Conventional wisdom has always been that in order to lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. But skyrocketing obesity rates tell us that it's not that simple. If you really want to get in shape and stay that way, you need to start at the top--with your brain.
The latest research in neuroscience shows that the brains of overweight people are different than the brains of lean people--and not in a good way. Yet, you can train your brain to think like those skinnier counterparts--and leverage that brainpower to drop those extra pounds for good. In Train Your Brain to Get Thin, you'll learn how to:
- Control hunger levels to reach and maintain optimum weight
- Defeat emotional eating at its core
- Feed the brain the nutrients it needs for optimal performance
- Trick the brain into working for, not against, weight loss
- Get "addicted" to exercise, not food
- And much, much more!
Train Your Brain to Get Thin combines the latest research in both neuroscience and human behavior to give you the brain-changing program you need to get fit, look good, and feel great--for life!
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About the Author
Melinda Boyd, MPH, MHR, RD, is a dietitian with more than seven years of experience working in the clinical and food-service settings with a focus on weight management and chronic-disease prevention. She lives in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Michele Noonan earned a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She appeared on the CBS reality show Big Brother and continues to make appearances as a brain expert on TV and radio shows. She lives in Hollywood, CA.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Thin? 9
Chapter 2 The Inner Workings of Your Brain 25
Chapter 3 Your Thin Quest Depends on Recent Breakthroughs in Neuroscience 43
Chapter 4 Believe in Your Thin Self 55
Chapter 5 Create the Intention to Get Thin 73
Chapter 6 Learn to Get Thin 93
Chapter 7 Work Hard to Get Thin 121
Chapter 8 Meditate to Get Thin 149
Chapter 9 Play Your Way to Thin 167
Chapter 10 Exercise Yourself Thin 181
Chapter 11 Sleep Your Way Thin 193
Chapter 12 Eat Your Way Thin 209
Appendix: Specific Things You Can Do to Train Your Brain to Get Thin 241