Do not use canned sweet potatoes in syrup. To save time, try frozen skinned sweet potatoes instead. Serve with steamed spinach.
Per serving (women): 435 calories, 20 g protein, 76 g carbohydrates, 6 g total fat, 10 g dietary fiber, 259 mg sodium
Per serving (men): 699 calories, 52 g protein, 104 g carbohydrates, 8 g total fat, 14 g dietary fiber, 370 mg sodium
Reprinted from: The Serotonin Power Diet: Use Your Brain's Natural Chemistry to Cut Cravings, Curb Emotional Overeating, and Lose Weight by Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis © 2006 Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis.
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"Make no mistake, the brain controls behavior. Now, finally, there is a guide to dietary behavior that can help control the brain. The Serotonin Power Diet is the answer to weight control and managing your mood while you do it. I have already started to restructure my own diet following the advice of these professionals I know I can trust." --Paul A. Spiers, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist, assistant professor, Boston University School of Medicine, visiting scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, has been recognized worldwide for decades of pioneering research into the relationship of food, mood, brain, and appetite. Dr. Wurtman received her PhD in cell biology from MIT and took additional training as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in nutrition/obesity. The author of five books for the general public, she has written more than 40 peer-reviewed articles for professional publications.
Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD, received her master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University and her medical degree from George Washington University. Her articles on weight, stress, and lifestyle have appeared in numerous publications. With Judith Wurtman, she founded the Adara Weight Loss Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives, and in Boston, where Dr. Wurtman resides.
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