No Willpower Needed!
Do diets make you cranky? Do you crave sweets and starches? Do you overeat when stressed or worried? Have you gained weight as a side effect of your antidepressant medication? Are you ready to effortlessly lose 2 pounds of pure fat each week?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s time to harness the power of serotonin.
Serotonin is the body’s ‘feel good’ brain chemical. It increases feelings of well-being and calm – and it also turns off the appetite. Eating your favorite starchy and sweet snacks, in carefully calculated amounts and at specific times, causes your body to increase its natural serotonin production, turning off your appetite. The result? Easy and painless weight loss.
These are just some of the snacks you’ll enjoy on The Serotonin Power Diet!
- Breakfast cereals
- Cinnamon Raisin Bread
- Fig Bars
- Graham Crackers
- Granola Bars
- Hot Chocolate
- Mentos Pita Bread
- Rice Cakes
- Toaster Waffles
For more than 30 years, Dr. Judith Wurtman, PhD, has researched the connection between the brain, emotions, appetite, and overeating. Now, for the first time, she and Dr. Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD, present The Serotonin Power Diet, their clinically tested program for safe and effective weight loss.
By prompting the body to produce additional serotonin, the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical, The Serotonin Power Diet curbs appetite and targets emotional overeating. In addition, this user-friendly guide includes:
Twelve-Week Program. For readers who are looking for close guidance, this week-by-week guide removes guesswork from the program.
Troubleshooting Guide and Frequently Asked Questions, based on the questions and experiences of hundreds of successful clients at Adara Weight Loss Centers founded by Dr. Wurtman and Dr. Marquis.
More than 75 Delicious Recipes. Including Potato Pancakes, Corn Burritos, Sushi Rice Salad, Pasta with Meat and Mushroom-Tomato Ragu – this is comfort food at its best.
Stop the deprivation and start losing weight with The Serotonin Power Diet!
The following is an excerpt from the book The Serotonin Power Diet
by Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, and Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD
Published by Rodale; January 2007; 1-59486-346-6
Copyright © 2006 by Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis
- 8-12 Women: 8 ounces/Men: 12 ounces sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2' chunks
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth low-sodium
- 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 1 1 piece ginger fresh, peeled and minced (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Thai curry powder
- 4 tablespoons coconut milk canned fat-free unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- chicken breast Cooked, shredded - Women: 2 ounces/Men: 4 ounces
- black pepper Ground
- 1 sprig fresh cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried coriander
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, simmer the sweet potatoes in the broth for 15 minutes until tender.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over low-medium heat and saute the onion and ginger (if desired) until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder.
- Add the curry-onion mixture to the sweet potatoes and broth in the soup pot.
- Add the coconut milk, lemon juice, and chicken and heat until the soup is just about to boil, approximately 2 minutes.
- Season with pepper to taste.
- Pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with cilantro.