Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Softcover Book)
Leading Harvard Medical School expert and "obesity warrior" (TIME magazine) rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health.
Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. In the New York Times bestseller Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work, and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great.
For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you, by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a dangerous chain reaction that leaves you feeling ravenous as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse-creating a battle between mind and metabolism that we're destined to lose. You gain more weight, even as you struggle to eat less food.
Always Hungry? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories and you lose weight-and inches-without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation.
Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. Always Hungry? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight . . . for good.
About the Author
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Described as an "obesity warrior" byTimemagazine, Dr. Ludwig has been featured in theNew York Timesand on NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, among others.
Dawn Ludwighas devoted her career to helping people discover the fun, beauty, and delicious taste of natural foods. For fifteen years, she owned and directed The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas, recognized as one of the top "Cutting Edge Cuisine" cooking schools in the United States. Dawn has written on the subjects of nutrition and health for a variety of publications, includingWhole Health Magazine, Natural Home, Austin Monthly, Austin Fit, and others.