The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier

The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier

by Daniel G. Amen


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A breakthrough, easy-to-follow brain-based program to lose weight and keep it off—for the rest of your life—from the bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Have you tried diet after diet without success? Want to know the two major secrets why most diets don’t work?

The #1 secret is that most weight problems occur between your ears, not in your stomach. If you want a better body the first place to always start is by having a better brain.

Secret #2 is that there isn’t just one brain pattern associated with being overweight; there are at least five patterns. Giving everyone the same diet plan will make some people better, and a lot of people worse. Finding the right plan for your individual brain type is the key to lasting weight loss.

In The Amen Solution bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen shares his one-of-a-kind brain-based program that helps you lose weight, improve your memory, and boost your mood at the same time. This is the same program offered at the world-renowned Amen Clinics that has already helped thousands of people lose the love handles and muffin tops. Based on the most up-to-date research, Dr. Amen shows you how to
• Determine your individual brain type so you can find the plan that will work for you
• Say goodbye to emotional overeating to shed pounds
• Curb your cravings and boost willpower
• Improve your brainpower, memory, and mood
• Make small lifestyle changes that have a huge impact on weight loss
• Prepare easy, delicious brain-healthy meals
Packed with insight, motivation, and everything you need to get started right away, The Amen Solution will help you lose unwanted weight and teach you the strategies to keep it off for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307463616
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 329,436
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and part of the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He has published twenty-four books, 40  professional articles, and a number of audio and video programs. His books include Preventing Alzheimer’s, Healing Anxiety and Depression, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Healing ADD, Making a Good Brain Great, The Brain in Love, and the New York Times bestsellers Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and the star of several very popular public television specials.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Amen Solution 11

Do These Ten Things First!

2 Know Your Motivation to Get Healthy 35

Drive Your Desire to Change

3 Eat Right to Think Right and Keep Track of What You Eat 55

Get Thinner, Smarter, and Happier

4 Know Your Brain Type 100

One Size Does Not Fit Everyone

5 Take Brain Healthy Supplements 127

Lose Weight, Improve Your Mood, and Raise Your IQ

6 Learn Nine Secrets to Conquering Your Cravings 159

Control Your Appetite and Life

7 Rev Your Metabolism 186

Get in Gear with Physical and Mental Exercises

8 Kill the Ants 204

Stop Them from Stealing Your Happiness and Memory, and Making You Fat

9 Practice Directed Focus 225

Hypnosis and Meditation

10 Bust Your Barriers 243

Overcome the People, Places, and Things That Sabotage Success

Appendix A The Amen Solution Master Questionnaire 271

Appendix B Two Hundred Ways to Leave Your Blubber Behind 277

Appendix C Calorie Counts 295

Appendix D Brain Healthy Shopping Guide 302

Appendix E Brain Healthy Recipes 306

Appendix F Calories Burned from Physical Activity 323

Appendix G Eat Eco-Friendly Brain Healthy Foods 325

Appendix H Flash Cards 327

Note on References and Further Reading 331

Acknowledgments 333

Index 335

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