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Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly

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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 stored i
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ebook, 272 pages
Published April 2nd 2011 by Greenleaf Book Group, LLC (first published March 12th 2010)
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Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym)
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who plateau on diets and can't lose weight
Recommended to Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym) by: Larry McCleary
Shelves: brains, health
Dr. McCleary makes an excellent case for the notion that the government food pyramid, more than anything, has contributed to the current obesity epidemic in America. As a direct result of demonizing fat, we've gotten fatter, filling up on carbohydrates that our bodies don't even need. This book has helped me deprogram myself from thinking "low fat" and "no fat" all the time. Some fat is good for you; certain fats (monounsaturated fats) actually make you feel fuller and "feed your brain" as brain ...more
Amber
Mar 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I didn't want to endorse a book that wasn’t going to work for people so I have been doing the diet and exercise regime for a few weeks and have lost some weight. so here goes my review.

I have not read a lot of diet books, but this is a very simplified explanation of the Brain/Belly diet. It explains the need for certain percentages of fats, carbs and proteins for the diet. Not only was this book educational but it was also enjoyable. McCleary's writing is clear and not too much medical jargon.
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Kristina Marie
Not only was this book educational but it was also enjoyable. McCleary's writing is clear and not weighed down by medical jargon. I appreciated the evidence and case study examination included in the book and can understand the rational behind McCleary's claims. His diet and exercise regime make perfect sense and I cannot wait to begin! I only wish there were more recipes in the book or some available on-line. Since I am a gluten-free, vegan I would have liked more substitution examples but was ...more
Lynn
Apr 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you goodreads for chosing me to review this book. I have not read alot of diet books, but this is a very simplified explanation of the Brain/Belly diet. It explains the need for certain percentages of fats, carbs and proteins for the diet. As well as a menu plan to follow for a short period of time. This diet is basically the percentage of food intake and exercise, nothing out of the ordinary.
The book goes on to sell the authors product, Vita-Loss, and how product trials are done. I would
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Christine
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
This book is a pretty quick read so far. It is basically saying eat more good fats and fewer carbs. If you do eat carbs make sure they are slow-release kind (low glycemic index, with fiber intact). Many of the fats recommended are MUFAs just like in the Flat Belly Diet book, but with a better explanation of why they are good for your brain.
Dee Renee  Chesnut
Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
An ad for this book on www.goodreads.com website caught my attention just when I was in the process of setting up my Food & Exercise Diary for the DASH diet. I was intrigued by the synopsis and the reviews. I borrowed a copy from my library.
I have a hobbyist's interest in neuroscience so I had no problem following his hypothesis and logic for suggesting that a high carbohydrate-low fat diet might continue to contribute to a high enough level of insulin that glucose may be stored faster and
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Sarah
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this book and passed it on to my husband while I caught up on some other reading. Both of us were able to take away some interesting tidbits. Much of it was what I've read elsewhere but the gem here was being introduced to the idea that brain diabetes may cause Alzheimers.
Kristina Franken
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
Shelly
Mar 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, but not accessible or practical for application to my everyday life.
Robin
Maybe I've read too many books like this for this particular title to really catch my attention but this was just okay. His premise that we're not eating enough protein is not a new theory and is the basis of other eating plans as well. Definitely take a look at it if that's new info for you.
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Larry McCleary, M.D., is the former acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children’s Hospital. He is trained and has practiced as a pediatric neurosurgeon and has completed post-graduate training in theoretical physics. His scientific publications span the fields of metabolic medicine, tumor immunology, biotechnology and neurological disease. He has lectured to audiences around the worl ...more
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“About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn't exist 100 years ago.” 22 likes
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