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"Stop Your Cravings"


"Stop Your Cravings"
by Jennifer Workman M.S., R.D., C.Y.T and Simon & Schuster (2003)

Complementary medicine nutritionist and Ayurveda instructor Jennifer Workman's new and sensible approach to dieting has helped countless people to understand and work with their natural cravings to achieve and maintain their ideal weight. As the first Western nutritionist to make the ancient Ayurvedic principles practical and applicable, Workman explains why certain foods, including simple spices and culinary herbs like cinnamon, cocoa, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, basil, ginger, and wasabi can have a beneficial effect on weight-loss efforts, digestion, and health. In Stop Your Cravings Workman shows how eating the right combination of foods and flavors for certain body types and lifestyles, along with yoga and exercise, can diminish cravings to the point that food is no longer an issue of stress and worry.

Using a weight-loss and management program enlightened by the basic principles of Ayurveda, the five-thousand-year-old Eastern medical system, Workman guides readers in restoring the body's natural balance to improve overall health. By understanding the basic components of Ayurveda, which Workman introduces through simple examples, charts, and a self-test, readers will learn how their food choices (even the ones they thought were "healthy") can exacerbate health problems, including gastrointestinal disturbances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight gain, arthritis, acne, headaches, menopausal symptoms, and PMS.

Most experts now agree that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same type of activity because each person's metabolism and genetic makeup are different. Using the Stop Your Cravings self-test, readers can identify their own body and personality type and learn to understand what their body needs and how it responds to food, to the weather, and to everyday events in their lives. The Balanced Approach is a personalized nutrition/eating program of "clean" proteins, "good" fats, and non-gluten carbohydrates that emphasizes the sensuality of spices and flavors that add taste without adding calories.

A wise and sustainable program that improves health and longevity, Stop Your Cravings is ahead of the curve as more and more of us turn to holistic approaches to living.

Michael Romano
Executive Chef, Union Square Cafe, and co-author of Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe

Here is a book that brings together, in a holistic, plain-language and helpful way, a truly useful body of knowledge. It's all the information one needs to put an end to the adversarial relationship so many of us have with our food. Thank you, Jennifer!

Charles Poliquin
Three-time Olympic Strength Coach and author of Modern Trends in Strength Training

Lack of willpower is not the cause of many individuals' weight loss failures; improper dietary approaches that send faulty signals to the brain are. Now there is light at the end of the tunnel. Workman has artistically blended the time-tested Ayurvedic nutritional principles and the latest Western scientific discoveries to help you achieve permanent weight loss along with optimal health.

Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado and author of Optimal Muscle

Sets the stage for realistic weight loss and long-term success. One of the most comprehensive and useful approaches, synthesizing the latest information of Western nutritional science and the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Dr. Vasant Lad
Director,The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sheds light and offers insight on your cravings....An excellent guide for your perfect health.

Paul Chek, HHP, NMT
Founder, C.H.E.K Institute
Encinitas, Ca.

Jennifer Workman has done the world a great service with her new book "Stop Your Cravings". This is NOT another fad book, nor is it a one size fits all diet book. "Stop Your Cravings" uses tried and tested eastern methods, providing a fully customizable approach to your very own eating plan. By integrating the exercises and nutrition education Jennifer provides, you will achieve optimal well-being, and better yet, free yourself from unnecessary non-foods and medical drugs, regaining full control of your body and mind!

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