The End of Overeating


One of the many new subjects I’m studying at my new school Automobile University is nutrition. I just finished listening to The End of Overeating-Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite . The End of Overeating is one of those books that contains way too much info. The first section of the book was riveting. I couldn’t stop talking to my friends about it. The middle was painfully boring. I forced my way through it hoping it would reach the level of the initial chapters. The end basically told me to eat more protein, good fat and fibrous carbs. Truth is, I knew all this already.

What I didn’t know is what was so riveting about the book. Did you know that:

– 1 out of every 2 dollars spent on food in the US is spent in a restaurant?

– Panda express is a billion dollar company who pre-fries all their food and then refries it at the site?

There is a huge amount of info in the beginning of the book that will blow you away and make you understand why it is so difficult to eat well. Unfortunately millions of dollars is spent in the restaurant industry trying to get us to overeat. The book states “the goal is to get you hooked”.

Just beware, restaurants are operated for a profit. They could care less about your health. In reality it may be worse than not caring. They are intentionally trying to make you fat because making you fat makes them money. Read The End of Overeating until you hit the boring research stuff, then read the last few chapters but, read The End of Overeating.

8 Responses to “The End of Overeating”

  1. […] blogged about the book  The End of Overeating-Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite  here. Take a minute to go back and view the post if you have a chance but, make no mistake about it. A […]

  2. mboyle1959 Says:

    Terry- I’m going to get you healthy eventually.

    MB

  3. Just read the book. I am not a good “eater” of food or should I say an “eater” of good nutritional food. I have started to try and understand what I need to do and this book has helped. I have also ready “Spent” and “What To Eat.”

  4. Restaurants, Big Pharma, and Big Brother- The Conspiracy To Keep America Fat and Drug Dependent.

    Sounds like a good book!

  5. “Just beware, restaurants are operated for a profit. They could care less about your health. ”

    Hmm, amazing how you could remove restaurants and insert Big Pharma, and this statement would still ring true.

    Talking about being assaulted from all sides!

  6. mboyle1959 Says:

    You get in better shape at Gym University than at Automobile University but, Automobile University has a better cafeteria.

  7. Mike,

    Very good and accurate review.

    I attend “Gym University”, and that’s where I’m finishing up this book right now. You’re right, the facts at the beginning of the book are fascinating – and horrifying – especially when his industry expert is describing any given restaurant meal by it’s layers or the three key ingredients: “That’s salt on fat on sugar on sugar on sugar on fat…” etc.

    The Cinnabon story is fascinating, too. And sad. And disturbing.

    There were parts I had a hard time getting through, but for the most part, the education I’ve gotten from this book has been priceless.

  8. Mike,

    Very god and accurate review.

    I attend “Gym University”, and that’s where I’m finishing up this book right now. You’re right, the facts at the beginning of the book are fascinating – and horrifying – especially when his industry expert is describing any given restaurant meal by it’s layers or the three key ingredients: “That’s salt on fat on sugar on sugar on sugar on fat…” etc.

    The Cinnabon story is fascinating, too. And sad. And disturbing.

    There were parts I had a hard time getting through, but for the most part, the education I’ve gotten from this book has been priceless.

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