Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The End of Overeating: Book Review and Giveaway

The End of Overeating:
Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

by David A. Kessler, MD

Book Description from Amazon:

Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it s harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no," why do we continue to reach for food?

Dr. David Kessler, the dynamic former FDA commissioner who reinvented the food label and tackled the tobacco industry, now reveals how the food industry has hijacked the brains of millions of Americans. The result? America s number-one public health issue. Dr. Kessler cracks the code of overeating by explaining how our bodies and minds are changed when we consume foods that contain sugar, fat, and salt. Food manufacturers create products by manipulating these ingredients to stimulate our appetites, setting in motion a cycle of desire and consumption that ends with a nation of overeaters. The End of Overeating explains for the first time why it is exceptionally difficult to resist certain foods and why it s so easy to overindulge.

Dr. Kessler met with top scientists, physicians, and food industry insiders. The End of Overeating uncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast food franchises.

For the millions of people struggling with weight as well as for those of us who simply don't understand why we can't seem to stop eating our favorite foods, Dr. Kessler's cutting-edge investigation offers new insights and helpful tools to help us find a solution.

There has never been a more thorough, compelling, or in-depth analysis of why we eat the way we do. 

My Input:

I don't remember who told me about this book, but it was suggested to me that I read it. The majority of my readers should know that I struggle with overeating. About six months ago, I was diagnosed as being a compulsive overeater... Since I have always struggled with overeating, I bought the book around Christmas a couple of years back and read it by the following spring...

I found the book to be very informative and well-researched. I think that if you are looking to understand why the food industry is the way it is and how our brains react to ingredients in foods to control our hunger this is the book for you. It made me think differently about food and the food industry. It was a quick, easy, and interesting read.

That being said, I feel like it's going to waste just sitting on my bookshelf. I do not believe that I will read it again as I seldom read books twice. I also take very good care of my books so it is in like new condition. I would love for someone else out there to be able to be informed because of this book... So, I have decided to giveaway my personal copy of this book. I've wanted to host a giveaway on this site that would be beneficial to my readers and I feel like this book definitely is that...

To Enter the Giveaway:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must reside within the contiguous 48 states. 
Mandatory Entry:
  • Leave me a comment with how you think this book could help you.

Extra Entries (Leave a separate comment for each task you complete):
  • Follow Me on GFC - OR - by Email
  • Follow Me on Facebook
  • Follow Me on Twitter
  • Tweet About the Giveaway (You can write whatever you want as long as you mention me - @CrysRochelle)
All entries must be received by 11:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 9th.
The winner will be announced April 10th on my blog.


  1. This sounds like a really good book. My overeating is something I've never been able to explain to anyone. I'd love to read it! :)

  2. ...and now on Twitter! I didn't know if we needed a separate comment for each post. haha

  3. It is a daily struggle for me to resist overeating. I'm not sure if I will ever fully be able to overcome those urges. I think having this book would help me better understand the physical and chemical ways our bodies react towards certain foods and how those foods play a role in the act of overeating.

  4. I'm a new follower through GFC!

    Found you through FMM!

  5. I now follow you on Twitter and saw that you like Supernatural. Gotta love the Winchesters!

  6. I sent a tweet about the giveaway!


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