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Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: A Brain Surgeon Reveals the Weight-Loss Secrets of the Brain-Belly Connection
     

Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: A Brain Surgeon Reveals the Weight-Loss Secrets of the Brain-Belly Connection

by Larry McCleary
 

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Stay slim and mentally sharp by choosing foods that keep your waistline trim and your brain well fed. Renowned neurosurgeon Larry McCleary, M. D., became fascinated by the paradox of the fattening of America and the brain starvation he was seeing in aging brains. His research led to this innovative conclusion: Calories you consume are bypassing your brain and being

Overview

Stay slim and mentally sharp by choosing foods that keep your waistline trim and your brain well fed. Renowned neurosurgeon Larry McCleary, M. D., became fascinated by the paradox of the fattening of America and the brain starvation he was seeing in aging brains. His research led to this innovative conclusion: Calories you consume are bypassing your brain and being stored in fat cells. In Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly, he reveals how ''sticky'' fat cells send mixed messages to your brain, causing you to experience persistent hunger, to overeat, and to gain weight as a result.

If you are ready to get in touch with the signals your body generates so that you work with, not against, your innate metabolic machinery, this book is the tool you've been seeking. Weight loss will be easy as you keep hunger at bay while providing your brain with the high-octane fuel it thrives on. Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly pairs its advice with 7 days' worth of helpful meal plans and plenty of delicious recipes.

Dr. McCleary's counterintuitive perspective on the benefits of brain-healthy fat consumption--supported by clinical testing with a group that called themselves the ''Biggest Losers''--will help you make critical decisions about your diet. Learning to choose foods that prevent the production of sticky fat cells rather than forcing yourself to eat less is the best way for you to feed your hungry brain cells and stay thin.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The key to rejuvenating injured and aging brains, eating well, and losing weight, neurosurgeon McCleary (The Brain Trust Program) states, is controlling blood glucose levels with a diet rich in lean protein, healthy fats, and high-fiber, complex carbs. Not surprisingly, on McCleary's diet nutrient-poor, sugar and "bad" fat-laden foods are strictly limited. While not new, McCleary's advice is appealingly packaged; his precise, persuasive voice reveals flaws in other diets; explains the science behind nutritional medicine; urges the wisdom of moderate exercise; and motivates readers to avoid the typical diabetic spiral by accessing their own metabolic power. Along with McCleary's generous meal plans (recipes included), his perceptive discussion of the "personal toll of being overweight" and the emotions that often arise with lifestyle changes makes this title a standout among other programs on the market promising health turnarounds. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608321018
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
04/02/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are Saying About This

