Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Book Giveaway - #2!

Another book in my series of giveaways - as a reminder, I haven't read this book and have no personal opinion on it; I'm simply posting a brief description along with an opportunity for you to win a copy of the book.
Since food is the most socially acceptable “drug” out there, most people don’t realize that food addiction is akin to substance abuse.  Cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol alter your brain chemistry in ways that sheer willpower cannot control - and so does the wrong food. Now, based on a scientific study by Scripps University, renowned addictive behavior expert Dr. Mike Dow has created DIET REHAB: 28 Days to Finally Stop Craving the Foods that Make You Fat, a specifically designed diet plan that slowly replaces bad  “pitfall” foods and behaviors with good “booster” foods and behaviors.

When you eat fatty or sugary foods, your brain releases a surge of the feel-good chemicals dopamine or serotonin (dopamine for fatty foods and serotonin for sugars and carbs). If you eat like that consistently, your brain becomes flooded with those neurochemicals and eventually depends on you to provide them instead of regulating its own supply. And like addictive substances, it starts taking more and more serotonin and dopamine to just feel normal. Luckily, DIET REHAB explains in vivid detail how to stop this dependence on “bad” food without quitting cold turkey. The DIET REHAB philosophy is simple: use gradual detox to harness the power of your brain chemistry so that you’ll no longer feel like a victim to your fluctuating moods and cravings.

In DIET REHAB, there’s no calorie-counting and you won’t feel deprived. You can continue eating your favorite snacks—not diet versions of them, but the actual foods themselves.  After 28 days, you’ll find that you just don’t want them as much, because your brain is getting natural and healthy boosts of the feel-good chemicals you crave, instead of relying upon the foods you’ve become addicted to.  You’ll be freed of your food addictions because you’ll be able to get all the same mood-boosting effects in healthier ways. Eating will finally return to its rightful place in your life—and your new weight will show it. DIET REHAB is more than just a book—it’s an easy-to follow lifestyle overhaul that will create balance and happiness in all areas of life.

I have one copy of this book available for the giveaway!  Just leave me a comment saying you'd like to win one.  I'll have random.org draw the winner and announce the lucky person on Friday's post.  Open to U.S. residents only - good luck!

Edit:  Comments are now closed as this giveaway has ended.

FCC alert:  I got nothing for this post, not even a book!  No opinions were posted.  The publisher will be fulfilling the giveaway.


  1. I'm such a book addict! I'm giving away books on my blog, but I'd love to read this one! lol

  2. I *need* this book - I've got a bad chocolate-chip habit that I've tried (and failed) to break many times!

  3. Hey- I just recently started following your blog and am new on this "journey"... but I found just your pictures alone to be an inspiration before I even got to read anything... because I have been dying to get a Schwinn bike and your adorable bicycle makes me smile :)
    I'd love to read this book though!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Love your blog! Love to read! Love to win!

  5. Okay, don't enter me. I've been de-toxing or rehabbing for 7 years. I think I've almost got it licked!

  6. I'd like to win one this may help my daughter in law the most that lives with me.

  7. hmmm...okay enter me in for this one. I'm interested in what it has to say! :)

  8. Just starting my journey. Found your blog while looking for 100 pound success stories.
    juliesweeps at hotmail.com

  9. Hi shelley! I have missed you! I am back, even though its not pretty :( At any rate, this book would do me wonders at this point(seriously)! If I dont win I may have to go buy it!! Hope all is well. I will be catching up on your blog and some of my other faves this week.


  10. I am addicted to sugar, this book would be helpful.

  11. I would like to win this book!

    mundaneminnie at gmail dot com


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