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The Resource The hungry brain : outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat, Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. ; illustrations by Shizuka N. Aoki

The hungry brain : outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat, Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. ; illustrations by Shizuka N. Aoki

Label
The hungry brain : outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat
Title
The hungry brain
Title remainder
outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat
Statement of responsibility
Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. ; illustrations by Shizuka N. Aoki
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Contributor
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Illustrator
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two-thirds of Americans do precisely that. The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don't care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer...The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim..."--Dust jacket
Summary
"From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don't care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes readers on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and stayingslim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are"--
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550915
Cataloging source
FEM
Dewey number
616.85/26
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC552.C65
LC item number
G89 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat
Label
The hungry brain : outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat, Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. ; illustrations by Shizuka N. Aoki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fattest man on the island -- The selection problem -- The chemistry of seduction -- The United States of food reward -- The economics of eating -- The satiety factor -- The hunger neuron -- Rhythms -- Life in the fast lane -- The human computer -- Outsmarting the hungry brain
Control code
5843061
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250081193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn968099850
  • (OCoLC)968099850
Label
The hungry brain : outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat, Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. ; illustrations by Shizuka N. Aoki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fattest man on the island -- The selection problem -- The chemistry of seduction -- The United States of food reward -- The economics of eating -- The satiety factor -- The hunger neuron -- Rhythms -- Life in the fast lane -- The human computer -- Outsmarting the hungry brain
Control code
5843061
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250081193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn968099850
  • (OCoLC)968099850

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