Junk food is as addictive as cocaine. Find out how to kick your bad food habit with in Dr. Mike Dow’s diet book.
Food is the most socially acceptable “drug” out there. When you eat fatty or sugary foods, your brain releases a surge of the feel-good chemical dopamine or serotonin (dopamine for fatty foods and serotonin for sugars and carbs). If you eat like that consistently, your brain eventually depends on you to provide them instead of regulating its own supply. And as with addictive substances, it starts taking more and more serotonin and dopamine to just feel normal.
In Diet Rehab, renowned addictive-behavior expert Dr. Mike Dow explains how to stop this dependence on “bad” food and start eating healthy without quitting cold turkey. The Diet Rehab philosophy is simple: use gradual detox to harness the power of your brain chemistry so that you’ll no longer feel like a victim to your fluctuating moods and cravings. After twenty-eight days, you’ll find that your brain is getting natural and healthy boosts of the feel-good chemicals you crave, instead of relying on the foods you’ve become addicted to. Diet Rehab is more than just a book—it’s an easy-to-follow lifestyle overhaul that will help you lose weight and feel better overall.
“Diet Rehab is a smart, innovative, science-based way to end the cravings that are stealing your life. It is filled with practical tips that will make a big difference almost immediately.”—Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of The Amen Solution
“Dr. Mike’s plan will help you change the emotional eating and food addiction that are preventing you from having the body you’ve always wanted.” —Jackie Warner, author of This is Why You're Fat
“Dr. Mike Dow’s Diet Rehab
is the best program out there for making meaningful, lost-lasting changes in treating your food addiction and changing your life.” —J.J. Virgin, cohost of TLC's Freaky Eaters
and author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless
“In Diet Rehab
, Dr. Mike Dow offers a simple plan that will help readers break free from the painful bondage of food cravings and restore balance to their lives.” —W. Michael Carragher III, D.O., Medical Director and founder of The Body Well, L.A.
“Dr. Mike does a brilliant job of exploring how our hormones and emotions are truly powerful in regard to food and weight—and most important, how we can take control of them!”—Keri Glassman, author of The O2 Diet