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 need 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 is easy to understand.
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 ultimately 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 looking for. If you’re ready to lose weight, curb your cravings, and heal the emotions driving your overeating, this book gives you the tools you need 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 such a compact form. Using 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 understand the signals of both your body and your heart, you’ll be able to design a successful weight loss plan that is satisfying both emotionally and physically, and allows the naturally thin you to emerge. High
Highly recommend! Dawson Church, PhD – Author of EFT for Weight Loss and The Genie in Your Genes