Christiane Northrup
Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly gets right to the heart of health and weight loss. This book is wonderfully helpful and insightful.--( Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women�s Bodies, Women�s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)
David Perlmutter
Dr. McCleary has accomplished a heroic task � making seemingly complicated science understandable and user friendly as it relates to enhancing not only brain health, but our general well-being as well. This groundbreaking book encompasses every aspect of lifestyle modification that can be brought to bear to create a body that is resistant to disease and achieve peak mental and physical performance. I will absolutely use this book as a key reference for many years to come.--( David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of Power Up Your Brain � The Neuroscience of Enlightenment andThe Better Brain Book)
Jonny Bowden
Brilliant book by a great neurosurgeon who also happens to be an outstanding nutritionist. The unexpected connection between excess weight and brain problems is clearly elucidated, and the culprit is insulin. The answer is anything but a �low-fat� diet, and Dr. McCleary tells you why. Cutting edge stuff, backed by great science and eminently readable.� --(Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS author of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer and Living Low Carb: Controlled Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss)
Fred Pescatore
It's funny, I've often told people that we eat from our brain and not from our belly and now we have Dr. McCleary to tell us why. Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly will be a breakthrough and an eye-opener for many readers. This book finally unlocks the science behind weight gain and outlines an easy to follow program that makes perfect sense.--( Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, CCN, author of The Hamptons Diet and Boost Your Health with Bacteria)
Northrup
'Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly gets right to the heart of health and weight loss. This book is wonderfully helpful and insightful.'' --(Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)
Daniel G. Amen
'Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly is a wonderful book that will help you understand why you MUST get healthy or risk your very mind. It is written in simple, easy to understand language, but the message is powerful and potentially lifesaving. I highly recommend it.'' --(Daniel G. Amen, MD, CEO and Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body)
Bowden
'Brilliant book by a great neurosurgeon who also happens to be an outstanding nutritionist. The unexpected connection between excess weight and brain problems is clearly elucidated, and the culprit is insulin. The answer is anything but a ''low-fat'' diet, and Dr. McCleary tells you why. Cutting edge stuff, backed by great science and eminently readable.'' --(Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS author of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer and Living Low Carb: Controlled Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss)
Gray
'Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly shows you how the most important relationship is the one between your own mind and body. Dr. McCleary keeps it simple and his ideas work.'' --(John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)
Wendy Pogozelski
Dr. McCleary, a highly-respected member of the medical and research communities, has written a practical, realistic guide that is based on solid science. Readers will learn the critical components of weight loss and will find encouragement, motivation, recipes, tips for the emotional challenges of weight loss and sound nutritional advice that will help them not only in weight management but in general health.--( Wendy Pogozelski, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, SUNY Geneseo, diabetes advocate, nutrition researcher )
Perlmutter
'Dr. McCleary has accomplished a heroic task--making seemingly complicated science understandable and user friendly as it relates to enhancing not only brain health, but our general well-being as well. This groundbreaking book encompasses every aspect of lifestyle modification that can be brought to bear to create a body that is resistant to disease and achieve peak mental and physical performance. I will absolutely use this book as a key reference for many years to come.'' --(David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment and The Better Brain Book)
Rick Frishman
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly has raised the bar for diet books. It has bundled benefits by outlining a brain-healthy way of eating that keeps you sharp while you get thin. I've talked to Dr. McCleary and he's smart - I trust his advice. You should, too!--( Rick Frishman, best-selling author)
T. Harv Eker
'Dr. McCleary explains how the Brain-Belly connection makes your body work with your metabolism to speed up weight loss. The way he explains it just makes sense. I challenge you to go ahead and try it!'' --(T. Harv Eker, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind)
Brian Tracy
This power-packed book shows you how to use your mind to achieve your ideal weight, and live an extraordinary life. --(Brian Tracy, author, "Live to Be 100" Audio Program)
John Gray
Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly shows you how the most important relationship is the one between your own mind and body. Dr. McCleary keeps it simple and his ideas work.--( John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)
Pescatore
'It's funny, I've often told people that we eat from our brain and not from our belly and now we have Dr. McCleary to tell us why. Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly will be a breakthrough and an eye-opener for many readers. This book finally unlocks the science behind weight gain and outlines an easy to follow program that makes perfect sense.'' --(Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, CCN, author of The Hamptons Diet and Boost Your Health with Bacteria)
Dr. Mary Vernon
"I love the Feed your brain motif. People are frantic to prevent dementia-and what your brain uses for fuel is critical for good brain function. The idea that there is a preventative intervention really helps drive behavioral change. In summary, I think Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly is awesome!" --(Dr. Mary Vernon, Past President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Meet the Author

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Larry McCleary performed postgraduate work in theoretical physics at Boston University. He went to medical school at the State University of New York Buffalo, did his surgical internship at the University of Minnesota, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center.

Dr. McCleary's other books include The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine & Menopausal Symptoms and Boost Mental Energy (Perigee Press, 2007) and the two-volume set Bald Is Beautiful: The Shining Stars Foundation Guide for Living with Childhood Cancer (2009). He has also published articles in numerous medical journals.

Dr. McCleary holds several patents for nutritional supplements and is the medical director for the nonprofit Shining Stars Foundation that provides programs for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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