If you’ve ever asked yourself the question “I know what I’m supposed to do to lose weight, so WHY can’t I do it?”, you wish to have this book. In the tradition of Deepak Chopra in What Are You Hungry For? and Geneen Roth in Breaking Free From Emotional Eating, Belly Fat Blues explains the complex interaction between carbohydrates, stress, cravings, emotional eating, and brain chemistry in a way that may be easy to keep in mind.
As a registered dietitian, Donaldson explains how our comfort foods raise the serotonin and dopamine levels in our brains, making us feel calm and happy. But “self-medicating” with carbs in the end backfires as it leads directly to belly fat. As a recognized expert on emotional eating, Donaldson’s intuitiveness and compassion shine through as she explains how negative beliefs and traumas stored in your mind prevent you from losing weight and keeping it off. Losing weight is not about what you eat, it’s about what’s eating you.
Bell Fat Blues: Mind-Body Solutions for Permanent Weight Loss offers the science-based, mind-body solutions you’ve been in search of. If you’re ready to lose weight, curb your cravings, and heal the emotions driving your overeating, this book provides you with the tools you wish to have to begin your journey to peace with food and peace with your life.
Karen Donaldson’s handy guide covers the most useful science-based recommendations for losing weight you’ll find in one of these compact form. The use of direct, humorous, user-friendly language, she de-mystifies the way your brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine work in a self-defeating cycle of stimulus and reward. Then she identifies the missing piece in most diet plans: emotional eating. Once you keep in mind the signals of both your body and your heart, you’ll be capable to design a successful weight loss plan that may be satisfying both emotionally and physically, and allows the naturally thin you to emerge. High
Highly recommend! Dawson Church, PhD – Creator of EFT for Weight Loss and The Genie in Your Genes