"I [STARTED OUT] AMONG THE SKEPTICS who felt food addiction was a copout. But after meeting Prager and reading his book, my view has shifted." JENNIFER LARUE HUGET, "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" columnist, Washington Post
PRAGER PROVIDES A COMPELLING and lucid description of the process of addiction, well characterized for abused drugs, but now for another abused substance – food. Rarely does anyone gain such razor-sharp insights into oneself, and then have the courage to display these for the world to see. This book is not only for those interested in food and/or addiction but has relevance to everyone seeking a better understanding of our own behavior.” JOSEPH FRASCELLA, Director, Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, National Institute of Drug Abuse
ANYONE WHO IS WONDERING about their own food issues or who wants to learn about food addiction, would do well to read this book. You will see how you are not alone and how if one person achieves long term success, so can you. Mr. Prager is not an expert in the field, but his lived experience will suggest strategies towards your own recovery, and most of all, will inspire you back to hope.” Dr. VERA INGRID TARMAN, MD, MSc, FCFP, CSAM
PRAGER IDENTIFIES KEY PARALLELS between ‘traditional’ addictions and addiction behaviors focused on food, and his compelling story will make people think harder about the root causes of the obesity epidemic.” JEFFREY W. GRIMM, PhD, Western Washington University researcher on the neurobiology of how craving contributes to food and drug relapse
THROUGH HIS COMPELLING PERSONAL account of food addiction, Prager gives credence to the underlying dynamics that addiction is addiction whether food, alcohol, or drugs. With so many Americans, including children, experiencing obesity, diabetes, and the other serious consequences of food addiction, this is a book whose time has come. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” LORI S. HEROLD, registered dietitian and nutritionist specializing in eating disorders at Turning Point of Tampa, a treatment center
A POIGNANT, COMPASSIONATE, AND humorous page-turner. It was an eye-opener for me, even after 14 years of education and experience in the field of food addiction.” JOAN IFLAND, founder of the Refined Food Addiction Research Foundation and author of "Sugars and Flours, How They Make Us Crazy Sick, and Fat"
THIS BOOK SHOULD NOT only interest individuals who have failed classical diets and are looking for answers, but also for physicians who are interested in helping the obese subject lose weight.” DR. RICHARD JOHNSON, University of Colorado researcher and professor and author of "The Sugar Fix, The High Fructose Fallout That ls Making You Sick and Fat"
PRAGER'S SKILLS AS A journalist and his struggle with addiction make this a ‘must read’ if you or someone you love cannot separate themselves from a destructive relationship with food.” MARTIN LERNER, chief executive and clinical director, Milestones in Recovery, a Florida treatment center