Item description for The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program: All-Natural, Simple Solutions That Eliminate Food Cravings, Build Energy, Enhance Mental Focus, Heal Depres by Kathleen Desmaisons...
Overview Drawing on the nutritional principles of Potatoes Not Prozac, this comprehensive dietary program for overcoming a sugar sensitivity explains how to eliminate food cravings, enhance mental focus, eliminate depression, build energy, and promote total health, and includes a host of self-tests, menus, shopping lists, recipes, and more. Reprint.
Publishers Description Building on the science of nutrition that she outlined in her bestselling book, "Potatoes Not Prozac," Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons now presents the first complete, in-depth dietary plan for living with-and healing-sugar sensitivity. She explains exactly how you can free your mind and body from the tyranny of sugar and shake off the exhaustion, mental fogginess, and mood swings that sugar dependence causes. Revealing the various ways sugar addiction affects both men and women, and the unique methods for healing it, Dr. DesMaisons encourages you to custom-tailor her simple program to fit your lifestyle and includes information on - How to integrate a "slow-carbs not low-carbs" strategy into your diet - Why regular protein is essential and how to get it with every meal - What to eat when a sugar craving strikes - How to get the nutrition you need on the run-even at fast-food restaurants - How to find an exercise program you'll enjoy - Ten breakfasts you can prepare in a flash - Menus and recipes for every lifestyle and taste Practical, hands-on, and reader friendly, " The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program" will transform your life by helping you eat right-starting today
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Studio: Ballantine Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 2002
Publisher Ballantine Books
ISBN 0345441338 ISBN13 9780345441331
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More About Kathleen Desmaisons
-A practical, compassionate, uplifting, and very effective way to recover from the ravages of sugar addiction and reclaim control of your health and your life. I highly recommend it.- -CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D. Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Reviews - What do customers think about The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program?
user friendly Jun 7, 2008
This book was excellent: highly educational. The program seems user friendly, achievable and long-term. Part of the program includes avoiding white bread and rice later on, however, depending on your personal needs, it may not be totally necessary. (don't think I could give up french bread for the rest of my days).
Did not follow most guidelines, but still helped Jun 3, 2008
I was very enthusiastic about this book upon first reading it that it would solve a lot of my sugar+fatty food obsession (ice cream is my ultimate downfall). It helped me understand what was going on chemically that caused the crazy eating behavior that I engaged in. I started with the first step, which was easy. I tried the second step, then the third. I had a very hard time keeping a food journal. I did it for 3 weeks, and once I fell behind, I couldn't get motivated to keep at it again. But what has become a revelation as of late is that my eating habits have changed just by doing the first step, which is to get an adequate amount of protein at breakfast, which I wasn't doing before, even though my breakfasts tend to be very healthy. I now notice that when I do engage in some not-so-healthy eating of sugary fatty foods, that it'll only last a day of two, instead of a week or two or more. So for this reason, I recommend the book. And also for the reason of understanding the brain chemistry that goes with eating, for that knowledge in itself is helpful to not engaging in unhealthy eating. I am not interested in cutting out sugar completely from my life, for I don't think my sugar addiction is serious, and I'm generally healthy and at a normal weight range and physical fitness level. Also, I'm not interested in following this program 100% because when I tend to concentrate too much on food, that is when I notice my food obsession starts to take over too much of my life, when my goal is not to make food so important to me.
Excellent companion to Potatoes Not Prozac Mar 3, 2008
Whenever we embark on a trip to a faraway land, it is always useful to hear what worked and did not work from others who have already been there and done that.
The Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program is packed full of what works and what does not work on the journey to radiant recovery from sugar and/or alcohol addiction. Both Dr DesMaison and many other people from all around the world share their practical insights.
I have found the down to earth wisdom in this book invaluable on my journey to feeling great about myself and my life.
Thanks to Dr DesMaison and all the other people who made this book a reality.
finally-- the answer Dec 19, 2006
I have binged since I was [...] and have always been 'different' around food. My friends would describe me as emotional or overly sensitive. I saw myself in the pages of this book. I have been working the Radiant Recovery program since October of last year, and I feel like a new person. It's a journey and a process, but I will never go back to being hungry, miserable, and seeking my sugar fix all day!
Not the right solution for me Aug 19, 2006
I read "The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program" and became sugar-free by following this program in 2002. Instead of being addicted to sugar, I became sort of addicted to DesMaisons's website and whether or not I was receiving her approval on "doing the program" correctly.
After two years of denying birthday cakes and Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, I could no longer stand it and took on a sugar binge of Willy Wonkan proportions. I learned that I needed to find out how to live WITH sugar (in a healthy way) not live without it.
I tried a no-grain diet with lots of protein, fruits and vegetables. First I just did it on the weekdays only, but now I prefer to eat that way all the time. For guidelines on a no-grain diet, check out "The Paleo Diet" by Loren Cordain, or run a web search on "paleodiet." Today I can have a piece of cake now and then, or some ice cream. Amazingly, sometimes I turn down sweets... unheard of! The difference is that now I can stop eating sugar once I start.
It turns out I wasn't addicted to sugar at all. Eating sugar was helping my body compensate for low energy. This book didn't heal me of my core problem, but helped me to ignore it for a few years. I'm glad I found the real cure.