Your Food Is Fooling You

Your Food Is Fooling You

How your Brain Is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt

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Teen edition of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Overeating

Former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration David A. Kessler, M.D., argues forcefully that our brain chemistry is being hijacked by the food we eat: that by consuming stimulating combinations of sugar, fat, and salt, we're conditioning our bodies to crave more sugar, fat, and salt--and consigning ourselves to a vicious cycle of overeating. Adapted from the adult trade bestseller The End of Overeating , Your Food Is Fooling You is concise and direct and delivers the same message, many of the fascinating case studies, and the same advice for breaking bad eating habits in a voice and format that's accessible, positive, and affirming for teenagers. Young people are at most risk of forming bad eating habits--but they're also highly aware of body image and highly responsive to positive messages about health and diet. Your Food Is Fooling You is a readable, authoritative, and entertaining call to action by one of our nation's leading public health figures.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596438316
1596438312
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Chevat, Richie

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Violet_Lion_31 Aug 08, 2013

Very insightful book about nutrition, and how the American lifestyle of food is making us addicted, and leading us in a very harmful direction. I like how the author went in depth, and talked with the creators of the fooods we eat today. It showed that they don't care about the health of us as Americans, their focus is just on the profit they make. In this era, fast food controls so many of us, and its overwhelming. Which is why my tactic now is to avoid junk food altogether. Me being a vegetarian is an added bonus too. I want to live a healthly, happy life.

ksoles Jun 27, 2013

In this adaptation of his best-selling "The End of Overeating," former FDA commissioner David Kessler shows youth and teens how food companies load their products with sugar, fat and salt so that customers will keep coming back for more. Using lab science and taste tests, companies have turned eating into “a carnival,” emphasizing excess and ignoring nutrition. Kessler thus wants to empower young people with enough knowledge to reject UFOs (unidentified fried objects) and embrace healthier choices.

In simple, accessible and relatable prose, Kessler explains that food has drastically changed over the years and only consumers can help it change again for the better. He provides simple tips on how to start this change: know what (and when) you're eating, don't supersize your food, take a hike instead of a cookie.

"Your Food is Fooling You" gives hope that kids can start questioning the food industry just as earlier generations started to question smoking: “Seven- to 12-year-olds went home and said, ‘Mom and Dad, please don’t smoke.’ Kids now can do something similar rejecting harmful foods.”

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