There’s a reason diets don’t work. Science has shown that a class of carbohydrates, called “Addictocarbs,” light up the brain’s pleasure and addiction centers and make it almost impossible to eat them in moderation. If you’ve experienced overwhelming, irresistible cravings for things like bread, cookies, soda, or potatoes, then you’ve encountered these Addictocarbs firsthand.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, counting calories and shrinking portions are not the answers. The answer lies in how your brain reacts when you eat these Addictocarbsand how you can use this knowledge to help you break the addictive cycle.
It’s called the Addictocarb Diet, and it’s a curenot a fad.
After losing his father at an early age to obesity-related illness and a lifetime of struggling with his own weight and diabetes as a result, Bruce Roseman, M.D., transformed his life and the lives of close to a thousand of his patients with this simple and effective diet based on the latest findings in addiction neuroscience.
The Addictocarb Diet: Avoid the 9 Highly Addictive Carbs While Eating Anything Else You Want explains that weight gain stems from our addiction to these nine carbs, proven by new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience.
Unlike fad diets, the Addictocarb Diet not only helps you easily lose weight and keep it off, but also improves your overall health and can be beneficial for almost anyone, including those struggling with gluten or lactose sensitivities, prostate problems, diabetes, and other ailments.
This book equips you with tools for success, including tips for handling dietary lapses and navigating fast-food challenges. It also supplies recipes, sample meal plans, and answers to frequently asked questions from hundreds of Dr. Roseman’s patients. Stop fighting cravings and take control with The Addictocarb Diet.
Your struggle with weight loss ends here. Reclaim control of your health and well-being with The Addictocarb Diet.
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About the Author
Dr. Bruce Roseman has been a Family Doctor in private practice in Manhattan for 30 years and is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital where he holds joint appointments in the departments of Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn. He has served as medical editor for several food/health-related books and magazines including The Olive Oil Cookbook, The Low Cholesterol Oat Cure, Whittle’s The Health Report, Big Bird Goes to the Doctor (Sesame Street) and as a medical columnist for Woman’s World. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as a medical expert, including Live Wire (PBS), The Human Condition (NPR), Good Day New York, The Queen Latifah Show, and The Joan Lunden Show, and has been featured in magazines such as Guideposts and Parent. He is the author of A Kid Just Like Me, which details a popular method he invented to teach children with learning disabilities to read, while working with his son. He lives in New York City with his wife of over a quarter century, Ellen, and is proud to be the father of two fine young men, Joshua and Aaron.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD
Introduction: My Story
HOW DOES FOOD ADDICTION AFFECT YOU?
Chapter 1 The Diet Overview: An Easy Guide to Addictocarbs
Chapter 2 Looking at Food as an Addictive Substance
Chapter 3 Two Myths about Weight Loss
Chapter 4 Two Rules to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Chapter 5 Step 1: “Shaking” the Addiction
Chapter 6 Step 2: Beginning Addictocarb Rehab
Chapter 7 Step 3: Staying Slim for Life
Chapter 8 Getting Back “On the Wagon”
DAILY LIVING AND THE ADDICTOCARB DIET
Chapter 9 Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegetarian, and More
Chapter 10 Fast Food the Addictocarb Diet Way
Chapter 11 Addictocarb-Friendly Snacks
EATING FOR YOUR HEALTH
Chapter 12 Bonus Health Benefits
Chapter 13 Diabetes: Prevent ItTreat ItBeat It
THE ADDICTOCARB DIET RECIPES AND MENUS
Chapter 14 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Bread
Chapter 15 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Potatoes
Chapter 16 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Pasta
Chapter 17 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Rice
Chapter 18 Other Recipes
Chapter 19 Sample Menus
Appendix A Your Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B What to Eat and What to Avoid
Appendix C The Addictocarb Diet Self-Assessment Tool (ADSAT)
Appendix D The Addictocarb Diet Progress Tool
About the Author
Finally a voice that makes sense for anyone who struggles with their weight, and feels close to despair about losing and keeping weight off. The reasoning about carbs causing a a perfect storm of brain chemicals that create an addictive response to them, rings true for me because this is exactly what happens in my experience. I cut back on the carbs, lose the weight and then have a little bit of bread here, a nice steaming bowl of rice there, then I hit a saturation point, and BOOM. I am craving the carbs. and the struggle starts again. I have am not an addictive type - with ciggs., drugs (back in the day a few collegiate times), alcohol. Carbs just weaken me at the knees. Thus, it has been very helpful to learn that for some people, carbs function like a drug. This helps me to put my food choices in perspective, I am very thankful that this author was able to write this book.