Monday, February 22, 2010

Review: The Seratonin Power Diet by Judith S. Wurtzman, Ph.D.

Putting more than 30 years of groundbreaking research to work, renowned scientist Judith Wurtman, PhD, and her colleague, Nina T. Frusztajer, MD, present a clinically proven 12-week program that uses the power of carbohydrates to help you to:

  • Activate the appetite-suppressant function of serotonin to stop weight gain
  • Regain control over emotional overeating and cravings
  • Lose up to 2 pounds of real weight—not water—per week
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
The Serotonin Power Diet is the only weight loss plan that will help you lose weight while being treated with the antidepressants and related medications that provoke overeating.

Easy and economical, with more than 75 delicious recipes, The Serotonin Power Diet is the natural solution to weight loss and maintenance for everyone who has ever thought their cravings could never be satisfied.

Received from the publicist for review.

The book is certainly comprehensive, answering all the questions readers may have about the program and its implementation. I was a bit concerned about the program's reliance upon fat-free products with no regard to their sugar content.

The exercise chapter was a nice addition to the program, and is rarely a component in other diet programs. The recipes section near the end was a beneficial extra as well.

Michael Pollan would not be impressed with some of the food choices suggested, which include fat free candy.

This one gets three stars. Overall I found the book interesting, but I felt uncomfortable with the program's reliance upon the ubiquitous nutrient free, fat free “food” and snacks. This may be a good program for some, but I didn't find it particularly well founded.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


Bingo said...

Good review,Beth. I agree as I felt that way at first when I read and reviewed it. However, I now have been on the diet for two weeks and have lost 10 pounds BUT most importantly, it is easy for me to stay on AND I have been on just about everything. I don't usually choose the fat-free things as there are also many with some low-fat in them and it seems to be working. I also read labels about the sugar content, etc. I will see what my bloodwork and doctor say in a week. Just thought I'd give you my experience for others might be interested. Thanks!

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