Diet: Book Review

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.

About The Author:

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet: Eat Carbs -- Nature's Own Appetite Suppressant -- to Stop Emotional Overeating and Halt Antidepressant-Associated Weight Gain, has discovered the connection between carbohydrate craving, serotonin, and emotional well-being in her MIT clinical studies. She received her PhD from George Washington University, is the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility and counsels private weight management clients. She has written five books, including The Serotonin Solution, and more than 40 peer-reviewed articles for professional publications. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida.

Nina T. Frusztajer, MD
, co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet: Eat Carbs -- Nature's Own Appetite Suppressant -- to Stop Emotional Overeating and Halt Antidepressant-Associated Weight Gain, counsels private weight management clients and is a practicing physician and certified professional life coach. She received her masterĂ¢€™s degree in Nutrition from Columbia University and her medical degree from George Washington University. She lives in Boston, MA.

For more information, view Judith Wurtman's Web site

My Review:

Disclaimer: As with any weight loss program, please speak with your family physician before starting this program.

This book has been a huge addition to my healthy living book collection. I love how it is easy to read and understand. Medical terminology and descriptions are used, however all are written in everyday language so you can very easily apply it to one's life. There are a lot of real life stories that will encourage and inspire you as well.

I LOVE the recipes included and have already tried a number of them including Lemony Chicken on p. 209 and Beef Stir-Fry! They were both very easy to prepare and my entire family loved them! 

The book is prove that carbs can be your friend when eaten in moderation AND at the right time! There was a lot of information I already was aware of, but enough new stuff for me to learn that made this book a great read!

If you have ever been on mood altering medications, or know someone who has/is, this book is a must read. I know some people need to be on medication, and I am not advocating taking yourself off medications. However, when you include a change in diet and exercise, the results may surprise you.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Serotonin Power Diet online through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and FSB Media Associates. All opinions expressed are solely my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Wow you must do a lot of reading! But seems like you have some very interesting reads to keep you busy. This title has been the subject of some things in me & my hubby's chats..
    Thanks! B